Chivay – the entrance to Colca Canyon

In the south of Peru is the legendary Colca Canyon, which is, after all, the second deepest in the world and Chivay is considered the perfect starting point for excursions to the gorge. The town of 5,000 souls is located in the upper part of the Colca River, about 85 km from Arequipa, and offers a lot to see: from hot springs on an old Inca bridge, from the colorful market to the karaoke bars.