If you’ve just bussed or driven in from Arequipa, a good way to acclimatize is to stroll 3km to La Calera Hot Springs and examine the canyon’s (surprisingly shallow) slopes alfresco while lying in the naturally heated pools. The setting is idyllic and you’ll be entertained by the whooping zip-liners as they sail overhead. Colectivos from Chivay cost S1 to S2.