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Tapay Viewpoint - Cabanaconde

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Do you want to appreciate the flight of the condor and the view of the Colca Canyon? Then, you can't miss the opportunity to visit the Tapay Viewpoint.

This natural observatory is located approximately 3,600 meters above sea level, where the main attraction is the flight of condors, you will also witness other birds of the area and an amazing view in depth of the Colca Canyon. At the same point, you will see the Chila Mountain Range along with the archaeological sites of Otupara, Kakatapoy and Kosñirhua, which are accompanied by the nearby villages and surrounding landscapes.

Tapay Condor Viewpoint

The Tapay Condor Viewpoint is a place to encounter nature and the king of the Andean skies.

The condor is a highly respected animal in southern Peru, because since ancient times its presence was even imposed in the mythology of the pre-Inca and Inca culture. In the latter, before colonization, this being was appreciated as a species of great traditional and immortal value, for being considered as protector of the "Hanan Pacha" which in Spanish means "The land of the sky and the future".

The access schedule to the viewpoint is free, where you can stay all day long, however, it is advisable not to go too late because it is better to arrive at the viewpoint during the morning, so you can have more opportunity to see the aerial displacement of the condor.

Tapay Viewpoint
Tapay Viewpoint - Cabanaconde Photo: @flyingshoes

Where is it located?

The Tapay Viewpoint is located in the Cabanaconde district, 46 km from the province of Caylloma and belongs to the Arequipa region.

Why take a sightseeing tour to Tapay?

Because it is an interesting destination that gives you the opportunity to meet the Andean condor in its natural habitat, respecting its home.

Likewise, it is a perfect place for adventure trekking, since near the Tapay Viewpoint there are other attractions that you can visit and take with you pleasant experiences visiting the different tourist destinations that Tierras de los Andes offers in the city of Arequipa.

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