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Cochahuasi Animal Sanctuary Admission Ticket
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Cochahuasi Animal Sanctuary Admission Ticket

By Cochahuasi Animal Sanctuary
Recommended by 93% of travellers
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Ages 1-85, max of 15 per group
Duration: 2h 30m
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Live guide: German, English, French, Spanish
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  • Entry/Admission - Cochahuasi Animal Sanctuary
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  • Not wheelchair accessible
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  • Cochahuasi Animal Sanctuary
    810
    Cusco, Peru
    Joined in February 2012
  • melissassm
    0 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Condors are amazing!
    We were given a nice tour in English by one of their volunteers. While this is a true animal rescue and not a zoo, some of the enclosures are quite small, but I do believe they are doing the best that they can with the space and resources they have. Seeing the condors fly overhead was amazing! You don’t appreciate how large they are until you see it in person. There are a few shops and a small cafe as well for refreshments and souvenirs.
    Written 23 April 2024
  • shovanb2016
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Experience.These guys are doing a great job in keeping and rehabilitating these injured animals back into the wild
    It's not a zoo. They keep these injured animals with an aim to release them back into the wild. The Condors were really majestic. They have around 11 and considering there are only around 150 left in the wild in Peru. They also have vicunas and the Andean Bear. I was also lucky to see a military macaw and a toucan ( rescued from a pet/ animal activity centre). For the animals they are planning to release on the wild, they keep them secluded which is a great idea. They also had the Andean bob cats. Overall small place, but if you love wildlife and interested in wildlife conservation, you should pay them a visit. This is very close to Pisaq/ Cusco and you need to keep 30 mins for this activity.
    Written 5 February 2024
  • Raphael1605
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting place to visit
    Beautiful place where they take good care of the animals. Caring people that do an excellent job!. 25 min drive from down town Cusco
    Written 27 July 2023
  • LucasGray656
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing Condor!
    went over there because we wanted to see a condor. we saw this amazing bird!.. was just incledible.. the condor flight over us. woww!! neves espected to see trained condors!
    Written 30 June 2022
  • 335judyb
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    lovely site to visit just outside Cusco
    We stopped in as part of a tour of multiple Inca ruins around Cusco. This is a sanctuary for Llamas, Alpacas, and vicunas, and the like. The animals we saw appeared well cared for. attached to the sanctuary is a cooperative where the fur is processed into yarn, sweaters, woven goods, and art. They will teach you about the differences in the wool and how to spot imitations. They do also sell all the products they display.
    Written 25 May 2022
  • Nictay90
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great last minute activity!
    Our flight was pushed to an earlier time so our original excursion had to be cancelled. I found this sanctuary and booked the tickets immediately. Loved the tour! I run an animal shelter in the US and I was excited to see the great work the sanctuary is doing.
    Written 4 May 2022
  • Amy M
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing experience!
    amazing place that truly helps the animals! I volunteered there 3 days while on my vacation and loved it so much! you get so much compassion and want to help prevent the situations these animals were rescued from. from a volunteers perspective though, it could be more organized. for example, a chart of what and how much each animal eats would make things a lot more efficient.
    Written 27 April 2022
  • alondral301
    0 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mini zoo of llamas and alpacas.
    Wonderful place ideal to go with the family, it is a kind of mini zoo of llamas and alpacas, on visits to the place there is a local guide who explains to you about the upbringing and the destination of its precious wool.
    Written 6 October 2021
  • SV D
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great people doing great work
    Albert and the sanctuary staff are doing great work providing for rescued animals and where possible releasing them back into the wild. The sanctuary is small and privately funded - they clearly feel a passion for their valuable work and share that passion with their visitors. Animal lovers and those interested in Peruvian animals will greatly enjoy this experience.
    Written 2 October 2021
  • 96Juanita
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must see for the animal lover
    I really enjoyed the sanctuary, it was beyond what I expected. The guide Alberto was wonderful in telling me about the sanctuary - the history, the animals and their care and rescue and release plans. This was the perfect last experience before leaving Cusco. My favorite was seeing the condor in flight!
    Written 19 September 2021
  • kindwandering
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must for kids and adults alike!
    Special, up-close experience with local animals and a private tour guide. Our guide, Albert, did an amazing job explaining everything to us, and he was extremely patient, giving us plenty of time to feed and interact with the animals. The front door pick-up service also made the entire visit that much easier, and our driver, Jhoao, was very friendly and had an immaculately clean car. Would highly recommended this to anyone visiting in the area, especially those with kids or teens.
    Written 11 July 2021
  • maritsa2425
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Cute place to learn about and feed animals
    This small sanctuary is a labor of love and it shows. The animals are well cared for and it was nice to be able to come close to them.
    Written 7 July 2021
  • David P
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent Day Trip!
    Visiting the sanctuary was a great experience! I saw many different animals (bears, llamas, alpacas, vicunas, condors, ducks, birds, for example) that were rescued and are now being taken care of at the sanctuary. Some animals will eventually be released back into the wild. Alberto (my tour guide) did a fantastic job of explaining the details of how a particular animal arrived at the sanctuary and I was allowed to feed the llamas and alpacas. I also made friends with a duck! Seeing condors up close was amazing! You can order an admission ticket online and when you arrive in Cusco, call the sanctuary and arrange for a round-trip ride from your hotel and back. There is a food concession on site and a souvenir shop where you can buy lots of nice things. Money goes to help the animals. Please visit the sanctuary; I know you will enjoy your visit and the animals are looking forward to seeing you!
    Written 25 June 2021
  • 65rolandt
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very nive andean animals
    It was a very special way to see the local animals, the guide from the center showed us the lamas, vicuñas, alpacas, condor and pumas, they look very well and they told us that they are recued animals, good job !!
    Written 25 January 2021
  • elizaw354
    0 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Thanks for rescue animals !
    We took a taxi to this place because we were told that here they have condors, but once we arrived there was not only a condor, theres were other animals as well, we saw pumas, alpacas, llamas, vicuñas and births, we were happy to know that the owners rescue those animals from bad people. The only thing is that I would recommend to have a bigger place for those cute animals.
    Written 15 January 2021
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Christy N
Fort Smith, AR18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a wonderful time here. The animals are precious and it's awesome to get to see them so closely. Our tour guide was John and he was wonderful- friendly, funny, and accomodating. Take your time and spend some cash, it's for a great cause!
Written 10 January 2020
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Christina R
Richmond Hill, NY18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Lovely experience! Fantastic to see how they care for a variety of animals; lots of enrichment activities and plenty of space to keep them happy. Got to see a couple of condor flights from inside their enclosure (!); such impressive creatures! Definitely worth a visit - you can feel good about putting soles toward a beautiful cause. If you can do a tour, there’s a lot of interesting information about all the inhabitants, but it’s not necessary.
Written 27 May 2024
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Phil J
Hull14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2023 • Family
I'm so glad we found this place. I noticed on the map between Cusco and Pisac and my kids love animals so it seemed worth a visit. It was a great way to spend a few hours. We did a VIP tour and had the chance to feed some of the animals. I get that some reviewers worry about whether the animals are returned to wild or not, and I can't comment on that, but what I did see was content, well cared for animals that had space to roam. It was not at all like a zoo, and the setting was lovely. Kids really enjoyed it.
Written 11 July 2023
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downhillcyclist
United Kingdom326 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2019 • Couples
This animal sanctuary & rescue centre is well worth visiting en route from Cusco to Ollantaytambo. Animals & birds include spectacled bear, llamas, alpacas, puma, tortoise, condors. Good to see them close up. Centre has small café.
Written 14 June 2019
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Eleanna_Sk
Chania Town, Greece31 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
This is an animal sanctuary where they help damaged and abused animals to get back on their feet and at the same time you get to visit some of the more rear animals that inhabit Peru.
Our english speaking guide was extra helpful to tell us the story of each animal, and what there is in store for them, either letting it back out in the wild or keeping it there for safety reasons. We got to see pumas, we got to see toucans, monkeys, llamas, bears, wild cats and everything else at a very small fee which is going directly to the animals. Luckily there are people like them who care and help those that cannot help themselves.
The point lost is because of the small space some animals have, especially those that is decided for them never to leave the sanctuary. I understand that there are too many animals for the space they got, but still something can be done for e.g. Bobby the wild cat to be able to run around!
Again i think all of the visitors in Cusco could spend an hour or so of their time to help the rescue center to help those animals there and even more!
Written 2 September 2019
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cruciangirl
South Dakota141 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
We came to Peru with our son, and his Peruvian wife and daughter. Our granddaughter at 10 years old was a champ following the "old people" around to all the ancient sites, walking up mountains and around town but she loves animals so we decided to treat her to a visit here. She was thrilled and we were impressed WAY beyond our expectations. Alberto's love for, knowledge of and passionate commitment to caring for the animals is nothing short of inspiring. This is not a job for him it is who he is. He knows each animal personally and treats them as the equals they are. From the bears to the condors and puma, from the monkeys to the birds, and Cooper, Alberto's dog who follows him to work each day and waits with him all day this experience will bring a smile to your face.
In addition to the animal experience, we LOVED the gift shop and the demonstration of weaving. Make this your shopping place for quality alpaca items and silver at very good prices. And when you are done have a quick and delicious lunch at the little cafe. The profits from everything are split to support the center (50%) and the surrounding community (50%). WE could not have been happier and look forward to seeing pictures of the aviary Alberto will be building this year.
Written 20 December 2019
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sima606
Vancouver, Canada46 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2019 • Solo
This sanctuary was a true discovery. The work that is done by a very dedicated group of volunteers is remarkable. They rehabilitate endangered species, breed them and where possible release them to the wild. The sanctuary is supported by purchases of local artisanally made products 60% of which goes directly to the sanctuary and the rest to support some of the workers and an educational programme for children. I was sorry to have purchased a baby alpaca sweater at a shop earlier that day as the clothing they sell is truly beautiful and support a very worthy cause.
Written 15 June 2019
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Jamie H
2 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Visited the sanctuary as reviews seemed good and saw a supposed actual release video on the Instagram page, however still left feeling a conflicted.

The guide was clearly passionate about the animals and told us release dates of some but did say some would never be released. He said most had been rescued from trafficking.

The Andean cat was pacing and meowing, it did not look in a healthy mental state. The cages are quite tiny as well. I can only hope the money spent does go towards releases
Written 7 December 2023
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Julia290
Illinois17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
This is a great place to stop between Cusco and the Sacred Valley. My husband and I visited with our three sons. My sons who love animals were absolutely smitten--they loved feeding and petting the alpacas & llamas plus seeing the adorable animals (monkeys, turtles, bobcats, condors, etc.) You can only walk through the sanctuary with a guide, and our guide was fabulous--giving us enough time with each animal and enough individual information about each one. My middle son and husband were skeptical that they'd enjoy this stop, but both ended up loving it.
Written 18 August 2023
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Filipe S
Sao Paulo, SP11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great experience. You can see the animals, know their history, and even interact with some, like llamas and alpacas. The people at the sanctuary are doing a great job nursing them and returning some into the wild. Worth a visit.
Written 23 July 2023
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