Travel Blogs from Chivay, Peru

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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Colca Canyon, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Colca Canyon

A travel blog entry by laine

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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Cañon del Colca (by bus not foot!), Chivay and Cañon del Colca, Peru travel blog

Cañon del Colca (by bus not foot!)

A travel blog entry by danijon

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Anyway.. we ended up doing a 2 day bus trip to the Cañon and was still pretty amazing. Valley of the condors was cool.. see pics. Dani was over the worse but as the road was one of the bumpiest I´ve ever been on I totally felt for her. Went to some ...

Chivay, Colca Canyon in search of the Condors, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Chivay, Colca Canyon in search of the Condors

A travel blog entry by delwyn.ian

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... with cactus and into the Andean marshland high up in the mountains and came across wild Llamas and Alpacas, which was very cool. Chivay is a very small town in the middle of the Andean Mountains.  There was a festival on at the time, but all ...

Flying high, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Flying high

A travel blog entry by rosandjohn

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... road for the next hour and then made the tortuous descent to Chivay, at a modest 3600m, from the 4800 m Altiplano. The reason for visiting Chivay was to see the Colca Canyon. Our bus dropped us off at our hostal - not a problem when you're the only ...

Colca Canyon, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Colca Canyon

A travel blog entry by nixb

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... Zimbabwe.  Language was a bigger issue this time but we coped ok.  The first morning was spent driving down to Chivay, (the city of love apparently, where everyone leaves married - I managed to avoid doing that fortunately!!)  On the way ...

Endurance test, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Endurance test

A travel blog entry by emma2s-america

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The three day trek started with a 03:00am pick up from the hostel in Arequipa. Then we drove to Chivay, one of the bigger towns on the edge of the Colca Canyon. Here we had breakfast and continued into the canyon towards Cabanoconde. On the way we ...

Coca tea and coca leaves..., Coparaque, Peru travel blog

Coca tea and coca leaves...

A travel blog entry by vermaakjeanne

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... which was quite a contrast to much of the country. We then headed up to La Calera hot water springs about 20minutes from Chivay. These springs consisted of about 6 thermal springs from water bubbling up from under the earth. I was very reluctant to ...

Remontée du canyon de Colca, le supplice !, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Remontée du canyon de Colca, le supplice !

A travel blog entry by garion

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... en patience, et j'ai attendu 10 minutes. Les trois personnes du cockpit essayaient de me parler mais je n'étais pas très causant... A Chivay, on est finalement descendu tous les deux. Un type nous a abordé à la sortie de l'autobus, nous proposant un ...

Zampollista de condors., Chivay, Peru travel blog

Zampollista de condors.

A travel blog entry by mariet

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Condors, Fiestas and Canyons, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Condors, Fiestas and Canyons

A travel blog entry by annamund

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... a little more delicate than llama meat. Next day, we took an early bus right along the canyon back to Chivay. There are some lovely traditional villages perched around the canyon along the way - mainly adobe buildings and whitewashed colonial ...

Colca Canyon, Colca Ca, Peru travel blog

Colca Canyon

A travel blog entry by ger_and_jane

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Day 1 We set off on our Colca Canyon trek at 3am....hee despite none of our alarms going off. Dennis {from London} and Anna {from Australia} who we met at the hostel also booked the trek. 3 hours later we stopped for a delicious big breakfast....not! A ...

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