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Santuario Animal de Cochahuasi

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Address: Km. 22 Via Cusco Pisaq, Cusco, Peru
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US$105.00*
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Private Full-Day Sacred Valley Tour with Pisac Ruins
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Great way to see the local animal life

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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!

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Thank calesmom2005
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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!

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Thank Adrienne W
Round Rock, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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Athens, Greece
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
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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Moriah, NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Small santuary that rescues and releases as many animals as possible. It was good to be able to see so many animals up close: bear, vicuna, condor, puma, wild cat (didn't even know this little guy existed!), macaws, etc. They looked well-fed and cared for. Bob Marley the long-haired llama was the cutest with his black and white fur. (Don't... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

I understand people need income, but when you have to push a condor various times a day so it can fly as a spectacle for a bus full of tourists, it shouldn't be considered an animal sanctuary. It was basically a guys farm with caged in animals.

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Thank ABNNER6
Bath, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

I thought the idea was great, as we were told by a very good English speaking guide that most of the animals in the sanctuary were rescued. It was very good to see the condors, and seeing pumas were unbelievable. However, I personally think the cages were too small, especially for the coati. That shouldn't put you off visiting however,... More 

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Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Good guide in English. Good explanations. The animals are in good hands, cages could be bigger though.

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