Chonta Condor Hike

THE FLIGHT OF THE CONDORS IN CUSCO: CHONTA VIEWPOINT HIKE : 1 FULL DAY

TRIP AT A GLANCE

- 1 Day PRIVATE hike from only: US$220 per person, minimum 2 people

- 1 Day hike with a GROUP from only: US$180 per person, minimum 3 people

This is the best program which will let you visit in 1 full day the Condor's (Apurimac) Canyon, this is one of the newest tourist highlights in Cusco, located near the community of Chonta. This hike is highly recommended for bird watchers and nature lover’s, you will see beautiful landscapes, mountains, snow capped peaks, canyons and the majestic flight of the Andean condors in a natural amazing habitat. You will also see typical Andean villages with beautiful adobe & stone houses

Tour Type: Hiking, off the beaten path adventure
Suited for: People with a good sense of adventure, adapted to the high altitude and in good shape
Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Hiking hours: 2 - 3 hours
DETAILED ITINERARY
We will pick you up from your hotel (in the center of Cusco) at 7:00 am, later we drive until Chonta village which is located “Northwest” on the way to Abancay and Lima. We will make stops for photos and for visiting Quillarumiyoc; a nice incan site with some temples; mainly for the moon. Stop at another incan site called Tarawasi (the house of the Tara); which was the administrative center of the valley with lots of terraces and remains of temples, palaces, etc. After about 3 hours driving we arrive to the typical village of Chonta.
Andean Condor
Here we start our gentle hike for about 1 - 1 1/2 hours (3 kms or 1.8 miles) until the Condor's view point. This viewpoint is located on the right side of the amazing Canyon of the Apurimac River, from where we will see one of the deepest canyons of South America and the home of the Andean Condors. Normally we can see the majestic flight of the Sacred Andean condors, sometimes we can see at a close distance about 8-10 Condors.
After the condor's flight show we will hike back to Chonta where we take the transportation back to Cusco. Arrival time to Cusco: 8 - 9 pm
Note: The route may change according to the conditions of the road, trail and guide's recommendations
Salkantay Peak
DATES
. This Hike is available all year
. We just need a minimum of 2 guests.
. If you are a SOLO traveler you could still take the hike but only if there is already a GROUP for the day you want.
PRICES & INCLUSIONS
. PRICES PER PERSON in US$$, MINIMUM 2 GUESTS
2-3 PEOPLE
- US$220 per person for the private Hike
- US$180 per person for the Hike with a GROUP
4-5 PEOPLE
- US$180 per person for the private Hike
- US$150 per person for the Hike with a GROUP
6-7 PEOPLE
- US$150 per person for the private Hike
- US$130 per person for the Hike with a GROUP
8-+ PEOPLE
- US$130 per person for the private Hike
- US$110 per person for the Hike with a GROUP
INCLUDED IN THE PRICE: PRIVATE HIKE
Round trip PRIVATE transportation: Hotel - Beginning of the hike - Hotel
Professional English/Spanish speaking Tour Guide
Telescope and binocular
Snacks & Lunch
First Aid kit and Oxygen bottle
Entrance fees

INCLUDED IN THE PRICE: HIKE WITH A GROUP
Round trip transportation: Hotel - Beginning of the hike - Hotel
Professional English/Spanish speaking Tour Guide
Entrance fees

Does not include: Tips, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages or bottled water, non described meals & snacks, insurance of any kind.

You must bring:
Day pack, warm clothes (scarf, sweaters, rain jacket, gloves)
Walking boots
Walking sticks
Rain poncho
Sun hat + sunglasses
Toilet paper and hand sanitizer
Sunscream
Personal medication
Small Flashlight with spare batteries
Recommended extra money for tips and drinks, etc: 250.00 soles (USD $80.00)

BOOKING & DEPOSIT FOR THE TRIP:
- To reconfirm, book and to buy all the necessary tickets, we will need you to send a deposit of 70% of the trip's price ASAP.
- You can make the deposit in a saving account (with 3% bank’s fees)
- If you want to use a credit card there will be 6% fees over the deposit (bank commissions & fees, not ours)
- The remaining balance has to be paid 45 days before your hike or in US$$, cash in Cusco.
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