On The Road ~ To Colca Canyon Peru 20

This Canyon is reported to be one of the deepest in the world, reaching a depth of 4,160 meters (12,939 feet) it is located northwest of Arequipa.

We are headed to Colca Lodge Spa & Hot Springs

Altitude 11,000 feet

My suggestion is to NOT choose the scenic route, take the highway and that should be about two and a half hours by car or bus. As opposed to seven and a half over several mountain ranges. Though we did see the salt flats and a dam, without the help of many people, we might still be up in the mountains. 😬

Endless mountain ranges and valleys we crossed.

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Salt Flats

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Alpaca crossing

Below are kind people who gave us directions along the way.

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A local shepherd

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The dam, we almost freaked, there was a locked gate blocking our way. Finally a lovely man came out, gave us directions, opened the gate and in ten mins we were lost again.

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This young man literally saved us, he went out of his way to get us out of the mountains and to the highway. A blessing.

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Its getting late we are on the highway and have another hour and a half to our destination.

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This is the highest altitude we got to.

206FD6CF-A59F-484C-8473-5606E3C08DA0Getting closer.

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We made it, we are in the parking lot of  Colca Lodge 🙏🏻

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