Las Casitas del Colca
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Colca Canyon is the deepest canyon in the world, some parts even twice as deep as the Grand Canyon in America.We started our journey in the Colca valley which leads to the canyon. And our first stop was in a small, chilly village called Chivay, located about 4000meters high.The town didn't seem to have much going for it, so after one night we took a collectivo (a local minibus) to the next small village called Yanque. We got dropped off in the ...
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 ...
Our 2:30am alarm was not a welcome sound. In our groggy state we just managed to get our things together in time for our minibus to Cobanaconde, our base for treks into the Colca Canyon. The windy bus ride through the Peruvian antiplano revealed stunning starry skies, dramatic views of the surrounding smoke-spewing volcanos, alpacas and vicunas. After a quick breakfast stop in the provincial capital of Chivay and paying for our boleta turistica we made our way into ...
During my time in Arequipa, I spent a lot of time with Steffi and Nadine, two Austrian girls who had also been on the Peru Hop and who stayed in Wild Rover with me. They had planned to trek the Colca Canyon early in the week, but unfortunately they both took turns at being ill and had to cancel. It did mean though that they re-booked for the date that I was going so we were able to go together. The two day/one night trip with guide, meals, accommodation and stop offs ...
... 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 ...