CHIVAY, THE BASE TO VISIT THE COLCA CANYON
The town of Chivay is the most important to see in the Colca Canyon. It was not only the first founded by the Spanish, who used it as a base, but also because it is the largest and most equipped.
If you are going to visit the Colca Canyon, especially on your own, remember that this is the only place where you will find ATMs and other services such as the police, travel agencies or a bus station in good condition.
Chivay is about 3600 meters above sea level.
There are several things to see in Chivay, such as the main square and the parish of Nuestra Señora de la Concepción, the hot springs and even a planetarium! Nearby is the so-called lagoon of the three colors. In it, apparently, the color changes throughout the day, depending on the temperature, the light, the wind.