Spectacular scenery all around! It was a wonderful ride from Lake Titicaca to the town of Chivay in the Colca Canyon. We spent four days there, giving us time to explore the canyon and relax as well. This is one of the deepest canyons in the world (everybody measures differently, so there are a lot of claims the being “the” deepest).
It’s all about the scenery, so here are some photos:
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Between Lake Titicaca and Colca Canyon.
At the top of the last pass before descending into the canyon.
Notice the altitude on Tom's GPS. That's 16,050 feet!
The town of Chivay down below.
Welcome to Chivay, 12,000 feet above sea level.
Before the canyon gets too deep.
My new favorite picture of me riding. (That's me in the tunnel.)
Waiting for a condor. See the river down below.
Cabanaconde, another town in Colca Canyon.
Taking the back way.
Relaxing in the Chivay plaza on a Sunday afternoon.
Across the river from Chivay.
Evening in Chivay.
Evening sky in Chivay
Torre Blanca leaving Colca Canyon.
Climbing to another pass
The afternoon dark skies are getting to be a theme.
No rain today.