Vacation style: Trekking, Wildlife, Nature
Holiday type: Tailor Made
Activity level: Moderate
Group size: Private
Hotel located in Cusco city (Ask for hotels located outside Cusco city)
The schedule will be confirmed during the treking orientation or before to start the service with us.
Our condors sightseeing in cusco adventure for today will start early in the morning and after you had breakfast at your hotel (or box breakfast), our guide will pick you up from your Cusco hotel in order to transfer you through the northwest part of Cusco. During this trip you will see the delightful scenery of our puna region which is known for its wonderful landscape with forests, lakes, rivers and the flight of the condors. After a 2 hours ride we arrive at Tarawasi, an archaeological complex (2660 m. / 8727.1 ft.) It is believed that this was one of the complexes built by Inca Pachacutec during his reign; Tarawasi had the purpose of a ceremonial center that was located at the beginning of Chinchaysuyo If you want to add a visit to this site, then please consult with your travel specialist.
Afterwards, we will head to Limatambo town (2600 m. / 8530.2 ft.) where we will have beautiful views of the valley and make some last minute purchases. Then we will start our trip to Chonta community (3500 m. / 11482.9 ft.) through a steep dirt road.
Upon our arrival, we will prepare the latest details before starting our 1:30 hrs trek of moderate difficulty to the viewpoint. During the walk, we will see the characteristic flora and fauna. Once we reach the main viewpoint (3320 m. / 10892.4 ft.) we shall stay at this marvelous spot in order to wait for the condors soaring upwards, being transported by their huge wings. The impressive Andean condor may reach up to 8,000 m. or 26246.7 ft. in height. Undoubtedly is an unforgettable experience.
Following our condors sightseeing in Cusco, we will have our sumptuous gourmet lunch in our exclusive lunch spot accompanied by refreshing beverages. Finally, after this lovely occasion, we will return back hiking again to the Chonta community and from here by our exclusive transport back to Cusco for another 3 hours, arriving at your Cusco hotel by 18:30 pm approx.
● Pick up time: 06:30 am
● Trek starting time: 10:15 am
● Arrival at Cusco: 18:30 pm
● Minimum altitude: Limatambo Town (2600 masl / 8530.2 ft.)
● Maximum altitude: Chonta Community (3500 masl / 11482.9 ft.)
● Distance covered: 6.6 km. / 4.1 mi. (3 hours walking approx.)
● Difficulty: Moderate.
● Meals included: Healthy snacks and a luxury picnic lunch.