Day 3 – We made it ….. before breakfast

Andres wakes us at 4:30am for our 5am departure.

Andres is worried about the mule arriving on time. It seems the mule driver is coming from Cabanaconde, exactly where we are heading too. It is considered a 3 hour hike up with a break at each hour.

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Colca Canyon – Day 2 – deserting our guide….unintentionally

We have a good sleep and awake at 7:30am.  We pack our gear, have breakfast and hit the trail at 9am.  It is an hour later than we were suppose too, but everyone seems to be heading out at the same time.  The key is to try and get the hiking done before the heat of the day.

Today is mostly flat and then downhill into the Oasis – our second but different oasis in a week. Everyone is staying in the Oasis but at different hostels.

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Colca Canyon – Day 1

Once again Olga – our russian friend – has done her research in finding a tour guide.  She has found him through a russian travel forum with lots of recommendations.  We go to talk with the guide at 4 pm and even though I had thought Magpie and I would be doing a one day hike, I decide on the 3 day hike.  So… at 4:30pm it is decided, we three are doing the 3 day hike and will be leaving in 10 hrs.  In retrospect it does not leave Andres (our guide) much time to make all the arrangements including all the food.

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Condor’s Pass

We stop here on our way to Cabanaconde. It is only a certain time frame in the morning that you can see the Condor’s flying/gliding.

The lookout terrace is packed with people as there are special tours to come just here.

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