Majes Valley

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Location: It is located in the south-west of the country, located on the 200 and 800 meters above sea level, located 178 km. Arequipa city taking the Panamerican highway in the direction of Lima. Majes Valley is three hours drive from Arequipa (178 km.), The road is paved and their mobility 24 hours a day.

From Lima, by land, they are about 18 hours of travel to reach the province of Castilla. By air, first traveling to Arequipa (1 hour) and then continue by road.

Climate: The climate of the province is being varied in direct relation to physiography and altitude. In the Valley of Majes, predominantly desert-subtropical climate, where most of the year there is a total absence of rain less than 50 mm per year. Regarding the temperature, this varies between 14ºC and 32ºC.

Majes has friendly people, delicious shrimp and a spectacular pisco. It also has sunshine all year round and is an hour’s flight capital.

It is said that its name derives from the word «majestic» and described it as the Spaniards. And this valley seems blessed to be surrounded by a landscape filled peace. As if that were not enough, you will be in heaven when you taste the shrimp soup.

Enjoy boating in the Majes River or walk to the rock formation known as El Castillo. Walk the dinosaur footprints in Querulpa and more than five thousand recorded there in the petroglyphs of Toro Muerto. Majes has everything, within walking distance of the city.

Eloy Linares Malaga, Arequipa historian, discovered in 1951 the thousands of volcanic stones engraved in the gorge of Toro Muerto. These are the year 500 a. C. until the year 1300 d. C. approximately. Engravings recognize the Wari and Inca cultures Collagua. It is estimated that the route of the petroglyphs walk is one hour and a half. Lately, they have suffered damage from bad tourists and indifference INC. It is the task of all take care of our heritage, remember.

Majes Valley is located in the province of Castilla y in March festival celebrates its vintage. Only a few steps Socabaya is one of the most beautiful country estates of Arequipa, known as Founder’s Mansion, where he lived Don Garci Manuel de Carbajal, who founded the city on August 15, 1540.

Also do not forget Huarcanqui walk around, municipality known for its witches, who are actually the women who receive this name by the spell that causes her beauty. For its warm climate need not wear special clothes. For excursions only good shoes and plenty of water.Majes Valley has a river of the same name born in the top of the Western Cordillera of the Peruvian Andes, where also their Andamayo snowmelt feeds the rivers and Colca.Its water slide eroding large rugged mountains forming in its wake the Grand Canyon and the material accumulated a vast plain suitable for agriculture. The Majes River is listed as the longest river of the Peruvian coast and one of the largest rivers of Peru, after the Santa River (Ancash).

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