The Southern Andes and Lake Titicaca Features

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The Southern Andes and Lake Titicaca Features

  • Top Reasons to Go

    Wild Rivers: Fantastic rapids and gorges make Colca Canyon and Cotahuasi Canyon the region's best-known kayaking and rafting spots.... Read more

  • Crossing into Chile

    The border with Chile, about 40 km (25 miles) from Tacna or 440 km (272 miles) from Arequipa, is open daily and very easy to cross. All you need... Read more

  • Festival Time!

    Although any time of year is suitable for traveling to Puno and Lake Titicaca, visiting during a festival of dance, song, and parades is ideal... Read more

  • On The Menu

    With its altitude and cool weather, southern Peru is famous for its hearty and savory soups. Quinoa and potatoes typically provide the base... Read more

  • Canyon Life

    Quechua farmers once irrigated narrow, stacked terraces of volcanic earth along the canyon rim to make this a productive farming area. These... Read more

  • Llamas, Vicunas and Alpacas

    Llamas, vicuñas, guanacos, and alpacas roam the highlands of Peru, but unfortunately not in the great herds of pre-Inca times. However, there... Read more

  • Short Trips from Arequipa

    Reserva Nacional Salinas y Aguada Blanca. Herds of beige-and-white vicuñas, llamas, and alpacas graze together on the sparse plant life in the... Read more

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