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Peru - Day 19 (July 24, 2023)

Arequipa

Description

Tour of Colca Canyon area
Return van trip to Arequipa

Lodging

Hampton by Hilton Arequipa

Details

We were picked up by our ride very early, 6:00 AM. Luckily the resort restaurant was very accommodating so we got to eat breakfast before we left. We had a long and very interesting day touring the area. The first stop was the Cruz del Condor, a fantastic canyon overlook where you can see Andean condors. It was wonderful to see the condors flying overhead - truly amazing creatures.

As we drove we saw Inca terraces used for cultivation, everywhere in Colca Canyon. We stopped in a couple of small towns and did some shopping and eating. We tried jugo de sancayo, a juice made from the fruit of a cactus. It was super refreshing so we had two! Then we returned to Arequipa over the mountains. It had been two days with alot of time in a van, but I am glad we went. It is a unique area. Our tour compadres were Peruvian families from Lima and one couple from France.

When we got back to Arequipa we walked back to La Lucha for another sandwich and a final look at the cathedral at dusk.

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Posted by rewagner 21:22 Archived in Peru

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