The Mirador – Cruz del Cóndor
The Mirador Cruz del Condor is located in the district of Cabanaconde in the annex of Pinchollo, is located approximately 42 km from Chivay.
In the Cross of the Condor the road passes to the edge of the canyon. Below the Colca river flows to a depth of 1,200 meters while the wall of the forehead, reaches 3,100 meters in height on whose peaks are seen the perpetual ice and below for condors fly majestic. Experiences from previous visitors indicate that the panorama from there is “spectacular”.
The Mirador Cruz del Cóndor, is a privileged place to observe the depth of the canyon, the vegetation and, above all, the flight of the condors, the true king of the whole area of the Colca Canyon. In addition, a far as you can see the volcanoes Coropuna and Ampato, that the beauty adds to the natural landscape. Undoubtedly from the Mirador Cruz del Cóndor you can take some of the most beautiful photographs in Peru.
The Colca Valley is an enormous geological formation that was born thanks to the erosion of the river. This process did not happen overnight; It lasted for thousands of years. And as a result of this the canyon has a narrower part from the Cross of the Condor.
This viewpoint is a natural spectacle and an interesting experience for the visitor. It has built a large cross and a small stone wall for the comfort of tourists.
While the most striking is that you can appreciate the flight of the Condor in all its splendor, here too we can for the maximum depth of this canyon, which is characterized by being one of the deepest in the world.
The condor sighting usually takes place from 8 to 10 am. The birds take a considerable height and then follow the currents of air that go to the coast, and this is where they will find their food.
How to get?
The Mirador de la Cruz del Cóndor is one of the most visited attractions in the region of Arequipa, which is located about 40km from Chivay. To realize this spectacular adventure in contact with nature, enter HERE.
From the viewpoint, you can continue walking along the edge of the canyon, ILE TOURS PERUVIAN TRAVEL CORPORATION has packages prepared to your measure.
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