Nowhere in Peru is better for watching condors in flight than the Colca
The Colca Canyon is the fifth deepest canyon in the world at 3200 meters, after the Cotahuasi Canyon and the principal vantage point in the valley is Cruz del Condor, where you can see condors flying down from the mountains to the sea every morning.
You need at least three days for a visit to Colca: to enjoy its enchanting villages, each with its own special characteristics. For example Chivay is the starting point for the trip, where you decide whether you are going to take the left or right bank of the River Colca. On the right bank are Coporaque, Ichupampa, Lari and Madrigal; while Yanque, Achoma, Maca, Pinchollo, Cabanaconde and Tapay are on the left. To the north east an unmade road leads to the villages of Tuti, Callalli and Sibayo.
Embroidery from Colca is famous throughout the country for its colour and beautiful finish. The villages of the Colca give the traveler the chance to live the simple country life through community experiences with lodgings and meals.
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