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.
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.
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.