We drove from Arequipa, through Tacna to Arica in about 6 hours. Be mindful of the 2-hour time change right when you cross into Chile.
Colca Canyon is do-able in just a few days but if you have more time and enjoy a little trekking, it would be easy to stay lost here for a week. Wander through little villages like Arequipa and Cabanconde, relax in the Yanque hot springs, visit the famous Cruz del Condor lookout, or hike down to an oasis on the canyon floor... we've got tips for exploring them all.
Whew!! With SO much to see and do in Cusco and the Sacred Valley, you're probably as overwhelmed planning a trip as we were. Hopefully this post (with links to almost EVERYTHING) will help you map out your time. From gourmet dining, to cheap eats, to yoga and beyond, we have recommendations that cover ALL the best of tourism + a taste of life like the locals.