Chonta Condor Canyon tour, Cusco, Perú
Chonta Condor Canyon tour: This is a day tour and highly recommended for nature lovers. Chonta is a community 2.5 hours from Cusco city where you will have a short trek of 1 hour close to the deepest Canyon in the world, the Apurimac Canyon, where you will enjoy the breathtaking landscape of the place, wildlife, snow capped mountains and have the opportunity to observe the largest flying bird in the world, the Andean Condors.
Apurimac Canyon: Located in the regions of Cusco and Apurímac, in Peru. This is the deepest canyon in the world with a depth over 4,000 m,, the perfect habitat for Andean Condors. “Apurimac” comes from 2 Quechua words “Apu” and “rimac” which means ” the god who speaks”, it is because of the sound coming from the Apurimac river.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION:||Your hotel in Cusco|
|DURATION:||Full Day 10:00 – 19:00|
|DISTANCE:||8km (4.97 miles) Round trip|
|ELEVATION:||3,462m (11, 358 feet)|
|GOOD FOR:||Those with a sense of adventure and nature lovers.|
|CONSIDERATIONS:||Please remember comfortable shoes, rain poncho, sun hat and sunglasses.|
|HIGHLIGHTS:||Condor flights view, Apurimac river and canyon, Temple of the moon and Tarawasi inca sites.|
Professional Photography: Relive your amazing experience with professional photography included in the service.
Small Groups: Receive a personalized service with small groups (2-8 people with one guide – photographer).
Best food: Private chef to prepare a buffet Peruvian food in the local village. (vegetarian and vegan options available)
Safety commitment: We include oxygen and first aid kit to avoid any altitude sickness (carbon fiber trekking poles)
Extra Equipment: We include carbon fiber trekking poles (2 poles per person).
Confortable Transportation: Private and comfortable transport by van with heating and good music.
Due to early pick up time of services, we recommend you to book your hotel in Cusco city center. But in case you are staying in an AirBnB accommodation, we can arrange the pick up from a well known location.
11:00 - 13:00 Pick up - Transportation to Chonta
The adventure begins very early with our team picking you up from your hotel at 11:00 and heading to the small village of Limatambo (located north of Cusco) and along the way we will stop at viewpoints to take photos of the amazing Andes, and Salkantay mountain and also visit Killarumiyoq Inca site, “the one with a moon stone”.
13:00: Transportation to Chonta - Lunch
We then continue our tour driving uphill on the highways to the community of Chonta where we will enjoy our delicious box lunch.
14:00 - 19:00: Trekking to Condor Canyon and Return to Cusco
Upon arrival we hike 1 ½ hours (moderate difficulty) reaching the lookout of Hahuacco, which boasts great views of the Apurimac canyon and Vilcabamaba mountain range. With a little bit of luck we will enjoy our Condor sighting activity; it is common to see the majestic condors soaring in their natural habitat and flying over the Chonta canyon. In the afternoon we walk back down to Chonta for 1 ½ hours then drive back to Cusco.
GROUP SERVICE PRICES 2019
|2 people||$135 per person|
|3people||$115 per person|
|4 people||$105 per person|
|5 people||$95 per person|
|6 people||$85 per person|
|7 people +||$75 per person|
Prices depends on the final number of people in your group.