DAY 89 – 90 11th October – 12th October: Colca Canyon, Peru
Hacienda Canco, Peru
DAY 89 - 90 11th October - 12th October: Colca Canyon, Peru
We left the hotel at 7:00am to head to the Colca Canyon - which was a 6hour bus journey to place town nearby called Chivay. That afternoon we went on a little walk around then headed to some hot springs before dinner. The next morning we woke up at 5am to head to the Canyon in hope to see some Condors. Colca Canyon is a canyon of the Colca River in southern Peru. Peru's third most-visited tourist destination with about 160,000 visitors annually, it's located about 100 miles northwest of Arequipa. It is more than twice as deep as the Grand Canyon in the United States at 13,650 depth, and it is promoted as the "world's deepest canyon," although the canyon's walls are not as vertical as those of the Grand Canyon. The Colca Valley is a colorful Andean valley with pre-Inca roots, and towns founded in Spanish colonial times, still inhabited by people of the Collagua and the Cabana cultures. The local people maintain their ancestral traditions and continue to cultivate the pre-Inca stepped terraces.
We arrived at the Colca Canyon at 7:30am and went for a little walk around it before spotting some condors. They were massive the biggest Condor had a wing span of three meters. They were very graceful. After this around 9am we headed back on our 6 hour journey to Arequipa.