The Suykutambo Canyon, A stone fortress, lagoons with enigmatic reflections and archaeological centers not yet deciphered by science. These are some of the images that mark the route through this area: In the districts of Ccoporaque and Suyckutambo, in the province of Espinar, Cusco, there is Tres Cañones. The experience lasts three days and two nights. The best thing is that you take the services of an operator. The tour promises adventures and history.
South of the imperial city of Cusco, walls of more than 80 meters high stand next to the Colca Valley that are astonishing at first sight. The caprices of nature formed with erosion spectacular stone sculptures carved as by the hand of man. Great Inca sculptures whose shadows reveal extraordinary forms that will leave you with an image of them forever.
In addition to the landscape, unique flora and fauna, you can also visit pre-Inca and Inca archaeological remains.
These are imposing rock formations over 80 meters high, surrounded by the Apurímac, Callumani and Cerritambo rivers. In the place you can find a viewpoint where the visitor can stay as long as you want while observing the natural wonder.
It is between 3500 and almost 5000 m.s.
The geological one of that consists of Three Canyons integrated by mountains in whose tops rock formations of supernatural aspect are raised. By projecting their shadows throughout the day, they acquire different forms such as: hands, mythological animals, imploring human beings. The erosion has formed three perfect alleys with enormous farallones of volcanic earth which join to form a natural amphitheater where the three flows come together surrounded by forests of queuñas and tholas, elements that make up a majestic landscape.
This tourist site is located almost 4 thousand meters above sea level, was declared last August as a Regional Conservation Area (ACR) by the Ministry of Environment, after several efforts of management of Natural Resources and Environmental Management of the Regional Government of Cusco.
The Three Canyons of Suycutambo have an extension of 39,485 hectares and is the habitat of animals such as alpacas, llamas, vizcachas and tarucas, with a bit of luck you can see them. Among the flora are the large Queuñas and the unique Raimondi puyas of the place.
A few minutes away are the archaeological sites of Kanamarca and Mauka Llaqta, from pre-Inca and Inca times, these sites are still a subject of investigation.
The trip from Cusco, can last between 5 and 6 hours, previously passing through other tourist sites such as Tipón, Andahuaylillas, Raqchi, and the lagoon of Langui-Layo. From Espinar to Suyckultambo the road is still a path
It is not easy to get to the Suykutambo Canyon because, as it is a little known place, vehicles do not circulate in this area, so the best option is to do it with a travel agent, we can organize your walk, where we will take care of all the aspects that This tour will be a unique experience without any inconvenience.
It is possible to enter the Suykutambo Canyon at any time, there are no time parameters; but the most advisable thing is to go in the morning to be able to enjoy much more of this impressive place.
There is currently no entry fee for what is free income, but always respecting the environment
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The rural communities that make up the Regional Conservation Area are Cerritambo, Mamanihuayta and Manturca, there are more than 1500 people that live in this place. The protected area conserves the sources of natural water of the neighboring communities that are the hydric mattresses of the heights.
The Three Canyons and their magnificent geology are destined to become one of the best scenarios for adventure sports, do not miss the opportunity to know and feel the living nature, stroll through the history of our ancestors and enjoy the best adventure sports surrounded by stone giants that impress with their magnificence.
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