Cotahuasi Canyon is even deeper than Colca and even more spectacular. Due to its remoteness trekking in this area can be quite demanding so its safer to organize with a guide and specialist trekking company. Allow at least 7 days to explore the canyon and its picturesque villages.
Cotahuasi Valley and Canyon (Scenic Reserve of the CotahuasiSub-basin) 375 km / 233 miles northwest of Arequipa (9 hours by car / 12 hours by public bus)
Different altitudinal tiers have created the conditions for a large biological diversity with high indices of endemism in both the flora and fauna. The CotahuasiCanyon includes twelve life zones and three ecological regions. It is considered the deepest in Peru (3535 m / 11.598 feet).