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Condor Sightings Cusco & Chonta Valley
Condor sightings Cusco, is ideal for those who want to observe the biggest bird of the andes flying, the majestic Andean Condor soaring from the Chonta canyon which forms part of Apurimac canyon near to Cusco. Chonta canyon is one of the deepest canyons in South America. With our Condor sighting Cusco travelers will also experience some hiking activity as part of the Chonta Condor Sighting and this activity became a great opportunity for people who could not travel to the popular Colca canyon in Arequipa to experience the Condor Flight.
Highlights of Condor Sighting:
Visit Quillarumiyoc and Tarawasi
Activity of Condor Sighting
Hike to the lookout in Chonta
Wonderful views of Chonta Canyon
Amazing view of Salkantay and Humantay Mountain
Impressive farming terraces
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You will have a thorough briefing with your guide 1 or 2 days before your Condor sightings Cusco. Your guide will meet you at our office in Cusco and you can take this opportunity to ask questions and make any final preparations.
Early morning pick up from your hotel and then we will drive by private transport car to the Inca site Quillarumiyoc. Here you will enjoy a tour of this inca site with your guide, who will be able to explain the details of the site and important Moonstone temple. After the tour. We will then drive for another hour and a half to Chonta the starting point of our hike. The hike will be a gentle ascent up to the Condor viewing point above Apurimac Canyon where we will be able to enjoy the incredible sight of the enigmatic Andean Condor flight overhead. After taking some time to enjoy these iconic symbols of Peru soaring in their natural habitat, we will enjoy a packed lunch together before hiking back along the same route. Our private transport bus will then take us back to Cusco, where you will be dropped off at your hotel.
Starting Altitude – 3400m / 14,107ft.
Highest Altitude – 3500m / 15,107ft.
Walking Distance – 6 km / 3 miles
Meal included – Breakfast – Packed lunch
Pre-trek briefing (Our guide will visit your hotel a day before the trek for your briefing)
Stops at the Inca sites (Killarumiyoq and Tarawasi)
Fluent English speaking tour guide
Quality tour itinerary for a personalized service
Entrance fee to the Inca sites and Condor sighting Cusco tour
Early morning transfer by private bus to Chonta to Condor Canyon
Box lunch with veggie option
First aid kit.
Meals not described on the itinerary.
Tips for the guide and driver (totally volunteer)
Recommended things to bring for Condor Sighting Cusco:
Accurate dark color clothing (bright colors scare the Condors)
A good camera with extra batteries.
Warm jacket, Rain gear, windstopper, Sun hat.
Sunglasses, Sunscreen, insect repellent.
Small day pack with essential things
Extra cash in soles
Bottle water 2 liters per person
The Condor Sightings Cusco, leave any day of the week, everyday.
Price: $129USDPer person
Hiking poles – US$10.00
Binoculars – US$20.00
Terms & Conditions
By booking or participating in a tour and any related products or services (a “Tour”) with Cusco Journeys, you agree to these Terms & Conditions.
Your booking is confirmed and a contract exists when the Tour Operator or your travel agent issues a written confirmation after receipt of the applicable deposit amount. Please check your confirmation carefully and report any incorrect or incomplete information to the Tour Operator or authorized agent immediately. Please ensure that names are exactly as stated in the relevant passport.
You will pay a deposit which is completely non-refundable in any situation. There are no exceptions.
You will be required to show the original passport (not a copy) that you booked with, at the checkpoint to enter the Inca Trail. If you originally booked with an old passport and then renewed your passport, you must also bring your expired passport along with your new, valid passport to permit entry or they will refuse your entrance to the trail.
The only acceptable ID to receive a Student Discount is your University Card with a clear expiration date that must be the same year as trek. IDs with expiry dates the following year, even though clearly valid, will not be accepted by the Peruvian government. You must submit a copy of this card at time of booking.
Cancellations: In order to confirm this trip, a deposit of 40% is required per person at time of booking. The balance of the trip price is due 90 days before the departure date. Special holiday payment and cancellation terms may apply. Guests who must cancel their trip for any reason must do so in writing (we do not accept medical notes of any kind) as our out of pocket expenses are non-refundable to us.. Standard cancellations are subject to the following per-person penalties, based on number of days prior to departure:
ONCE BOOKED, DEPOSITS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE. CHART BELOW OUTLINES WHAT FURTHER FEES WILL BE DUE.
91 days or more before departure
we will retain 50% of your deposit.
90 – 30 days before departure
we will retain 75% of the total tour cost.
29 – 0 days before departure
we will retain 100% of the total tour cost.
Inca Trail Tours:
Permits: Permits for the Inca Trail are in your name and can not be transferred to anyone else under any circumstances. Change of dates is also not possible once a permit has been purchased. Permits are non-refundable and non-transferable. The deposit will be forfeited. Please note that this is a regulation of the Peruvian government and not Cusco Journeys (or any agency).
In extreme cases when the “Inca Trail to Machu Picchu” is declared closed for safety reasons, Cusco Journeys will replace your trek with an alternative trek.
Those who booked PERMITS with a Student ID must bring that ID with them on the trek. If they fail to show this card to the Park Rangers, they will not be allowed entry onto the trail.
You must advise Cusco Journeys of any medical problems or allergies you may have. You need to be in good physical health, and if your health is questionable, then you should consult a doctor. If you are over the age of 70 years old, then you will need to present us with a current good health medical certificate.
You are responsible for assessing whether a Tour is suitable for you. You should consult your physician to confirm your fitness for travel and participation in any planned activities. You should seek your physician’s advice on vaccinations and medical precautions. The Tour Operator does not provide medical advice. It is your responsibility to assess the risks and requirements of each aspect of the Tour based on your own unique circumstances, limitations, fitness level and medical requirements.
Cusco Journeys reserves the right to deny you permission to travel or participate in any aspect of a Tour at any time and at your own risk and expense where the Tour Operator determines that your physical or mental condition renders you unfit for travel or you represent a danger to yourself or others.
Pregnancy is considered a medical condition and must be disclosed to the Tour Operator at the time of booking. The Tour Operator may refuse to carry pregnant women over 24 weeks. The Tour Operator may refuse to carry anyone with certain medical conditions if reasonable accommodation or alternatives cannot be arranged.
It is strongly encouraged to purchase Travel Insurance to protect you in case of medical emergency or any tour cancellations.
Tours and Treks:
All balances need to be paid in either cash, Western Union, Transfer Bank or PayPal (in full) prior to the briefing which will be held the night before your tour. Visa incurs a 5% service fee and if you need to use another card, it must be through PayPal which incurs a 5.5% service fee. You must advise your guide if you wish to leave the group or the camping area for independent walks or sightseeing. If you are experiencing any problems with the services of the guide or tour, please advise the guide in that moment, so that he can resolve any problems.
All Adventure Treks include transportation to Cusco. The return train route depends on train availability.
If you become ill or injured on the trail and are unable to continue, a porter will be provided to accompany you back to an area with emergency assistance capabilities. Helicopter air lifts and medical assistance are at the expense of the trekker. If you are unable to complete the tour due to illness, we will assist you in meeting your group at Machu Picchu to recommence your tour at that point. There will be no refund of the original payment. However, we will prepare a document to certify illness which can be presented for your travel insurance.
Cusco Journeys will take all reasonable care in providing to our clients avoidance of accident, illness, and loss of personal property, and will only employ suitably qualified staff. We accept responsibility for the actions of our own employees. Cusco Journeys cannot, however, be responsible for any action of third parties. You are totally responsible for your own personal property and rented equipment.
Cusco Journeys does not take responsibility for unfavorable weather conditions, natural catastrophe, strikes, accidents, illness, injury, loss of personal ítems, etc. It is the client’s responsibility to carry insurance to cover these types of events. We reserve the right to modify or cancel the program due to any of the unforeseen conditions listed above.
Cusco Journeys may modify your itinerary where reasonably required in its sole discretion.
Group tours might be as large as 16 participants. Groups are open to everyone no matter skill or age. By accepting a Group Tour you acknowledge that others might change the speed and timing of the tour.
All tours are done in English.
Any costs, whether direct or incidental, incurred by the Customer as the result of delays caused by bad weather, trail conditions, river levels, road conditions, transportation delays, sickness, government intervention or other contingencies which are beyond the control of southern explorations will not be reimbursed.
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