Chonta Condors & Photography Tour 2d/1n

  • Description
  • Tour Itinerary
  • Includes/Not Includes
  • Location


  • Apurimac Canyon
  • Condor Sightseeing
  • Astrophotography
  • Nature
  • Archaeology
  • Landscaping
  • Alive Culture

This tour will take you to unforgettable journey to the natural habitat of the condor, the largest bird flying in the world's, over Apurimac Canyon; place located 3 ours from Cusco. We have birding as we walk out to the check point located over the Apurimac canyon, from we can enjoy the flight of the condors. Here we offer you a basic picnic lunch over the most impressive scenery. Here you can prove your skills to photograph those amazing condors on its natural habitat.

The Chonta’s and Apurimac Canyon sky are the best and beautiful places to combine the landscaping photography and astrophotography, since the sky views there, show us the milky way and constellations that changes accord to the season. This creates the expectative of the photographer through their lenses. A plus of these places are the not smoke pollution that give you clearer images.

Day 1: Cusco – Chonta community – View Point

Departure from the hotel at 5 am to driving through the highlands to Chonta community for 3 hours. Once we get there, we will have a coffee break before to start the trek at the direction of Apurimac Canyon and visualize the spectacular scenery, it takes 1:30 minutes. On the way we spot some highlands birds. This tour is an unforgettable experience to enjoy the condors flying over the Apurimac Canyon. The condors soar upwards by using the thermal wind currents. This will be the best time to use all your abilities to photograph the majestic condors flying. Here you will spend almost all day. Finishing our activities, we will set up to the camp site to pass the night in Chonta community (3,600 m.a.s.l).

Day 2: Chonta community - Cusco

Wake up early morning and walk around the Chonta village to observe local birds and a spectacular view of Humantay snow peak, which is a great moment to photography the nature and sunrise. After this morning tour we will back to have breakfast. We drive to Limatambo and stop at the Inca site Tarawasi, one of the impressive stonework’s made by the Andean civilization, to finally drive back to Cusco.

Tour Program includes

  • Overnight camping
  • Dinner on first night
  • Breakfast on first and second day
  • Picnic box lunch on first day
  • Lunch on second day
  • Cheff specialized in camping food service
  • Ozonized water (we will provide it in all the tour, but you must carry your own canteen)
  • Entrance tickets
  • Professional guide
  • Private transportation
  • Camping equipment

Not includes.

  • Other requirements
  • Dinner on last day
  • Sleeping bag
  • Last dinner
  • Birdwatching equipment
  • Gratuities recommended for a staff

List of Trip:

  • Photography equipment
  • Binoculars
  • Tripod
  • Camouflage clothes
  • Passport or ISIC card OBLIGATORY
  • Sun block SPF 45 - 90
  • Canteen is obligatory
  • Extra warm clothes
  • Extra battery
  • Sunglasses
  • Additional Snacks
  • Daypack
  • Hat or cap
  • Repellent
  • Slippers or tennis shoesRaincoats or rain ponchos (November to April)

 If you don’t have some of the required equipment, we can rent one

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