“Toro Muerto” petroglyphs
“Toro Muerto (English: Dead Bull) is a collection of ancient petroglyphs made up of 3,000 to 5,000 volcanic rocks which are products of the explosive volcanic eruptions of Coropuna and of Chachani about 50 million years ago. It is located in the Peruvian coastal desert in the region of Arequipa and it is believed that the petroglyphs, which showcase humans, animals (elk, snakes, llamas, deer, parrots), plants, and many other designs (geometric motifs, sun discs, etc.), are remains from the Huari and Chuquibamba cultures dating back more than 1,000 years.”
Duration: 8 to 9 hrs Aproximately
Suggested time of departure: 07:00 AM.
We will take our transportation toward the Pan-American Highway and then to the beautiful “Majes valley”, where we will make a stop to have our breakfast snack.
After breakfast we will continue to the Toro Muerto’s Petroglyphs and visit some of the rocks with the most interesting figures and drawings. After this visit we will continue to Querullpa, area where dinosaur footprints were found and have a nice view of the Valley among the sand hills as well. We will have our lunch (not included in program) in the town of Corire, where the dish specialty is based on fresh shrimp. Return to Arequipa around 1:30 PM.
Includes: Transport, English /Spanish guide, Toro Muerto entrance fees and snack.
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