From Arequipa we took a mini bus up into the Andes towards the deepest canyon in the world (Colca Canyon). Since we were going to be reaching an altitude of 4900m we did as the locals do and chewed on coca leaves ( very bitter!) but they seemed to work.
After many stops to admire the view we arrived in a small mountain town called Chivay. We quickly dumped our stuff in the hostel and went to relax in the nearby volcanic hot springs. Sooooo relaxing!
Later, we went to dinner and enjoyed local music andf dancing. We were both ushered to the dance floor and made to dress up in Andean gear. Ben even tried on the women's clothes and Sarah was lifted over the man's shoulder and made to lie on the floor- very bizarre.
The next day was an early start so we could go and see the condors fly over the canyon. We saw 8! So beautiful.