Sunday, 29 May 2011

Canyon and Condors

On the road at 06.30!!! To go to Colca Canyon.

Colca is the second deepest canyon in the world, the deepest one being Cotahuasi Canyon also in Peru. The early start was so we could see condors at Mirador Cruz del Condor.

What a show they put on for us too. There must have been at least 12 condors soaring on the thermals at the cliffs edge.

As far as the canyon is concerned we both agree it is one of the most beautiful places either of us have ever seen (apart from the inside of a pilots wallet of course). It is more than 1km from cliff's edge to river below. The photos we took will not do it justice I feel.

Along the 35 km dirt track to the viewing point we had spectacular views of Inca and Pre Inca terracing

From there, and via last nights hotel to collect one very poorly member of our group who had spent the morning in bed, we made our way back to Arequipa.

Latest Puno news is that we all catch the 8.00 flight out of Arequipa to Cuzco tomorrow and spend 2 extra days there.

Could be a lot worse we could stuck in Puno, which has been under effective siege for quite a few days now.

- Posted from my iPhone

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