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Santuario Animal de Cochahuasi

#19 of 171 things to do in Cusco Features Animals
Km. 22 Via Cusco Pisaq, Cusco, Peru
+51 984 600 380
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Km. 22 Via Cusco Pisaq, Cusco, Peru
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Reviewed 1 week ago

They have two mountain cats ( that look like bigger housecats ) in seperate cages, both all alone and they seemed very unhappy / bored. One was pacing back and forth. This is not good.

Thank islandmermaid
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved the sanctuary!! Super cool to get to take a "llama selfie" and see bears, parrots, condors, and many other Peruvian animals. Tours in English and Spanish!

Thank Farrin M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here on our private tour with Cusco Transport. It is a sanctuary for injured/abused Peruvian animals. The highlight was the condors. They are huge, and impressive when flying. Not a long or expensive stop (10 soles/pp) but worth it.

Thank ChicagoILGirl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The sanctuary is about 30 minutes from the centre by car; the animals vary, of course, but you are probably sure to find llamas/vacunas, bald Peruvian dogs, condors, bears etc. It's not one of those sanctuaries where you get to interact much with the animals...More

1  Thank Slow2Melt
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This animal sanctuary was such a fun spot to visit. We learned the different animals in the llama/alpaca family as well as watching condors practice flying prior to their release. Ahppy to support this place!

1  Thank Jill F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful stop on our Peruvian tour. This is a charity that allows travelers to see their rehabbing animals surely with the expectation of a needed donation. To most of us North Americans these are animals we never see. Would be a great stop for anyone...More

1  Thank AlandPat
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful alpacas and llamas, condors, birds and monkeys -- ladies working on handicrafts and a fine Sol shop -- and it's a charity!

Thank HampsteadCarrie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very interesting and a closeup view of the llamas. You can even feed them if you like but be careful...some of them spit! After seeing the animals you will have a chance to see how they weave the beautiful material for their clothes, hats and...More

1  Thank GKP46
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This review will be in two parts part 1- The Sanctuary itself. Good experience. Worth your 30 minutes to see the critically endangered andean condor and the peruvian hairless dog. It is a private sanctuary, not a zoo, dedicated to helping endangered animals and is...More

2  Thank bigwawao
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our guide from Cusco Local Friend, Hugo, asked if we wanted to make a quick stop here. We thought it would be interesting, as this is really not so much as a zoo, but a sanctuary for some of the rescued animals. It is a...More

1  Thank Brown_Samantha
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Hello, the link to the website is not working. How do you buy tickets and arrange transport? Would like to visit Sanctuary in a couple weeks. thank you.
6 February 2016|
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Response from GringoWasi_BnB | Reviewed this property |
They run completely on donation and as Kieth mentioned they do have a sight seeing bus of their own, I have a couple of e-mail addresses and phone numbers but can not post them here, if you would like them just message me.
When does the sanctuary open and close?
1 August 2015|
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Response from Jo L | Reviewed this property |
I don't know the hours for the animal sanctuary, but it might help you to know there is another good site to visit that's extremely close (a little farther up the road from Cuzco). I don't know its name, but it's like a... More
How far is it from Cusco? from Pisac? Is the Awanachancha llama farm close by?
5 June 2015|
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Response from rhbird | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it's close to both Cusco and Pisac, an hour. The llama preserve is across the street. The Cch. Sanctuary has vicunas, alpacas and llamas but the condors highlight the visit, especially if you arrange a flying... More