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Pre-Inca terracing in the Colca Canyon

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Climb Condors Cross

Condor’s Cross is situated on top of one of the steepest sides of the Colca Canyon. It is in these forested slopes that the families of condors nest, and you are more than likely to see several take to the air and glide on the thermals.

Climb Condors Cross, Peru

A very early morning start is needed to travel from your hotel to Condor’s Cross (Cruz del Condor, otherwise known as El Mirador), situated on top of one of the steepest sides of the Colca Canyon.

It is in these forested slopes that the families of condors nest, and you are more than likely to see several take to the air and glide on the thermals. It is a place where the condors can swoop surprisingly close to the gathered observers, meaning that this can be a truly magical experience as the wingspan of these mighty symbols of the Andes (and the largest flying bird in the world) can reach 3 metres.

You then have the rest of the day at leisure to explore the local area or to relax back at your hotel but please note that the driver and guide remain at your disposal for the rest of the day should you wish to use their knowledge of the local area.

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