. It is at ~7,000 feet and is surrounded by mountains - several of which contain volcanos. It has some fasinating monestaries and convents to tour as well as good restaurants. The Colca Canyon is a dramatically beautiful place with a drop of about 10,000 feet. We stayed in a nice town, Cabanaconde, and the trip from and to Arequipa has some very nice views.
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