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Condor Sighting Journey in Chonta 2D/1N

Condor Sighting Journey in Chonta 2D/1N

Trip Overview

Tour Type:
Overnight tour by Camping.
Good For:
Everyone, done in small groups or privately.
Difficulty:
Moderate trekking.
Highlights:
Chonta, condors and Quillarumiyoc.
Group size:
Min 2 – Max 10 participants.

Highlights

An unforgettable journey to the wild and wonderful Apurimac canyon where you will experience a majestic Andean condor sighting (vultur gryphus). See them soar in all their splendor to the backdrop of terrific Andean scenery.

The Andean condor is the largest flying land bird with a wing span of up to three meters or more, and a body weight of up to 15 kg. He may rise up to more than 8,000 m and become invisible to the naked eye.

In Andean cosmology, the 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.

US $ 6 per person are donated towards the conservation of the condor and local community projects.

Tour Plan

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Day 1

Pick-up from Cusco by private transport at 8. 00 Am., and travel through the highlands of Anta towards the Northwest. After passing the pass of Willque you will descend into the beautiful Limatambo valley where, on most days, you may enjoy breathtaking views of Salkantay, the second highest Apu (mountain) of the region (6,272 m).

Near Limatambo town, you will follow a well-preserved dirt road up to the picturesque highland hamlet of Chonta. Time permitting, you will briefly visit the local school that benefits from donations, before starting your two-hour trek (moderate difficulty).

You may spot typical highland birds on the way, whilst appreciating the local flora and the spectacular scenery as you approach the canyon. A short hike downhill will take you to the viewpoint in time for a delicious box lunch.

You will stay at this marvelous spot for 2-3 hours in order to appreciate the condors as they soar upwards, being transported by thermal winds. After view the condors will back to Chonta to take your camp site./p>

After a hearty dinner, you may enjoy a warming fire and music in the area
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Day 2

Wake up early and enjoy the amazing views of the snowy peak of Salkantay.

After Breakfast we will journey to Quillarumiyoc where we will learn about the Mesa Work and how to move energy through the medicine bundle or Mesa an ancestral tradition in the Andes we will have lunch on the top of the mountains, in the afternoon we will drive back to Cusco.

Price

This tour only as a private service

Daily Departure with at least 2 people.
Number of Pax Price per Person
02 People $ 395.00
03 People $ 295.00
04 People $ 210.00
06 People $ 185.00
08 People $ 150.00

Included:

Private transportation to/from Cusco.
Bilingual licensed guide.
01 Breakfast, 02 Lunches, 01 Dinners, 01 Snacks.
Entry to the community of Chonta and the condor viewpoint.
Meals according to itinerary.
Entries to Tarawasi and Quillarumiyoq.
Donation of US$5 per person for school in Chonta.

Not Included:

Tips.

Packing List

Recommendations:

Bring sun hats, sun glasses and sun block in case of sunny conditions.
Bring a waterproof jacket (for the latter part of the tour) and rain poncho in case of forecast.
Bring snacks and water for the afternoon.
Bring extra cash.
Bring a camera for photographs.

Thank you for choosing Pumadventures Peru Tours! We will do everything within our means to take care of you and ensure an enjoyable trip of a lifetime in Peru!

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