Las Casitas del Colca
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... a good idea to get some fresh air and we took a walk to a viewpoint over looking the canyon. It was such a nice clear day with not a cloud in the sky so the canyon looked especially amazing. After our walk we went back to the hostel to use the wifi up on the terrace before getting hungry and finding a cheap local place to eat. Only s/6 got us a soup, main and a hot cup of tea it was brilliant! After dinner we were buggered so it was time to call it a ...
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 ...
... for everyone. The next part of our itinerary was to cycle 15 km to the village of Cabanaconde. After a few minutes of downhill riding, we rounded a bend and were faced with 1km of uphill. Even with a bit of speed from the downhill and heaps of gears to drop down to, the thin air at this altitude was a test for everyones lungs. We all made it though and huffed and puffed for a while at the top of the hill where another three condors could be seen flying.
... see from Arequipa, was stunning.
We continued our drive towards Colca Canyon, passing a lagoon full of Andean geese before climbing up onto the pass which had views over to the smoking Sabancaya volcano and Ambato, next to it, where "Juanita" was found.
We got up at 5.30am to begin the long 16km hike out of the canyon to get our bus back to Arequipa. We were lucky that for about the first day in a long time it was cloudy so the sun was beating down on us for the climb. We made good time until we reached part of the track that had disappeared due to a huge landslide. We either had to attempt to jump across a sheer section that was still falling away for attempt a long ...