Colca Canyon

The next day we left huacachina on route to Arequipa which was a 10 hour night bus. Along the way we stopped at a pisco winery (pisco is the an alcoholic beverage made in peru and is its pride and joy.) We got to see how it got made and also got to try different kinds. Also along the way we got to ser the nazca lines which were pretty cool. We were told we would go up to a view tower to see them… this is the viewing tower.

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When we arrived in Arequipa the British girls kept going on to cusco so that was the first goodbye of many more small quick friendships that you make while backpacking. The bus to the colca canyon left later that morning so we checked out the market before hopping on the bus. The colca canyon is located 4900 meters above sea level and is the second deepest canyon in the world. It is about 4 hours north of Arequipa. Condors rule this canyon and will scavange on deer or cattle. It was amazing seeing them fly over us

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We stayed in a small town called Chivay.  It had a lot of history and was located near the canyon. The next morning we had to wake up at 5 to start heading to the canyon. We went on a hike and enjoyed the views, it was a packed day and left us pretty exhausted when we got back to Arequipa.

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