Cotahuasi Canyon is one of the deepest canyons in the world. With a depth of approximately 3,354 metres, It is more than twice as deep as the Grand Canyon. The Cotahuasi River eroded the canyon between two mountain massifs: the Coropuna (6,425) and the Solimana (6,093).
The Cotahuasi landscape reserve is a preserved area. The landscapes have a large biodiversity including many endemic medicinal plants : muña, retama, tara, coca, jara (malva sylvestris), ruda (ruta graveolens), kiwicha, yareta (azorella compacta).
The landscapes are quite many, from the rivers at the bottom of the canyon to the cold desert areas of the summits. There are 12 different ecosystems in Cotahuasi reserve. There are also a number of Inca and pre-Inca works including the many agricultural terraces still in use today.
This classic tour to the Cotahuasi Canyon includes the visit to Sipia, an impacting waterfall with 150 meters.
Cotahuasi is the perfect place for practicing mountain biking, canoeing, rafting, trekking, fishing, horseback riding and vivencial rural tourism.
- Toro Muerto Petroglyphs
- Sipia Waterfall
- Taurisma Town
- Luicho hot springs