Located in Southern Peru, Arequipa is the country’s most European feeling city. You can pay a visit to the beautiful and historic Santa Catalina Monastery, take a tour to the Misti Volcano, or indulge in some of the best restaurants anywhere. Colca, one of the deepest canyons in the world, can be visited on a two day/one night tour that starts and ends in Arequipa. The canyon’s also one of the best places to see the Andean condor in flight. This impressive bird has a wingspan of around ten feet and is considered one of the largest flying birds on Earth. Colca is also home to a great many hot springs so you may decide to spend more than just one night here —there are places to stay to fit all tastes, from 5-star luxury to simple lodges. Trekking enthusiasts take great advantage of soaking in the thermal pools as a just reward after a day of hard work.
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