Peru's Colca Canyon nominated as leading natural tourist attraction in South America

Colca Canyon. Photo: Autocolca

Colca Canyon. Photo: Autocolca

17:22 | Caylloma (Arequipa region), Sep. 10.

Colca Canyon —located in Caylloma Province in the region of Arequipa— has been nominated for the World Travel Awards in the category of South America's Leading Natural Tourist Attraction 2020.

Arequipa's tourist attraction competes with Atacama Desert (Chile), Galapagos Islands (Ecuador), Iguazu Falls (Argentina), Kaieteur Falls (Guyana), Torres del Paine National Park (Chile), and Uyuni Salt Flat (Bolivia).

The Colca Autonomous Authority (Autocolca) invites the population to support this nomination and cast their vote by visiting the World Travel Awards voting portal.

Supporters have until Thursday, September 24, 2020, to cast their vote for the nomination of Colca Canyon.

How to vote

Voters shall register for an account in order to cast their vote. A verification email will be sent to their inbox and they will need to click the verification link to verify their email address before they can login to cast your vote.

About Colca Canyon

Colca Canyon reaches up to 4,160 meters depth in the Canco area of Huambo district. The highest point of the basin is found on Ampato Mountain, at 6,300 meters, and the lowest —where Colca and Andamayo Rivers converge— at 970 meters above sea level.

The natural and scenic beauty found along Colca Canyon allures its visitors. Its inhabitants keep their culture alive through handicrafts, ancestral customs, clothing, as well as their love for Mother Earth or "Pachamama" and their tutelary apus (guardian deities in the form of mountains).


Published: 9/10/2020
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