Cotahuasi Valley

The route begins in the town of Cotahuasi, and follows the ancient paths along one of the deepest canyons in the world (3,535 meters). There is a selection of routes with a variety of scenery, such as the Solimana and Sara Sara mountains, Ushua, which is the deepest part of the canyon, the Huito “Rock Forest” and the Sipia waterfalls.

General Information

Location: Arequipa Department. Cotahuasi (2,683 masl), La Unión Province.

Weather: Semi-dry and cold.

Average temperature: 15 °C.

Season: From May to September.

Access by air: From Lima, Cuzco, Puno and Tacna to Arequipa.

Access by land:

  • From Lima, Cuzco, Puno and Tacna to Arequipa.
  • Arequipa – Cotahuasi (375 km), in 9 hours.

Level: low and medium.

Time: 3 days.


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