Apurimac

(5.331 meters) above sea level

 

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Heart of the Andes

Apurímac has all the ingredients of a destination that has nature blessed with hot springs, mountain forests, lakes, flora, fauna, a huge snowy mountain (Ampay), and the deep Apurímac Canyon, a natural border with Cuzco and an adventure-sports destination.Remnants of its Incan and colonial past come together in the Mestizo architecture and the ongoing traditional festivals around the cities of Abancay, Andahuaylas, among others.

Location: Highlands of southern Peru, rugged geography, formed by deep and narrow valleys, with impressive abysses, cold plateaus and high peaks.

5 days

Minimum recommended
length of stay

 

Recommended for

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History aficionados: who will enjoy visiting the Pampa de Abancay, site of the battle where South American independence from Spain was sealed, back in 1824.

Handicraft collectors: who should definitely go to the neighborhood of Abancay.

Archeology buffs: who cannot afford missing out on the Cachora – Choquequirao site.

Nature lovers: who will thoroughly enjoy their visit to see the cluster of puyas at Vishcongo.

What to buy?

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The craft most associated with Apurimac is its famous retablos (type of portable shrine) in which artisans depict scenes filled with local customs and religious images. In terms of fabrics, weavers and knitters use techniques that have been passed down from master to apprentice for generations, like naturally dyeing the threads used in carpets and shawls. Other familiar souvenirs you can pick up in Ayacucho are carved Abancay stones (alabaster), and last by not least, any of the art works done in silver filigree.

What to eat?

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Although there is no lack of international and traditional Peruvian Creole food, you will mostly find restaurants offering local Ayacucho dishes. Regional cuisine is characterized by the use of plenty of pork, vegetables and Andean grains. Its most well known dish is puca picante, a stew of deep fried pork, seasoned with peanut sauce, beets, red chili peppers and annatto. When you sit down to order an appetizer, ask for the qapchi, a salad made from new potatoes (somewhat
starchier than normal), chunks of fresh cheese, diced onions and yellow chili peppers, and the soup should be patache (wheat and bacon, mainly). If it is a jam you crave at breakfast for your bread, then ask for the sauco (elderberry).

Size: 20,891 Km2 (8,066 sq. miles).

Typical dishes Apurimac

  • Cuy Filling: It is the original way to prepare a typical ingredient of the Andes. It is used as ingredients, a tender cuy, crushed garlic, onion, red pepper sauce, marigold, mint, salt, pepper, cumin and lard for frying. He takes guts to cuy. It is washed with water and seasoned properly proceed to fill, sewn and proceed to fry for an hour and a half. The guinea pig is suspended by an iron stick that colaca on each side. Some seasoned with lemon. It was served with salad and potatoes. It is accompanied with chicha.
  • Huatía: Pachamanca is similar to fresh potatoes on hot stones accompanied by herbs are placed. This food is pre-Hispanic origin, is used to prepare in full harvest. Digging a hole, heated stones are made, on which accommodates als some grass or leaves of the same potato. After potatoes, which are covered with another piece of grass, so that those are cooked in its own steam are placed. Huatia like Cancacho the japchi is well known in the southern part of Peru
Apurimac Attractions in the City
attractions Main Square

attractions Main Square

Visiting Hours : All day and night. Location : City centre. Apurimac attractions Main Square a charming plaza in the city. With bronze images representing the local wildlife: the condor, deer and puma.

Illanya mansion – Peru tours

Illanya mansion – Peru tours

Visiting Hours : All day. Location : Illanya Town. Apurimac Illanya mansion One of the first ranches built at the start of the colonial period (1592). Built in an elegant French architectural style. It produced sugar cane liquor (aguardiente),...

Taraccas Recreational Park – viewpoint

Taraccas Recreational Park – viewpoint

Visiting Hours : All day. Location : 9 km from Abancay, on the Abancay-Cuzco road. Apurimac  The viewpoint splendid city of Abancay can be seen, and a trip to the zoo with its regional animals is a highlight.

Apurimac Attractions Beyond the City
Stone Jail (Jail Ccacca)

Stone Jail (Jail Ccacca)

Location: It is in the haquira district in the province of Apurimac Cotabambas department. It is located about 200 meters from the main square of the district. Ccacca prison has a slope about 20 meters (height), with a width...

Archaeological complex Sondor

Archaeological complex Sondor

Location: It is located in the district of Pacucha, about thirty minutes from the city of Andahuaylas. It covers an area of approximately 10 hectares. Archaeological complex Sondor Sondor appears named by chroniclers as Inca site, but the first...

viewpoint Usnomocco – Apurimac

viewpoint Usnomocco – Apurimac

Location: Is located in the district of Tamburco Apurimac department, About 160 meters from the main square of the district. viewpoint During the colony was important transit of goods between the coastal cities and the southeastern highlands. Micaela Bastidas,...

City of Andahuaylas – Peru attractions

City of Andahuaylas – Peru attractions

Visiting Hours : Daytime. Location : 138 km from Abancay (5 hours by car). Apurimac City of Andahuaylas its main church, the Saint Peter Cathedral, is a beautiful example of colonial architecture. In the Plaza de Armas, the attraction...

Saywite Archaeological – Excursions Abancay

Saywite Archaeological – Excursions Abancay

Visiting Hours : Daytime. Location : 47 km to the north-east of Abancay (45 minutes by car). Apurimac An archaeological site in which the Saywite Monolith or main monolith, 2.5 metres tall with marks representing the regional geography and...

Apurímac River Canyon – excursion Abancay

Apurímac River Canyon – excursion Abancay

Visiting Hours : Daytime. Location : 73 km to the north-east of Abancay (2 hours 30 minutes by bus). Apurimac The border between River Canyon  the Apurímac and Cusco regions, one of the deepest in the Americas and possibly...

Cconoc Thermal Baths – excursions Abancay

Cconoc Thermal Baths – excursions Abancay

Visiting Hours : Hours: Tues-Weds 9:00am to 1:00pm and 3:00pm to 8:00pm. Thurs-Fri-Sat 09:00am to 8:00pm, Sun 09:00am to 1:00pm. Not open Mondays. Location : Travel 73 km east of the city of Abancay (1 1/2 hours by bus)...

Ampay Sanctuary – Excursions Abancay

Ampay Sanctuary – Excursions Abancay

Visiting Hours : Daytime. Location : 5 km to the north of Abancay (10 minutes by car) to the visitor centre, followed by a 1.5 km walk to the Angascocha lagoon. Apurimac  Sanctuary The  site mainly protects the “intimpa”...

Apurimac Festivals
Queen of the Cañaveral – Peru festivals

Queen of the Cañaveral – Peru festivals

Apurimac Begins: 01-September Ends: 30-September Tourist festival held at the beginning of Spring. The Queen of Cañaveral is elected at Pampas river beaches, near Callebamba. Agro-industrial products of the area are promoted during the festival, and rafting and swimming competitions are...

Festival of the Lord of Souls – festivals

Festival of the Lord of Souls – festivals

Apurimac Begins: 31-July Ends: 03-August The celebration begins with a mass and a procession of the Lord of Souls. On the following day, the “Yawar Fiesta” (Yawar Festival) is held. Typical music groups of the region (Wacrapucos) perform during the festival.

Apurimac Tourism Week – Peruvian tours

Apurimac Tourism Week – Peruvian tours

Apurimac Begins: 31-July Ends: 03-August  Among Tourism  other activities include a cock fighting championship, adventure sport competitions such as white-water rafting on the Apurimac River, paragliding in Abancay, and mountain biking. People can also trek through Ampay National Sanctuary. Dance festivals,...

Sondor Raymi – The Chanka Epic

Sondor Raymi – The Chanka Epic

Apurimac Begins: 19-May Ends: 19-May  The Sondor Raymi  celebration starts at Pacucha lagoon with the dramatization of the origins and expansion of the Chanka people. According to tradition, Usquwillca, a mythical character who emerged from the depths of the lake, subjugated the...

National Meeting of the Native Carnival of Peru

National Meeting of the Native Carnival of Peru

Apurimac Begins: 21-March Ends: 22-March Delegations of enthusiastic dancers of typical dances in Peru carnivals come from every corner of the country to Andahuaylas. They demonstrate their artistic talents in Nación Chanka stadium and also have fun during the carnival with...

Abanquino and Apurimeño Carnival – Peru

Abanquino and Apurimeño Carnival – Peru

Apurimac Begins: 01-March Ends: 09-March During the celebrations, Pandillas (folk bands) wear colourful outfits and dance to music. Moreover, ceremonies in honour to Pachamama (Mother Earth), “Corte de la Yunza” (cut of a tree loaded with presents to the rhythm of...

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