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Cotahuasi Canyon


The sub basin Cotahuasi spatially coincides with the province of La Union, in the Arequipa Region in southern Peru, approximately 380 km northeast of Arequipa.


The canyon was formed by Cotahuasi water erosion of the river of the same name over the flow of rivers and Huarcayatiene Huayllapaña. It has a depth of 3,535 meters, in the Ninancocha sector.

This canyon is part of the province of La Union and is within Landscape Reserve Cotahuasi sub basin. Includes twelve life zones and three ecological regions, and, along the 100 kilometer long which forms the valley, you can see different altitudes, each holder of endemic species of flora and fauna.



The Cotahuasi Valley is surrounded by beautiful and picturesque villages with colonial churches, most of which retain their traditional characteristics. Its attractions range from archaeological Paintings from time immemorial until Inca roads and buildings of great splendor.

Deep Canyon Waterfall is Sipia having a free fall of 150 m, which often form beautiful rainbow like tourists coming to this area.

Moreover, we can not fail to mention the stunning valley of volcanoes, forests of stone, the various hot springs and beautiful forests of Puya Raimondi.


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