Guess what? We had a 5:30 am wakeup call! Awe inspiring vacation, yes. Relaxing, no! Fortunately there were only six of us on the bus, so were able to stretch out and have a good sleep!
After a few hours of driving, we stopped at a viewpoint over Lake Lagunillas. This is a beautiful lake, very high up in the mountains, with sheep and llamas grazing, as well as, yes, you guessed it, craft stands!
The high mountain vistas are spectacular, though, and we are ever so grateful to be riding instead of hiking!
We arrived in Chivay, but there was no one to pick us up. We have been so spoiled on this trip that we didn't quite know what to do! After about half an hour, a man who worked for the bus company offered to drive us out to our hotel, the Colca Canyon Lodge. It was worth the wait, because this is an amazing place!