Cruz del Cóndor
Lonely Planet review
You can continue on foot from Pinchollo to Cruz del Cóndor in about two hours or flag down any passing bus headed toward Cabanaconde. This famed viewpoint, also known locally as Chaq’lla, is for many the highlight of their trip to the Cañón del Colca. A large family of Andean condors nests by the rocky outcrop and, with lots of luck, they can occasionally be seen gliding effortlessly on thermal air currents rising from the canyon, swooping low over onlookers’ heads. It’s a mesmerizing scene, heightened by the spectacular 1200m drop to the river below and the sight of Nevado Mismi reaching over 3000m above the canyon floor on the other side of the ravine.