Cotahuasi Valley and Canyon
Located in La Unión province, 12 hours by car from Arequipa
Cotahuasi Valley and Canyon is Best For
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Located in La Unión province, 12 hours by car from Arequipa, the valley offers visits to traditional towns and hot springs, the Sipia waterfalls and the geological faults in the canyon. With a depth of 3,562 meters (11,686 feet) the canyon is one of the deepest in the world and the second deepest in Peru, after Colca Canyon.
It is an ideal place for participating in adventure sports such as mountain biking, hiking and canoeing. The valley has impressive landscapes surrounded by the Coropuna and Solmana peaks.
The Sipia Waterfall has a free fall of 150 meters (492 feet) which forms a permanent rainbow, much to the delight of visitors. A perfect setting for adventure sports including trekking, canoeing, paragliding, hang gliding, mountain biking, rock climbing, fishing and horseback riding.
The valley is surrounded by beautifully quaint towns with colonial churches, archaeological sites containing cave paintings from ancient times, Inca paths and buildings in perfect condition.