Chonta

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Group service
N/A
 
Prices
 
Private service
2 pax - $180 USD
3-5 pax -$150 USD
6-8 pax - $130 USD
9+ pax - $100 USD

Difficulty: 

Average

Length: 

Full day

Brief description: 

At “Mirador del Cóndor Chonta” we will enjoy the majestic flight of the Andean condor in it’s natural habitat.

“Peruvian Paths & Adventures” invite you to visit this new tourist route option outside the city of Cusco, known as the Canyon of the Andes Condor.

Located in the Apurimac River Canyon in the community of Chonta within the district of Limatambo, Cusco.

It is an adventure highly recommended for lovers of Andean culture and bird watchers. We will see the Condors (Vultur Gryphus), Eagles, Hawks, Kestrels, and Hummingbirds.

It is an excellent place to meet the largest and most sacred bird that was considered in the time of the Incas as an Andean spiritual messenger.

During the trip to the Condor Canyon we can also appreciate the beautiful cultural attractions such as the Archaeological Zone of Killarumiyoc, Tarawasi and other natural attractions such as mountains, gorges, rivers and snowy mountains.

Itinerary

Day 1:

Cusco - Quillarumiyoc - Tarawasi - Chonta - Canyon Del Condor

At 06.00am our private transport will pick you up from your hotel and we will start our drive to Limatambo for around 2 hours.

On the way we will have excellent views of the deep valleys formed by steep mountains. We will stop at 2 Archaeological sites on the way; Quillarumiyoc - also known as the Temple of the Moon and Fertility, you will be able to admire the sculpture in the form of a Half Moon.

Next we will stop at Tarawasi, it was a place of rest for the Inca pilgrims, we will observe in the construction the style of incrustation of rock used in its walls.

Continuing our journey along the track up to the Huayronca bridge, from here we will take an unpaved road to the community of Chonta. We will ascend to a height of 3400m.

During our ascent we will stop to take photographs of the surrounding views of the Salkantay Mountain Range.

We will arrive at the community of Chonta at approximately 12.00pm where there we will have a delicious lunch prepared by our professional chef in Andean cuisine, whilst observing the snowy mountains and valleys.

After lunch we will start our walk to the viewpoint for around 1 hour and a half to 3350m. From the viewpoint we will be able to observe the Andean Condors for about 2 hours.

We will head back to the community of Chonta where our private transport will be waiting to take us back to Cusco, arriving around 7.00pm.

Included:

  • Spanish and English speaking professional guide

  • Private transport from Cusco - All sites - Cusco

  • Entrance fee to all sites

  • First aid kit

  • Oxygen

  • Group service - Small breakfast and lunch served at a local restaurant 

  • Private service - Breakfast and lunch prepared by a chef 

  • Please let us know of any dietary requirements when booking

Not Included:

  • Drinking water and snacks 

Recommended items:

  • Mosquito repellent and sunscreen

  • Trekking shoes

  • Trekking poles

  • Water bottle

  • Camera 

  • Money

 

PLEASE ALLOW 2-3 DAYS FOR ACCLIMATIZATION

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