The Colca Canyon
This unbelievably deep canyon is awe-inspiring. In some regions, the drop is at much 3400 m. The perfect place for taking a glimpse into the abyss. There are a plethora of opportunities available to tour Colca Canyon. You can trek through the rocky terrain, go on shorter hikes, enjoy horseback riding through the stony wilderness, or connect with the local tribespeople. The Belmond Las Casitas offers plenty of packages that focus on exploring this incredible natural phenomenon. There is a debate as to whether the best time of year to visit the canyon is in the wet or dry season. Each has its own benefits and limitations. Obviously, if you are one for highly intensive trekking, it may seem to be more appealing to go in the dry season, however, the nights are much colder and, if you are camping, this could be an exceptional challenge. The dry season is also much busier in terms of other tourists. That being said, one of the best features of Colca Canyon is that, although it is one of the most beautiful sites in Peru, it is still relatively undiscovered. The tourism traffic is much less than other sites, such as Machu Picchu, allowing you to truly distance yourself from modern living.