Travel Blogs from Chivay, Peru

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Hot pools, close lightning, approaching the canyon, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Hot pools, close lightning, approaching the canyon

A travel blog entry by hansieryder

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... , photos (mainly of vicunas and llamas, which I had really seen enough of in Bolivia) and we saw another biscacha too. We got to Chivay about 1.15pm and had lunch, then we were dropped at our respective hotels. My agency from whom I bought my tour did not ...

Condors, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Condors

A travel blog entry by mattyjordan

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... to make our way to colca canyon. As soon as I put my head down on the bus, it was lights out for me until we got to chivay; the capital of the colca province where we had to pay our national park entrance fee for being a foreigner. When I woke up I was ...

Condors and Llamas in the Colca Valley, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Condors and Llamas in the Colca Valley

A travel blog entry by jev

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... whole trip was brilliant! We were in a group of 16 people from various countries in a little bus. We basically slowly traveled to Chivay in the Colca Valley with lots of stops for beautiful view points along the way. We saw lots of llamas, vicuñas, ...

Colce Canyon, 1000 Höhemeter zum Zmorge, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Colce Canyon, 1000 Höhemeter zum Zmorge

A travel blog entry by roli-on-tour

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... Agentur, super!). Bienvenidos en America del Sur! Nach offiziell 5h holpriger Fahrt plus de uebliche 1h Verspaetig (in Bolivie und Peru, Arg. und Chile isch meistens puenktlich gsi.) bin ich in Cabanaconde acho. Nach em Zmorge simmer 1000 Hoehemeter in ...

Condors: a myth?!, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Condors: a myth?!

A travel blog entry by hansieryder

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... with my camera. Regardless, the scenery was beautiful and it was lovely weather. No rain in the day yet! We went back through Chivay for lunchtime, and then came back to Arequipa. The guide was pretty knowledgeable, or at least he had a good folder of ...

twisty turny, Chivay, Peru travel blog

twisty turny

A travel blog entry by riege

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... . The volcano El-Misti (5825m), a perfect cone and another one, Volcano Chachani, more than 6000m high! The way down to Chivay was very curvy and I was glad, especially my stomach, when we arrived at the town. Before dinner we had time to enjoy the ...

Colca Canyon, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Colca Canyon

A travel blog entry by jeff~leslie

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... alpaca goods as well as meeting with some of the villagers. We also crossed over a pass of 4800m before entering the town of Chivay. We spent the rest of the day walking around town and visiting some of the local markets. During the evening, we went ...

Colca Canyon, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Colca Canyon

A travel blog entry by mattandlou

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It was a 5 hour very dusty drive to Colca Canyon. The road wound up through the volcanoes and the scenery was very dry and barren. We drove through a pass at 4,800m and stopped for a short walk. This is the highest we had been on the trip and we all ...

Chilly Chivay & Colca!, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Chilly Chivay & Colca!

A travel blog entry by squiresmm

As we pass through the archway into Chivay, Alan has to inform the guards of who is entering & what business we have in Chivay. Just as we're waved through we notice a protest march of locals walking towards to archway & blocking other vans from ...

Arequipa - Colca Canyon, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Arequipa - Colca Canyon

A travel blog entry by coolyback

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... . And she's the "expert".  Hotel Mama Yacchi is an eco-resort  and just beautiful.  From there we went into Chivay for meals, traditional music, dance & song and up to Colca Canyon to see the condors.  Their 3 metre wing span ...

Colca valley/canyon, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Colca valley/canyon

A travel blog entry by sebou

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... Whilst we were waiting we also saw a multitude of different animals including rabbits we a long tail.  Went back to Chivay had Lunch in the market (again for 3 sols, compares to the tour operators 20 sols) and finally went back ...

Colca Canyon, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Colca Canyon

A travel blog entry by delfuegoproject

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... the snow-capped Andes brings us to a surreal perch, atop the Colca Canyon, outside of the rustic town of Chivay, Peru. Countless switchbacks, water filled tunnels, hundreds of bone rattling potholes, burro and lama road blocks all serve notice that ...

Into The World´s Deepest Canyon, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Into The World´s Deepest Canyon

A travel blog entry by kirsty.md

... catch some shut eye as the bus drove out of Arequipa for 3 hours towards the canyon. At 6.45am we finally arrived in Chivay, the first village you come to in the Colca valley. Here, we stopped for a rather disapointing typical backpacker breakfast in ...

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

Condors and the Colca Canyon

A travel blog entry by nadiavinny

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Big birds......coming ...

Our Group, Chivay and Colcha Canyon, Peru travel blog

Our Group

A travel blog entry by vetliz

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... efforts to catch the speck on our cameras. But eventually we called it a day, and most of the busses left to shake back to Chivay.  We, though, went for a walk along the side of the cliff face.  (The Colcha canyon is the second biggest in the ...

Canyons and condors, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Canyons and condors

A travel blog entry by sethandkate

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This was a quick two day tour from Arequipa to the Colca Canyon. Again we'd managed to arrange it through Hosteltrail.com which is always a bonus for a trip like this once we've done the work in setting it up. Its always interesting too to see the ...

Condors, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Condors

A travel blog entry by colleensouness

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Saw Condors.  Pretty much my most favourite ...

Chivay - Colca Canyon, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Chivay - Colca Canyon

A travel blog entry by lotenfie

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Vroeg uit de veren! Om 5uur 's morgens stond mammita Bertha (de mammie van ons hostal) klaar met een simpel ontbijtje. Ze smeerde zelfs een broodje met marmelade om mee te nemen in onze rugzak .. Hoe lief! Daarna richting busterminal om de rit van 2 uur ...

The Alpaca and the cat...at Rumi Wasi, Chivay, Peru travel blog

The Alpaca and the cat...at Rumi Wasi

A travel blog entry by nickiandal

A funny little story... we were staying at the guest house with teh alpaca in the garden, and it was really cuddly and cute... if you stroked it, it brushed its head up against you... I felt a little bit bad about eating Alpaca for dinner the night ...

Chivay, Peru day 1, Chivay, Peru, Peru travel blog

Chivay, Peru day 1

A travel blog entry by blobby

We got up at 5am to take off by 5.30am to go to the Colcoa Canyon which is not as wide as the Grand Canyon but is certainly longer and far deeper at 4000m at the depest part. The reason for the early rise was to see the Condors taking off to feed by ...

Condors and Pumas, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Condors and Pumas

A travel blog entry by nick__chadwick

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Hot Springs were awesome!!!, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Hot Springs were awesome!!!

A travel blog entry by thedays

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... llamas and alpacas. This afternoon was time for a rest and to take in the hot springs caused by the old volcano near Chivay. The mountains are just gorgeous, and we relaxed in the springs while taking in the distant (sun was behind the mountains) ...

On a search for Andean Condors..., Chivay, Peru travel blog

On a search for Andean Condors...

A travel blog entry by andersontravel

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... Princess was buried (if you read our last blog you are not confused about who Juanita is!). We spent the night in a small town called Chivay where there were some amazing hot spring pools for us to soak in. We went to a very touristy but tasty dinner at a ...

Einer geht noch, einer geht noch rein..., Chivay / Arequipa, Peru travel blog

Einer geht noch, einer geht noch rein...

A travel blog entry by patresen

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... der Ferne zeigten. Ganz nett. Dachte ja, die ollsten Busfahrten haette ich hinter mir. Aber die weiteren anderthalb Stunden nach Chivay uber Rumpelpisten aus dem Canyon raus mit ungefaehr 38 Stops fuehlten sich an wie vier Stunden. Erholung gabs beim ...

Canon del Colca, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Canon del Colca

A travel blog entry by janetmorgan

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No one warned me there would be snow....No one warned me it would be cold. Summer all year and now this. My bones ached. Is this old age settling in?? To put the cherry on the cake....at the highest point 4300m, the world started spinning. Luckily we ...

Cycling down from 4,800 metres, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Cycling down from 4,800 metres

A travel blog entry by sheerin09

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... venture was nuts. When we eventually reached the Mirador we both popped out of the taxi to go for a walk before I biked back to Chivay. The altitude had an immediate effect on us both in that our chests felt really tight and we struggled to get our ...

Colca Canyon 1: Snow and the Ice Maiden, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Colca Canyon 1: Snow and the Ice Maiden

A travel blog entry by jenandtony

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... along the canyon edge and chose to make our own way by public transport instead. Hence we set off on a bus from Arequipa to Chivay. The road took us through desert land and high up into the mountains. We soon left behind the warm Arequipa climate and ...

Colca Canyon - Worlds Deepest - 2 Day Power Trek, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Colca Canyon - Worlds Deepest - 2 Day Power Trek

A travel blog entry by rb-travelblog

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Colca Canyon Day 1 dawns and we get onto a very uncomfortable bus for 4 hours (the hangovers are rife and seriously worse than our disturbed sleep - lug! - Was S./25 for all you can drink rum - explains it! +- R70)... Anyways, the hangovers go to sleep ...

Chivay, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Chivay

A travel blog entry by dissipatedfog

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Unfortunately, this is not an entry of great adventure... I took a 3-day, 2-night trip to Chivay, a town at the head of the Colca Canyon. I arrived Tuesday, late afternoon, checked in to my hotel and then walked around the town for a little while. I ...

Condors in the Colca Canyon, Tocna Aque, Peru travel blog

Condors in the Colca Canyon

A travel blog entry by jttours

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The trip to Colca canyon was a great way to bridge the gap while we waited to get on a flight to Nazca lines.  The pilots there had inconveniently gone on strike. We were picked up in a mini-bus with 12 other gringos and travelled up into ...

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