Chonta Full Day: The viewpoint of the condorsfrom
An unique alternative for nature lovers who wish to know about “the Condor”
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Challenging
Group Size Small Group
A different and unique alternative for nature lovers who wish to know about the bird representative of the Peruvian Andes “the Condor” which in ancient times was venerated as a messenger of the Sun God (Inti).
The tour offers 3 tourist destinations Tarawasi, Quillarumiyoc, and Chonta (viewpoint).
The latter possesses the “Cañón del Rio Apurímac” a geographical accident caused by nature through the centuries, creating a fissure 1000 meters deep (The hike up to the Canyon 1 hour and 30 minutes)
- Bilingual experienced Guide
- Fees to Qillarumiyoc, Tarawasi and, Condor Canyon
- Private transportation
- First aid kit
- Buffet Breakfast
- Buffet Lunch
- Emergency oxygen bottle
- Walking sticks
- Extra money
CUSCO – LIMATAMBO – CHONTA – CUSCO
Early, our private transportation will pick you up at your hotel between 7:00 and 7:30 a.m. to head west from Cusco along the Limatambo route (Anta province). The trip by car is about 2 hours.
On the way, we will make stops to visit two important archeological destinations. The first is “Quillarumiyoc”, a fertility temple in the fields of Anta where the Incas worshipped one of their gods “Mama Quilla” and is famous for “the moonstone”, our guide will give us a short tour around the place describing its history.
Then we will go to “Tarawasi”, an Inca Tambo (hotel) that was built by the order of Pachacuteq to be used during his retreats. You will learn all about its history and Andean mythology.
Continuing our journey by car until we arrive at the Chonta’s community. Here we will taste a nutritious lunch to recharge our energy for the walk that is waiting for us (we will be able to appreciate in the distance the snowy Salkantay and the valley of the Limatambo).
We will start our walk of 1 hour and a half through a wide path covered by Andean flora until we reach THE VIEWPOINT OF THE CONDOR, a natural area where you can view the entire Cañon del Apurimac.
Our guide will explain everything about condors and the connection they had with the Incas. It is recommended to arrive at 3:00 p.m. when the birds will be returning to their nests and it is when you can appreciate them in full flight.
Finishing the tour, we will return to the Community of Chonta where our mobility awaits us, our transportation will drop off our travelers at their hotels or near the main square.
- Appropriate clothing for the trip (hat, rain poncho (rainy season), sneakers)
Sunblocker, mosquito repellent, lipstick
Bottle of water
If you take any medication, bring it with you on your trip
Camera, external battery, sd memory
Additional national currency (soles)