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Live a mystic experience of blessings of the Andean condor
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Live a mystic experience of blessings of the Andean condor

By Cochahuasi Animal Sanctuary
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This is a great opportunity to meet the true Apu Kuntur alive, feel his energy and receive his blessings, and be his representatives
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AU$88.51
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Ages 18-70
Duration: 2h 45m
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Mobile ticket
Meets animal welfare guidelines
Live guide: English, Spanish
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  • Bottled water
  • Parking Fees
  • Private transportation
  • A prayer to the APU KUNTUR for you
  • Entry/Admission - Cochahuasi Animal Sanctuary


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • We pick up from any hostel, hostel, house, etc close to the main square Cusco, or any meeting point
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Wheelchair accessible
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 76162P3

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
        • Most travellers can participate
        • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

        If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 76162P3

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          We will visit the animal sanctuary where a guide will explain the history of these animals that they rescued. When we arrive at the house of the condors, a small prayer will be made to the APU KUNTUR. then we will receive his blessing to be appointed his representatives in defense of his species, and thus be able to be ambassadors of the Condor wherever we go
        About the operator
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        • Cochahuasi Animal Sanctuary
          810
          Cusco, Peru
          Joined in February 2012
        • Christina R
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Worth the trip!
          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
        • 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
        • L4980CSpeters
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Hidden treasure of a place. Fantastic way to see the wildlife of the Andes and Peru
          This place is trully a must! It is easily accessible from Cusco and we visited on our way to Pisac. It's a place where rescued animals are taken care of, rehabilitated and with any luck released back into the wild. They had some incredibly rare animals there. There were andean bob cats, often referred to as the ghosts of the andes. Condors!! And even puma! It is really worth stopping by. The staff are incredible and highly motivated. Was a real highlight of our trip to Peru. They rely on donations and tickets so it's a win win to make this part of your trip! Remember the animals are wild animals and being rehabilitated for release. Amazing place.
          Written 10 February 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
        • jamiehH5451DA
          0 contributions
          3.0 of 5 bubbles
          Guide was passionate however overall, a conflicting experience
          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
        • laurahP2100OQ
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          A once in a lifetime experience!
          I expected this experience to be fantastic, based on past reviews, but it is so much more than that. Albert is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about his work and the animals, and we learned a huge amount from him. It is clear that he has a mutual trust and respect with the animals and birds in his care, and he is doing everything to provide them with the best lives possible. We were given lots of time to spend close to the birds and animals, learning about them and taking pictures. We saw the beautiful pumas and wildcats being fed. I loved the spectacled bears, and my highlight was the condors flying so close above us that one even touched my head with his enormous wing, an Incan blessing Albert said. I can’t put into words how special it felt to go around seeing all the wonderful rescued animals and birds with Albert - you will just have to go and see for yourself. I’m sure you will take away many special memories with you too!
          Written 11 September 2023
        • Julia290
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Fun stop outside Cusco - great animals & included guided tour
          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
        • 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
        • 295filipes
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Animal Sanctuary Visit
          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
        • philj2975
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Thoughtful and interesting sanctuary
          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
        • C2206QH_
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Cochahuashi the best place!!
          This place is amazing! Helping a lot of wild animals that had suffered in the past and now having the time of their lives!!! Many animals , monkeys, parrots, bears , pumas And much more. I recommend you all visit this place🙏🏻
          Written 24 May 2023
        • jonneeboy
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Wonderful work they do, you must visit and donate if you can
          We loved this place! They do excellent work rehabilitating animals which have been injured mainly by the thoughtless actions of humans, if they can they release back into the wild but if not they look after them there. There are condors, parrots, monkeys, coati, llamas (one called Bob Marley cos he had dreads!), wildcats, a puma and a bear! The highlight has to be when the condors fly above your head and perch behind you eyeing you up for their next meal?! Thanks to our guide a German volunteer (sorry forgot your name) They are short of money and some of the cages they admit need expanding, so we gave them extra on top of the 20 soles admission
          Written 30 September 2022
        • 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
        • archlav
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Beautiful condors that are a must see at this animal rescue center
          This was such an amazing experience ! It was part of our stop as we hired a car to drive us around sacred valley. Beautiful rescued animals with a tour guide as part of your ticket. There are Andean bears, llamas, condors, monkeys, toucans, deers. The condors were our favorite. They flew right over our heads with their massive wings. An amazing experience. This is a must visit to help the rescue of these animals.
          Written 22 June 2022
        • maddiem603
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Would definitely recommend
          Was a great little excursion just outside of Cusco. We got picked up in the morning and driven to the sanctuary where we then had a great tour of the enclosures and had amazing encounters with the animals. Would definitely recommend.
          Written 8 June 2022
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        Christian Yupanqui
        Lima, Peru17 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Lugar muy acogedor donde se puede observar animas que han sido rescatados, pude ver el vuelo del condor muy lindo todo, lo recomiendo.
        Written 8 August 2021
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        Lissa g
        Panama City, Panama2 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Feb 2020
        Impresionante ver al cóndor de muy cerca, Hermoso lugar para ver de cerca a los animales de los andes del Perú y aprender la historia de cada una. Hicimos una parada con los chicos de Quinoa Expeditions y valió la pena todo.
        Written 15 February 2020
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        Mariana D
        Miraflores, Peru19 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Una experiencia inolvidable para toda la familia, especialmente con niños pequeños.
        Conocimos el gran trabajo que hacen al rescatar estos animales y volver a insertarlos en su habitat.
        El recorrido por las diferentes especies de animales fue muy divertida pero a la vez nos dejó grandes enseñanzas.
        Written 11 May 2023
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        ian a
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        July 2023 • Couples
        Mejorar la atencion y no maltratar a los comensales no volveria jamas aqui me llevo una mala experiencia
        Written 29 July 2023
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