CHONTA CUSCO HIKE
Price per person in private service based on two people. Departures every day. Please contact us for additional information on condor-fly observation in Cusco!
Chonta Cusco Hike is an incredible journey to the Apurimac canyon where you will observe the Andean condor flight (Vultur gryphus). See them soar in all their splendor while enjoying amazing Andean scenery from just a short hike from the town of Chonta in the Cusco region.
The Andean condor is the largest flying land bird in the Western Hemisphere. They have a wing span of around 3 meters and a body weight of 15 kg approximately. The Andean condor can fly higher than 8,000 meters and lose our sight.
In Andean cosmology, the Andean condor is the messenger of the gods who also transports the souls of the departed into the spirit realms. The Apus or tutelary spirits may also appear to human beings in the form of a condor. To come in contact with this powerful animal is a deeply transformative experience that may impact our soul.
Add this Chonta day hike to observe condors fly from Cusco!
If you are looking for a complete experience in Cusco, you can add this hike to our:
We leave Cusco by private transport at 8:00 am.
Pick-up from the lobby of your hotel. We leave Cusco by private transport at 8:00 am. and travel through the highlands of Anta towards the Northwest. After passing the pass of Willque we descend into the beautiful Limatambo valley and on most days, we may enjoy breathtaking views of Mount Salkantay, the second highest Apu of the region (6272 m). Near Limatambo town we take a well-preserved dirt road up to the picturesque highland hamlet of Chonta. Time permitting, we shall briefly visit the local school that benefits from our tours through the donation of materials, before starting our two-hour trek (moderate difficulty). With a little luck we may spot typical highland birds on the way (sometimes even parrots can be seen), whilst appreciating the pretty flora and the spectacular scenery as we approach the canyon.
A short hike downhill will take us to the viewpoint in time for a delicious picnic lunch. We shall stay at this marvelous spot for 2-3 hours in order to wait for the Andean condors to soar upwards, being transported by thermal winds. This is an unforgettable birding experience and a highlight for every nature enthusiast! in the early afternoon we start our hike back to Chonta. On the way, we shall visit the archaeological Inka complex of Tarawasi and the mysterious ceremonial site of Killarumiyoq where we shall enjoy a picnic lunch before continuing our journey to Cusco where we shall arrive in the afternoon.
Price per Person
|02 travelers||US$ 229|
|03 travelers||US$ 169|
|04 travelers||US$ 139|
|05 travelers||US$ 129|
|06 travelers||US$ 119|
|07 travelers||US$ 109|
|08 – 10 travelers||US$ 99|
The Chonta Cusco Hike is customizable. If you would prefer to add destinations to your trip, please let us know in the Comments Section of the Get Free Quote form. You can also fill out our Design Your Trip form or Contact Us form with your specific needs.
- This Chonta Cusco Hike is available every day of the year.
- The trek price includes payment transaction fees.
- Price does not include local sales taxes; as foreign travelers are sales tax exempt according to Peruvian Law.
- If you are looking for a complete experience in Cusco, you can add this hike to our 4-day Machu Picchu Tours.
- Private transportation.
- Private adventure guide.
- Meals according to itinerary.
- Entrance ticket.
- First aid kit.
- International and domestic flights.
- Visas required to enter Peru.
- Airport Taxes.
- Hotel in Cusco.