Travel Blogs from Chivay, Peru

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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 ...

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!! ...

An incredible experience in Chalhuanca, Chivay, Peru travel blog

An incredible experience in Chalhuanca

A travel blog entry by wendy.batey

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13. + 14. 8. Ausflug zum Colca Canyon, Chivay, Peru travel blog

13. + 14. 8. Ausflug zum Colca Canyon

A travel blog entry by yvonneundsammy

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... einen Zweitagesausflug (13.-14.08) zum Colca Canyon unternommen. Die Schlucht ist eine der berühmtesten Natursehenswürdigkeiten in Peru. Auf der schönen Fahrt zum Canyon kamen wir über 4900m ü.M.. Es hat auch zum ersten Mal ...

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 ...

Terraces and condors, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Terraces and condors

A travel blog entry by wendy.batey

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... point and were able to watch about 5 adults soaring both below us in the canyon and over our heads.  We returned to Chivay and had a delicious buffet lunch then headed back to Arequipa.  This time we stopped at the high point, 4,910m ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Ci vai o non ci vai... a 4910 metri?, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Ci vai o non ci vai... a 4910 metri?

A travel blog entry by categianni

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... attivi tra cui il Sabancaya che emette fumo tutti i giorni. Il paesaggio è ancora una volta pieno di apacheta. Arriviamo a Chivay, centro urbano principale del Canyon del Colca. Dopo una piccola sosta in albergo ci portano alle sorgenti termali di La ...

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" ...

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