1. Volcano Alley This is the third section of the South American Epic, Quito to Lima1. Quito, at 2800m, the highest capital city in the world, is the jumping-off point for one of the longest and most dramatic sections on the South American Epic - Volcano Alley. In Peru we spin along the eastern edge of the Desierto de Sechura before spending a rest day on the Pacific coast. Than a spectacular climb up into the Cordillera Blanca were you can visit Huascarán National Park, a UNESCO World heritage site. We end this section in Lima.