Colca Wasi Kolping Hostel

Siglo XX s/n, chivay , Chivay, Colca Canyon, Peru | Inn
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Travel Blogs from Chivay

It's all about the altitude…

A travel blog entry by kate_5

It was another relatively early morning start today as we headed off to Chivay and the Colca Canyon. We drove through the streets of Arequipa and slowly made our way out of town and up through the mountains and volcanoes that would take us towards Chivay. As we were climbing quite high up in altitude today, we were advised to drink at least 3-4 litres of fluid to remain hydrated. Gladys introduced our group to coca leaves (meant to help ...

Colca Canyon

A travel blog entry by varney


... point way up at 4910m above sea level. Chivay itself was a cute little town, with some great views from the surrounding mountains.

Stayed there for the night (Hostel Intiwasi, included in tour, no heating, little hot water) and then left at 6.45 heading west along the canyon, stopping first in Yanque, then at a lookout and then in Maca before finally heading to our ultimate destination - Cruz del Condor, arriving at around 8.45.

The Grander Canyon

A travel blog entry by beardandblonde


... back into town and a celebratory brass band looped the village continuously, with their rousing melodies; Kay Owen would have been in her element. How you can play a wind instrument at that altitude and temperature is beyond me. It all felt very neighbourly with a strong sense of community, although we were aliens to them it felt a little like home. This place reminded me of watching 'little house on the prairie' with Mellissa, then we would play in our orchard rein-acting ...

Condor? That looks like a giant turkey!

A travel blog entry by lyndsey-martin


... Mr H made it to the bathroom, the hot water had gone, and he was left with a tepid drizzle. (Sorry Mr H!)

We had a couple of hours to ourselves, reading, before we set out to the main plaza in Chivay for dinner. It was pretty cold at night, so we picked a restaurant where we could see a warm fire glowing and settled in for a round of soup, followed by pizza for me and llama curry/stew for Mr H.

We returned to the hostel and had an early night, as ...

2 day trek cañón del colca

A travel blog entry by micka600


... time machine. The guide Abel was great, the group though were all couples which was no fun but able hang with me and we let the group go to take short cuts which was bloody awesome. The group were well in front, no matter. Abel said to me let's see if you can keep up, we twinkle toed down some of the steepest terrain he was like a puma and I a giggling domestic cat. I trusted his steps and we smashed it down the bottom well in front of the ...


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