Natural turquoise pools to capture your eye and make for an unforgettable trip to Ayacucho.
Yes, Peru is considered one of the best culinary destinations in the world, but its natural landscapes are also a must-see attraction when visiting. The natural pools of Millpu in Ayacucho is just one example.
Here’s how to visit the natural pools of Millpu in Ayacucho:
First, we advise you take time to visit Ayacucho, a city rich with history. Once you’re ready for the natural pools, drive for about four hours to the community of Circamarca. You can hire a taxi service in the city to take you. Once you’ve arrived to the community, you will 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. You can also take a tour of Millpu, and likely even Pumapaqcha, for around S/ 90.00-120.00. This beautiful natural area should be a destination on any adventurer’s bucket list.
How to get there from Lima
Round-trip tickets to Ayacucho can cost around USD $74.00. You can also go by land, for S/ 50.00-90.00 with Movil Tours, Excluciva, and Tepsa, but keep in mind the journey is about 11 hours.
Source: El Comercio
Cover photo: El Comercio
This post has been updated from its original version published on November 07, 2017.