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Condor's Cross

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Address: Colca Canyon, Cabanaconde 04124, Peru
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Overnight Tour: Colca Canyon Including Horse Riding from Arequipa

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We went to watch the condors, the journey there was spectacular, the mountains and stepped valleys were beautiful and dramatic. We were lucky, we saw many condors gliding in the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to watch the condors, the journey there was spectacular, the mountains and stepped valleys were beautiful and dramatic. We were lucky, we saw many condors gliding in the thermals at condors cross and took some amazing photos. We moved away from the crowds after an hour and followed the cliff edge for a few hundred meters and were... More 

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Ponta Delgada, Portugal
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's difficult to get there and you can see the condors, but I think it's a bit crowded and probably they can arrange other spots for this viewing.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

It was an unbelievable experience over 4,900 matters high. One of the most beautiful landscapes I have seen.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

We got up early like the other 100+ tourists who showed up at the Cruz de Condor to watch the giant birds soar on the thermal currents. We waited and waited and occasionally someone would spot a condor either way up high or down in the valley...either way too far away or moving too fast to photograph.The most interesting sighting... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

You're going to pass this en route to Cabanaconde and other towns. Nice place to see the condor's, but many other vistas have similar or better views.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Crowded with tourists. But Condor's Cross viewpoint was spacious so everyone was able to spread out. It was really cool to see the Andean Condors flying around the Canyon. After leaving Condor's Cross, no more than 5 minutes down the road, we saw Condor's flying low over the road. Our tour bus stopped to let us take pictures. Obviously, you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016 via mobile

After just a 2hr journey from Arequipa it is amazing to watch these magnificent birds in flight along the Canyon wall. They performed like they knew they had an audience.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016

This place was better than I expected. When we were there, there were three young condors flying quite close to the view point. Beautiful! Tip: 5 minutes further up the road there is another viewpoint that offers an alternate view. Cruz del Condor was packed with buses but this spot was empty except for us. We save 10+ condors circling... More 

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Sherbrooke, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

When we got there, there was a lot of tourists wanting to see condors (which we had the chance to see). A lot of people, not a lot of space but you get a nice view of the canyon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016

People had told us that we might get to see a few condors if we were lucky but I couldn't imagine we would actually get lucky! I had also expected the condors to be farther away than they are. The viewpoint is just above what seems to be the morning hang-out place for the local condors. We saw around 10... More 

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