Chonta Canyon Day Tour

Canyon of the Condor. It is an adventure trip recommended for people who like bird watching, walking, plus you can enjoy and learn from the local live culture. Of the variety of flora and fauna that exists in the place and one of the deepest Canyons of Peru this is one of the few places of Peru and in the world in which you can appreciate and see the spectacular flight of the Condors in its Natural habitat being a unique, fantastic and unforgettable experience.

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  • Type of Trek: Adventure, ecological landscapes and cultural
  • Departures Day: Daily departures
  • Season: from march to november
  • Trek Duration: 1 Day
  • Accommodation:
  • Group size: Minimun 2 persons
  • Highest Point: 3.400 mt
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Price: 80 USD per person
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Cusco – Quillarumiyoc – Tarawasi – Chonta Canyon – Cusco

The trip begins in the city of Cusco 8 a.m. In the direction of Limatambo during the tour we will visit two beautiful and interesting archaeological centers Quillarumiyoc and Tarawasi, which possibly were used as astronomical observatories by the Incas. We will continue to the village of Limatambo where we will have lunch at a local restaurant.

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The adventure begins with a panoramic view of the community of Chonta located at 3,400 meters and the snowfall of Salkantay and Humantay, after walking an hour and a half approximately by a beautiful road we will finally reach the viewpoint of Huaco, which is located in the margin Right of the canyon of the Apurimac River at 3,350 meters.

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From the viewpoint we will have a spectacular view of the Apurimac Canyon and we will have the opportunity to appreciate the impressive Andean Condor stream in its natural habitat. The Condor is the largest flanking bird of prey in the world, considered a bird sacred by the Incas. With some luck we can also observe some birds like Eagles, Hawks, White-tailed Deer. After visiting and enjoying this beautiful trip we will start the return to the city of Cusco arriving at approximately 8 pm.

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What Is Included:

  • Pick up from your hotel
  • Transportation: Cusco – chonta canyon – Cusco
  • Tour  Guide
  • Lunch
  • Binocular and telescopio
  • Entrance ticket to chonta canyon
  • Entrance ticket to Killarumiyoq 
  • Entrance ticket to Tarawasi 
  • First aid

What Is Not Included:

  • Water
  • Horse ride
  • Tip

What You Need To Bring/Carry

  • A day-pack
  • Raincoat or poncho
  • Warm fleece
  • Sun cream
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Camera
  • Sun hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking shoes
  • 1-liter water bottle
  • Snack:Cookies, chocolates
  • Extra money
  • Toilet paper