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"Explore the Wonders of Chonta Tour - Soar With the Andean Condors and Admire Spectacular Views!"
Chonta Tour is a well-known tourist circuits to experience sightseeing tours to visit monuments, old aged temples, exceptional cultural heritage sites, scenic and flight of the Condor over the Apurimac canyon.
Embark on an unforgettable journey with Chonta Tour, a renowned travel circuit designed to immerse you in the breathtaking wonders of our heritage sites and natural landscapes. You’ll explore ancient temples, remarkable monuments, and unique cultural heritage sites, each with a story that adds to the grand tapestry of our history. Be awed by the majestic flight of the Condor soaring high above the Apurimac canyon, a spectacle that is as enthralling as it is emblematic of the region’s raw beauty.
Perched high for a sweeping view of the Apurimac Canyon, our hill station offers stunning vistas of the incredible landscapes, charming countryside villages, and the awe-inspiring flight of the Andean condors. The Chonta Tour, which currently has no restrictions and offers daily departures throughout the year, also includes a visit to the moon temple of the Incas at Killarumiyoc, near the village of Ancahuasi.
Our tours are more than just a sightseeing opportunity. They offer a unique perspective on the natural and cultural highlights of the Cusco region. Here, geographical biodiversity abounds – from the towering heights of mountains like Salkantay (6,271m) to the rushing rivers and rolling terraced hills, to the lush and steamy tropics forest. Immerse yourself in the unparalleled beauty of Cusco, a land of diversity, rich cultures, and high mountain peaks reaching over 6000 meters. Come and experience it all with Chonta Tour.
Our knowledgeable and experienced tour guides will take you through an insightful journey into the heart of Cusco, providing you with fascinating historical context and local insights that will enhance your overall experience. We believe in responsible tourism and strive to ensure that our tours are sustainable, respectful of local communities, and contribute positively to the preservation and promotion of our cultural heritage.
Our 1-day Chonta Tour offers guaranteed departures, ensuring that once you’ve booked, your journey is guaranteed to take place. With this guarantee, you can confidently make all your travel arrangements and eagerly anticipate your holiday.
Important Info About 1-Day Chonta Tour
At a glance
- TOUR START: At 8: 00 am
- TOUR END: At 8:00 pm
- PLACES TO EXPLORE: Killarumiyoc “Moon Temple” of the Incas
- ACTIVITY: The flight of the Condor experience
- TREKKING: Chonta to viewpoint of the Condor
- BEST TIME TO VISIT: March to November
- DIFFICULTY: Easy – Moderate
- Travel through the Andes accompanied by picturesque villages.
- Visit the Inca site of Tarawasi; a beautiful trapezoidal shape building next to the village of Limatambo.
- Many photo opportunities.
- Experience the flight of the Condors in the Apurimac Canyon.
Day 1: Cusco – Chonta – Cusco
Approximate time for the tour:
- 07:30 AM: We start the tour by picking you up from your hotel in Cusco. Transportation by tourist vehicle
- 10:00 AM: Arrival to the city of Limatambo and visit to Tarayhuasi.
- 12:00 AM: Lunch in the village of Limatambo
- 13:00 PM: Travel in tourist transport to the community of Chonta.
- 14:00 PM: Beginning of the hike to “Mirador del Cóndor”
- 15:00 PM: See the condors overflying the canyon
- 16:00 PM: Return to Chonta and then to Cusco
- 18:30 PM Arrive to Cusco approx.
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Chonta Tour offers an incredible opportunity to witness the soaring of majestic Andean condors in their natural habitat. Join us on an unforgettable day journey to the reserve zone of Chonta, located at 3,400m near Cusco. As you admire the remarkable scenery and beautiful nature, you will be captivated by the impressive splendor of these magnificent birds. With a wingspan of over three meters and a body weight of up to 15 kg, the Andean condor is the largest flying land bird. Apart from being carrion feeders, they may also prey upon newly born livestock or weak and sick animals.
In Andean cosmology, the condor is revered as an «Apu» – the messenger of the gods, entrusted with transporting the souls of the departed into the spirit realms. Discover the wonders of the Hanaq Pacha, the outer and upper world, and experience the cosmos as you embark on this extraordinary adventure with Chonta Tour.
- Please note that the price of the 1-Day Chonta Tour does not include flights. It is necessary for you to purchase your own flight ticket in order to participate in the tour. Additionally, you are required to arrive in Cusco for the tour.
- The confirmation for the 1-Day Chonta Tour will be provided once the booking is made. To complete the booking process, we will need the passport name, number, date of birth, gender, and country of all participants.
- Please ensure that you have a valid passport on the day of travel, with expiration dates that are not older than 6 months. Children must be accompanied by an adult, and the child rate applies only when sharing a room with 2 paying adults.
- Please note that the tour is not wheelchair accessible, although child seats or chairs are available if needed. Most travelers can participate in this experience.
- We are pleased to provide airport pickup and drop-off services, which can be arranged based on your flight information. Please let us know in advance.
- Finally, please note that there will be a maximum of 12 travelers on the tour or activity, which is operated by SPT Travel & Tours.
We offer 1-Day Chonta Tour option for those who prefer a more personalized experience. If our scheduled departure dates don’t suit you or if you prefer to travel independently, we can organize this tour exclusively for you. Feel free to contact us for additional details and pricing information.
Departure and return times for the excursion offer flexibility to ensure the best possible experience for you. While these times may differ based on various factors, rest assured that they will be well-coordinated with your guide during the briefing. This flexibility allows us to tailor the experience to your needs and preferences, and to take into account the weather conditions, traffic, and other unpredictable elements that could influence the excursion. Furthermore, the excursion arrangement covers transportation from your hotel and back, making the journey convenient and hassle-free for you. We put your experience at the heart of our service, and strive to provide an excursion that is memorable, enjoyable, and perfectly suited to you.
On1-Day Chonta Tour, private vehicles will be your main mode of transport, providing you with the comfort and convenience you need to fully enjoy the sightseeing experiences. These vehicles, ranging from cozy vans to spacious buses, are used for the majority of the tour. For those special moments when you visit Machu Picchu, we switch to a different mode of transport for an added sense of adventure. A charming train ride takes you through the lush and scenic landscapes leading up to the historical site, enhancing your overall travel experience and creating lasting memories. This unique combination of private and public transport ensures an engaging, comfortable, and unforgettable journey.
Our 1-Day Chonta Tour groups are deliberately kept small, capped at 8 -10 participants, to ensure a more intimate and personalized experience. Each group is led by our friendly and knowledgeable tour guides who are experts in their respective regions. They go through rigorous training to provide you with accurate historical and cultural information and enrich your travel experience. Along with being your informative companions, our guides adhere to the highest safety standards to ensure your well-being throughout the journey. Join us, and let our experienced guides lead the way to a memorable exploration of your chosen destination.
Our tour groups are designed to give you the best possible experience. We intentionally keep our group sizes small, with a maximum of 8-10 people per group. This allows for a more intimate and personalized journey, where you can truly connect with your surroundings.
It is important when considering and preparing to travel anywhere in the world that you have a good understanding of the country you are visiting, its laws and customs, and the possible risks and situations that may occur. This includes specific risks related to your itinerary (eg. does it involve water & can you swim, are you fit enough for the activities included), as well as more general risks such as natural disasters.
General details and links to more information about health risks, visa requirements, money, and travel insurance are given in these tour notes. We recommend that you re-read all these before your departure as well as the small print of your travel insurance policy so you know exactly what is covered and what is not.
You should take copies of your important travel documents with you and ideally also store them online securely as a backup. Make sure that you have given us your emergency contact details and told that person where and when you are travelling. Ensure you take enough money with you and that you have access to emergency funds.
Kindly note that the 1-Day Chonta Tour experience is non-refundable and immutable. In the event of a cancellation or a request for modification, please be aware that the amount paid will not be refunded under any circumstances. This policy is stringent and aims to maintain the organizational and logistical aspects of conducting this extraordinary tour. It ensures that every participant’s experience remains unmarred by last-minute changes and cancellations. For an in-depth understanding of our policies, we recommend that you refer to our Terms & Conditions.
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Frequent Questions About 1-Day Chonta Tour
It is located 3.5 hours from Cusco by car and then, we must walk for an hour and a half to reach the viewpoint.
Condors can usually be seen between 3:00 and 4:30 p.m. You will need to be patient to see them.
The Chonta day tour will start at 7:30 am. when we pick you up from your hotel in Cusco and will finish at 6 or 7:00 p.m. when we drop you off at your hotel
Yes, we’ll have lunch in the village of limatambo.
No, but we’ll stop at some please with toilets.
The maximum altitude we will reach is 3,400 m / 11,220 ft. It is the same than the city of Cusco
We will treat you accordingly. We carry oxygen cylinders and altitude tablets.
For 2-Day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, Our guides are professionals specialized in tourism. This group of local experts includes Spanish, Portuguese and English-speaking guides, eager to provide you with a great experience during your trip.
Yes, As travelers, we know how important it is to spend quality time with family. For this reason, we want to offer a unique experience in Peru where even the little ones will be amazed by the incredible beauty of our country. If you want more information, do not hesitate to contact our team.
Yes, our main objective as a travel agency is to offer an authentic adventure in our country. So, if you are looking to travel off the beaten track or get the best travel itinerary through Peru, be sure to contact our team.
To book 1-Day Chonta Tour, we will require a deposit of $50 per person. Upon receipt the pre-payment, we will send you an email with the confirmation of your trip. Here are all the details you need to send us.
- Personal information: (your full name, exactly as in your passport):
- Passport number
- Date of birthday (dd/mm/yyyy)
You can make the pre-payment by clicking on the PAYPAL symbols on our page or you need to log in to your PayPal account and send the money to: email@example.com
About remining balance?
The remining balance you’ll pay in cash once you arrive to Cusco in USD or soles (Peruvian currency), to the change of the day; or if you prefer PayPal (7% service charge applies) for the bank commission. Also, you can pay us by Visa credit card only (5% service charge applies). Please let us know which one you prefer.