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Cabana Conde base camp for the hike  

Cabana Conde base camp for the hike

Colca Canyon, Peru

October 2nd 2009
Matt and I left Bolivia for Peru. Our first stop was in Arequipa, the second largest city in Peru. We booked a hiking tour through the Colca Canyon. We watched giant condors gliding on the thermals of the deepest part of the canyon. We walked to the bottom of the canyon and stayed in a local village where I got to try on a traditional andean dress. On the last day we visited an oasis and did some ... read more
South America » Peru » Arequipa » Colca Canyon

Peruvian Flag Ancient Peru was the seat of several prominent Andean civilizations, most notably that of the Incas whose empire was captured by the Spanish conquistadors in 1533. Peruvian independence was declared in 1821, and remaining Spanish forces defeated in 1... ... read more
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