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In the world's deepest canyon time stands still

Colca Canyon, Peru, is the world's deepest canyon


Life in Peru's Colca Canyon, reportedly the deepest canyon in the world (although some geologists now say it's the second deepest), moves along at a pace set in pre-Inca times. These pictures show the weather-beaten faces of locals, giant condors swooping on the updrafts in the canyon and the terraces where locals have grown crops for centuries.

Please click on the individual pictures for more information. To hear how visitors react when watching the giant condors fly, click on Visiting Colca Canyon. A stay in Colca Canyon can be an easy add-on to any trip to Peru.

A visit to Colca Canyon will be as memorable as a trip to Machu Picchu, and both can be part of a vacation in Peru. You can see more pictures of Machu Picchu, the Amazon jungle and other parts of Peru in Peru in my mind.
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