Day 11 (16.09.18) - Colca Canyon
After the Grand Canyon in Arizona 🇺🇸, the Colca Canyon is, so I’m told, the second deepest canyon in the world, and is the best place to see the Andean condor 🦅 up close in its natural habitat. I’d booked onto the 2-day tour for $28 which including the cost of one night’s accommodation at a hostel. However, all visitors to the Colca Valley still need to pay an entrance fee of around $20 upon arrival. 🇵🇪
Colonial Tours had arranged to pick me up from my hostel at around 7.30am. Before we set off on our long 4-hour journey to the town of Chivay in the Colca Valley, we picked up a few others. 🇵🇪
Along the route, we stopped to take photos of the Vicuñas and Alpacas in a national park. We made a few other stops to take some photos of the spectacular views of the valley.
Upon our arrival in Chivay, we headed for some lunch and I’d decided to go for a walk around the town. The alternative option was to go to a hot spring but as our time was limited here, I opted to go for a walk. The town is very small and quiet. There’s something quite eerie about it. You could walk around the whole town in just a few hours. Interesting and beautiful enough though. 🇵🇪
Later in the evening, we all met up for dinner with our guide and went to a local Peruvian folklore show, where we were encouraged to partake in the local dancing and singing. I didn’t really have much choice, having been dragged up. It was thoroughly enjoyable and a great way to end the day. 🇵🇪
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