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Santuario Animal de Cochahuasi

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We are a private family of 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...more
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Km. 22 Via Cusco Pisaq, Cusco, Peru
+51 984 600 380
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our guide recommended that we stop here on a full day tour of the Sacred Valley. I was skeptical as a lot of "sanctuaries" abroad seem to be little more than tourist traps and money making operations. The animals here are genuinely rescued from the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 27_Bear
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While it's not large, it is right on the main road and easy to make a quick visit, have photo ops with llamas and alpacas and see some remarkable animals.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Elizabeth201
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

good place to relax and enjoy in the free time, somthings one need natural places and it was amazing for mi, thanks for all.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Claudia S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Such a great project on the road from Cusco to Pisac (Ccochawasi). You get a lot of information about the animals and the goals of the project.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank NathanHA
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is not a zoo, all the animals here came as injured or orphaned. They will be released if and when possible. They have large collection of Peruvian wildlife, this the only place where you can view these animals at close quarters. Highlight for me...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank mocona
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my girlfriend finished today our voluntary work. We are very happy with this Animal Sanctuary, the effort they make to help/rescue those animals is amazing, especially when you compare it to all other centers(and zoos) in Peru. I feel blessed that I went...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Raúl K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

To *volunteer* We needed to pay money. The place sale feather of birds to make money. The shop sales coffee that hurts the animel (capis) Those make this place business of using the animels Group of 4 people volunteering for one day , the interaction...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Tourist14372725641
Reviewed October 24, 2018 via mobile

Let me start off by saying that I’m a HUGE animal lover and advocate. I never visit zoos unless they’re rescues or sanctuaries. I was very very impressed with this one. The animals all looked healthy and happy. Enclosures were big enough to be comfortable....More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank RhondaW105
Reviewed October 17, 2018 via mobile

Second visit here and it never fails to impress. It is so clean and tidy and they really do look after the animals so well. Small entrance fee and they do ask for a donation but it does go to all the hard walk that...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank 88michellep
Reviewed September 25, 2018

Many rescued animals to see including the rare speckled bear. Love being able to pet and take pictures with the llamas and alpacas and the condors were amazing. Most touching was the puma that was rescued from a nightclub. These animals cannot be returned to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Cheryl F
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December 26, 2017|
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Response from Seasick2013 | Reviewed this property |
Oh I am sorry that I missed the question. I am afraid I do not know.
October 15, 2017|
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Response from Hels_56 | Reviewed this property |
collectivo from Pupito in Cusco. 3 soles each way. they will drop you right outside, just ask before getting on.
February 6, 2016|
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Response from Lyle W | 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.
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Awana Kancha vs. Santuario Animal de Cochahuasi (5 Replies)
Hello-I’m trying to fine-tune an itinerary and question if both should be visited (listed above) or one over the other? Add’l, is/are they on the way back from Pisac on a Sunday to include the Pisac market and essentially starting point being Urubamba?
May 02, 2018|
Response fromPipcia|
We are doing pretty much the same day trip. Starting in ollyantambo going to pisac and pisac ruins then stopping at both awana kancha and ccochahuasi on the way to cusco. The taxi company we booked with said all should be doable in one day. Awana and ccoch are both small and an hour at each should be sufficient.