Travel Blogs from Chivay, Peru

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So deep it looks deceiving., Chivay, Peru travel blog

So deep it looks deceiving.

A travel blog entry by benasma

The condors looked appropriately massive.  Some over 9 feet wide and flew with the grace of the wind.  It was fun and frustrating to try and get a good picture but the presence was remarkable.  Two hikes and feeling the ...

Colca Canyon, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Colca Canyon

A travel blog entry by pandacourtis

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Enjoyable two days to Colca Canyon to watch the Condors flying below in the canyon and above us. Vistas were wonderful on the way there and ...

Altitude, Fireworks, Football and Big Birds, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Altitude, Fireworks, Football and Big Birds

A travel blog entry by kirsty_joe

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As we set off we went to buy supplies of cocoa leaves and other cocoa goods to help with the high altitudes we were facing over the next few days we also stopped off on routes for a cocoa tea. Cocoa is a local remedy to prevent altitude sickness its not ...

Colca Canyon and the thermal springs, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Colca Canyon and the thermal springs

A travel blog entry by rebecca.tongs

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... .  The canyon is twice as deep as the Grand Canyon and at the Cruz del Condor, the canyon is 1200m high. That afternoon some of us headed to La Calera natural hot springs not far from Chivay.  A cocktail in 38C water made for a tough afternoon. ...

Nov 11, 2009, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Nov 11, 2009

A travel blog entry by charlieandmike

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Arequipa to Chivay, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Arequipa to Chivay

A travel blog entry by analegge

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... herds of llama up at these altitudes and plenty of water in tarns and runnels. Scant vegetation. After the pass the descent to Chivay is long and windy. We dropped over 2000 meters with wonderful views and the town far below. We finally arrived to this ...

Chivay Colca Canyon., Chivay, Peru travel blog

Chivay Colca Canyon.

A travel blog entry by analegge

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A very early start with not a good sleep. But we were warm and comfortable. Breakfast at 0500 then collected for the trip to a Colca Canyon. A 1 1/2 hour ride through beautiful scenery down the Colca river lined with much terracing for vegetables. Very ...

trekking, Chivay, Peru travel blog

trekking

A travel blog entry by janinaundanna

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Hola! Wir sind heil zurueck aus dem Canyon. Es war ein atemberaubendes Abenteuer. 3500m Hoehe, sengende Hitze und wir am "wandern". Wandern bedeutete erst drei stunden den berg runter auf geroell und gestein (1200 Hoehenmeter unterschied), dann ueber ...

Flight of the Condor, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Flight of the Condor

A travel blog entry by vicksterboorman

On the 1st we took a bus journey up into the mountains we passed the highest point I have been so far 4900m the locals at that point build a pile of stones to make a wish so felt i should do the same. We have been staying in some fairly basic ...

Into the Andes, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Into the Andes

A travel blog entry by peterandvivien

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... and I have a very bad headache. On the way up we had seen grazing Llamas, Alpacas and Vicunas. The road down into Chivay is amazing, tortuous hairpin bends down into the valley 4,000ft below. There has not been tarmac since a few miles out of ...

Hot Springs and bush camping in the Andies.., Chivay, Peru travel blog

Hot Springs and bush camping in the Andies..

A travel blog entry by milesandmorgan

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... where they had a set menu and local music. It felt quite authentic as the majority of diners were locals! The town of Chivay was also having a local festival, so we walked around and enjoyed their ¨battle of the bands¨ music.. although rain slightly ...

Breathless, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Breathless

A travel blog entry by birrell

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Wow again! Yesterday we travelled from Arequipa to Chivay - heading for the condors tomorrow. A 4 hour drive through the Peruvian dessert. From Arequipa at 2300m we steadily climbed to a high point of 4900m - where we took photos of some plant which only ...

Condors soaring, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Condors soaring

A travel blog entry by soulcollector

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Chivay was silent and cold in the morning. The grounds of the plaza were abandoned, with litters and garbage strewn about from last night. The early sliver of sunshine reached the peaks above the town, but we were shivering as we waited for our van to ...

May 21, 2010, Chivay, Peru travel blog

May 21, 2010

A travel blog entry by sranedwandering

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Trip to Chivay., Chivay, Peru travel blog

Trip to Chivay.

A travel blog entry by gezza51

... region. Maybe Greg you might see a career in Peru. We climbed down the narrow very steep winding road into the valley where Chivay  a dusty town of about 4000 people with the big cross on the steep hillside .Every year the school kids climb here to ...

Day 7 - The Colca Canyon & Chivay, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Day 7 - The Colca Canyon & Chivay

A travel blog entry by also

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... D and Matthew took off for a horseback riding tour of parts of the valley. Late afternoon brought us to the hot springs near Chivay. Given that he temperatures in the morning and evenings are very cool -0 to 4 degrees Celsius - yes, there was ice on the ...

Hotsprings & Dancing, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Hotsprings & Dancing

A travel blog entry by lisarotteck

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ja und dann sind wir in das dorf chivay gekommen, wo wir gecshlafen haben. tagsueber waren wir in den natuerlichen hotsprings, also natuerlichen heissen quellen zum baden und abends sind wir zu einer peña show gegangen, wo lokale taenze und musik ...

Colca Canyon and Condor Cross, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Colca Canyon and Condor Cross

A travel blog entry by highermessiah

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... as it soars right above everyones heads. My neck refuses to crane up enough to catch that shot though, but I am happy that we got any at all for our memoirs. it wasn't a lost venture after all. Now for the long bumpy drive back to Chivay for ...

Colca kanion & kondory, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Colca kanion & kondory

A travel blog entry by portoryko

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Podobno najglebszy kanion na swiecie. Dla mnie napewno najbardziej zapelniony turystami. Ale kondory widzielismy, nawet 6. Takze bylo ...

Heiß gebadet und viel gereist, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Heiß gebadet und viel gereist

A travel blog entry by fabia

... geklappt ;-) Am Morgen sind wir mit einem lokalen Bus ca. 2,5 Stunden in das nächst größere Dorf gefahren - Chivay. Nach einem kleinen Bummel in der Stadt und auf den lokalen Märkten sind wir mit einem der lustigen 'combis', die hier ...

This is more like it...as the pace slows down., Chivay, Peru travel blog

This is more like it...as the pace slows down.

A travel blog entry by splunk

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... I have been taking them every day for a week and they seem to work, but who knows for sure.  As we arrived in Chivay, I knew this place was different…nestled into plateau at the beginning of CC, it was one beautiful view after another and I ...

Flight of the Condors, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Flight of the Condors

A travel blog entry by brett_and_fi

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We arrived in the tiny town of Chivay in the early evening before finding a bite to eat in one if very few bars there. We were the only ones in there. The following day we visited the spectacular Colca Canyon to view condors. It provided beautiful ...

The Andes: A Minty Fresh High, Chivay, Peru travel blog

The Andes: A Minty Fresh High

A travel blog entry by sql_spice

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... , but I don't recall getting snowed on. The extreme weather changes in this country are becoming my nemesis. We descended the pass to Chivay, another crappy outpost town. It's a more modest 12,000 feet, and about 20 degrees warmer (but I do pity the ...

Colca Canyon, Canion de Colca, Peru travel blog

Colca Canyon

A travel blog entry by marcioazdf

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No dia seguinte, partimos cedo rumo ao Canion do Colca. No caminho, passamos por diversas cidadezinhas do Vale do Colca, paramos em mirantes de vistas espetaculares, conhecemos falcões/gaviões de perto, e, finalmente, chegamos no canion e na Cruz do ...

Bottom of the World, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Bottom of the World

A travel blog entry by pinklady27

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... not level or stable, but there were no injuries or embarrassing falls here! We arrived at a view point of volcanoes and then on to Chivay for lunch where we had a great buffet, it's so nice not to have to think about where or what we should eat. Unsure ...

Will we see the Condors?, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Will we see the Condors?

A travel blog entry by pkgregoire

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We woke up early for the first time on this trip really. We started driving at 630 to the Colca cannon to see the condors, which are really big birds that don't actually fly but use the thermals to glide through the are. It's very impressive. So we drove ...

Colca Canyon, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Colca Canyon

A travel blog entry by varney

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... lunch and then a long drive back to Arequipa. If we were doing it again, we'd probably have taken a bus directly from Puno to Chivay, stayed there a couple of nights and taken a local bus or a taxi or something out to Cruz del Condor. We were there for ...

Colca Canyon, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Colca Canyon

A travel blog entry by shaudenschild

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Auf dem Weg in den Colca Canyon haben wir Vikunjas, Lamas und Alpakas beobachten können. In Chivay angekommen machten wir eine Wanderung zu alten Gräbern. Am frühen Morgen machten wir uns auf den Weg zum Cruz del Condor, das ist eine Stelle von welcher ...

Pachu Mama and the flight of Condors, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Pachu Mama and the flight of Condors

A travel blog entry by mknox

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After leaving Cusco we headed for the town of Raqchi where we were adopted out to local families for the evening. Lil, Verity, Linda, Dianne and I were taken in by Mama Ambrosia and her husband Humberto. Our accommodation was two simple but clean rooms ...

Chivay and journey to Cusco, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Chivay and journey to Cusco

A travel blog entry by georgierharris

Today we enjoyed a lie in and just wandered around the town, looking at the market stalls and buying some more bits and bobs... and some pressies... Then we headed back to the hostel to pack up the final bits before checking out. We left our bags and ...

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