Make your way through the extensive mysticism of the Puno region, where a strange doorway holds a mystery yet to be solved and a legend that has captivated local and foreign tourists. Aramu Muru is a well-preserved archeological site that depicts a portal to another dimension.
Although this polished stone wall rises up to 7 meters, it is located in such a remote location that it wasn’t discovered until the 1990s. There is no information about Aramu Muru’s origins but it is presumably a pre-Inca structure that could be used for ceremonial purposes.
However, there are many theories revolving around this mythical place, but they all share one thing in common since the doorway it’s described as a transdimensional portal used by gods, heroes or even light creatures that vanish into the vast Lake Titicaca.
The Aramu Muru Doorway will take you through authentic scenery but also into the most distinctive and sought-after attractions near Puno. Continue reading and learn everything about this excursion.
The mysterious gate is thoughtfully carved into a gigantic red granite rock at the Hayu Marca Stone Forest, located an hour away from the city of Puno. The site was discovered by a local tour guide in the 90s, who apparently had been dreaming about a similar place long before encountering it.
Although archeological research and excavations had been carried out on the site, there was no evidence about its origins or time of use. The structure is composed of a T-shaped alcove with a particular circular depression in its center - which for some, may be the ‘keyhole’ of a mythical artifact.
Therefore, the site has been open to speculation, where books have been written based on stories of ancient Inca communities and transatlantic tales. Nonetheless, the actual name of the site was lost long ago, and now it’s called based on one of the most popular folklore stories.
According to such tales, Aramu Muru was a man who fled Cusco during the Spanish conquest. He took a precious relic with him, a golden disk with healing powers, thought to be handed by the Sun God Inti to the Inca Pachacutec.
Aramu Muru knew that it had to be kept away from the Spaniards and made his way to the most remote location in the Andean highlands, that’s where he found an open portal, which he took and was never seen again.
Would you like to know more about this site? Here’s our Aramu Muru guide so you can have a peek into this millenary secret.
On this opportunity, you’ll get to experience the best sites within Ruta del Sol. We want you to feel comfortable, so we have prepared an exclusive itinerary where you’ll get to visit each site calmly so you can fully appreciate everything.
06:30h - 07:00h | Pick up at the hotel
Our team will pick you up to start the adventure to the Aramu Muru Doorway. Make sure to be ready at the stipulated time!
07:30h - 07:45h | Stop at Chucuito
On the way to Aramu Muru, we’ll make a quick stop to appreciate the beautiful town of Chucuito, a small village characterized for its cultural expression and mestizo urban scenery.
08:30h - 09:15h | Aramu Muru Tour
Now it’s time to experience tha Aramu Muru Portal, a mysterious alcobe carved right in the center of an enormous red granite stone. Our guide will uncover all the secrets and spooky stories about the site.
10:00h - 11:00h | Juli Town
Following the itinerary, we’ll head towards Juli, a small village also known as ‘The Little Roma” thanks to its many churches.
11:00h - 12:30h | Return to Puno
We’ll be arriving in Puno about lunch time so you can continue to learn about the extensive cultural and historical heritage of the so-called Folkloric Capital of Peru.
As you already know, the famous gateway is located in the Puno region, only one hour away from the city. For that reason, it is an easy day trip from the Folkloric Capital of Peru. We highly recommend going on a guided tour so you don’t miss all the important details of this attraction.
Luckily for you, our excursion will take you through the most beautiful natural scenery of the region, to later explore this mystical place.
To book the Aramu Muru Tour, you just need to contact our team. We will optimize your time and adventure with a tailored-made travel itinerary for you.
Likewise, we care to provide the best experience to each and every one of our passengers, which is why we count with certified drivers, professional guides, and an all-time monitored car fleet with GPS tracking.
- Duration: 5 hours approx.
- Entrance: Already included in the travel package.
- Included: Transport, entrance tickets, english speaking guide, pick up at the hotel.
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