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Condor Passed By
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Chivay is a small town in the Peruvian Andes. It's a very pleasant place to stay with good markets but it has some very particular features.
The downside is getting there. it involves a long journey on dirt roads and a pass of almost 5,000m. However two features make this seem insignificant - and the scenery of the trip is of course more memorable than the discomfort. The two wonderful features are first the hot springs where it makes a marvellous experience to lie in water as hot as you want it and look up to the mountains.
The other wonderful feature is its proximity to the Colca Canyon, re-established by recent Polish surveys as the world's deepest. This not only provides spectacular instances of pre-Inca terraces and Inca rock tombs but it's probably one of the world's best places for seeing condors at very short range.
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Arequipa, Chivay and the glorious Colca Canyon. 
Chivay,  Peru 
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