In the southern hemisphere of our planet is the longest mountain range, the Andes, which stretch almost 9,000 kilometers across the South American continent. In the Peruvian part of this mountain range is the Colca Canyon. It is 3,269 meters or 1,200 meters deep, depending on whether you measure from the highest mountain peak near the canyon to the Rio Colca or from the edge of the canyon, making it the third deepest canyon our beautiful earth has to offer.
Rock paintings and caves that once housed the so-called “colcas”, containers for storing grain, testify to the past of the Collagua culture; the original inhabitants of the region. The upper slopes of the canyon are often structured by human hands into terraces, many of them several hundred years old, which are also used by the present inhabitants. These terrace structures gave the Andes mountain range its name.
But this flight adventure through the Colca Canyon will not be the end of it, because there is still a real high altitude flight that will take you over the Andes to Lake Titicaca. This lake is the highest navigable body of water in the world and is also considered the birthplace of the Inca culture.
Enjoy the adventure flight through the Colca Canyon and discovering other sights.