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Santuario Animal de Cochahuasi

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Address: Km. 22 Via Cusco Pisaq, Cusco, Peru
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+51 984 600 380
07:30 - 05:30
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Sun - Sat 07:30 - 05:30
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USD 105.00*
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Private Full-Day Sacred Valley Tour with Pisac Ruins
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Alpaca and Lama

Interesting place for raising these animals and making good alpaca scarfs and other clothings. We bought several scarfs for ourselves and family.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Calgary, Canada
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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Interesting place for raising these animals and making good alpaca scarfs and other clothings. We bought several scarfs for ourselves and family.

Thank AngeloZBeijing
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This is a small animal sanctuary but the animals seem to be very well cared for and happy. Our guide walked us through the steps from where each animal was rescued from to rehabilitating the animals and to how many get released back into the wild. Everyone was very knowledgeable and clearly cared deeply about the animals.

Thank Zoe R
Brandon, Mississippi
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

By American standards, this would probably qualify as a "roadside" type zoo. However, I do have to really give great credit to the people who are involved here. They are working on a very limited budget to try to save some endangered species as well as rehab some animals. They return what animals they can to the wild. At least... More 

Thank Gandalf2005
Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are lots of animals being looked after in this sanctuary. The guides are happy to show off all their animals. Pumas and condors are the stars.

Thank Mon55
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Condors fly over your head and you can watch a baby spectacled bear play and be silly. Watch out for Pete the vicunia, he is a little grouchy, but his pen mate the tortoise makes up for it. We enjoyed time here on the double decker tour bus. So much fun!

Thank calesmom2005
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017

Some of the poor reviews here express doubts about whether this place is genuinely an "animal sanctuary" or more of a for-profit petting zoo, but if you don't have misgivings about the morality of caged animals (or if you believe that they were injured and rehabilitated at this center), then it's a fun place to see some Peruvian animals, including... More 

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Sea Bright, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

We were so excited to learn that we could go to an animal sanctuary in Cusco. It was an awesome and informative place. We were able to pet Llama's, see birds and bears and the coolest thing was definitely the condors! Simply amazing!

1 Thank Adrienne W
Round Rock, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

The animal sanctuary is a great stop between Cusco and Pisaq. You are able to be in very close proximity to a wide variety of native animals. Of course there are a number of llamas, alpacas, and vicunas. However the highlights were the pumas and condors. How many opportunities do you get to get pictures next to one of these... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

Take your family to this sanctuary. You will have an amazing time and learn a lot about those Andino animals.

Thank Barreiro-London
Athens, Greece
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

We visited it during a tour of the sacred valley. If you have no other chance to see some of the characteristic representatives of the local fauna, then give it a chance! We saw some llamas, alpacas, vicunias, a couple of condors, an eagle, a wild cat, parrots...In the end of the short tour they will ask you for your... More 

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