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Chonta Canyon day tour (Daily Departures)

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Daily Departures: From 7:00 a.m.
Duration: One day
Return to Cusco: 6:30 p.m. to 7:00p.m aprox
Maximum Altitude: 3,400m/11,220ft
Walking distance: 10 km
Round trip walking hours: 3 hours


Visiting the little known Inca site: Quillarumiyoc “Moon Temple” and Tarawasi
Activity of Condor Sighting
Hike to the lookout of Hauacco in Chonta
Amazing views of Chonta Canyon
Spectacular view of Mt Salkantay and Humantay

Detailed Itinerary

Cusco – Killarumiyoc -Tarawasi – Chonta – Cusco
We will pick you up from your hotel at 7:00.a.m then we will travel by van to Limatambo during the tour we will visit two beautiful and interesting archaeological sites Quillarumiyoc and Tarawasi, which possibly were used as astronomical observatories by the Incas.
We will then drive for another hour and a half to the starting point of our hike. The adventure begins with a panoramic view of the community of Chonta located at 3,400 meters and the snowfall of Salkantay and Humantay, after walking an hour and a half approximately by a beautiful road we will finally reach the viewpoint of Huaco, which is located in the margin Right of the canyon of the Apurimac River at 3,350 meters.

From the viewpoint we will have a spectacular view of the Apurimac Canyon and we will have the opportunity to appreciate the impressive Andean Condor stream in its natural habitat. The Condor is the largest flanking bird of prey in the world, considered a bird sacred by the Incas. With some luck we can also observe some birds like Eagles, Hawks, White-tailed Deer. After visiting and enjoying this beautiful trip we will start the return to the city of Cusco arriving at approximately 7:00. p.m.


US$100 per person


What is included:
Pick up from Hostel
Fluent English speaking tour guide
Round trip transportation
Stops at the Inca sites( Killarumiyoc and Tarawasi)
Entrance fee to the Inca sites and Condor sighting Cusco tour
Entrance fee
Box lunch with veggie option
Oxygen tank
First aid kit..

Not Included:

Meals not described on the itinerary and snacks
Tips for the guide and driver
Walking poles

What you need to bring

A day-pack
Water bottle 2 liter per person
Sun hat
Sun cream
Hiking shoes
Long pants
Rain jacket or poncho
Warm fleece to return
Cookies, chocolates, Candy
Extra money
Accurate dark color clothing (bright colors scare the Condors)
A good camera with extra batteries.
Binoculars (optional
Mosquito repellent
Toilet paper




Where is Chonta Canyon is Located?

It is located 2.5 hour from Cusco by car and one half hour by walking

When does the tour start and finish?

We will start  at 7.00 a.m. The tour finishes at 7:00 p.m.

Is lunch included?

Yes, you will receive a boxed lunch.

Is there a toilet on the bus?

No, however we can stop for toilet breaks.

What is the maximum altitude?

The maximum altitude we will reach is  3,400m/11,220ft

What will I do if I suffer from altitude sickness?

We will treat you accordingly. We carry oxygen cylinders and altitude tablets.