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Condor's Cross

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Address: Colca Canyon, Cabanaconde, Peru
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3-Day Backpacker Colca Canyon Trek from Arequipa
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Overnight Tour: Colca Canyon Including Horse Riding from Arequipa

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My wife and I have just returned from the 2D/1N trip to Colca Canyon. On day 1 we were picked up from Arequipa and driven to Chivay via a number of scenic spots, then we had lunch... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I have just returned from the 2D/1N trip to Colca Canyon. On day 1 we were picked up from Arequipa and driven to Chivay via a number of scenic spots, then we had lunch at a buffet and finally we were dropped at our hotel. In the afternoon there was an option for going to the hot... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

I can't give this 5 as although i did see condors, they were literally miles away. As a result i could gauge how spectacular they were. That being said, this viewpoint is spacious with toilets and many vendors for drinks and snacks. Views of the canyon are great too.

Thank Daniel C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

It is a great trip to view the Condors and the Colca Canyon. It seems that by November Condors move to the cost, so try to do your trip by the end of October.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Do stay in Chivay or surrounds,it's a great base for reaching the Colca Canyon, some great viewpoints enroute to Condor Cros and these giant chilled out predators. Do leave plenty of time do dit in peace and respect these Sacred Mountains & do have the biggest grin on your face when the thermals are warm enough for the Condors to... More 

Thank debspants
Cusco, Peru
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

I hear we were lucky. There are around 40-50 condors living in the canyon, but we visited during the nesting season, which meant adults tended to stay in their nests. Our guide told us that it was impossible to predict how many would come out, and that sometimes there were days where none did. We got there around 8 am,... More 

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Watching the condors rising from the lower parts of the Colca Canyon is an amazing experience and not to be missed.

Thank iWiebe
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Climbing to the edge of the canyon and seeing Condors flying past is out of this world. You can stay for hours just watching them circle up and down the canyon

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

We stayed in Colca lodge and left at 6.30 without stopping enroute. We arrived around 7.30. We saw around 15 of the 45 condors in the country. All flying one after one. We were apparently lucky. However the show was over by 8.15. Great views of canyon and only about 50 tourists. Some tourists passed us as we left but... More 

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Arequipa, Peru
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Colca Canyon is a great place for scenery. It's a lot of fun just to peak over the side. It's one of the two or three deepest canyons in the world they say. There's a lot of Inca history going on in the canyon, much of it undiscovered by the average tour taker. The condors are impressive, but it's worth... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

What a lovely place. The journey to the cross is filled with great scenery. Then the sight of the condors swooping over the canyon is absolutely amazing. It gets really busy but you can always find yourself a good spot to stand and watch and get some amazing photos. Unmissable.

Thank Marian B

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