Look at these fine cabs called mototaxis that take you for just S/ 1 anywhere in Chivay
The white hats worn by women at the east end of the canyon are usually woven from straw and embellished with lace, sequins and medallions.
At the west end the hats have rounded tops and are made of painstakely embroidered cotton -->
Visit of the local market. Peru has thousand varieties of potatoes and corn
These are not mushrooms but potatoes!
The Sabancaya volcano (5976m) is fuming all the time. Behind it, Ampato where "Juanita" was found (see Arequipa, page before)
Hiking at 3605 meters above sea level!
Our hiking trail
That's how people work their fields
On the left a lady of the Callagua with an Alpaca and a lady of the Cabana clan with a lama
What a crowd to see the condors!
Our lovely guide, River, showing us where he grew up in San Juan de Chuccho about 1200 m down the valley
Walking along a levada and through a narrow tunnel, which was not easy for Volker
We tried these 3 exotic fruits: sancayo, tuna and pepino
Showing us the terraces all over the canyon and saying goodbye to the Colca Canyon
A lost stroll through Chivay and its market and back to the hotel with a mototaxi for S/1 from the taxi stand at the Plaza Principal. We took the one on the left.
Reserva Nacional Salinas Y Aguada Blanca
Andean Flamingo vs Chilean Flamingoes
Guess what our guide is trying to show me? Of course, how to chew coca leaves! You can see it from my face, it's really not my cup of tea!
Picnic in high altitude
Bosque de Piedras (Stone Forest)