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These two new tourist routes of nature “The Canyon of Chonta” are a magnificent place, for those who are lovers of walking and bird watching especially of the Andean Condor which is the largest bird of the Peruvian Andes and a sacred Inca bird. We will appreciate fascinating views of this bird in full flight on the breathtaking landscapes of the Apurimac Canyon and “Humantay Lagoon”, natural jewel of the turquoise Apu Salkantay route, and the beautiful Humantay Snow-Capped Mountain. They are located in the District of Limatambo just 4 hours from the City of Cusco. In our tour, you will also visit two Inca Archaeological Remains of Qillarumiyoq and Tarawasi.

DAY 1:Cusco-Mollepata -Soraypampa – Humantay lake– 

At 5:00am we will collect you from your hotel and head out from Cusco to Chonta, from where our hike begins. We start off by descending to the amazing Inca site of Quillarumiyoc, which means Temple of the Moon. It was an Inca ceremonial site dedicated to the worship of water and, more importantly, to the moon goddess “Quilla”. Quillarumiyoc itself is a fascinating site about 1 km off the highway along a dirt track. The complex comprises a series of water channels following the course of a narrow gulley which descends from the sombre mountain overlooking the site. These water channels flow past sacred rocks, including the Great Stone, carved with a geometric representation of the moon herself, which has given the site its name.

The entire valley occupied by Quillarumiyoc and cut by the stream which feeds its water channels is littered with limestone outcrops – “huacas” or sacred stones – which, when one looks at them as the ancients did, appear to have landed there not so much from another geological region, but from another time. They stand, enormous and imposing, some

with their bases carved into simple altars and others left entirely in their natural state – for they needed no alteration from the hand of man to denote the mysterious nature one senses today and which for the Incas imbued them with religious significance. These sacred stones litter the valley, grey and immutable like an abandoned village, all the way up to the steep slopes of the local Apu, or sacred mountain, which dominates the landscape and seems to force itself into all the photographs one takes of the site.

we wil star to hike Humantay Lagoon for 2 hour and 30 minutes. Arrival to the Lagoon of Humantay (4,100 masl) we will observe a natural jewel of the Apu Salkantay route, of turquoise color for 1 hour. Then, make the visit to the snow-capped Mountain of Humantay from where you will have a beautiful spectacular view of the Humantay Lagoon.Then, we will make the trek back to Soraypampa overnight.

Once we Will arribe to Soyapmapa with the support of photo pills we Will try to find the best compositions for the night so base it  on   the composition we Will move on. And also the kind of photo you have in mind so please be open mind with me:

DAY 2: Soraypampa -Mollepata – Apurimac Canyon Condor View Point- Cusco

After breakfast we Will drive back to Mollepata  .Then it will be time to climb back up to Chonta, where we will have some free time to explore the village before lunch. After a delicious meal, we will walk for approx. 1 to 1 and a half hours to reach an unrivalled condor viewpoint over the valley. Here, Viewpoint Of  Chonta or the “viewpoint of The Condors” is a natural highlight in the region of Cusco in Peru; it’s known as the “MIRADOR DE CONDORES DE CHONTA”, located at three hours from the city of Cusco; it is a remote area where you’ll have the choice to enjoy the natural environment and see the soar of the Condors over the Apurimac canyon; it is considered one of the deepest canyon in Peru and the most scenic.

Chonta or the Viewpoint Of The Condor is for the visitors who are willing to roam around the vibrant natural and cultural highlights.  This Viewpoint Of The Condor

we will spend the rest of the afternoon waiting patiently to capture stunning photos of the king of birds: the Andean condor. Then we will head back to Chonta for dinner,


  • Private transport.
  • Professional tour guide with binoculars and telescope.
  • 01 breakfast, 02 lunches, 01 dinner.


  • Entrance to the 2 archaeological zones.
  • Entrance to the Condor Canyon + drinks (mineral water among others).
  • Tips.


  • Sunscreen.
  • Mosquito repellent.
  • Camera with extra battery.
  • Hat or cap.
  • Trekking shoes.
  • Extra money.
  • Mineral water.


  • Modality: Adventure, Landscape and Cultural
  • Departure days: Daily departures
  • Season: From March to November
  • Travel duration: 2 days and 1 night
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Group Size: Minimum 2 people
  • Maximum Altitude: 4,100 masl
  • Difficulty: Moderate.

Private Service Prices:2021

  • 1 Person    US$ 750      per person
  • 2 People     US$ 500    Per Person
  • 3 Pople       US$ 450     per person
  • 4 People     US$ 400     per person
  • 5+ People   US$ 350     per person


  • Student Discount: US$50 (Requires Valid STUDENT CARD to qualify)
  • Under 15 years Discount: US$50 Please send us a copy of your passport at the time of booking.

Optional Extras

  • Hiking Poles US$10
  • Sleeping Bag US$15
  • Single Tent Supplement US$20

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