Travel Blogs from Chivay, Peru

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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 ...

Inca skulls in caves., Chivay, Peru travel blog

Inca skulls in caves.

A travel blog entry by nas.latif

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... ot the dead. The tombs had more than one person and the more important ones had had the openings bricked up. Back in Chivay, by complete contrast  we went to the hot minersl baths and spent a good hour just soaking and drinking cocktails under ...

Canyons, condors and a little bit of Star Wars, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Canyons, condors and a little bit of Star Wars

A travel blog entry by sanza

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... feeling of riding, not sitting on the back, is like flying. Wind in your face, open to the elements and free. Arriving in Chivay (a small town on the eastern edge of the canyon) we managed to find the cheapest hostel we had come across in Peru (10 sole ...

Road-blocks galore and an unexpected hike, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Road-blocks galore and an unexpected hike

A travel blog entry by laura1

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... than that.  The hot springs were really nice and relaxing.  Afterwords, it was back on the bus to go into Chivay for lunch.  I had another uninspiring meal of bad spaghetti and okay soup. The bus ride toward Arequipa began at about ...

My Bday in the Colca Canyon....., Chivay, Peru travel blog

My Bday in the Colca Canyon.....

A travel blog entry by livingthedream

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... to ease the ascent we were about to make to 400 metres above sea level to Patapampa), yanque, Achoma, Maca, Pinchollo, i especially liked Chivay and the La Calera thermal baths there, but i was a bit over the locals trying to sell you Alpaca clothing!! ...

Colca Canyon, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Colca Canyon

A travel blog entry by adair21

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This trip started of at 3.30am from Arequipa driving to Chivay, a town close to Colca canyon. Here we had breakfast in a random restaurant before journing further to Cruz del Condor - which is a look out point for Condor. Amazing just as we were about to ...

Colca Fun, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Colca Fun

A travel blog entry by bellethorpe

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... as we realised that we would not have time to do so the following day.  We spent around an hour looking around Chivay which athough heavily reliant on tourism had many local food stalls and a large indoor market which.  We had been talking ...

Day 1 - Colca Canyon tour, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Day 1 - Colca Canyon tour

A travel blog entry by woodshed-abroad

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... click. The road into Chivay passes by the Los Andes Look Out where you can get sweeping vistas of the surrounding country side. Chivay its self is a town of dirt roads, dirty walls and every intersection looking the same. Lunch was a smorgasbord at one ...

Peru - Chivay, Colca Canyons, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Peru - Chivay, Colca Canyons

A travel blog entry by pekingeend

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... geofferd hebben om de goden goed te zinnen. Voila, dat heb ik geleerd vandaag. Rond 13u30 arriveerden we hongerig in Chivay, hier eerst ergens een lekker buffet gegeten met 'Aji de gallina'. Dit is een soort van currysaus met kip. Typisch ...

El Cóndor pasa, Chivay, Peru travel blog

El Cóndor pasa

A travel blog entry by chologringos

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... en el camino del regreso. Quisimos llegar temprano a la Cruz del Cóndor, mirador una hora y media adentrado desde la ciudad de Chivay, entrada al Colca. Llegamos a eso de las 8 de la mañana, sólo para ser recibidos por una lluvia helada que nos ...

A surprise in my soup, Chivay, Peru travel blog

A surprise in my soup

A travel blog entry by chuckonearth

Well we got to Chivay in a pretty old bus, but it was a fun ride.  Chivay is a cool like Peruvian mountain town.  It sits at about 3,400meters.  The drive in was largely in the dark but it looked beautiful.  The highest point on our ...

Colca Canyon Condors, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Colca Canyon Condors

A travel blog entry by rob-n-nics

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... we watched some very bored looking kids in traditional costume being made to perform for tourists. This is one of our worse experiences in Peru and only one example of how tacky Peru can be. Finally got to the canyon and after quite a wait got to see ...

Colca Canyon = Wow, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Colca Canyon = Wow

A travel blog entry by rtw2011

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... ihr Lieben! Die letzten zwei Tage haben wir im Hochland der Anden verbracht, genauer gesagt im Colca Valley nahe der Stadt Chivay. Seit einigen Jahren gibt es hier Strom, Internet ist aber noch nicht überall (es gibt zwei Internetcafés, die von Skype ...

Danger Mouse, chivay, Peru travel blog

Danger Mouse

A travel blog entry by markrobson

... nbsp; Most morning were spent there eating Poridge.  Well its back on the road with Jack and we are off to a town called Chivay.  Its a small town on the outskirts of Condor Canyon.  The drive was another long one 10 hours in total, but ...

Colca Canyon, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Colca Canyon

A travel blog entry by esthetigirls

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... chauffage, sans couvertures, bref la journée a plutôt mal commencée par ce froid de canard du milieu de la nuit, le stop à Chivay pour le petit déjeuné est donc le bienvenu: pain, beurre, confiture, thé, accompagné d'un tout mignon petit "gatto" ...

The Colca Canyon and the Andean Condors, Chivay, Peru travel blog

The Colca Canyon and the Andean Condors

A travel blog entry by bpm107

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... long and winding road down to the town of Chivay in the Colca canyon offered up some spectacular views. At another viewpoint above Chivay and another chance to buy more souvenirs, there were some little Peruvian girls with a few baby llamas and for $1 ...

Flight of the Condors, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Flight of the Condors

A travel blog entry by pumptronics

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... in the Colca Canyon. The 3 hour road from Arequipa took us high over the mountains, reaching a dizzying 5000m before descending into Chivay which lies at 3600m. Tired and somewhat out of breath we went straight to the first hostal offered to us as we got ...

Flight of the Condors, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Flight of the Condors

A travel blog entry by beckyblinkhorn

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... were on the move again as we were tight on time and keen to get moving on to our next proper stop, a little town called Chivay about 3 and a bit hours away. It was the Pages' first experience of local bus transport and true to form they played the first ...

Chalhuanca, a roller coaster stay, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Chalhuanca, a roller coaster stay

A travel blog entry by wendy.batey

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Chalhuanca report. I have put this together in a rather haphazard way... sorry about that! It starts off with a summary of bits and pieces, then there is a diary of my stay. Summary Ropes course beginning to show serious wear.  We'll need to ...

Puerto Inca, Chivay, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Puerto Inca, Chivay

A travel blog entry by jana_and_daryn

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... tough hikes is food; I swear I smelt fresh coffee near the top and almost cried when there wasn’t. Upon returning us to Chivay we descended upon the local hot springs for a 3 hour soak, after testing out the 38 degree pool that smelt badly like ...

The Colca Canyon, Chivay, Peru travel blog

The Colca Canyon

A travel blog entry by elwoodskeets

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... .  We started the first day by getting into a van in Arequipa at 3 a.m. then driving 3.5 hours to the town of Chivay in the Colca Canyon.  Grabbed a quick breakfast and then briefly watched a local carnival celebration since it was Fat ...

Condors! Well three or four., Chivay, Peru travel blog

Condors! Well three or four.

A travel blog entry by dixieannie

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Arrived in Yanque for an overnight stop on our way to the condor valley near Chivay. We arrived early that morning (another early start!) expecting to see the sky black with the vulture looking buggers. I think three turned up, but the one that flew ...

Chivay, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Chivay

A travel blog entry by dzasta

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... the photo´s...sooo cute. so was the alpaca. Most of the road here was bitumen with about a third, of the 5 hours, being dirt. Chivay is a small town, when everybody is home there are 6000 here. Its only here cos of the canyon country and it is a great ...

Stop-Gap Before Colca Canyon., Chivay, Peru travel blog

Stop-Gap Before Colca Canyon.

A travel blog entry by quinnyynwa

... , and even though the cold was hitting us we managed to get ourseles out of the reasonably warm rooms to find some dinner.   Chivay itself was quiet, there was very little happening in the centre and very few places to eat at. We made a choice of a ...

Flight of the condors, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Flight of the condors

A travel blog entry by philandmups

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... what? Another night bus and another South American city of course! Let me introduce you to Arequipa, a place in the South West of Peru, and the closest to the coast we've been for a while. As is our usual pattern we managed to arrive on Sunday when ...

Colca Canyon, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Colca Canyon

A travel blog entry by dzasta

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... their lama,s and birds of prey for photo ops. They were all pretty much the same so we only stopped at two. The trip from Chivay follows up through the canyon on a dirt road. When we got there I went to the highest viewing platform. All the good spots ...

Canyon de la Colca, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Canyon de la Colca

A travel blog entry by philaf

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Donne comme l'un des plus grands canyons du monde (plus de 3000 m de profondeur) le canyon de Colca est tres beau et rafraichissant apres 2 jours dans la belle mais tres agitee ville d'Arequipa. ...

the real peru, Chivay, Peru travel blog

the real peru

A travel blog entry by christinabowyer

... when we moved ariound. we descended to Chivay and the colca canyon about 3pm. pictures of these beautifull mountains i can not describe. chivay is a town of about 1000 people in the colca canyon. a beatiful plaza and church but as you drive round the ...

I know the meaning of COLD!, Chivay, Peru travel blog

I know the meaning of COLD!

A travel blog entry by downtocl

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... i think those in the back would have pointed out fairly quickly...or i hope so anyway!) By lunchtime we had arrived in the town of Chivay, at its hot springs.  We had lunch outside and then Leanne, Gary, Andy, Lewis, Marc and I went into the hot ...

Another Condor Moment!, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Another Condor Moment!

A travel blog entry by paul_and_linda

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We arrived in Chivay in time for lunch - an all you could eat buffet. We had photos taken with some little girls and their llamas (charge $1!) After checking into the hotel, we went to the La Calera Hot Springs, geothermally heated. It was so nice to soak ...

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