Las Casitas del Colca
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We then entered the cold and dry puna of the National Reserve of Salinas and Aguada Blanca, the home of several camelids. The first is the shy and very pretty wild vicuna. Annually there is the Chaccu festival where a human chain of 1000 people surround and corral some 300 vicunas for shearing. About 1/4 kilo of fibre is obtained from each animal which is tagged so it is only ...
... No sooner had the first three gone more condors magically appeared from somewhere and at one point there were six of them gliding back and forth in the canyon.
More and more tour buses kept arriving at the mirador and the number of people jostling for a view into the canyon was becoming ridiculous. It seems that the condors ...
... sleekest looking of the three and can run at speeds up to 60kph to try outrun pumas. Llamas are the tallest of the three with long straight ears and a long snouted face. The alpaca has more of a squashed face and smaller ears. As the animals can get mixed up on the mountains, the owners will sometimes put markings on them - the most unusual being putting wool through their ears.
... with all the Inka-built terasses still in use by the locals. Thirdly, when you see the Condors with their more than 3 meter wide wing span, flying over your head, you got to love this Canyon for sure. We both were really glad to have had this experience, partly thanks to our awesome guide we had on our trip ...
... excess of 1000m.
The Colca Canyon is pretty much the deepest canyon on the planet (There is another 150m deeper around 100km away but it is very inaccessible so the Colca claims the title). It is twice as deep as the Grand Canyon and the section we were going to hike was only a small section but it was still over 1300m into the canyon bottom. We decided to be completely self-sufficient and take, tent, food etc as it was a public holiday in ...