Travel Blogs from Yanque
... altitude!). We also hung out with llamas who were very friendly and hungry! We eventually reached Paso de Patopampa. The highest pass in Peru! There were local ladies selling their handicrafts. This is thought to be the highest shopping spot in the world!! ALTITUDE: 4910 m above sea level You can definitely feel it. But with proper medications and lots of coca tea... You're ok!! We finally arrived in Chivay. A small community of about ...
... hours! Five hours of staircase hell. The only thing that kept us going was the stone baked Alpaca pizza awaiting us at our hostel. Imagine the donkey and carrot or the fat man on a treadmill with a cupcake enticing him, but with us and a pizza. The primary attraction drawing backpackers and tourists to Colca Canyon is the 'Cruz del Condor', where Condors grace and own the skies. The canyon is home to the Andean Condor, a species at the epicentre of global conservation ...
... a free walking tour which is put on by the tourist centre. The tour went for over 3 hours and was fantastic. If any of you happen to be dropping by Cath and I recommend it. Dinner not too far away from where we were staying, we decided on Alpaca steaks in red wine. Not too bad, a very lean meat. After dinner, the group decided local bar, while sharing a drink, two people felt a tremor. Cath also felt it but the rest of us thought they were imagining ...
... br> Roy, where I hoped to spend the night. Thankfully it was the wide, less steep
path up – it was nice to use different muscles for the 1/2hour it took me to
get there and flop.
Had me sarnies and a lukewarm Arequipena beer while watching
all the others descending the Canyon. A group was coming later so got a rustic
room for 10 soles, same price as the beer – not cheap here as no roads so
... made a bee-line for a women with a sizeable eagle and a Llama. The eagle jumped on his arm as Tim posed for photos, and then the lady moved it to his head, luckily he was wearing a hat. What an exciting start for his day!!
The Three Condors
Once upon a Monday morning there were three andean condors, two males and a female. The two males glided back and forth just above the fog and lower down from the viewing platform of Colca Canyon. ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service