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Apurimac - Peru

ApurimacThe terrain in Apurimac is steep, formed by narrow, deep valleys with impressive abysses, cold plateaus, and high-mountain peaks. The Apurimac River Canyon that separates the Department de Cusco from the Department de Apurimac is the most extraordinary sight.

Abancay, capital de Apurimac, is a beautiful Colonial city protected by the mighty snow covered Mount Ampay (5,235 masl), located in the sanctuary de the same name. The sanctuary contains, besides other snow capped mountains, mountain forests, beautiful lakes, and species de flora and fauna like the intimpa pine tree, the Andean fox, and the Andean deer.


The inhabitants de this department make a living primarily through agriculture, and they are descendents de diverse ethnic groups who were known for their warrior spirit. The area was also the scene de bloody confrontations between the rival neighboring tribes de the Chancas and the Incas.

From Abancay, there are numerous excursions available to the tourist: for example, the Saywite archeological site and the impressive Apurimac River valley and canyon, a paradise for those who love to white water raft or hike.

Another important city in Apurimac is the typical Andean city de Andahuaylas with its Main Square and narrow streets.



 

 
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