Travel Blogs from Chivay, Peru

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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 ...

Condors in the Colca Canyon, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Condors in the Colca Canyon

A travel blog entry by thenahms

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... contact David's family and relay to them our bad luck and have them work out to wire us the money to back in Arequipa (which is Peru's second largest city). So in the end it was all worked out, with a few headaches and worrying (both on our end and Dave's ...

Colca, Condors and fried Guinea Pig, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Colca, Condors and fried Guinea Pig

A travel blog entry by nickandhelen

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... Peru. We{ve decided to make this a weekly blog as it takes SSSSOOOO long to upload photos (nobody has heard of broadband in Peru apparently). We will be plotting out course, however so please check each entry as there may not be text but there will still ...

debut du trek de trois jours, Chivay, Peru travel blog

debut du trek de trois jours

A travel blog entry by pepsouille

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depart de l hotel en bus a trois heures du matin, pour quatre heures de route direction chivay, arret au village pour une petite pause petit dejeuner, ensuite retour dsns le bus pour une heure  direction cruz del condor: vol des condors au ...

Day 33 – Flight of the Condors, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Day 33 – Flight of the Condors

A travel blog entry by saseau

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This morning, we received a 5am wake-up knock at the door. Today, we search for the gods of the sky, the condors. After a quick meal, we’re out the door and up the highway, along the Colca canyon. The Colca Canyon itself is amazing. At over 1,200 ...

The earthquake, Chivay, Peru travel blog

The earthquake

A travel blog entry by translucent

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... help to cross the street, but other than that - it's fine. I guess the worst part of the day starts in a hotel in Chivay. I'm staying on the outskirts of the town in a set of strange little houses. They have no central heating, so I get some portable ...

An altitude of 4900m& the Condors of Colca Canyon!, Chivay, Peru travel blog

An altitude of 4900m& the Condors of Colca Canyon!

A travel blog entry by nikandads2008

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... were bleary eyed, yet another sign of altitude effecting.   After, down through the Peruvian andes towards the town of Chivay passing numerous Inca terraces and random small holdings dotted over the countryside was a relief to many as we came down ...

Arequipa and Colca Canyon, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Arequipa and Colca Canyon

A travel blog entry by nellems

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... eyes. All Night Long As the end of Carnivale/Festival of the Virgin/Harvest (they do love a festival) was winding down in Chivay, the people partied as hard as they can. There were big marching bands competing for attention in the main square, singing ...

Colca Canyon - Day 3, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Colca Canyon - Day 3

A travel blog entry by vamosbenhoran

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... the village we are able to stock up on food (chocolate and Inka cola) and relax for a bit. Then its back in a van and off to Chivay where there is yet another hot pool.  This one we have to pay for and its more like hot pools back home but its well ...

La Creu del Cóndor, Chivay, Peru travel blog

La Creu del Cóndor

A travel blog entry by bigfish.al

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El "Cañón del Colca", això és el que ens ha portat a aquest tranquil turístic poblet. El canó més profund del món. Hi hem arribat amb la Katie, una noia de Chicago prou curiosa i tranquila i que, igual que Antonio, està una mica escagarrinada. ...

The deepest canyon on earth., Chivay, Peru travel blog

The deepest canyon on earth.

A travel blog entry by alexgoldschmidt

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... about 4 hours from Arequipa, is known for 2 things, its depth and its Condors.  Keen to get away from urban Peru I arrange a trip the Colca valley.   The journey took me through Reserva National Salinas y Aguada Blanca, ...

Colca Canyon - dan 2., Chivay, Peru travel blog

Colca Canyon - dan 2.

A travel blog entry by waldo

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... izlazimo pjesice, jer je Felix za svaki slučaj s autom već izasao, jer su neke demonstracije najavljene i za sam Chivay, pa je postojala mogućnost da ne mozemo niti krenuti prema Arequipi. Pozrtvovnom Felixu, Rose iz restorana nosi ...

sadomaso dance at colca canyon, Chivay, Peru travel blog

sadomaso dance at colca canyon

A travel blog entry by ale7373

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... Ale was wrong and the women let the two beautifull bands the next day on the reception. The evening where we stayed in Chivay we ate dinner in a restaurant with a dancing and music show. After two impressive tipical colca  dance a singer present all ...

Flight of the Condors, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Flight of the Condors

A travel blog entry by joelrose

... ) old. After reaching the highest point where the air feels thin, we descend into the green valley to the small town of Chivay. The farmed patch-work green valley floor is a relief from the dusty hills where few things grow naturally. This is where ...

Mummys and Condors, Arequipa to Chivay, Peru travel blog

Mummys and Condors

A travel blog entry by ness_knibbs

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... 't tell us the difference between a canyon and a valley. The views were spectacular. After the canyon we drove to a small town called Chivay for the night, here we relaxed in some hot pools and ate great pizza. The following day we set off on the long ...

wo gehts hier zur schlucht?, Chivay, Peru travel blog

wo gehts hier zur schlucht?

A travel blog entry by joe_und_basti

... angehaucht, sehr sauber und vor allem gibts einen haufen coole cafes! genau unsere welt. nach dre stunden busfahrt erreichen wir chivay, finden auch gleich eine unterkunft. daniel und eva begleiten uns auf unserem trip in die zwei tiefste schlucht der ...

Day 32 – Road to Chivay, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Day 32 – Road to Chivay

A travel blog entry by saseau

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... out of our price range. With bellies full, we're off to Chivay in a brand new Mercedes van handled by Walter, our professional driver. Chivay is the gateway to the Colca Canyon, and we’re excited to spend a bit of time there. On the way, we make ...

Peru, Arequipa, Chivay and Colca Canyon., Peru travel blog

Peru

A travel blog entry by scrumpysue

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... Next the tour headed to Arequipa which was fairly non-eventful and then we took an overnight bus to a very small town called Chivay, our base for travelling to Colca Canyon. That afternoon in Chivay we spent at the local hot springs relaxing in the ...

Canyon del Colca Part 1, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Canyon del Colca Part 1

A travel blog entry by danandloulou

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... now 'till we buy some bandanas and carbon fibre walking sticks you know) we decided on the easy option of a collectivo back to Chivay followed by a pimped out moto-taxi ride to Chivay's hot springs. Trying to avoid the curious eyes of the locals, we ...

Flight of the Condors, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Flight of the Condors

A travel blog entry by evs1210

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... to walk around although not something i'm massively interseted in but good to see none the less. The following day I headed to Chivay which is a small town in the mountains around 4 hours away from Arequipa. The primary industry for the locals is farming ...

Flying high with Condors at Colca Canyon, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Flying high with Condors at Colca Canyon

A travel blog entry by mimmy21

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... taken as we were surrounded by the three beautiful surrounding volcanoes- Misti, Chacani and Nbdo. Ampato. We arrived in Chivay our base for exploring the Colca Canyon the following morning and spent the late afternoon drinking beers and listening to ...

Condors or Sparrows?, Colca Canyon and Chivay, Peru travel blog

Condors or Sparrows?

A travel blog entry by edc

... don't see any. Saw a couple of eagles and some sheep by way of consolation. Tired and disappointed we headed back to Chivay, which is only an ickle town but big on celebrations. That night they were celebrating something or other with a crazy local ...

Where condors fly, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Where condors fly

A travel blog entry by mrjoe

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... would have a good chance of seeing a condor. The tour cost 20 dollars including transport, guide, and overnight accommodation in Chivay. It started when I was picked up from my hotel along with a dutch couple and Lucy, coincidentally from Macclesfield, ...

The deepest canyon and the highest Irish pub, Chivay, Peru travel blog

The deepest canyon and the highest Irish pub

A travel blog entry by minicooper

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... . There are also guanacos in Peru but a lot fewer, than say in Patagonia where we saw them. We were staying the night in Chivay, a small town in the Colca valley and had a bit of a wander round after lunch. The market is filled with "100%" alpaca fibre ...

Trek dans le canyon de Colca, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Trek dans le canyon de Colca

A travel blog entry by ethnikalatina

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Trek dans le Canyon de Colca Nous avons profité de nos deux jours à Arequipa pour boucler l'organisation de notre treck dans le Canyon de Colca . De nombreuses agences proposent le Trip et la négociation reste la première étape incontournable à ...

Condors at Colca Canyon, Colca, Peru travel blog

Condors at Colca Canyon

A travel blog entry by shieldsontour

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... to become more and more prevalent and the minibus was reduced to a crawl at some points. We spent the rest of the day in Chivay (the main town in the canyon) after a buffet lunch that included alpaca.... The next day we were up for 6am to go to ...

Chivay, Peru, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Chivay, Peru

A travel blog entry by blobby

We left Arequipa after a fun night out on the town. We headed to Chivay which was at 3800m above see level. It a small town and we spent all day on metal roads getting here. Everyone seemed to be suffering from the altitude to get here as we were at ...

Don't buy a swimming costume in Peru, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Don't buy a swimming costume in Peru

A travel blog entry by annaandmike

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... for a long time. Just to check out its altitude sikness busting qualities of course. We drove through some amazing scenery to reach Chivay, the town we were staying in for one night. We passed volcanoes and what looked like lunar scenes. We stopped at a ...

Colca Canyon, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Colca Canyon

A travel blog entry by countryroads

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... 5000m above sea level but we weren´t affected so we just looked out at the snow from the bus. We arrived in Chivay in time for lunch - it seems all restaurants there offer a set tourist menu with little choice. Our accommodation for the night ...

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