|A very early start to a fantastic day. We get up to meet the tour bus at 3am and travel for 4 and a half hours to the town (shanty town) of Chivary where we have a quick breakfast and then into the bus for another hour. Finally we arrive at the Colca Canyon and take our places on the sheer cliff face to await the Condors taking flight in the early morning thermals - Absolutely fantastic!! The birds are gliding at eye level and so close you feel that you could just reach out and touch them.
After this we travel down to some lovely hotsprings and soak for an hour, however having a flat tyre on the way.
Then a loooooooong drive back to Arequipa.