1 Monasterio Santa Catalina
Exploring the labyrinthine, sunlit streets of this Arequipa convent is a calming, even spiritual, experience in its own right.
2 Tradición Arequipeña
This usually full and always full-on restaurant, close to downtown Arequipa, bustles with people enjoying unique local delicacies like cuy or rocoto relleno.
3 La Calera
Wallow, swim and relax in the fantastic hot springs of La Calera, a short distance from Chivay at the head of Colca Canyon.
4 Mirador Cruz del Condor
A breathtaking viewpoint on the rim of Colca Canyon, offering daily sightings of wild condors swooping above and below.
5 Cotahuasi Canyon
Not only one of the deepest canyons in the world, this is also one of the most remote valleys that can be reached relatively easily by bus in the Peruvian Andes.
The ring of tower-like chullpa tombs at this ancient temple/cemetery overlooks Titicaca from a little peninsula in Lake Umayo.
7 Taquile and Amantani islands
These Lake Titicaca islands offer a genuinely fascinating glimpse of what life must have been like five hundred years ago.