Cusco Birdwatching: Condors of Cusco
- 8:00 am to 7:00 pm. / Minimun 02 people. Maximun 06 people.
Watching the magnificent flight of the Cusco Condor is only in your hands. This Cusco Condors fullday tour allows you to get in contact with the biggest bird of the world.
We will start our Cusco Condors adventure tour at 08:00 am picking you up from your hotel to transfer to Limatambo town. On the way we will enjoy impressive landscapes until we reach the Chonta Town. (If you want to have the chance to see more Cusco birds or Some Cusco Endemic Birds we can start at 6:00am for the same rate)
Once at Chonta Town, we will start an hour and a half trek to the first viewpoint. On the way we will look out for other Cusco birds and especially for the Cusco endemic birds Rusty-Fronted Canastero (Asthenes ottonis), Apurimac Brushfinch (Atlapetes forbesi) and Creamy-crested Spinetail (Cranioleuca albicapilla) and the Cusco near endemic bird Streak-fronted Thornbird (Phacellodomus striaticeps). At the first viewpoint we will have the chance to watch the impressive condor of Cusco in its natural habitat.
Following the adventure and to have a better view of these incredible Cusco birds, we will hike on a trail for about 30 minutes and then go down a few meters to the following viewpoints. Here we will also enjoy our box lunch.
On some occasions these formidable Cusco birds have flown up to 10 meters close to people. But you know how is the nature and always it will be unpredictable.
At 3:00pm we will start the return from the Condor Cusco viewpoint to the control point and then to the city of Cusco.
Approximate arrival time to Cusco: 7:00 p.m. End of the tour.
- Chonta Cusco birds:
Andean Tinamou, Eared Dove, Tyrian Metaltail, Andean Condor, Variable Hawk, Streak-fronted Thornbird, Rusty-fronted Canastero, Creamy-crested Spinetail (E), Yellow-billed Tit-Tyrant, Tufted Tit-Tyrant, White-browed Chat-Tyrant, House Wren, Great Thrush, Chiguanco Thrush, Rufous-collared Sparrow, Apurimac Brushfinch (E), Cinereous Conebill, Band-tailed Seedeater.
Departure TimeWe will start the tour at 08:00 AM.
Return TimeApproximately 07:00 PM.
IncludedBoxlunchCusco Condors entrance feePrivate TransportationProfessional Guide
Not Included• Chonta´s condor observation circuit ticket5 Star AccommodationAirplane TransportalmuerzoBoat tripBox breafastBox breakfastBreakfastBus tickets for Machupicchu excursionCathedral entrance feeChonta´s condor observation circuit ticketCusco's Cathedral entrande feeDeparture TaxesEntrance feeMachupicchu entrance feePersonal GuidePisco tasting experienceProfessional guide serviceQoricancha entrance feeSnacksSpecialized guides for all the toursTrain tickets for Machu Picchu excursionTransfer in/out CuscoTransportation for Balcon del Diablo TourTransportation for Huacarpay tourTrf in/out from Train Station
9:00 AM: Departure
10:45 AM: The adventure begin
6:00 PM: Return
Bird List of Condors of Chonta
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