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Chonta Condor Sighting 2 days

Chonta Condor Sighting Tour

The Chonta Condor sighting tour  is a relatively new activity which combines some of the beautiful Inca sites in the outlying area of Cusco. The Chonta Condor sighting tour allows you to see the spectacular ruins of Killarumiyoc and Tarawasi on the way to Chonta. This was added as part of the magical experience to see the Condor flight at the lookout of Hauacco. From here the views over the Chonta canyon are amazing. At this point we will wait to spot some Andean condors soaring in their natural habitat.

Our Chonta Condor sighting tour is unique . It became as the perfect tour to observe the Majestic flight of the Condor (Sacred animal of the Incas). The big 12 feet wingspan bird soaring over the Chonta Canyon. Taking our Chonta Condor sighting tour you will also experience a short hiking activity. Which is part of the trip to the lookout of Hauacco above the Apurimac canyon. This Chonta Condor sighting tour is a great opportunity for birders. Especially for those who could not arrive to the popular Colca canyon in Arequipa, which is another great place in Peru to experience the Condor sighting tour.

Highlights of Chonta Condor Sighting tour:

  • Visiting the little known Inca site: Quillarumiyoc “Moon Temple” and Tarawasi
  • Activity of Condor Sightings
  • Hike to the lookout of Hahuacco in Chonta
  • Amazing views of Chonta  and Apurimac Canyon
  • Spectacular view of  Mt Salkantay and Humantay
  • Visiting the Chonta community
  • Impressive farming terraces

Overview

Chonta Condor sighting – Sumary:

  • Day 1. – Cusco – Killarumiyoc – Chonta.
  • Day 2. – Chonta – Tarawasi –  Cusco.

Itinerary

Detailed itinerary of Chonta Condor sighting

Day 1: Cusco- Killarumiyoc – Chonta – lookout of Hahuacco

In the morning at 6:00 am travelers will be picked up from their hotels in Cusco.  We then start traveling in our private transport through a picturesque scenery. After 1 hour  of drive we will arrive to archaeological site of Killarumiyoc. Our guide will show us this beautiful and charming place called the Moon temple. Some minutes driving from Killarumiyoc will lead to the lookout for Mt Salkantay, and then we drive to the Valley of Limatambo. From here we will continue driving uphill on the dirty road towards to the community of Chonta (3,400 m).

After 1 ½ hours of hiking (moderate difficulty) we will reach the lookout of Hahuacco. Which has great views of the Chonta canyon and Vilcabamaba mountain range. At this point we will be able to spot over dozens of the Condors soaring in their natural habitat. The Condor flight usually happens in the afternoon. After to enjoy our Condor Sighting activity we walk back to Chonta for 1 ½ hours until to arrive to the campsite.

  • Overnight at Camping
  • Meals included: lunch & dinner

Day 2: Chonta – Tarawasi – Cusco.

We will be waked up with a cup of Coca tea in our tents. Getting up we need to pack all our equipment. After to enjoy a delicious breakfast served by our chef is time to leave Chonta. There will be one hour  drive down to Limatambo Valley to explore the beautiful Inca site of Tarawasi. The guide will transmit us more of the Inca history of this lovely place. To finish our Chonta Condor sighting tour we will drive for 2 more hours to arrive back in Cusco.

  • Meals included: breakfast
  • Best time to do Condor Sighting activity: April to November

Inclusions

Included in Chonta Condor sighting:

  • A quality tour itinerary and personalize service
  • Stops at the Inca sites of Killarumiyoc and Tarawasi
  • Fluent English speaking tour guide
  • Pick up  and Drop off in your Hotel
  • Private tourist transportation
  • Entrance fee to the archaeological sites and Condor sighting place
  • A professional cook to prepare the meals
  • Meals: 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner and snacks (vegetarian option).
  • A night  of camping( with tents and sleeping pad)
  • A duffle bag for essential items
  • Oxygen tank & First aid kit
  • Drinkable boiled water for the second day

Not included in Chonta Condor Sighting:

  • Meals not described on the itinerary of Condor Sighting
  • Tips for the crew (guide, cook and driver)
  • Walking poles
  • Sleeping bag

Recommended things to bring for Chonta Condor Sighting:

  • Accurate dark color clothing (bright colors scare the Condors)
  • Sleeping bag and headlamp
  • A good camera with extra batteries.
  • Binoculars (optional)
  • Warm jacket, Rain gear, wind stopper, Sun hat.
  • Sun glasses, Sunscreen, insect repellent.
  • Small day pack with essential things
  • Extra cash in soles
  • Bottle water 2 liters per person

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