If you want see the majestic Andean Condor, head straight to Colca Canyon. The canyon’s southern rim usually offers particularly rick pickings, with condors often nearby, banking and wheeling on thermals in early mornings and evenings. The birds are not the only enchanting sight around here. At twice the depth of the Grand Canyon and a 100 km in length, the canyon itself is truly spectacular, and any trek reveals its majesty and variety, from the cool, cacti-strewn plateau to the balmier canyon floor, with its palm trees and ferns, and characterful traditional villages. All the while Inca terracing, the rushing Colca River, and the canyon’s stupendous twisting walls, like a geology pop-up book, are your constant companion.