Travel Blogs from Chivay, Peru

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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 ...

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 ...

Colca Cola Canyon, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Colca Cola Canyon

A travel blog entry by mothman

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Shivering Chivay, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Shivering Chivay

A travel blog entry by hasselbaink

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... this also meant a lot of bathroom breaks. We tried chewing some coca leaves but apart from a numb mouth, I didn't notice too much. Chivay is a small town in the Colca Canyon region and we had a nice walk in the afternoon and visited some hot springs. A ...

Chalhuanca and Colca, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Chalhuanca and Colca

A travel blog entry by intitour

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Friday 13th September Arequipa to Chivay via Chalhuanca After leaving Hotel Mirador del Monasterio at 8am, the infamous Intitour group left Arequipa and travelled by bus to Chivay situated in the Colca Canyon, one of the deepest canyon's in the world. ...

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 ...

Flight of the condors, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Flight of the condors

A travel blog entry by annaandmike

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... it back to Arequipa and promptly had to dash to the bus station to pick up an overnight bus heading to Cusco. This is another of Peru’s major cities, which is famous for being near to Machu Picchu and the Inca Trail. It will be nice to get out of a ...

Chivay & Colca Canyon, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Chivay & Colca Canyon

A travel blog entry by missb_mrmoo

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... Fortunately Mr Moo was not so bad an able to get out of the bus to enjoy the view. Descended from Patapampa into Chivay at a more reasonable 3800m. Climbing stairs still a major effort and blinding headache persists....an hour in the La Calena hot ...

Condors!, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Condors!

A travel blog entry by sheilajortw

Leaving Cusco behind us we left for the high passes and deep valleys of the colca canyon and Arequipa to view the condors rising in the early morning catching the dawn ...

A canyon with no sole, Chivay, Peru travel blog

A canyon with no sole

A travel blog entry by tai_and_sarah

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... to begin a 2 day hike into the worlds second deepest canyon. We climbed into our minibus and settled in for the 4hour journey to chivay - the town on the edge of the canyon where we had breakfast. After being thrown around for the past 4 hours in the back ...

Hot springs, alpacas and canyon country, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Hot springs, alpacas and canyon country

A travel blog entry by thelepkis

... to take one of the trekking tours, which I think would have been fun, so we just got a bus out to a little town called Chivay and explored on our own.  The scenery on the bus ride out there was really stunning.  Most often it was these sweeping ...

Day 55 - Colca Canyon - A long way up, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Day 55 - Colca Canyon - A long way up

A travel blog entry by neensandpete

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... called Cabanaconde where we had a well deserved breakfast and then went to the canyon hot springs to soak our tired bodies. Then back to Chivay for lunch and then the 3 hour drive back to Arequipe. Although all we wanted to do was have a hot shower, put ...

Heavy Breathing, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Heavy Breathing

A travel blog entry by ab1kenobe

... length and breadth of the world, but no matter where you go there are two things you cannot avoid: McDonalds, and... Irish bars! Chivay, pop. 2000(maybe) in the middle of the mountains, noticeable only for being on route to the Cruz de Condor (more ...

Ups and downs in the Colca Canyon, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Ups and downs in the Colca Canyon

A travel blog entry by esteban

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... plain with scattered herds of llama, vicuña and alpaca. We descended on a rather hairy winding road into a town called Chivay, which has a hot springs as well as being near the start of the crazy canyon. The hot springs were good, especially ...

Colca Canyon, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Colca Canyon

A travel blog entry by kezzah16

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We set off at 3.30 to the colca canyon meaning we had to get up at the ridiculous time of 2:45, earliest get up yet! This is the deepest and biggest canyon in the world, double the size of the grand canyon! We arrived around 9am to the actual viewing ...

Canyons and Condors, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Canyons and Condors

A travel blog entry by v-atravels0910

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... occasionaly cold was sunny and glorious almost everyday. The food was great and cheap, there was so much culture to soak in. Given Peru is roughly the size of France and Spain combined there was so much more to explore, we hadn’t even visited the ...

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 ...

Condor moment, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Condor moment

A travel blog entry by siwhittaker

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Up bright and early (who promised sleep in´s when back packing!) and picked up the mini bus for the two day trip to Colca Canyon and its surroundings. Our guide´Dina´was immediately likable, so after picking up the rest of the motley crew who made up ...

Condore und Alpakas, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Condore und Alpakas

A travel blog entry by sandra2012

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... der fruehe Start) waren wir wieder in Cabanconde. Nach einem leckeren Fruehstueck ging es ueber Maca zu den Thermalquellen in Chivay (La Calera). Recht angenehm, wenn auch bei einer Aussentemperatur von ca. 25-30`C etwas seltsam. ;-) Nach dem Mittagessen ...

Colca Canyon, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Colca Canyon

A travel blog entry by laine

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Colca Tour: Day 1, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Colca Tour: Day 1

A travel blog entry by alastair6

... us. Ten minutes more of waiting and after apologies from the clipboard woman, we climbed aboard and soon began the ascent to Chivay in the mountains. After about two hours we arrived at the highest point in the area, which was something like 4980metres ...

Day 54 - Colca Canyon - Guinea pig & more alpa, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Day 54 - Colca Canyon - Guinea pig & more alpa

A travel blog entry by neensandpete

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Slept pretty well in the homestay despite being woken up at 5am by cockerels and a loud speaker calling a meeting for all the villagers. After a huge breakfast cooked by Rufina we went fruit picking with Mauricio on his farm and tried lots of fruits we ...

Condors in world´s deepest canyon, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Condors in world´s deepest canyon

A travel blog entry by nas.latif

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Until I got here I had  never heard of Canon de Colca. At over 4100mtrs it is said to be deeper than the Grand Canyon. There  is another canyon Catahusi not far which is nearly as deep. At the bottom is a river which is continuing to erode the ...

Chivay, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Chivay

A travel blog entry by jamieking

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... aswell with walking everywhere. Didnt help having to walk down 280 steps in bare feet to get to the other baths though. For Chivay being such a small and traditional type of town the kids here really went to town for halloween. The street were full of ...

Colca Canyon and the Homestay, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Colca Canyon and the Homestay

A travel blog entry by sarahdoug96

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... a look. We had more Coca Leaves and Sweets to help us along with lots more water. We arrived at the main town in Colca - Chivay just after lunch and sampled the local food in a buffet. The soups are excellent. In the afternoon we headed off to some ...

Day 53 - Colca Canyon - Condors and sore feet, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Day 53 - Colca Canyon - Condors and sore feet

A travel blog entry by neensandpete

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... quite a few drivers don't use their lights when they drive in the dark... After 3 hours driving we stopped for brekkie in Chivay and then onto Cruz del Condor to see the Condor birds which can grow up to 3.5metres wide wingspan - they were absolutely ...

Flight of the Condors - The Colca Canyon, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Flight of the Condors - The Colca Canyon

A travel blog entry by socotravel

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... . Thankfully I had taken my iPod, and we listened to some music instead. We had a pretty long stop of about 45 minutes in Chivay which we weren’t expecting, but it was alright as we needed to stretch our legs out again, and we got chatting to an ...

Colca Canyon, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Colca Canyon

A travel blog entry by gemma_nicolle

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We had a private bus pick us up from Arequipa for a 4 hour drive to Chivay. On the way we stopped for inca tea - tea made with coca leaves, rosemary and other herbs. We drove further and increased in altitude to 4900m. We would have stopped at this ...

Colca Canyon 3 day trek, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Colca Canyon 3 day trek

A travel blog entry by sarahrees

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... 'd been in 2 lovely pools over 2 days of the trip and so just sat by the river instead. Last stop was for a buffet lunch in Chivay before returning to Arequipa by 6pm. A fantastic trip!! Thanks and good luck to Hubert who will be off to work on a cruise ...

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