This private 2-day tour will take you to the condor’s natural habitat in the Apurimaq Canyon few Km. from Cusco- Peru. This is a fantastic place for bird watching with great mountain hikes and stunning views. At the end of the day there is an optional Yoga or meditation class at the rural Yoga Limatambo Guesthouse along with healthy food and a bonfire. On the way back to Cusco, you will also visit some off -the-beaten Inca ruins.
THE ROUTE OF THE SACRED CONDOR - FULL DAY: With this new adventurous tour, we will be able to enjoy the flight of condors, that in the Incas time were considered as oracle and as a connection with the spirits world, condors are one of the three animals that represent the Inca trilogy. The condor of the Andes is a national symbol of Peru, its importance in the folklore of the Andean region is such that it represents the indigenous way of life, surviving in the most hostile weather and wildest geography.
The majesty of the condor reveals itself when crossing the sky. Its flight surpasses 6 thousand meters above sea level. Condors are distinguished by the bright black plumage and a white “choker” around the base of their neck. The head is devoid of feathers. They have fairly large legs and strong, sharp claws that allow them to tear flesh and even break small bones. This bird is one of the biggest of the world, it reaches a wingspan of 3.2 meters. Its weight ranges between 8 and 15 kilos and its height is 100 to 130 cm. Since condors feed on dead animals they are considered to be the vehicle that connects the world of the living with world of the dead, this is why condors are regarded as sacred by the villagers.
Full day Itinerary:
The pick-up from your hostel in Cusco will be at 6:30 AM, then we will head towards the Sacred Valley of the Incas, where we will have a roadtrip of approximately 40 minutes to reach the town of Lamay, from here we will ascend a very beautiful trail surrounded by imposing mountains and we will observe a great diversity of flora and fauna. We will have 4 kilometers of walk until we reach the condor viewpoint where we will wait patiently to see the condor´s flight, and how condors pose on top of rocks to catch the sun of the day.
We will have to have a little patience if we want to take some nice photos, and our guide will explain the importance of the condor in the time of the Incas, also at this viewpoint we will have an exciting review of the Inca era, in which mountains and animals were considered gods. After watching and exploring the area we will descend to Lamay through the same trail. We will be waiting in Lamay with our private transport to return to Cusco. Finally we will be around 17:00 hrs. in Cusco.
PRICE PER PERSON: 80USD
Transportation Cusco to Lamay – Round Trip
IT DOES NOT INCLUDE:
Expenses not mentioned
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The dates you would like to book your tour.
Your hotel in Cusco.
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To confirm, we accept half payment: online/ bank transfer, and the remaining balance in person.
* Cancellation: You can cancel your tour up to 1 day(24hrs.) before with a penalty of 20% of the cost. If you do not inform us of the cancellation with at least this anticipation, the fine is 100% of the cost.