Chivay

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Flag of Peru  , Colca Canyon,
Saturday, July 28, 2012

Chivay
At 3,635m Chivay was the start of the acclimatisation process in preparation for the Inca trek. After heaving for air having taken the bags up a couple of stories to our room, the prospect of climbing a 4,700m pass in a few days time became a lot more daunting.

A short drive from Chivay was the impressive Colca Canyon where we got to see the enormous Condors ride the thermals, at times not more than a couple of metres above our head. These guys are massive with a wingspan of up to 3m.

On the drive back we got to try out the roof seats for the first time which was pretty good fun.
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