Las Casitas del Colca
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... Alpaca selfie! (Will upload once decent WiFi!)In the afternoon we chilled out at the local hot water springs, with pools filled with water at 39 degrees naturally heated by volcanoes. Dinner that evening had everyone practicing the without dance, the farmers dance and the yellow fever dance, which involved poor Tim having to lie on the floor pretending to shake with yellow fever whilst being whipped!! Again all on the Go Pro!! Sorry Tim!
Earlier in the year we were near The Grand Canyon, but decided to skip it because we new we would be visiting The Colca Canyon in Peru. What we didn't know is that it is over twice as deep as The Grand Canyon and that we would be doing a 3 day trek down it.
Monday morning the alarm went off at 2:45am and we jumped in a minivan, drove over a pass that put us at 16,000 feet above sea level, strapped on ...
... to stay the night in Cobanaconde and trek into the canyon the next morning. Having read a few blogs about how easy it is to hike independently in the canyon without a guide, we decided to save a bit of money and go it alone. That evening over pico sours and pizza, we purchased a map from our hostel, Pachamama, which did not set our hearts at ease due to its basic, handdrawn illustrations. The woman that worked at the hostel explained to us in fast Spanish how to get ...
... have been inhabited for thousands of years, using pre-Columbian terracing for farming methods. Naturally being a canyon, it covers a huge distance of country and we were only trekking one small part of it, not the deepest. The lowest point that we would reach was 2,180m. Again, the size of these landscapes is impossible to imagine, when at its lowest point, it's still over 2,000m above sea level! We were starting at almost 3,300m!
The tour started at ...
... hour and a half there, and got lots of awesome photos. We watched as so many tourist buses pulled up dropping tourists off and soon the place was packed out. We got to see our friends Gills and Adam again briefly before we got in a small mini van headed back for Cabanaconde. Once back at town we made our way to the beginning of the trail which was a 30 minute walk out of town. It was another Stella day with no ...