Travel Blogs from Maca, Peru

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The Soar of the Condor, Arequipa and Colca Canyon, Peru travel blog

The Soar of the Condor

A travel blog entry by irax

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... the fact that I know I only have 1 month left in South America. Therefore I´m trying to do a quick tour of the southern peru gringo trail before heading into north Peru. With this in mind I booked myself onto a tour to the Colca Canyon, where you can ...

Lima, Huacachina, Nazca, Arequipa, Lima, Huacachina, Nazca, Arequipa, Peru travel blog

Lima, Huacachina, Nazca, Arequipa

A travel blog entry by marc-patty

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... main attractions, the central square, which because it is adorned with trees and flowering plants, makes it one of the loveliest in Peru. The Ice-mummies, which we didn't visit because they force you to go on an hour's guided tour around the museum, and ...

A Taxi Ride and Dinner, Arquipa, Peru travel blog

A Taxi Ride and Dinner

A travel blog entry by mmbcross

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... We hail a taxi, which are plentiful. All the taxis in Arequipa seem to be tiny yellow Daewoo Ticos. To be caught in Peru 's chaotic traffic is often like being caught in a stampede of elephants. The most common taxi - the Daewoo Tico -- is the ...

Out of the Canyon and on to Nazca, Nazca, Peru travel blog

Out of the Canyon and on to Nazca

A travel blog entry by thedays

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So...Monday morning, we got up early and headed from Chivay to the Cruz del Condor, a spot in the Colca Canyon where the Condors nest in the cliffs and fly early in the AM to take in the sun and take advantage of the upcurrents caused by the heating of ...

Karaoke, Spanish Bingo and Diarrhea-what a combo!, Arequipa to Cuzco, Peru travel blog

Karaoke, Spanish Bingo and Diarrhea-what a combo!

A travel blog entry by eknoll

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So today we spent the day just wondering around Arequipa on our own.  We had some time to spend before we had to catch our 9 hour night bus to Cuzco.  This city is always bustling, tons of people walking around on the streets, local buses ...

Pisaq and Ollaytantambo, Pisaq and Ollantantambo, Peru travel blog

Pisaq and Ollaytantambo

A travel blog entry by emmaireland

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We met Javiar, our guide for Pisaq, Ollantantambo and the Inca Trail the night before we left for Pisaq the next day. He looked at Neil during the entire briefing, yet another example of machoism in South America. Neil felt slightly uneasy, having so ...

Nazca, Nazca, Peru travel blog

Nazca

A travel blog entry by nealandjune

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... whether or not this was going up or down hill. Going downhill in the heavy rain was a treat! Not much sleep was had. Even Neal was slightly nervous and that is saying something. The only cheap way to travel in Peru is by bus so you soon get used to ...

The PSRS  (Pisco Sour Rating System), Caylloma Colca, Peru travel blog

The PSRS (Pisco Sour Rating System)

A travel blog entry by shetastic

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Buenous Tardes mes Amigos, Since arriving in Peru we have felt obligated on behalf of you all to sample the Peruvian national cocktail, The elusive Pisco Sour. You will all be relieved to hear that we have not only sampled a couple but have initiated a ...

Nazca lines, Nazca, Peru travel blog

Nazca lines

A travel blog entry by ryanmonk

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Noteworthy Nazca, Nazca, Peru travel blog

Noteworthy Nazca

A travel blog entry by laorfamily

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In Nazca we hired a pilot to take us up above the Nazca lines, which was amazing. The lines on the ground, in the middle of the desert which were created thousands of years ago still survive. The shapes reflect animals such as dog, bird and ...

Back on the road again, Ocoña, Peru travel blog

Back on the road again

A travel blog entry by courtrand

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... school children marched through town carrying signs for world AIDS day -  we have seen so many parades and celebrations while in Peru - it seems there is always some reason for a parade and its good to see one that brings awareness of this disease ...

Puerto Inca, Puerto Inca, Peru travel blog

Puerto Inca

A travel blog entry by blobby

We headed away from the Nazca lines and headed to see the Chauchilla cemetary found by grave robbers and was amazed to see the local graves exposed with the bodies still preserved with long dreadlocks and clothing. Some of the pictures are quite eery. ...

nazaj v areqipi, Areqipa, Peru travel blog

nazaj v areqipi

A travel blog entry by janez-maja

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Zelo prijeten pricetek izleta je malo prekinila slabost Izraelke, ki je bila poleg ostalih 12 turistov (vecinoma domacih)na krovu ogromnega kombija Fordove izdelave. Ze takoj zjutraj smo se povzpeli na 4800m in zle slutnje o znakih visinske bolezni so se ...

Cumbia music, Colca´s canyon, Arequipa, Peru travel blog

Cumbia music

A travel blog entry by floribandini

 4 morning we started the road return, we leaved the Oasis, all the way been to up. Micky walked but his girl tacked a mule, but the mule not walked, just ran and when the mule stopped to eat something, the ...

desert then vegetation, Colca canyon, Arequipa, Peru travel blog

desert then vegetation

A travel blog entry by floribandini

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We knowed some villages of Coshñirgua and Malata to the road,  in the middle to the way can you see an old inca´s  ruins. The rest to my group been almost far, no body stopped to saw this ...

the town of San Juan de Chuco, Colca canyon, Arequipa, Peru travel blog

the town of San Juan de Chuco

A travel blog entry by floribandini

Was the 4 am, i was in a friend´s house in Arequipa, well after a good  hot shower, and with ready my staff ,the guide comes to the friend´s house, we tacked a taxi to the bus station,the bus ...

Beach and Sangria, Puerto Inca, Peru travel blog

Beach and Sangria

A travel blog entry by vmcelani

Back on the bus yet again for another drive day.  But this time getting up early was well worth it as we were headed to the beach!  Finally back on sea-level.  I know I keep talking about altitude, but really if you were living in it for ...

The Nazca Lines, Nazca, Peru travel blog

The Nazca Lines

A travel blog entry by adamandgail

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Adam here Decided to upload some of the nazca pictures as we may not have them by the time we get home !!!! :) We were in the air 35 minutes and it was possibly the fastest 35 minutes of my life :)Tiny little plane, 4 seats including the pilot.It was ...

Nazca (named after yours truly) Lines, Nazca, Peru travel blog

Nazca (named after yours truly) Lines

A travel blog entry by nerdelyi

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So now I finally got to see the Nazca lines that were named after me. I have to say they were pretty cool, but their view did not come without a hefty price. My guide warned us that the plane you fly up in to view the lines made some people a bit ...

Camaron del Colca., Corire, Peru travel blog

Camaron del Colca.

A travel blog entry by mariet

Per primera vega en tot el viatge era l'únic "gringo" que en un autobús estava, no sense abans haver fet una ronda informativa de la qual no en vaig sortir massa content, i no era pels preus precisament. Meravellós, en aquestes alçades del viatge ...

Saturday, Colca, Peru travel blog

Saturday

A travel blog entry by jonmitchell74

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... the heights start geting even heigher to so thats going to be interesting! theres a flight video of my nazca trip on a mates sitwe so you can view it by going to www.alibivinyl/jp/peru/nazca2/.wmv Ok off to carry my ridiculausly over packed ...

Old or new or aliens....wooooooo, Nazca, Peru travel blog

Old or new or aliens....wooooooo

A travel blog entry by doubledodgy

work in ...

Condor spotting, Arequipa, Colca Canyon, Peru travel blog

Condor spotting

A travel blog entry by gazzgazz2005

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Colca Cañon (bei Arequipa), Colca Cañon, Peru travel blog

Colca Cañon (bei Arequipa)

A travel blog entry by shurni

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Der Colca Cañon ist der grösste Cañon der Welt, vom höchsten Punkt aus gemessen. Darauf sind die Peruaner stolz, dass sie sogar den Gran Canyon übertrumpfen. Zudem trifft man im Colca Cañon am Morgen bei guten Windverhältnissen auch Kondore an. ...

El condor pasa, Huambo, Peru travel blog

El condor pasa

A travel blog entry by edgar_betania

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... mercado internacional e ilegal de cocaína e dificuldade de controle que os países produtores tem. Em Lima em outras partes do Peru, vimos muitas campanhas, através de camisas e cartazes em que se escrevia “A Coca não é droga” em defesa ...

Lima & Arequipa, Arequipa, Lima, Peru travel blog

Lima & Arequipa

A travel blog entry by sandra.kurmann

ENGLISH - fuer Deutsch bitte runterfahren I happily arrived in Lima 2 days ago but unfortunately without my backpack... so my first night I pretty much spent at the airport filling out forms and the day after with shopping, of course :-) Air Canada ...

Nazca, Nazca, Peru travel blog

Nazca

A travel blog entry by hub_isa

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Sad to leave Arequipa, we headed on up from the mountain to the desert - the town of Nazca, to see the Famous Nazca Lines. The lines can only be appreciated from the sky, so we boarded a 6 seater plane to see them for ourselves. The designs are amazing ...

Ooooh, Aaaah!, Colca, Peru travel blog

Ooooh, Aaaah!

A travel blog entry by ruthmike

Day 11:  (So I guess I have to try my hand at this...) A very early start today; up at 5:30 so that we could make the trip to Colca Canyon and see the condors.  Breakfast was pretty basic, and no hot food to help with how cold it ...

Lima to Nazca - Fun in the desert., Ika, Peru travel blog

Lima to Nazca - Fun in the desert.

A travel blog entry by tobszanni

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Lima to Nasca - days 4 through 6   TW - So the overland tour started on a cold damp, cloudy and very early Sunday morning in the centre of Lima. Our overland truck ready to take us on the first, full on, stage of our 6 week trip through South ...

Colca Canyon-twice as deep/fun as the Grand Canyon, Maca, Peru travel blog

Colca Canyon-twice as deep/fun as the Grand Canyon

A travel blog entry by nicolenari

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... glaciers.  We made it to our lunch spot where we happily ate Palta Rellena.  This made Nicole happy to be back in Peru, if only for the Palta Rellena!        Finishing our lunch, Maria told us that we would be hiking ...

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