Canyons,Condors and high dessertOctober 17 in Peru ⋅ ⛅ 11 °C
Its almost 9am and the Condors have not shown themselves at the Mirador. We are at the Colca Canyon, the second deepest in the world (twice as deep as the Grand Canyon in the US ) .
From Cusco we drove through high mountains ,along lonely lagunas with typical indigenous villages.
We spent the night here at the Mirador having it all for ourselves. But in the morning bus after bus arrives and by 9 the place is packed with tourists,school classes and local visitors.
But what a sight ,when they appear...these huge birds without moving the wings,with the wingspan of a small car, just lifted by the thermic.
In the evening we find some hotsprings nearby, which are often a great place to spent a night (out in the quiet parkinglot after they close) .Read more