Region: Southern Highlands

Colca Canyon

Over millions of years, the Colca River carved its way through the Altiplano creating the world’s second deepest canyon, twice the depth of the Grand Canyon. Farmers still tend their crops on ancient terraces built in the 5th Century, a marked contrast to the otherwise stark and arid landscape. The canyon’s Cruz del Condor viewpoint … Continued

Arequipa

Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2000, the splendid colonial city of Arequipa is located in a beautiful valley surrounded by snow-capped volcanoes and famed for its white stone buildings, historic churches and cathedral. Santa Catalina Convent is a walled citadel of more than 20,000 square metres which for four centuries has served as … Continued

Lake Titicaca

Occupying a great swathe from Ecuador to Argentina, the vast Altiplano is the largest high plateau outside Tibet. One of the world’s great rail journeys traverses the plateau from Cusco to Lake Titicaca which, at 4000m in altitude, is the world’s highest navigable lake. Titicaca is home to alpacas, llamas and the Uros and Aymara … Continued

Colca Lodge

Perfect base for exploring the pre-Inca history of the valley and for viewing the magnificent Andean condor

Tierra Viva Puno Plaza

Located in a central part of Puno, close to Lima Street with its restaurants, popular art stores, bars and peñas

Titilaka

A beautiful boutique hotel on the shores of Lake Titicaca