05.05.2013 - 07.05.2013
We left Cusco on a really posh bus and arrived in Arequipa, Peru's second largest city. From here we did a trip to the Colca Canyon. This is a deep canyon that was apparently discovered by polish people. We drove for a couple of hours to get to the condor cross where we saw over 10 huge condors soaring higher and higher as the morning sun warmed up the canyon below. They were so huge and graceful. They live for 60 years and mate with the same partner for life.
Afterwards we drove further and got out at various viewpoints. We then had a soak in some hot springs that were very hot! They were next to a river at the bottom of a valley. It was very picturesque and relaxing. We then went to a viewpoint where we could see volcanoes. This was the highest we've been on the whole trip - 4,900m and there wasn't a lot of air!