The Condor Canyon is the natural sanctuary of the Andean condor, called the sacred bird of the Incas. This place offers visitors the majestic flight of the Andean condor in its natural habitat and the impressive Apurímac canyon with more than 1,500 meters of depth, here It is the home of the condors where they sleep and nest
Flight of the Condor – 1 Day
The Flight of the Condor in the canyon of Apurimac is one of the most important alternatives that the city of Cusco has for visitors who wish to see something different from the different tourist offers. During the trip to the condor canyon we can appreciate beautiful natural and cultural attractions such as the Archaeological Zone of Killarumiyoc, archaeological zone of Tarawasi, mountains, gorges, rivers and snowy mountains. (Apu pucara), snow-covered of the Humantay & Salkantay and finally we will witness the majestic flight of the Andean condor in its natural habitat, from a viewpoint, to the Cañon del Rio Apurímac.
Flight of the Condor Summary
Viewpoint of the Condor Chonta Cusco. It is located in the Canyon of the Apurimac River in the Community of Chonta in the district of Limatambo Cusco at 70 kilometers and 2 hours by bus from the Imperial City of Cusco.
Today, Mirador del Condor Chonta Cusco. It is an excellent place to observe the condor which is the largest bird that flies and in the time of the Incas was a sacred bird also considered as an Andean spiritual messenger.
Viewpoint of the Condor Chonta Cusco. It is the new tourist circuit for those who want to get out of the ordinary, more than anything, for those who love bird watching especially Cóndores.
At the same time you can see: eagles, hawks, kestrels, hummingbirds among others and also in the tour you will visit the small and beautiful archaeological remains such as; Killarumiyoq and Tarawasi.
One day tour like: Laguna Humantay, Abra Salkantay and Montaña de Colores are daily departures from the Imperial city of Cusco.
What are the activities highlighted in the Flight of the Condor?
We will visit the little-known Inca site: Quillarumiyoc “Temple of the Moon” and Tarawasi
- Flight of the Condor
- Hike to the Hahuacco viewpoint in Chonta
- Stunning views of Chonta and the Apurímac canyon
- Spectacular view of the Salkantay and Humantay mountain
- Visit the Chonta community
- Stunning agricultural terraces
Tour to the Condor viewpoint in Chonta – Summary:
- Day 1. – Cusco – Killarumiyoc – Chonta.
- Day 2. – Chonta – Tarawasi – Cusco.
Recommendations before the tour to the condor viewpoint, Cusco
You will have a full briefing with your guide 1 or 2 days before your condor tour, Cusco. Your guide will meet you at your hotel and you can take this opportunity to ask questions and do any final preparation.