Travel Blogs from Chivay, Peru

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Cold Colca calls and Olivia's freeze, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Cold Colca calls and Olivia's freeze

A travel blog entry by glampackers

... with Alberto and Rosi from Venice and the male Dutch couple, which apparently isn't a couple after all, we finally arrive in Chivay. A super happening town. The main square is under construction. There isn't much else there. Cold, tired, dusty and hungry, ...

on the road from Arequipa to Chivay, Chivay, Peru travel blog

on the road from Arequipa to Chivay

A travel blog entry by helenandadam

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... the highest point we visited at 4910m. We were short of breath after only walking about 20m!! We then arrived in Chivay where they love to celebrate until the early hours of the morning with loud brass instruments and drums. They were celebrating ...

Up, Up, Up!, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Up, Up, Up!

A travel blog entry by burkley

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... found a really nice scarf for Maddie at a great price. Coming down from the summit we descended down the mountain pass to the town of Chivay which sits at 3600 metres. This was our base for the night. After the five hour drive we had time at the hostel to ...

Day at the colca canyon, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Day at the colca canyon

A travel blog entry by chrisblock

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So today we made a ridiculously early start. Was up at 3.15am for a 4am departure. The logic behind the early start was that the condors in the valley are more likely to be flying in the morning. It was a three hour drive to the colca canyon, during ...

Off to the Colca Canyon, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Off to the Colca Canyon

A travel blog entry by kfamily

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Arequipa Weather fine, temperature 23-9 degrees Colca Canyon weather fine, temperature 11-5 degrees 4,800 metres above sea level Last night we had a lovely dinner in a place called Zig Zag, Arequipa. There was a trio of meat, pork, beef and llama.  ...

Flight of the condors, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Flight of the condors

A travel blog entry by kfamily

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Weather started off cloudy but cleared. Temperature was 22 to 5 degrees. 4,800 metres above sea level This morning was freezing when we left the hotel at 7am to go to the canyon so we could see the condors.  There were some dirt roads but no ...

Colca, Day 1, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Colca, Day 1

A travel blog entry by kkporshay

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... feel terrible - sick and woozy, altitude? Possibly - could also be lack of sleep and undigested guinea pig. Breakfast buffet in Chivay– all the good stuff (pancakes and strawberry yoghurt) is consumed before my arrival so I stick to bread and jam, ...

3 days Trek in the Colca Canyon... Wouah!, Chivay, Peru travel blog

3 days Trek in the Colca Canyon... Wouah!

A travel blog entry by marilyneg

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... but as the bus had a technical problem (something to do with the muelle) we ended up spending the whole day in Chivay that was 2 hours away from Cabanaconde. At 4pm, the bus got finally repaired and we decided to still go down the Canyon the ...

Day 8 - Chivay to Puno, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Day 8 - Chivay to Puno

A travel blog entry by also

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Alan's blog: Up early again (there's no sleeping in on this trip....) and we're off again and climbing out of the valley, saying good-bye to the fabulous Collagua terraces. At the high point of the pass we stopped for a group photo at 4910 metres. On to ...

Colca Canyon, Peru, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Colca Canyon, Peru

A travel blog entry by natalie.1986

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... plan for the next two days. How wrong I was. An early start and a five hour ride in a crazy minivan later we arrived in Chivay where we'd be staying for the night. All in agreement we quickly headed down to the hot pools for a few hours of relaxation, ...

Wanderlust und wieder heisses Wasser, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Wanderlust und wieder heisses Wasser

A travel blog entry by mabj

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Wir fuhren dann wieder nach Chivay zurück, dass wir am nächsten Tag gleich losfahren konnten Richtung Cusco. In Chivay in der Stadt kauften wir wieder auf dem Markt ein. Als ich etwas in den Abfall schmeissen wollte, sah ich eine alte Frau wie sie nach ...

E. I. Chalhuanca, what a community spririt, Chivay, Peru travel blog

E. I. Chalhuanca, what a community spririt

A travel blog entry by wendy.batey

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... Percy has promised to look into provision of at least some investigation by the students into what options exist in Arequipa and Chivay and how students can apply.  The kids knew absolutely nothing even though some of them are thinking they might ...

Wake-up call to see condors, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Wake-up call to see condors

A travel blog entry by patrick_viajero

... back on the bus on more bumpy roads to see the condors... The Colca Canyon is astoundingly beautiful.  It's deeper than the Grand Canyon and is the second deepest canyon in the world, second only to Cotahuasi, also in the Arequipa region of ...

Le Colca: C'est beau, mais c'est haut, Chivay, Pérou travel blog

Le Colca: C'est beau, mais c'est haut

A travel blog entry by chrisetsergio

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Nous voici donc en route pour le Colca. Le canyon le plus haut (ou le plus profond, ça dépend ou on se trouve) du monde. L'ascension se fera en minibus avec une guide qui nous explique tout ce qu'il faut savoir sur la zone: Les volcans qui ...

From the Highest Lake to the Deepest Canyon, Chivay, Peru travel blog

From the Highest Lake to the Deepest Canyon

A travel blog entry by andy-louise

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... ladies were there with their alpacas selling handicrafts). From there the road zigzagged down the mountains to the dusty little village of Chivay, at the head of Colca Canyon and where we would be spending the night – by candle-light as it turned ...

Canyon  Colca valley, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Canyon Colca valley

A travel blog entry by rien

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... (soroche genaamd).  Onderweg allerlei prachtige vergezichten waar je mond werkelijk van openvalt. Na aankomst in het kleine plaatsje Chivay, dat op ruim 3500 meter ligt, check ik in bij hotel Anita. Een basic maar schoon hotelletje dat aan het ...

Stars, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Stars

A travel blog entry by tannoreth

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... a group of German children. It makes you feel rather left out. After passing though a few villages (rather touristy things) we ended up at Chivay where we were to spend the night. I stayed at a small hotel a few blocks from the Plaza des Armas. I walked ...

Puno-Chivay, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Puno-Chivay

A travel blog entry by kev1875

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... Cañhaus for sandwich and Muña tea with great views of the volcanos, which I now can't mind the name off. Arriving in Chivay, the hotel was the most basic I had been in and freezing. One night only though. It was only a short ride away from 'La ...

Colca Canyon Is a Go, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Colca Canyon Is a Go

A travel blog entry by janet306

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So it turns out that the earthquakes occurred two days before our hike and some of the path down was blocked by debris. Louise decided to skip this hike and the remaining five decided to go anyway. If the path was too dangerous we would turn back. ...

Condors and Altitude..., Chivay, Peru travel blog

Condors and Altitude...

A travel blog entry by pyrosurfer

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Leaving Arequipa behind on the 12th, we began the climb up into the Andes, towards Chivay and the neighbouring Colca Canyon with a massive depth of 4160 metres. Trouble is, being that depth, I had to travel up to over 4500 metres to get there... For about ...

Day Three - Chivay, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Day Three - Chivay

A travel blog entry by olive_22

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... feel bad. I know they are poor and I would love to buy something from every one of them but it's impossible. When we arrived in Chivay we checked into our hotel, The Colca Inn. It was pretty nice place for the price and only a short walk to the plaza. ...

The Colca Canyon, itīs twice the canyon yours is., Chivay, Peru travel blog

The Colca Canyon, itīs 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. Itīs 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 Iīve ...

like the Grand Canyon, except bigger and better, Chivay, Peru travel blog

like the Grand Canyon, except bigger and better

A travel blog entry by dom_phyta

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Some more stunning scenery to alleviate the long drive; mountain roads are spectacular but slow. The only disappointment being falling just 50 feet short of 16,000 peak altitude. It was amazing to see locals going about their everyday lives, farming the ...

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 ...

Caņon del colca, Chivay, Peru travel blog

Caņon 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 Llamaīs and alpacaīs - 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 ...

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