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The condor is one of South America's most emblematic birds. With a wingspan of up to 10 feet, the soar above the high mountaintops and glide majestically in search of prey. The Andean Condor sports a distinctive black coat and trademark white collar and take advantage of the ascending air currents for their majestic glide above the high peaks.

A short distance away from Bariloche is Cerro La Buitera, one of the best places to see condors in the wild here, sering as a shelter and nesting place for the iconic birds. The thick walls that form part of La Buitrera are toba rocks that were formed with volcanic ash. The erosive action of the water and the wind worked small circular holes into the thick walls and created perfect homes for the condors, some 1,400 metres above sea level. A short hike leads us to a wonderful vantage point where you will be able to see and photograph the birds.

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