- ABANCAY THE CANYON APURIMAC
- Apurimac Department
- Province Abancay
- district Abancay
- Location 13 ° 22’55 ” S 72 ° 24’01 ” W / -13.38194 , -72.400282377
- Altitude 2377 m
- Distance 198 km 912 KM Abancay to Cusco to Lima Abancay
- Foundation November 3, 1874
- Population 51,462 Population ( August 2007 )
ACCESS ROUTES . 912 km from Lima to Lima ( Via Nazca _puquio ) 832 km from Lima Andahuaylas ( Ayacucho Road ) 14 hours from Lima to Abancay By land , you can reach the Nazca Puquio Abancay following route. Alternatively, a much longer (it takes 22 hours by bus) , is the route Lima Ayacucho Abancay Andahuaylas . The bus station of the city is located at the intersection of the avenues Juan Pablo Castro Pachacuti. No . ‘s Flights to this destination with you can take a flight to Cusco and continue the rest travel by road along the Cusco Abancay road stretch, which lasts about four and a half hours
CLIMATE. Abancay has a temperate climate with an average maximum temperature of 23.8 º C and a minimum of 11.7 ° C. The rainy season starts in November and ends in March. They are popular for its healing and soothing powers . In some cases , water can reach 30 ° C. It’s a pretty comfortable destination because there is a small resort that offers lodging to visitors. To arrive at these baths , it runs 73 km from Abancay to Curahuasi , then about 21 miles more to the point . In total , the journey takes two and a half hours
APURIMAC . Apurimac department is a journey through mountain ranges and lush vegetation . In its territory , are two of the most beautiful cities in the southern Andes : Abancay and Andahuaylas . On the slopes of Mount Ampay , settles its capital , whose name comes from the Quechua Amankay valley lilies . The temperate climate of Abancay does what any time of year is suitable to visit. Walking its narrow streets adorned with bows and visitors back to colonial times ) This city usually is taken as a resting place for the traveler follows the route to Cusco, but too many reasons to make this region the main destination . Outside are the archaeological complex of Saywite and Cconoc thermal baths , known for its medicinal waters. Its natural beauty, the National Shrine of Ampay and the Apurimac River, are perfect for the practice of adventure sports , another notable building of this department is to Andahuaylas . This is another city built during colonial times, the proof is its cathedral . The red tile roofs of two mountain waters ‘ contrasting with the blue of the sky . Its unique cuisine conquer palates with dishes prepared with Insumas places such as cuy either chactado or fill. In the surrounding area , center of great historical value is as Cocharcas Sanctuary and the archaeological complex of pure air Sondor where human impact is negligible breathes , knows more about our history and taste dishes of the mountains , and if you keep wanting , sets course towards Choquequirao , Cusco .
PLAZA MAYOR . This is very charming square surrounded by buildings with typical gable roof with bronze replicas of local animals such as deer and puma condor , the church of the Lord , fall in front of her own beautiful paintings of the school Cusco
NATIONAL SHRINE AMPAY . To get to the sanctuary , they must travel 6 km from the city to ecological station , this stretch is done in fifteen minutes if you go by car and then , you should take a walk of 1.5 km to the lagoon Angoscocha one once there you can admire the flora and fauna of this place you will find the great forests intimpas , which occupies an area of six hundred acres (twenty percent of the total area of the sanctuary ) which it forms a complex ecosystem. With a large variety of plants and trees, this is the framework for various adventure sports such as mountain climbing or even hiking in mountain biking practice should consider the cardinal to visit the headquarters of the National Shrine of the season Ampay rain runs from October to March to take your precautions that
SET OF ARCHAEOLOGICAL SAYWITE . A 48 km from the city this archaeological find . Abraca in which part of the town center Saywite its main attraction is a monolithic hemispherical four meters in diameter in this stone are carved mythical anthropomorphic and zoomorphic figures. Scholars maintain that was used in fertility rites states that also served to make models or drawings of Inca constructions gaps
THERMAL BATHS CONOC . Located on the left bank of the river Apurimac these hot springs were a destination in the route of the Inca Trail Cusco reaching its waters flowing from six different sources , are popular well known for their healing and relaxing property in some cases the water reaches 30 c is a quite comfortable with a small destination resort that is hosting allows visitors to reach these baths are walking 37 km from Abancay Curahuasi until after about 21 km more to reach the total delay place two hours
CANYON APURÍMAC . Crossed by the Apurimac River, whose name means “one who speaks as the god ” is considered one of the do ‘s deepest canyons worldwide . This natural wonder is located between Cusco and Apurimac . There, the force of the water has eroded rocks and given them particular ways . The river is included in the boating world circuit , so it is a destination visited by lovers of this sport. Being part of the environment of the Salkantay mountain range , it is also popular with trekking and climbing enthusiasts . This territory , full of adventure, is 73 km from the city.
ANDAHUAYLAS CENTER SQUARE . Located north of the city, its attractions within the central fountain , dating from the colonial era and was recently remodeled with stone statues carved animals. Then there are the town hall and recognized as the church of San Pedro .
BRIDGE THE COLONIAL CHUMBAO . ‘s A beautiful old bridge built in 1776 over the River Chumbao . Its design is colonial and is carved in ashlar . Ornamental gateways include in the set.
ARCHAEOLOGICAL SET SONDOR . Built by chancas between 600 DC was subsequently occupied by the Incas, this aggregated and reported by walls surrounded by terraces that make pyramids The highest levels and has nine hundred steps. From the top , you have a panoramic view of the archaeological site and Pacucha lagoon. In your environment , you can find spectacled bears and various species of orchids , tulips and jasmine .
LAGUNA Pacucha . Located 3,091 meters above sea level , this lake is 17 km from the city. Its surroundings form a beautiful landscape , especially in the evenings , when its blue waters charge reddish overtones. Its shores are surrounded by sand and cattails , which provide habitat for many species of birds . Further afield , there is a lovely and fragrant eucalyptus forest
PILGRIMAGE TO THE SHRINE OF OUR LADY OF COCHARCAS .
Popularly known as the ” Mamacha Cocharcas ” is one of the most venerated images of the country. His cult dates back to the late sixteenth century and its sanctuary , located in the province of Chinchero , 100 km from Andahuaylas , is one of the oldest pilgrimage sites of South America . The celebration of the festival is the
TREATS . Apurimeña The food is typical swarms between regional and new ingredients and techniques that have been assimilated beautifully to delight the traveler. Its main dishes have to kapchi , a stew or bean soup , served with potatoes, milk, eggs and cheese serrano inevitable . The guinea pig is a basic input in your kitchen, and it is prepared in various ways.
CRAFTS . Stake loom fabrics . With them , ponchos and wool blankets auquénido is constructed . The combination of colors and special designs makes these products have a great demand , Textile workshops focus on Abancay , Andahuaylas , Chinchero and Cota sneakers . Jobs are also famous one Huaranguay wood , exported with great success to different countries In recent years , the practice adventure sports have become big boosters of tourism to various locations. More and more people travel to specific destinations for the sole purpose of practicing them. Here we present one of those destinations that offers unparalleled experience Funa .
RAFTING ON RIVER APURÍMAC . Ask adventure sport in this area is synonymous explore the fascinating canyon that forms the Apurimac River ventura in this area is synonymous to travel fascinating canyon that forms the Apurimac river through its turbulent waters . Rapid can have degrees of difficulty that this river is considered within the boating world’s leading circuits
THE SECTION . The circuit that runs over a large stretch of Cusco and Apurimac department covers an area of approximately 55 km and begins around 2,700 m, s , n , m in the Cunyac bridge near Molle leg and concludes on in bathrooms thermal Conoc in its flow Curahuasi Apurimac , a tributary of the mighty Amazon , varies by season . The best time to tour is between the months of May and October , when it is not rainy season. One of its attractions is quick to canoeing section, your ride (covering different ecosystems ) to appreciate a variety of fauna and flora. Among the animals most popular are foxes , pumas , wild cats , condors , eagles, river otters , ducks and torrents. Additionally , consider that the area is one of the most beautiful and unique places of Peru . You also have the opportunity to practice other sports such as rafting. , And trekking, or camping in the vicinity you then follow the path to the city of Cusco, and next . Offer with great adventure .
TO CONSIDER . Tour operators must have the same number of kayaks and boats as crew safety for each raft , professional guides, crew boating or rafting equipment emergency lifesaving vests and helmets