The Tinajani Canyon is one of the hidden wonders of the Puno region, where towering walls and serpentine rivers just make it one of the most visually striking sceneries of the entire region.
Although many travelers would only think about Lake Titicaca while planning a trip to Puno, here’s a totally different attraction that you surely don’t want to miss.
This beautiful canyon has very intriguing rock formations, where some of them can reach up to 50 meters of altitude - or even more. The site offers the perfect setting for rock climbing, mountain biking, camping and more.
For those looking to travel off the beaten track but also wanting to know special attractions on the way, the Tinajani Canyon should be on your bucket list then. Explore the Andean highlands like an expert with this exciting excursion!
The Tinajani Canyon is located about 100 km away from the city of Puno. The place sits on an elevation of 3,953 meters above sea level, composed of a 200-hectare valley with rising stone walls.
It took millions of years to create this natural masterpiece, where wind erosion and temperature changes managed to build an authentic scenery. The place also holds a mystical side, where the story tells that there was an extensive drought caused by a demon during Inca times.
Apparently, it was in the period of the Inca Pachacutec reign, who ordered the confection of three jars filled with cold water so the demon could bathe and get trapped forever. Locals say that when the nights are extremely cold, they can hear the screams of the devil coming from the canyon, spooky right?
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
Once you’ve had breakfast, our team will pick you up from your accommodation so we can start the adventure through the Andean highlands.
08:15h - 09:00h | Sillustani Tour
Once we get to our first stop, the guide will give you all the information about these ancient tombs. Here you’ll uncover a ritual carried out through generations and different civilizations.
10:30h - 11:00h | Lampa District
Here you’ll visit the Iglesia de Santiago Apóstol, a church characterized for its Andean and Spanish ornaments.
12:00h - 13:45h | Pukara and Kalisaya Archeological Site
Following the itinerary, the so-called Kalisaya ruins await to be discovered! The complex was built by the ancient Pucara civilization, which preceded the Incas and still left a mark in the vast Peruvian highlands.
15:00h - 16:00h | Tinajani Canyon Tour
Make your way through the imposing Tinajani Canyon, where you’ll get to see the effects of wind erosion and an impressive natural scenery that took millions of years to create.
16:00h - 17:00h | Back to Puno - Transfer to the hotel
Once we’ve finished our adventure, we’ll continue back to the Folkloric Capital of Peru. Our team will drop you off at your accommodation.
As you may know, the Sillustani Tombs are located in the Puno region, only 2.5 hours 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 Tinajani Canyon 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: 12 hours approx.
- Included: Transport, english speaking guide, pick up at the hotel, box lunch, entrance tickets.
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