Travel Blogs from Chivay, Peru

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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 ...

Condor spotting, 5-a-side and hot pools, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Condor spotting, 5-a-side and hot pools

A travel blog entry by chris93savory

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Tired after a late night, we drag ourselves out of bed and into a bus which takes us up one of the mountain tops for what we are told is one of the best spots to see the majestic Condor birds, which typically are 1.2m high and boast a wing span of 3m. A ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Condor? That looks like a giant turkey!, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Condor? That looks like a giant turkey!

A travel blog entry by lyndsey-martin

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... edge of the canyon, and you can see from the photos that the views were wonderful.  Following the hike, we returned to Chivay for another buffet lunch, stopping again at a few viewing points. After lunch, we had a walk around the main square and ...

Hold on just a second...., Chivay, Peru travel blog

Hold on just a second....

A travel blog entry by donnajimtravels

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We have fallen behind on our blogging because are in an area where internet is very limited and we can´t upload our pics from the last week.  So you will have to await our next postings...we will likely do 2 or 3 catchup ones when we are in ...

Colca Canyon, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Colca Canyon

A travel blog entry by donnajimtravels

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... and more intense that he finally believed that the mountain was actually exhaling this smoke. A disturbing fact about travel here in Peru. … there was a plane crash last week where 5 Chilean tourists and the pilot died at the Nasca Lines.  This ...

To Chivay, Chivay, Peru travel blog

To Chivay

A travel blog entry by wadeoliver

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... really show us anything new but did give us some high altitude practice fotr the Inca trail. We had already passed this little dusty town (Chivay) on the way to the canyon and had to return to there for the night, getting in around 300.  No time was ...

Colca canyon trek, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Colca canyon trek

A travel blog entry by laura_paddy

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The first stop on our 2-day trek into the Colca canyon was a viewpoint over the canyon, supposedly the best place to spot Condors, an eagle like bird with a wing-span of 3m! We were lucky and saw one up close and Paddy got some great photos! The first ...

Altitude and Condors, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Altitude and Condors

A travel blog entry by thecannons

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... over one of the highest points  of our trip at 4,900m. We passed through various small villages, stopping eventually in Chivay, where we enjoyed the thermo-medicinal baths. Overnight was at the Hotel Collahua, which was empty except for us and ...

Days 17-22: Lake Titicaca to Colca Canyon, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Days 17-22: Lake Titicaca to Colca Canyon

A travel blog entry by rjcannin

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... and cuts we didn't want to embarrass ourselves or feel the sting. That night we were asleep by 7:30. Day 19: We wandered around Chivay for a couple of hours and grabbed the 12 o'clock local bus to Cabanaconde. So far we see the prices for the local buses ...

Aussie's with Altitude, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Aussie's with Altitude

A travel blog entry by annmennen

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We have spent a lot of time on the road in a minibus. The main roads are generally ok, a bit rough in spots, but we have been on quite a few narrow winding single lane roads which can be a bit unpleasant. Yesterday we went back up to 3900 metres to the ...

Up, Up and A....Vomit, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Up, Up and A....Vomit

A travel blog entry by annmennen

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... and breathlessness. Mike and I had a bit of puffing up the stairs but not really anything else worth mentioning. We headed toward Chivay which included the highest point on our trip - 4950 metres. Along the way (a very long slow, winding road with ...

Lunedì 30 Luglio 2001, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Lunedì 30 Luglio 2001

A travel blog entry by kenobi61

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... (già visti a Nazca, lei sembra della Groenlandia), una coppia di tedeschi antipatici e una ragazza belga. Il tragitto verso Chivay, cittadina situata proprio all’inizio del Cañon del Colca dove trascorreremo la notte, dura circa 5 ore, durante le ...

On the road to Colca Canyon, Chivay, Peru travel blog

On the road to Colca Canyon

A travel blog entry by cathy_bianchini

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...  Not sure I would be able to get it in through customs though.....     We arrived at our destination, Chivay, at around 2pm and a few of decided to forgoe the touristy lunch place that had been organised and wandered into the main ...

As the Condor Flies, Chivay, Peru travel blog

As the Condor Flies

A travel blog entry by ellengoeseast

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... made up for the lack of sleep. We were descending into a valley, and after an other half hour we stopped somewhere just outside of Chivay for our breakfast. It was simple, bread and butter and jam, but it was the hot tea that did the trick. My frozen ...

Colca Canyon, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Colca Canyon

A travel blog entry by tamit

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Chivay: valle, cóndores y calera!! dolor de cabeza, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Chivay: valle, cóndores y calera!! dolor de cabeza

A travel blog entry by malvarado2013

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Todavía seguía malísima de la cabeza, el mal de altura se apoderó de mi. Estaba a una altura que jamás había experimentado en mi vida. Sin embargo, hoy se junto otro problema, el estómago. Me dolía la boca del estómago, pero como quiera me fui ...

5000m, Chivay, Peru travel blog

5000m

A travel blog entry by chaletaria

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... links to Tiahuanaco culture- the dance means shining warrior conquers the dark). The Collawas group/ tribe/ culture who moved to Chivay/ Colca brought the dance with them c1500BC. Later it was used to celebrate the alliance between Mayta Capac and ...

L'ascension du canyon, Chivay, Pérou travel blog

L'ascension du canyon

A travel blog entry by fallysflorian

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Départ à 5h10 à la frontale (enfin, pas nous, on les a oubliés à Arequipa!). Et c'est parti pour 1100m de montée! Quel plaisir de voir le jour se lever sur les montagnes et le canyon ; d'entendre le chant des oiseaux... ...

Flight of the Condors, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Flight of the Condors

A travel blog entry by judelicious.50

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We leave Raqchi early to drive all day across the High Plateau of the Andes, destination Chivay from where we will check out the condors in Colca Canyon. the Andes are spectacular and the highest point of our trip is 4900m asl. Amongst snow capped ...

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