Thursday, March 22, 2012

South America Day 17: Arequipa to Colca Canyon

January 2012

Up "late" today at 7:30 am to catch the bus to the Colca Canyon. DH was the only one who managed to catch a glimpse of the volcano peaks that surround Arequipa.

We drove for about 2 hours, stopping to take pictures of the Vicunas.

We then drove for another 1.5 hours, passing over the highest point at 4,915 m (not stopping due to the bad weather). We checked into our hotel before enjoying a buffet lunch, which included BBQ Alpaca.

After lunch we went on a bit of a walk to explore the area.

We decided to visit the hot springs, which were surprisingly good in the rain.

That night we had dinner at a local Andean restaurant, trout for me and chicken with the yellow pepper sauce for DH.

Mama Yachi

Mama Yachi lunch buffet
Mistituris (you could probably find somewhere better)

Chivay Hot Springs

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