$200 to get up at 4am, wait in a line for a bus for one and a half hours, then queue for another hour to enter some old ruins that might be sacred and might not? But we got the classic photos as well as climbing Machu Picchu mountain to have an overview of the surrounding valley and the ruins themselves. We did it, even though it burned a hole in our accounts!!!
Would we do it again?..................Probably Not!
Jan and Antji - the German Circus Freaks
Ed and Lara - The English Dodgy Knees
George and Ali - The Scottish Chemical Experts
Gloria - The Spanish Hippie
Liz - The Peruvian Guide
Day 1 - Admire the spectacular flight of the condors then climb down into the 2nd deepest canyon in the world (The deepest is not the Grand canyon it is the canyon next to the Colca!). Eat lunch and rest till dinner. Walking total: 4/5 hours
Day 2 - Walk through canyon towns and drink wierd but strangely tasty canyon home brew beer. Walk some more until reaching the next sleeping point, which has a nice fresh water swimming pool......AAHH refreshing! Walking total: 2/3 hours
Day 3 - Get up 4.30am then hike up 1400m to the top of the canyon! Then a nice gentle stroll to reach breakfast. After breakfast bathe in the hot spings to relieve all aches and pains! Walking Total: 4/5 hours
A bird watching paradise with Pelicans, Comorants and so many more (see photos). Here the Atacama desert meets the Pacific Ocean. This stretch of coast has the cold Humbolt current running through it which creates a massive diversity of plant and animal life that nowhere else in the world can match. Lesson over.
The spectacular Cordillera Blanca was all around us here and with treks, mountain climbing, horse riding, rafting and all other manner of adventure activities we were spoilt.
We decided to venture deep into the mountains to feel the full force of nature upon us, we started at 4000m and climbed up to a literally breathtaking 5000m to see the beautiful 'Laguna 69' hidden between icey glaciers and mega mountains. During the 3 hour trek and climb to the Lagoon we came across waterfalls, rivers, glaciers all around us, bright coloured flowers and a few horses and cows thrown in for good measure. The scenery here blows you away and we can safely say there is nowhere like this in the world! It was truely a humbling experience that we shall never forget!
A quaint beach village where the surf is good and the living is easy! (However the surf is only good during the high season December to March and most things are shut out of season.....ooopppps). The weather was warm but overcast and muggy for the 3 days we were there...oh well. There was one saving grace though and it came in the form of a liquid heaven!
Ingredients: Milk, Vanilla Ice-cream, Oreo Biscuits
Method: Add all ingredients to blender, blend and serve into a tall glass with a straw!
EL Sueño de Oreo, enjoy! This tastes even better when it is served to you by a breast feeding waitress, we just hope she didnt make it! No shame....hahaha we just didnt know where to look when ordering in case we were rude???
Thank you Otra Cosa!