Travel Blogs from Chivay, Peru

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The Colca Canyon, it´s twice the canyon yours is., Chivay, Peru travel blog

The Colca Canyon, it´s twice the canyon yours is.

A travel blog entry by thetank

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... and looked and some llamas and alpacas, and there are a few good view points that we stopped at too. It´s about 4 hours to Chivay. I was the only American going. It appears that most Americans go straight to Cusco and start drinking. As much as I´ve ...

Colca Canyon, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Colca Canyon

A travel blog entry by catndeano

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... points to look at llamas, alpacas and vicuna as well as some spectacular scenery of active and dormant volcanoes. We reached Chivay at lunchtime and enjoyed a buffet of local dishes some of which were delicious. After lunch we were dropped off at our ...

Colca Canyon and its Condors, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Colca Canyon and its Condors

A travel blog entry by cgassauer

... for a long drive to Arequipa. On the way we stopped at 4800m for our highest toilet break ever ;-). When we arrived at Chivay we directly went to the hot springs where we became the tourist attraction as we founded a massage line while enjoying the ...

Cańon del colca, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Cańon del colca

A travel blog entry by tif_tacks

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Cocla canyon, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Cocla canyon

A travel blog entry by katrin.renneke

Colca ...

condors and hot springs!!, Chivay, Peru travel blog

condors and hot springs!!

A travel blog entry by jemmatm

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 went to Colcoa Canyon and the town of Chivay to see the condors and experience the hot springs – which were awesome!! the scenery was impressive – but watching the condors soar on the air currents was truly breathtaking.   ...

The Colca Canyon: Volcanoes, Camelides and Condors, Chivay, Peru travel blog

The Colca Canyon: Volcanoes, Camelides and Condors

A travel blog entry by dimps99

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... the barren Salinas and Aguada Blanca National Reserve and the rarefied air of the Patapampa Pass (4,910m), before dropping sharply into Chivay (3,630m). From hereon it was bumpy and dusty "roads" connecting Chivay to the other towns in the valley – ...

Mountain Biking and Condors in the Colca Canyon, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Mountain Biking and Condors in the Colca Canyon

A travel blog entry by hannahwills

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... - and ate about 10m away from local Llama´s and alpaca´s - the big farming/tourist deal in the area. After a 3 hour descent into Chivay  - I was ready to get my creaking back and sore butt off that bike seat - and eat some real lunch! Our guide ...

8 Saturday, Arequipa, Chivay, Chivay, Peru travel blog

8 Saturday, Arequipa, Chivay

A travel blog entry by lisaraewyn

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... woollen goods which are good value. We see Chivay town in the distance sitting prettily a little lower than our highest point. Chivay is 150km from Arequipa and we arrive about 2:30pm. The first part we drive through seems partially deserted and semi ...

Gettin High in the Andes, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Gettin High in the Andes

A travel blog entry by globetreker

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Colca Canyon - Canyons, Cuy and Alpaca, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Colca Canyon - Canyons, Cuy and Alpaca

A travel blog entry by solskjaer20

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... the text and havent saved the bloody file anywhere! So Ill have to go from memory as to what happened here. We arrived in Chivay and dumped our gear in the office at the terminal and took the local bus out to the Colca Canyon and the viewpoint where we ...

COLCA CANYON!!!!, Chivay, Peru travel blog

COLCA CANYON!!!!

A travel blog entry by frances.bates

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Hey guys! Ive just got back from an overnighter at the Colca Canyon up in the Andes.  My first taste of altitude. We left Arequipa at 8.30am, arriving at Pinchollo around 3pm.  Most of the road was the worst gravel, windy, dusty, bone ...

Chivay, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Chivay

A travel blog entry by guycann

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Jesus is my guide, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Jesus is my guide

A travel blog entry by sacolargo

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... as my guide. He later told the group that he was also our spiritual guide for the trip. He was excellent. We arrived in Chivay in early afternoon and were first taken to a restaurant that served a buffet of many Peruvian foods. This included ceviche of ...

En route vers Colca canyon, Chivay, Peru travel blog

En route vers Colca canyon

A travel blog entry by mldc

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... et nos infusion de mate coca. Nous avons vu en liberté 3 cervidés : lamas alpagas et vicunas. Arrivés à Chivay ville désertique nichée dans un "trou" entourée de montagnes volcaniques et sablonneuse. C'est très sec. ...

Chivay, Colca canyon, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Chivay, Colca canyon

A travel blog entry by illestib

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 Arequipa-ból indultunk délelőtt Chivay nevű faluba...érkezés után rögtön zenélésbe kezdtünk a hotel tetején, csodálatos panoráma mellett. A szemben lévő domboldalon a szokásos növényzetbe nyírt kereszttel... Majd a ...

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 ...

Colca Canyon Trek, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Colca Canyon Trek

A travel blog entry by jo_and_chris

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... Colca Canyon At 3am on Tuesday we got picked up from our hostel along with Eric, Sarah, Alicia and Ben (newly made friends from Peru Hop) and drove up the mountains, though snow (at a 4910m-high pass), and into Earth's 2nd deepest canyon. After a dismal ...

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 ...

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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