World Tourism Day: Perfect For Visiting Volcano Valleys, Rock Forests And More In Peru


Yesterday we celebrated the World Tourism Day and because of this event, the Geological, Mining and Metallurgical Institute (Ingemmet), offers travelers in Peru a different experience that consists of getting to know some of the geological attractions that the country has.

According to information from El Comercio, the engineers Bilberto Zavala and Danitza Churata, specialists of the Direction of Environmental Geology of the Ingemmet, share these special destinations to realize geotourism.

“Peru has a varied geological heritage that makes it possible to develop geotourism, a recreational activity that refers to sustainable tourism, where the geological heritage, geodiversity and biodiversity of a given territory are highlighted”, the media said.

Some of these attractions include volcanic plateaus, rocks more than 400 million years old, volcano valleys and rock forests, such as the Andagua Volcano Valley in Arequipa; the Marcahuasi volcanic plateau in San Pedro; the Paracas National Reserve; the National Rock Forest Sanctuary in Huayllay; the Colca Canyon; the Tinajani Canyon; and the Nor Yauyos Cochas Reserve.

(Cover Photo Wikimedia)

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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.