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Condor Sighting Cusco & Chonta full day

Condor Sighting Cusco

The Condor sighting Cusco tour is a brand new itinerary. A great trip to experience one of the natural wonders near to Cusco – Peru. “The Majestic flight of the Andean Condor” at the lookout of Chonta canyon. This places has breathtaking views over the Apurimac canyon and some of the well know peaks as Salkantay. This day tour became a great opportunity to observe the Andean Condors soaring in their natural habitat.

The Condor sighting Cusco tour is ideal to observe the largest bird of the world flying. The majestic  Andean Condor soaring from the Chonta canyon which forms part of Apurimac canyon near to Cusco. Chonta canyon is one of the deepest canyons in South America and is home to numerous Andean Condors.

With Condor sighting Cusco tour you will experience a moderate hiking activity. This is part of the Condor Sighting activity. This new tour is a great option for many people looking for non-traditional trips. Specially for those who could not visit the Colca canyon in Arequipa to see the  Andean Condor flight.

Highlights of Condor Sighting Cusco:

  • Visiting the little known Inca site: Quillarumiyoc “Moon Temple” and Tarawasi
  • Activity of Condor Sighting
  • Hike to the lookout of Hauacco in Chonta
  • Amazing views of Chonta Canyon
  • Spectacular view of  Mt Salkantay and Humantay
  • Interesting village of Chonta


Condor sighting Cusco – Overview

  • Day 1.- Cuzco – Killarumi – Tarawasi – Chonta- Cusco


Condor sighting tour – Itinerary

Day 1.- Cusco – Killarumiyoc -Tarawasi – Chonta – Cusco

To begin the Condor sighting Cusco tour, you will be picked up from your hotel. We will  drive for one hour to reach Killarumiyoc or Moon temple. Here the guide will explain us all the History of this charming place, we will have time to explore around. After to leave Killarumiyoc there will be 1 hour drive to Limatambo Valley, to see Tarawasi. This ruins are rarely visited by the travelers on the way to Salkantay trek or Chonta lookout of the Condors

From Limatambo we will continue the trip driving uphill on the dirt road towards to the community of Chonta (3,400 m). After 1 ½ hours of walking (moderate difficulty) we will reach the lookout of Hahuacco. Great views of the Apurimac canyon and Vilcabamaba mountain range. With a little bit of luck we will enjoy our Condor sighting activity. Its our opportunity to see the majestic condors soaring in their natural habitat and overflying the Chonta canyon. At the end of the day, we will walk back to Chonta, where we board the bus 3 hours drive back to Cusco.

  • Meals included: box lunch
  • Best time: April to November


Included in the Condor sighting Cusco: 

  • Stops at the Inca sites( Killarumiyoc and Tarawasi)
  • Fluent English speaking tour guide
  • Quality tour itinerary for a personalized service
  • Entrance fee to the Inca sites and Condor sighting Cusco tour
  • Private tourist transportation
  • Box lunch with veggie option
  • Oxygen tank
  • First aid kit.

Not included in the Condor sighting Cusco:

  • Meals not described on the itinerary and snacks
  • Tips for the guide and driver (totally volunteer)
  • Walking poles

Recommended things to bring for Condor Sighting Cusco:

  • Accurate dark color clothing (bright colors scare the Condors)
  • 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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