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Animal experience hosted by Fabrizio

8 hoursHosted in English and Spanish
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 10 people
Includes food, tickets, and transportation

What you'll do

We leave Cusco by private transport at 10am and travel through the highlands towards Limatambo town, from there a steep dirt road will take us over the Puna highlands with stipa grass to the scenic mountain hamlet of Chonta (3,400m / 11,154ft) near the Apurimaq Canyon. The road journey may take around 2,5 hours all together. Once at Chonta we start a one and a half hour trek of moderate difficulty to the lookout point. We will arrive just in time for a scenic picnic lunch. We shall stay at this marvelous spot for 2-3 hours in order to wait for the condors soaring upwards, being transported by thermal winds. The majestic Andean condor ( vulture gryphus) may reach up to 8,000 m in height and in Andean cosmology he is believed to transport the souls of the departed into the spirit realms. It is on the sheer cliffs further down near the river where the condors nest and roost. To watch this beautiful bird with a wing span of up to 3 m soaring to the backdrop of the breath taking canyon is an experience that may deeply touch you. In the early afternoon we start our hike back to Chonta and drive back to Cusco arriving there around 6 pm.
Other things to note
The trek is low -moderate difficulty by an undulating trail.
There are horses for rent at the starting point ( 40 soles)
We leave Cusco by private transport at 10am and travel through the highlands towards Limatambo town, from there a steep dirt road will take us over the Puna highlands with stipa grass to the scenic mountain hamlet of Chonta (3,400m / 11,154ft) near the Apurimaq Canyon. The road journey may take around 2,5 hours all together. Once at Chonta we start a one and a half hour trek of moderate difficulty to the lookout point. We will arrive just in time…
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What's included

  • Food
    Box Lunch ( Vegetarian option included)
  • Tickets
    Entrance Ticket
  • Transportation
    Minivan - Inkas Wonderland eirl - (984682720)

Meet your host, Fabrizio

Host on Airbnb since 2011
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Hi, I'm Fabrizio. I am a friendly, happy and enthusiastic Peruvian men, 43 years old, born in Cusco. I have been working in tourism for fifteen years, guiding bycicle, trek and cultural tours, so i know all Cusco region as the palm of my hand.
I want to take you on a beautiful secret route, which is off the beaten track and rarely visited by other tourist.
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Where you'll be

Located at the heights of the Apurimac Canyon (3500m), the Condor Mirador is the best place for a close contact with the magnificent Andean Cóndor.
Since there are not many visitors to this remote area, you can relax and take the opportunity to get in touch with nature , the mountains and your self.

Activity advisory

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Please note outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 15 and up can attend.

What to bring

Raincoats (in rainy season)

Sun Block