Day 8: Colca Canyon and Arequipa


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May 6th 2011
Published: May 6th 2011
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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 point, and the scenery was amazing. After the walk we drove back to Chivay to pick up some snacks for the bus ride home. We got amazing 50 centimo icecreams (about 15 cents NZ!). We are now back in Arequipa for the night, and are leaving bright and early again at 7am tomorrow morning for Cuzco.


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condors!
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stunning vviews of the condors and colca canyon
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very uninformative sign!!
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i love my cactii!
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these women are everywhere!!!!
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A peruvian hat!


8th May 2011

Fantastic!
Elle and Rach we are rapt that you are both having such a ball! Your photos of the canyon and the condors are soooo cool. It's an adventure made in heaven. Cal has got such itchy feet again looking at your photos and wishes he was back in South America. I'll bet you and your team are going through a ton of suntan lotion - the weather looks amazing! Apologies for spelling 'dessert' incorrectly in last blog. All these 'deserts' and 'desserts' have wetted my appetite for more travel adventures myself! Loads of love, Mum (Bev)
9th May 2011
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Think this one is really amazing ! xx

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