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Cochahuasi Animal Sanctuary (Santuario Animal de Cochahuasi) Tours

Cochahuasi Animal Sanctuary (Santuario Animal de Cochahuasi)
The family-run and privately owned Cochahuasi Animal Sanctuary rescues and rehabilitates animals that have been ill-treated or victims of poaching. Visitors can tour the grounds and meet some of the rescued animals, such as pumas, Peruvian hairless dogs, alpacas, and llamas, as well as the gigantic Andean condor.

The Basics
Many of the wild species that the sanctuary shelters are endangered or at risk, such as the Andean condor, which receives special attention. Via enthusiastic volunteers, the sanctuary educates visitors on the factors that caused near-extinction of these mighty scavengers, among the largest flying birds in the world: They are often hunted for their feathers, which are sold to tourists as souvenirs. Visitors learn about the sanctuary’s plans to implement a captive-breeding program (later releasing the birds into the wild) that can help avoid the bird’s extinction. A highlight of the tour is watching these giant birds, with 10-foot (3-meter) wing spans, fly around their enclosures.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Cochahuasi Animal Sanctuary is a must-visit for wildlife lovers.
  • As the sanctuary is focused on short-term care, the animals present at any given time vary.
  • It is advisable to wear comfortable walking shoes when visiting.

How to Get There
Cochahuasi Animal Sanctuary is located in southern Peru’s Sacred Valley, a 20-minute drive from the city of Pisac. The sanctuary arranges shared and private (up to 10 passengers) round-trip transfers from Cusco, around a 40-minute drive away. Transfer tickets include entrance to and a guided tour of the sanctuary.

When to Get There
The sanctuary is open every day and runs two shared bus trips per day: one in the morning and one in the afternoon. If you are booking a private transfer or making other travel arrangements, you can visit any time—the sanctuary is usually open from morning through early evening.

Volunteer
The animal sanctuary is dependent upon the generosity of the volunteers who staff it. If you have a bit of spare time while visiting the area, you can contact them to ask how you can help. The sanctuary prefers potential volunteers to be able to spend at least three days on-site.
Address: Cusco 08100, Peru
Admission: Varies
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Cochahuasi Animal Sanctuary Admission Ticket

Cochahuasi Animal Sanctuary Admission Ticket

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Save time on the day by booking your admission to the Cochahuasi Animal Sanctuary in Cusco ahead of time. Especially during peak season, the center—which is dedicated to rehabilitating Andean wildlife such as condors—can get busy so advance booking ensures you waste no time waiting in line.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Help and share in an animal shelter

Help and share in an animal shelter

This animal shelter is very special becouse they found a place where people respect them and make an amazing thing helping and treat them very well. Please support this activity as an animal lover.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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Live a mystic experience of blessings of the Andean condor

Live a mystic experience of blessings of the Andean condor

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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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  • 2 hours 45 minutes
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Frequently Asked Questions

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Should I book Cochahuasi Animal Sanctuary (Santuario Animal de Cochahuasi) tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Cochahuasi Animal Sanctuary (Santuario Animal de Cochahuasi) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 2 Cochahuasi Animal Sanctuary (Santuario Animal de Cochahuasi) tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Cochahuasi Animal Sanctuary (Santuario Animal de Cochahuasi) 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Cochahuasi Animal Sanctuary (Santuario Animal de Cochahuasi) costs USD 7.00. Guided Cochahuasi Animal Sanctuary (Santuario Animal de Cochahuasi) tours start around USD 7.00 per person. See all 2 Cochahuasi Animal Sanctuary (Santuario Animal de Cochahuasi) tickets and tours on Viator.
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