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Day 8: Colca Canyon and Arequipa

May 6th 2011
After an early morning start of 5.30am, we drove 2 hours to the Colca Canyon on the bumpiest road we have ever been on. We stopped at a lookout point where we could see the Condor's flying. They are massive birds, some with wing spans of 3m. We went for a short hike to a few other lookout points so we could look down at the canyon and take some photos. The canyon is 3400m deep at the lowest po ... 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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