PERU- Chivay Colca Canyon

Chivay is a town in southern Peru’s Colca Valley. It’s the gateway to the deep Colca Canyon, comprising a green valley and remote traditional villages with terraced agriculture that pre-dates the Incas. West of town, Andean condors circle above the Cruz del Condór viewpoint, which overlooks the Colca River.

The Colca Canyon is best known as one of the world’s deepest canyons, reaching a depth of 4,160 meters, twice as deep as the Grand Canyon in the U.S. n fact, the canyon is so deep, that whilst the hills are cool and dry, the bottom is almost tropical in nature, dotted with palm trees, ferns and exotic fruits including avocadoes, peaches and lucuma.