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Reviewed 19 November 2017

The hint is in the name and though people go there and don't get any sightings we were fortunate and managed to see a couple of the giant birds in their natural habitat.

Believe me it beats watching paint dry or waiting for pandas to breath in Chengdu!

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Jeffertonian
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Reviewed 17 November 2017

condor cross and colca canyon and valley is an amazing sight seeing the condors is well worth it but just for the views in themselves this excursion is well worth it I would recommend

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank anthonyjames1000
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Reviewed 16 November 2017

We visited Cruz del Condor, I believe, in the best possible conditions.
Our tour started very early in Chivay; then we made some stops along the way, at the sights in the villages of Yanque and Maca, but also to get to the mirador at the most advantageous time to observe flying condors.
Our guide explained that our visit in July (which in Southern emisphere is equivalent to the deep winter) was well-chosen, as the Austral summer is less cold; but here is also the rainy season,.
And rains at this altitude (the Mirador is almost 3300 mts., the bottom of the canyon is about 2100 mts.) are in the form of snow. So, somewhat paradoxically, the snow in the Canyon falls in "summer" and not in winter.
In snow time, therefore, condors can not get food, so they migrate on the coast, competing for their preys with vultures and other birds. But in July they are all here.
In fact our sightings were very numerous. I calculate that we had at least thirty condors at close range within about half an hour.
The place is crowded with tourists, so it's the worst condition you may imagine for those who love loneliness. But there are the condors, also. And the excitement of seeing the majestic flight of these birds, which on the Mirador come from everywhere (from below, from above, on your side) overcomes all side problems.

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

While we only saw 2 condors over ninety minutes this was a beatiful place to sit and enjoy the beauty.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank AfricaEddie
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Reviewed 10 October 2017

What a stunning view to see the majestic condors gliding on the currents of air. Magical. BeUtiful mountain range.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Rosemarie P
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