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Colca Canyon, Peru – Life in a Simpler Time

The terraces of the Andes surround the  Colca Valley are impressive. The name Colca refers to small granaries of mud and stone, built into the cliffs in the valley and canyon. During Inca and pre-Inca times they were used to store food, such as potatoes, quinoa, and other Andean crops. They were also used as tombs for important people. The people of the Colca Valley demonstrate pride and respect for their culture and illustrate a strong sense of tradition through their clothing, activities and work ethic. These warm and loving Peruvians enjoy interacting with one another and are very welcoming to visitors.  Traditional Andes music provided by Grupo Winaypaq.