Moquegua + Torata
Moquegua + Torata
Imagine a hill about 600 m high, but that does not end in a point, but on a completely flat top. Surprising isn't it? That is Cerro Baúl, one of the most beautiful mountains in Peru ... and it's in Moquegua!
Here, the landscape seems to have stopped in time. Its beautiful little houses with gabled roofs are as picturesque as the vegetation that surrounds them. From streams, rock formations, and deserts, its fertile valleys produce good fruit, and olives, pisco, wine, and shrimp abound.
Moquegua, a hidden treasure on the Peruvian coast. Do you dare to visit it?
- Pick up from the hotel.
- Daily departures.
At the appropriate time, pick up from the hotel for the tour. 07:00 am Start of the tour. You will head towards the picturesque district of Torata, located 180 km from Tacna and 24 km from Moquegua. You will be able to see the village houses that show the traditional mojinete roofs and its imposing San Agustín parish church stands out. On the way, you will make a small stop at the viewpoint of Cerro Baúl, at the top, are the ruins of a pre-Hispanic city, approximately 10 hectares in area, with one and two-story buildings, storage centers and extensive squares ceremonial. It was a place to perform rituals to their sacred divinities, where at the same time life developed in its different forms and according to the customs of the time. Today, there are only archaeological remains of walls that bear witness to cultures that developed such as the Tiahuanacos, the Incas and the Huaris. You will continue traveling and will reach the town of Yacango 10 minutes further. You will start a 30 minute walk to appreciate the Mollesaja waterfall, a 150 meter high waterfall. On the way back, you will enter the Torata District to visit one of the artisan bakeries and taste its famous artisan breads and empanadas. You will take a short walk through its parade ground, where stone wheels used by the mills are displayed. Likewise, you will observe the old catacombs and enter the colonial church and then leave for Moquegua. You will visit the viewpoint of Cristo de la Paz. You will cross a suspension bridge to observe the tombs of Chen Chen, then stop for lunch and then visit the Central Plaza, the Contisuyo Museum and its streets with colonial houses. You will enter the Cathedral to observe the urn of Santa Fortunata, the only Saint venerated in a present body. You will continue with the Pisco and Wine Route. You will visit a winery to taste its different liquors such as pisco, wine and fruit maceration. You will return to the city of Tacna.
- Tourist mobility from Tacna.
- Official guide in Spanish.
- Entrance to the Museum.
- Assistance during the excursion
- Travel insurance.
- Snacks and / or drinks during the tour.
- Souvenirs, gifts, personal purchases
- Museums, monuments (incluida)
- Archaeological visits (incluida)
- Cultural visits (incluida)
- Tour in shared service.
- Tourist mobility.
- Bottle with water.
- Light clothing and coats.
- Hat or cap.
- Hiking shoes.