Back to nature in Colca Canyon

Colca Canyon is one of the deepest in the world with a depth of over 3000 meters. Located in the south of Peru, it is still the home of Quechua (over 3 million) and Aymara (around 1 million) speaking people who lived here before the Incas assimilated them in the 14th century. Even after the Spanish arrived in the 1500s,  the local people kept their traditions and still use their ancestors’ terrace fields. Some of the remote villages are many kilometers away from schools or shops and the only means of transport are by foot or donkey riding. While missing electricity, water or gas, some of the houses make use of modern technology and have installed solar panels to provide warm water.

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