How to Visit the Natural Pools of Millpu in Ayacucho

(Photo: El Comercio)

If these turquoise pools don’t capture your eye I don’t know what will!

Nearly four hours from the city of Ayacucho in the community of Circamarca, you can discover these must-see rare and beautiful crystal clear natural pools.

Once you make it to Circamarca you will need to walk roughly 30 mins to get to the hidden pools, and it is well worth the trek.

Though the waters may look blue and warm they are quite cold so a quick dip is recommended. Also when visiting the area you can go on a tour that will cost you around S/90 – S/120 and show you the city of Millpu, and most tours also include Pumapaqcha.

How to get there from Lima: 

Via LATAM or LCPeru tickets start at around $64.00. If you choose to go by land tickets start at S/50 with Movil Tours, Excluciva, and Tepsa, but keep in mind the journey is about 11 hours.




Natasha grew up in a suburb of Chicago and moved to Peru two years ago and studied Bilingual Administrative Assistance and General Management at the British Academy. In her spare time she loves to be with family and her maltese, Maya.