One of Peru’s many travel treasures, the magnificent Cotahuasi Canyon is actually the deepest canyon in the world, carved to a depth of more than 3,354 metres (11,003 feet) by the Rio Cotahuasi.
While the canyon is occasionally rafted or kayaked, there are few expeditions that hike through this remote but stunningly beautiful spot in the southwestern part of the country. On this guided expedition you spend 10 days trekking the gorge, discovering remnants of ancient civilizations and spectacular scenery at every turn.
• Crossing the Cotahuasi river using harnesses on cable crossings and over rustic but sturdy suspension bridges
• Visiting Arequipa, Peru's second-largest city and home to a stunning and quiet UNESCO-protected colonial downtown, as well as a totally unique Andean-mixed gastronomy
• Relaxing in the thermal baths of Luicho, near the bizarre rock formations at Huito and the powerful Uskune waterfall
• Rewarding a 10-hour hike with a visit to the lost city of Marpa, rarely seen by tourists on account of its difficult accessibility, yet home to fascinating amphitheatres and ancient burial sites