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Chivay, Peru
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All reviews small town above sea level shops and restaurants locals corner souvenirs fountain condor soles
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The townspeople are welcoming and friendly. But they go about their business without hassles. Doesn’t feel like a tourist town. No one tried to sell us anything. Even in the nearby marketplace. Very refreshing.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank bwbeaird
Reviewed 23 August 2018

Chivay is a town in the Colca valley, located at about 3,658 m / 12,000 ft above sea level and lies upstream of the renowned Colca Canyon.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Bob H
Reviewed 9 July 2018

The central square seems to contain most of what there is to see here. The square is just that - four walkways bounded by shops (travel companies, coffee bars, souvenirs), a cobbled/ flagged roadway and a central little park with walkways and grassed areas. The...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Andy F
Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

This is a nice little place but our visit was spoilt by the local strike action in the area by hindering travel . Not very good for the area

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank HomerJSimpson01
Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

Nicely maintained central area, with hedges defining a pattern around the square. Nice central water fountain feature. Attractive decorative columns with Condor sculptures on top around the sides. Lots of bench seating to rest a while and soak up the sun, but don’t forget the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Escape-overseas
Reviewed 12 March 2018

I cam here several times and each time there was the same feeling. Relaxed. Locals. A little bit of fun. Alpacas. Yes there are women dressed in traditional costume with alpacas but if you want a photo, they'll expect around 2 soles as payment. And...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank thetravellingspy
Reviewed 19 December 2017

chivay is not a large place so wherever you are staying in town you can not be far from plaza de armas its interesting and picturesque well worth a look at

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank anthonyjames1000
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

While only small there is history and beauty in the square. Surrounded by historic buildings and the church it has a fountain in the middle, mature trees and well tended gardens. There are shops and restaurants around.

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank AfricaEddie
Reviewed 9 July 2017

very nice plaza, consists many authentical statues and much more than what can be expected in so small town.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank bestsZagreb
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Driving into Chivay is a beautiful experience. The scenery is something else, you are also going up and down and zig zagging down mountain roads to get here. This would be a good enough place to stop the night if you are doing the Colca...More

Date of experience: May 2016
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