The Stone Forest And The Smurf Houses: A Must In Peru


The Stone Forest (Bosque de Piedras) in Pampachiri, also known as Pampa de Pabellones or Páncula, is a natural formation of pointy rocks that reach up to 10 meters high and Daniel Katanella, a videographer, recently recorded them for those interested in learning more about this destination in Peru.

Located in the Apurímac region, 120 kilometers away from the city of Andahuaylas, these rock formations amaze anyone who travels to this destination.

According to Peru Travel, these rocks were formed about 3 million years ago from the volcanic material that was expelled in the area, from the Qarwarasu and Sotaya volcanoes, and it extends up to 60 hectares.

In Daniel’s video, you can also enjoy the “Smurf-type” houses where the people of the Apurímac region live. We’re sure it will bring back memories of the cartoon!

The rock formations are located at 3,600 meters above sea level”, Daniel told Living In Peru, referring to the Pampachiri Stone Forest. He also mentions that there are some formations that are shaped like a mushroom.

You can watch the video here, and don’t forget to comment and share!

(Cover Photo Daniel Katanella)

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Ermelinda is a journalist from Caracas, Venezuela. She has a Master’s degree in Digital Journalism and a technical degree in Veterinary Assistance she pursued because of her love for animals. She likes to do sports, but especially ballet, which she has practiced for almost 20 years. Her passion is to read, write, and blog about different topics, as well as travel whenever she can.