Natural turquoise pools to capture your eye and make for an unforgettable trip to Ayacucho.
Though Peru is considered one of the best culinary destinations, the natural landscapes that fill the Andean country are a must-see attraction when visiting. To arrive to the natural pools in Ayacucho, a city rich with history, one must drive just four hours to the community of Circamarca.
After checking out the sites offered in the city of Ayacucho, hire a car to transport you to Circamarca. Once you've arrived to the community, you will need to walk roughly 30 minutes to get to the hidden pools. The magical landscapes offered by the turquoise pools of Millpu are well worth the trek.
Though the blue waters appear inviting they are actually quite cold and you may spend more time admiring the natural pools in Ayacucho than sitting in them. While visiting the area you can take a tour of Millpu, and likely even Pumapaqcha, for around S/.90 - S/.120. This beautiful natural area should be a destination on adventurer's' bucket list, whether they are living in Peru or just passing through.
How to get there from Lima:
Round-trip tickets via LATAM are around $190.00. If you choose to go by land tickets are between S/.50 - S/.90 with Movil Tours, Excluciva, and Tepsa, but keep in mind the journey is about 11 hours.
This post has been updated since its original publishing on November 07, 2017.