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Pujío

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5 travelers at this place:

  • Day45

    Reached Cabanaconde

    November 13, 2017 in Peru

    We reached Cabanaconde at 6:30 am bones aching and the internals badly shaken. 😁
    The people in this part of the region had a very different way of dressing than what we had seen till now.
    Cabanaconde has an interesting "feature", there's a lot of street dogs and one or two of them would follow each of the tourists arriving in the town, everywhere. You could walk to the restaurant, go to your hostel, walk to the viewpoints, they'll always be there following you.
    We too were followed all over the main square while we tried to find a place to stay. Finally, we booked ourselves into the International Hostel for S/ 30 for a private room with a shared bathroom. The place is right next to the main square.
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  • Day48

    Off to Cruz del Condor

    November 16, 2017 in Peru

    We woke up early at about 6 am to freshen up and catch the 7 am bus towards Arequipa. On the way, just about 12 kms from Cabanaconde, we planned get off at Cruz del Condor.
    Cruz del Condor is a marvelous place to see the huge Andean Condor. Its the national bird of Peru and was a constant fixture in the Inca icons. The condors start flying early in the morning, taking advantage of the updrafts created by the thermals due to the heating of the land in the early morning sun. From what we had heard, they normally fly away by about 10 am since the early morning thermals are gone by then.
    There are only 2 local buses towards this direction in the morning, one at 7 am and the other at 9 am. We decided to catch the 7 am bus.
    After having a quick breakfast at the main square we caught the 7 am bus for S/ 2 per person. The bus got really full as all the locals use it to travel between the villages. A lot of them got off within the next 10-15 min at various places on the way.
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  • Day48

    Back to Cabanaconde

    November 16, 2017 in Peru

    Back on the main road we started walking towards Cabanaconde. The road hardly has any traffic. We were hoping to catch a bus or get a lift from any other vehicle. After walking for another 1.5 kms we decided to sit along the roadside and wait for a vehicle to pass by. Soon, we got a lift with a school excursion bus going towards Cabanaconde. We reached back at about 5 pm. We immediately went to have our dinner/lunch. After that we were back at our hostel to sleep early. We planned to catch the early morning bus to the hot springs the next morning.Read more

  • Day17

    Down to Cabanaconde on the bike

    September 18, 2017 in Peru

    So that's going to be another superlative (they're all deserved)...the most beautiful bike ride I've ever done! Good thing it's 95% downhill though. As I soon find out, for the little uphill bits, I need to step down, push the bike and pause every 2min. It's still 3300m up here!

  • Day160

    Cañon de Colca

    April 12, 2015 in Peru

    Nachdem wir uns zahlreiche Tour-Anbieter mit lächerlich hohen Preisen angeschaut hatten, haben wir uns entschlossen auf eigene Faust zum Colca Canyon zu fahren...6 Stunden mit den Einheimischen klang sowieso viel spannender!

    Der Colca Canyon ist tiefer als der Grand Canyon in Amerika und an der tiefsten Stelle befindet sich eine (künstlich angelegte) Oase, die wir uns anschauen wollten.
    Normalerweise macht man das an 2 Tagen...einen Tag runter...übernachten...einen Tag wieder rauf, aber wir dachten das schaffen wir auch an einem Tag...
    Haben wir auch, allerdings war es doch sehr anstrengend und höher als die Machu Picchu Besteigung, so dass wir es abends kaum bis 20.00 Uhr geschafft haben. Die Oase an sich war etwas enttäuschend, alles etwas lieblos, aber dennoch den Abstieg wert.

    Bei unserer Rückfahrt nach Arequipa am nächsten Tag haben wir dann noch früh morgens am "Cruz del Condor" angehalten, einem Aussichtspunkt, der tolle Ausblicke auf die heimischen Kondore verspricht.
    Tatsächlich hatten wir auch richtig Glück und konnten die riesigen Vögel schlafend, sitzend, putzend, spielend und fliegend beobachten. Riesig und beeindruckend!
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