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A trip to the Colca Canyon in Peru

Rolandomio Travel

The Colca Canyon is a gorge near Chivay in Peru, 97 km north of Arequipa. Here, the river Colca has dug into the earth and thus created the Colca Gorge. The Colca Canyon is, depending on the measurement and compared to the Grand Canyon, the second deepest or deepest canyon in the world.

Our one-day Colca Tour started in Arequipa. The adventure began at 4 o’clock in the morning. We were a group of ten courageous early risers who were forced into an aged minibus.

The Bus bus rattled slowly through the still dark landscape, and one could feel how the vehicle laboriously but steadily worked upwards. The exhaust fumes of the vehicle and the ever-increasing altitude drove most of us cold sweat into the face, some participants wanted to leave the vehicle at this Point to regenerate in the fresh air and fill their lungs with oxygen. This was…

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