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“Great place to see condors” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Condor's Cross

Condor's Cross
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Bus from Puno to Chivay
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Portland, OR
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Great place to see condors”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2012

There are some trails along the rim that start here and you can walk around. The scenery is breathtaking. The best time to see condors is when it is warm enough for there to be some thermals in the canyon - if anyone says 8am-10am and they haven't checked the weather, don't believe them. The day we went it was very cloudy in the morning and the condors stayed home until noon when it got warm. Then we saw 8 of them.

Visited April 2012
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“Early birds see the condors”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2012

Yes you have to get up early. Yes the road is rough. But it is a beautiful landscape you travel through and all adds to the anticipation when you get there. We saw 8 condors in about an hour and a half. They are amazing to watch as they wind their way up from the valley to where you are watching. Awesome sight. This is a nice start to what will likely be a long day but nothing good happens easily!

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Seattle, Washington
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“Absolute Beauty & Serenity”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2012

This view point is an excellent place to submerse yourself in the natural beauty of the Colca Canyon. While it is far from everything, it is well worth the trip. I would suggest staying in Cabanaconde so you don't get rushed there and back by your tour guide/bus. The mornings are usually thronged with other tourists, but the late afternoons are not too bad and also provide excellent views. Since most tour buses/guides come in the morning, the afternoons will be less crowded. Going in the afternoon will probably require a stay in Cabanaconde, which is great. This is not the only place to see condors, but it is certainly the most likely since their nests are closer to here.

Visited March 2012
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Lakeland, Florida
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“Condors were great - road was a gut buster”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2011

The ride from Yanque to Condor's cross was 1.5 hours of teeth jarring, gut busting gravel road. We stopped in a little village and for a couple of photo ops along the way. The condors were magnificent.

Visited October 2011
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Lima, Peru
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“The Colca Canyon is a must!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2011

We went to the Colca Canyon. It was my first trip and did not know what to expect.

For me it was fantastic, all those beautiful terraces, the old churches, the beautiful dresses of the ladies. Bought a vest and some purses and some souvenirs, so lovely and well done.

And then the condors flying around us, so many, and the deep canyon where the have some many micro climates, it is wonderful.

At the end going to the hot springs to relax, a perfect end for a lovely day

Visited November 2010
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