Cochahuasi Animal Sanctuary

Cochahuasi Animal Sanctuary

Cochahuasi Animal Sanctuary
4.5
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
About
We are a private organizations that has dedicated itself to the Rescue of Animals that have been abused of, or come from the illict Trafic of Wildlife. The Cochahuasi Animal Sanctuary was founded in the year 2007 . Since them, we have provided refuge to a wide number of especies; a lot of them are in the Brink of extinction in order to acheive the reproduction of these amazin birds and then release the offsprings. OUR MISSION. Education its considered the most important factor when its comes to the conservation of local species and biodiversity. Through educational activities, we ill install values that stimulate appreciation for biodiversity.
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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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melissassm
Sault Ste. Marie, Canada3,184 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
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
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Peter S
16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
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
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shovan b
Montreal, Canada35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
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
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Jamie H
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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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Laura H
Penicuik, UK27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
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
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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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Raphael1605
Tel Aviv, Israel10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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
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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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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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