Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Cotahuasi Canyon, the drive
I am just going to hit some highlights. Tiffany´s blog is more in-depth:tiffany3h.blogspot.com.
We left Sat. morning at 7. It as a very long van ride with a few stops, nothing too exciting. The ride was about 60% gravel/dirt roads. From the top of the canyon(see sunset from van pic) to the town of Cotahuasi was about an hour and a half down crazy switch backed roads with no guard rails. A mistake meant certain death in most places. Luckily, our driver Sergio was awesome.
We had dinner at a nice hotel in Cotuasi. Cotahuasi is a dusty, not particularly attractive pueblo with some of the best views I have ever seen. Unfortunately the pics just do not do it justice. We had to get up early so we went to bed.