Travel Blogs from Chivay, Peru

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Condor-man, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Condor-man

A travel blog entry by chowie

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... . I could easily stay at the one we were at for a good week. In comparison, our new hotel... now in the provincial capital of Chivay... is the worst of the worst. But the hot water bottles they give you before you go to bed were a bit of a novelty. ...

The Grander Canyon, Chivay, Peru travel blog

The Grander Canyon

A travel blog entry by beardandblonde

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Blonde Colca Canyon; 100 miles from Arequipa, yet feels like another planet. At 4160m, it's more than twice the depth of the US' Grand Canyon and was formed by the river Colca. Unlike metropolitan Arequipa, the Colca Valley is rich in Andean culture, ...

5th anniversary AND 8 months together constantly.., Arequipa to Chivay, Peru travel blog

5th anniversary AND 8 months together constantly..

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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... to each other! Up earlyish for our trip booked through Miguel for 3 days to the canyon. Today we get a tourist bus to Chivay a town towards the canyon. Have a number of stops on the way to get pics of the volcanoes, mountains, wetlands, llamas, ...

Freaky Dancin', Chivay, Peru travel blog

Freaky Dancin'

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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... and Erica a bag, we could not however agree on sizes or designs so sorry Ellie, still no Christmas presents. When we finally arrived at Chivay the capital of the region we had an eat as much as you can buffet of Peruvian food, it was about Ģ3 each and ...

Flight of the condors, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Flight of the condors

A travel blog entry by youngtravellers

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... down from the pass.  Mostly a dull ache behind the eyes.  It isnīt pleasant.  We stopped once more over Chivay before heading down.  People began to protest that they had had enough stopping for the day.  We descended to ...

Majestic birds and incredible canyons, Chivay (Colca Canyon), Peru travel blog

Majestic birds and incredible canyons

A travel blog entry by vicki

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Over The Top To Chivay, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Over The Top To Chivay

A travel blog entry by smitherson

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... volcanoes on the skyline. We reached 5000 metres and stopped for coca tea and cheese sandwiches before descending into the valley of Chivay. After a 6 hour drive we headed for the hot springs of La Calera, my favourite spa so far, the water was super hot ...

Zu Fuss durch den zweittiefsten Canyon der Welt, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Zu Fuss durch den zweittiefsten Canyon der Welt

A travel blog entry by gutti

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Wieder fit und nuechtern starteten wir am Tag nach unserem Kater um 6 Uhr morgens mit dem Bus von Arequipa nach Capanaconde, dem Einstiegspunkt in den Colcacanyon. Der Colca Canyon ist mit 3400 Metern mehr als doppelt so tief wie der Grand ...

Caņon Del Colca,Chivay,Cruz Del Condor and Coca, Arequipa and Chivay, Peru travel blog

Caņon Del Colca,Chivay,Cruz Del Condor and Coca

A travel blog entry by eknoll

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... tiny 5 stringed guitar) are also used.  The next day we were up at 5 a.m. to prepare for our drive from Chivay through the Colca Canyon area.  We passed through the small town of Yanque where we had views of the sacred mountain ...

It's that condor moment.......in the Colca Canyon, Chivay, Peru travel blog

It's that condor moment.......in the Colca Canyon

A travel blog entry by olefrog

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... get up close and personal with some alpacas and llamas and views of the volcanoes. Then we began our descent into the Canyon towards Chivay. The scenery is spectacular and the canyon immense. Our hotel in Chivay is the Pozo Del Cielo and we are the only ...

Finished the ride at the hot springs in Chivay, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Finished the ride at the hot springs in Chivay

A travel blog entry by compassexp

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Yaurie to Yanque After a good rest we left Yaurie and headed on the road south towards Chivay. The first thing you notice is the giant open cut Copper mine on the outskirts of town, although not attractive it does provide some much needed employment in ...

Colca Canyon Trekking - day 3 of 3, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Colca Canyon Trekking - day 3 of 3

A travel blog entry by barbieandken

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... everyone ordered a second serving of scrambled/fried egg. The bus took us passed the Condor Cross (didn't stop) and another lookout to Chivay and the local thermal baths. The baths were really nice and hot, which did really well to our stiff bones and ...

You say Chivay...we say Colca Canyon!, Chivay, Peru travel blog

You say Chivay...we say Colca Canyon!

A travel blog entry by lozhan

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... the high altitude was the reason for all her blonde comments! But Hannah puts it down to just Lauren being Lauren...what a ditz! Chivay was a quaint little town set on the Colca Canyon, a massive canyon that spread for miles. We walked (and got very ...

Chivay, Colca Canyon and Condors, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Chivay, Colca Canyon and Condors

A travel blog entry by glassmerchant

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... group had left Arequipa a day early to hike the Colca Canyon and we were pleased to meet up with them for the evening. Chivay is a small mountain town making the best of the tourist trade. An interesting market and a supper of Alpaca steak rounded off a ...

Condor Canyons, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Condor Canyons

A travel blog entry by calder

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The photos that I took did not capture the glory of the condor. I will have others coming via e-mail in the future from some of the people I met visiting the condor valley. Also included is a mummy from the dessert. In the highlands there have been ...

The flight of the condor, Chivay, Peru travel blog

The flight of the condor

A travel blog entry by markandrebecca

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From Arequipa we drove to Chivay. We crossed the altiplano and saw loats of lamas, alpacas and also vicunas which are a rare member of the camelid family. We went up and over a pass of 4,900m. We didn't suffer with the altitude but one of our party is ...

Flight of the Condor, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Flight of the Condor

A travel blog entry by arango

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... , to see the Royal Condors rise up the Canyon. Apparently the early morning hours are the best time to see them. Chivay is a very small town, with interesting statues of colorful white people wearing the local clothing, they were trying to represent ...

Colca Canyon - dan 1., Chivay, Peru travel blog

Colca Canyon - dan 1.

A travel blog entry by waldo

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... ne bi bilo čudno. 4.900m nad morem. Halloo? Nastavljamo voznju, spustamo se u dolinu rijeke Colca i prolazimo gradić Chivay. Tu ćemo se vratiti kasnije, na ručak i spavanje, ali sada hitamo prema mjestu promatranja kondora. Radi ...

Off to Colca Canyon!, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Off to Colca Canyon!

A travel blog entry by jlcalgary

... ! Then, went to the hotel, which I won't be calling it a Hotel :) and went to sleep. Budget: Colca Canyon Tour (2 day / 1 night): 87 USD Hot Springs: 10 soles Dinner in Chivay: 18 soles Pictures of my trip to Peru: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jlcalgary ...

A tour to the (second) deepest canyon in the world, Chivay, Peru travel blog

A tour to the (second) deepest canyon in the world

A travel blog entry by kevandray

... for Rachel, 4100 masl was as high as the road went and we descended via an incredibly windy road to the village of Chivay, a mere 3600 masl. The rest og the tour group had lunch at a restaurant but being cheap we ate our pre-prepared sandwiches in the ...

Volcanoes, vicuņas and hot springs, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Volcanoes, vicuņas and hot springs

A travel blog entry by emmaexplorer

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... I bought a nice pink scarf from a persistent lady selling her alpaca merchandise - a bargain for 10 soles. Eventually we arrived in Chivay, a little town that is clearly geared up for the tourists. The square in the centre had a handful of extremely ...

Condor Spotting, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Condor Spotting

A travel blog entry by kmtour09

... tea we still feel dizzy and short of breath when walking!!!! Our hotel in Colca is literally in the middle of no where, very rural Peru and the scenery is stunning, huge mountains with snow cap peaks in the not too far distance. We took a 90min hike up ...

Chivay, Peru, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Chivay, Peru

A travel blog entry by wagsnetberd

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Early Morning Condors and Rum!, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Early Morning Condors and Rum!

A travel blog entry by nickiandal

... , we got the local 3 hour bus to Chivay, not really knowing what to expect - we arrived in teh little dusty town of Chivay in Canyonland and found a little hostal with an alpaca in the courtyard, and chose the middle of the range room with hot water from ...

Colca Canyon, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Colca Canyon

A travel blog entry by richardandfiona

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... are really lucky, like me) and a runny tummy. Not the best really... We reached our hotel, the Mamayacchi, in a little village near Chivay and were treated to the most amazing view from our lovely room (see the photo). It was a welcome contrast to the ...

Colca Canyon, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Colca Canyon

A travel blog entry by tjarlie

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... die hadden dus helemaal niks gezien. We waren dus precies op het goede moment aangekomen. Na Cruz del Condor zijn we teruggereden richting Chivay en onderweg zijn we nog een paar keer gestopt. Eerst om de kloof te bekijken en daarna nog een paar keer op ...

The Colca Valley, Chivay, Peru travel blog

The Colca Valley

A travel blog entry by rowan-blackmore

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... They're these piles of rocks, and there are millions of them! So we all made our own, and then carried on. When we arrived in Chivay, we went for a walk, and our guide took us to some Inca tombs. I thought there would just be a few rocks where they used ...

Colca Canyon Condors, Colca Canyon, Peru travel blog

Colca Canyon Condors

A travel blog entry by yelleandjon

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We left Arequipa around 9am on Sunday and began our journey to the other side of the volcanoes to Colca Valley.  The views of the mountains were spectacular. Due to the altitude we stopped on the way for a cup of Colca tea, which looked, smelt and ...

Arequipa to Chivay, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Arequipa to Chivay

A travel blog entry by danasv

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... , our stop for the night. There was another stop with local girls and lambs and alpacas to hold for photographs. The town of Chivay was a bright patch of green nestled amongst steep valleys of brown rock. It began to rain as we got to the hotel, but ...

Conquering the Andes, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Conquering the Andes

A travel blog entry by chrisser71

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... . However, my appetite was ruined, when the local guide from the Belgian group seriously questionned my possibilities of making it from Chivay to Puno the following day due to the farmers blocking the road. And I questionned him back, because I had not ...

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