TORO MUERTO PETROGLYPHS $115 USD Per Person

Aplao Corire And Majes Valley Tour - Full Day Guided Tour

Condor Figure On Volcanic Rock - Toro Muerto Petroglyhp

TORO MUERTO TOUR ITINERARY

At 8am we leave from Arequipa in our private tourist van. after 3 hours travel to west an asphalted road running through the impressive desert zone giving a view of all of Arequipa's volcanoes: El Misti, El Chachani, El Ampato and Coropuna. We will arrive to Corire - Majes valley is 170 km from Arequipa, closer the left side of the river is located the Toro Muerto petroglyphs, is a volcanic rock area over approximately 5 km2, most probably the result of violent eruptions of the Coropuna and Chachani volcanoes. Consist of carved boulders strewn over hot desert. More than a thousand rocks of all sizes and shapes have been crudely, yet strikingly, engraved with a wide variety of distinct representations. No archaeological remains have been directly associated with these pictures they date from between 1000 and 1500 years ago, largely attributed to the Wari culture, though with probable additions during subsequent Chuquibambas and Inca periods of domination in the region. The engravings include images of humans, snakes, llamas, deer, parrots, sun discs and simple geometric motifs. Some of the figures appear to be dancing; others look like spacemen with large round helmets - obvious potential for the author Eric Von Daniken extraterrestrial musings.
Also we go to see pre Inca tombs, as well as Tracks of the Dinosaurs, located between Corire and Aplao (700m). After expend 4 hours explorer this place, we lunched at Punta Colorada, the most famous place in the area for prawns, before returning to the South Panamerican highway and come back to Arequipa.

Toro Muerto Petroglyhps

TORO MUERTO PETROGLYPHS TOUR INCLUDES

  1. English-speaking tour guide
  2. Private van or public transportation (according your request)
  3. Entrace to the archaeological site
  4. Lunch in the Majes valley (Private Service only)
  5. Plenty of drinking water and snack (Private Service only)

RECOMMENDATION
If this is your first time going to the Andes or High Mountains we recommend getting information about the ALTITUDE SICKNESS, see below some websites recommend by High Mountain doctors and scientists from over the world.
ISMM – International Society For Mountain Medicine
MEDEX – Medical Expeditions


TOUR SCHEDULE & COST 2012
DATE TOUR COST
Any day TORO MUERTO PETROGLYPHS $115 USD Per Person

Aplao Corire And Majes Valley Tour - Full Day Guided Tour
Backpacker Service (Public Bus)
1 to more paticipants $115 USD each one

Private Service (Private van/guide)
2 participants $175 USD each one
3-4 participants $138 USD each one
5 to more participants $115 USD each one
Discount: $5 USD of discount for South American Explorers Club Members
Discount 3%: Tour Operators or Travel Agencies Only
Students: $5 USD of discount only with valid green ISIC card
Organized Groups: We offer private service and departures at any time
Group size: 2 up to 15 participants per each tour guide - We need minimum two participants to develop this tour.
BOOK HERE: We highly recommended to book space prior your arrival to Arequipa
All prices stated above are subject to change.
Exchange rate $1 USD = S/. 3.02 (rate may vary daily).

DEPARTURES

Daily departures are available all year.

PrRIVATE SERVICE

With this service, is comfortable as possible and you can explore much more every part of this volcanic rock forest in the middle of the desert.

Majes River - Majes Valley

NOT INCLUDED

  1. Alcoholics drinks
  2. Breakfast on the first day
  3. Hotel in Arequipa
  4. Internal flight tickets and airport tax
  5. Tips for guide and camp staff.

WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING/CARRY

  1. Summer clothes
  2. Hat or cap to protect you from the sun
  3. Sun block (sun protection cream)
  4. Insect repellent
  5. Toilet paper
  6. Selection of small snacks, chocolate, dried fruit, biscuits etc,
  7. Camera, plenty of film and spare batteries
  8. Sunglasses
  9. Optional: walking sticks or poles in the desert looking for big rock with drawings
CONTACT US
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