After doing the Jungle Trek to Machu Picchu, me and Chani were “toured out“. No way that we were gonna go onto another tour in Arequipa…
We went to the local bus station, bought a ticket to Chivay and then we took it easy from there. In the same afternoon we walked to the local hot springs of Chivay and we got healed from all kinds of diseases that we did not even know that we had haha.
Next day – following the “instructions“ of the Lonely Planet we made our way to Yanque and back to Chivay– and the hike was sooooooo beautiful. There were almost no tourists around and we were enjoying the silence and of course the beautiful landscape of the Colca Cañon. We passed pre-Incan terraces that are still in use for agriculture, small cute villages and hanging tombs on some cliffs close to a river. In Yanque we found some hot springs that were AMAZING. We had them all to ourselves; a pool with really really hot thermal water that was coming directly out off the earth. QUE RICO!!!
We really enjoyed this short trip to the canyon – even though we did not really see much of it as we had not more time.