Tours that include Ayacucho
The department of Ayacucho is one of the most visited in Peru. Its capital is the city of Huamanga located at 2,761 meters above sea level. From the city of Lima it is 560 kilometers. The ‘City of Churches’ is famous for its artisans (the famous Ayacucho altarpieces), its Holy Week, as well as its archaeological sites and natural landscapes. Highlights include the turquoise waters of Millpu, the archaeological complex of Wari, the pampas of Ayacucho (the obelisk of the Quinua pampa), Vilcashuamán and more. The best way to visit Ayacucho is with an all-inclusive tour. Learn about the main one-day tours.
Tour prices in Ayacucho
The best way to visit Ayacucho is with a tourism agency that includes all services such as: tourist transportation, professional tourist guide and tickets. This way the visit is better organized. Learn about the main tours in Ayacucho.
Tours in Ayacucho
|1 Day||Tour to Vilcashuamán in Ayacucho||30 USD||30 USD|
|1 Day||Tour to Huanta and Pikimachay||25 USD||25 USD|
|1 Day||Turquoise Waters Tour of Millpu||36 USD||32 USD|
|1/2 Day||City Tour Ayacucho||15 USD||15 USD|
|1/2 Day||Ayacucho Pampas Tour||30 USD||30 USD|
|1/2 Day||Tour to the Qorihuillca canyons||32 USD||32 USD|
The provinces and tourist attractions in the department of Ayacucho
The department of Ayacucho has eleven provinces in an area of 43,821.08 square kilometers. It has a population of 696,152 inhabitants. Its main tourist attractions are located in the province of Huamanga, its capital.
Main tourist attractions
|Huamanga||Cathedral, Temple of San Cristóbal, Church of Santo Domingo, Pampa de Ayacucho, Wari archaeological complex.|
|Cangallo||Gasified waters of Huahuapuquio, Pumapaqcha Waterfall, Wayuna Waterfall.|
|Huanca Sancos||Archaeological remains of Ituni, Ñaupa Llanta, Silvanan, Sucho thermal baths.|
|Huanta||Pikimachay Cave, Razuhuillca Mountain Range, Laupay Stone Forest, Incaraccay, Tiyaq archaeological remains, Huanta viewpoint.|
|La Mar||Inkaraqay archaeological site, Qhapaq Ñan, Capillapampa bridge, Torobamba bridge, Campana hill, Yanaorqo hill, Osqopacha.|
|Lucanas||Cceronta thermal bath, Qollpa Pampa thermal bath, Caniche archaeological monument, Ccinca Moco archaeological center, Pampas Galeras.|
|Parinacochas||Santa Clara Thermal Baths, Senccata Thermal Baths, Cora Cora Cathedral, Incahuasi.|
|Paucar del Sara Sara||The snowy Sara Sara, Mirmaca thermal baths, the stone turtle, Supay Rumi cave painting, Auquihuato pampas, Lampa archaeological site, Huacuya thermal baths.|
|Sucre||Tintay thermal baths, Hahuira archaeological remains, Chaupis archaeological site, Qoridi hot springs, Iglesiachayoq archaeological complex, stone forest.|
|Víctor Fajardo||Town of Sarhua, archaeological remains of Raqa Raqay, archaeological remains of Ñaupallaqta, archaeological remains of Kaqamarca, Wayruro hill.|
|Vilcashuamán||Vilcashuamán archaeological site, Pumacocha archaeological complex, Puyas Raimondi forest.|
All activities available in the department of Ayacucho!
Ayacucho is a land of archaeological sites because various pre-Columbian cultures settled there, mainly the Waris and Incas more than five hundred years ago. In addition, it is famous for its religious festivities and natural landscapes.
- Archaeological sites – Ayacucho is the cradle of the main pre-Columbian Andean civilizations in Peru. Today, this trace can be seen in archaeological sites such as Vilcashuamán or the Wari archaeological complex. There you can see buildings made by the Incas (15th – 16th centuries AD) and the Waris (7th – 12th centuries AD).
- Natural landscapes – The Ayacucho region has one of the most beautiful geographies of the Andes Mountains in Peru. It has excellent natural landscapes such as pampa galeras (habitat of hundreds of vicuñas), the Puyas Raimondi forest, the Ayacucho pampa (the obelisk), the Huanta viewpoint and more.
- Religious holidays – Ayacucho is famous for its religious and patron saint festivities in honor of saints and virgins. The most famous, without a doubt, is Holy Week in the city of Huamanga. However, the festivals in honor of the Virgin of the Snows, the Apostle Santiago, the Carnivals and more are also famous.
What tourist services does a tour in Ayacucho include?
All tours in Ayacucho offer the basic services to get to know its tourist attractions. These services are complete tourist transportation, professional tour guide and entrance to all the tourist attractions visited. The main destinations are the city of Huamanga, Huanta, the Ayacucho pampas, the turquoise waters of Millpu and Vilcashuamán.
- Complete tourist transportation (meeting in Huamanga, Ayacucho).
- Entrance ticket to the tourist destinations to visit.
- Professional tour guide service (in Spanish).
- Tourist hotel in Huamanga (for tours of more than 1 day).
These are the main tourist attractions in Ayacucho
Ayacucho has an interesting tourist offer with highly photographed natural landscapes as well as historic archaeological sites such as Vilcashuamán. The city of Huamanga is famous for its artisans and its beautiful Easter celebration, one of the most crowded in Peru.
Turquoise waters of Millpu
Hidden in an Andean landscape is this set of nature pools filled with turquoise water. The landscape is beautiful so hundreds of people like to take photographs there. The color of the waters in Millpu is due to the minerals and the sun’s rays that fall on the place located in the community of Circamarca.
The city of Huamanga is the capital of the department of Ayacucho. It is known as the ‘Capital of the churches’ as it has up to 37 churches with popular art inside. It is also famous for its crafts, especially for its Ayacucho altarpieces. During Holy Week, the city is filled with color and manifestations of faith.
The city of Vilcashuamán is located 102 kilometers from Huamanga, capital of Ayacucho. This town is famous for its traditions, its crafts and also for its archaeological sites and natural landscapes such as the Inca archaeological site of Vilcashuamán and the Raimondi puya forest.
Questions and answers about the trip to the department of Ayacucho
Ayacucho is one of the most touristy Andean regions of Peru. It is famous for its natural landscapes, archaeological sites (trace of the Wari and Inca cultures), its crafts (such as the famous Ayacucho altarpieces), its thermal baths, religious festivities and more. You have doubts? Find out the questions and answers that most visitors ask before visiting Ayacucho.
How to get to Ayacucho from the city of Lima?
The city of Huamanga, capital of the department of Ayacucho, is located 560 kilometers by road from the city of Lima, capital of Peru. The interprovincial bus trip takes approximately 11 hours. A flight from Lima to Ayacucho airport takes approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes.
What type of hotels are there in Ayacucho?
The city of Huamanga in Ayacucho has a 2 and 3 star hotel offer, including hotels such as the Hotel Santa Rosa, the Via Via Café Ayacuchano Hotel, the DM Hoteles Ayacucho, the Altipacha Hotel Ayacuchano, the Hotel Misky Samay and more.
What is the weather like in Ayacucho?
Ayacucho has a temperate climate with maximum daytime temperatures of 26ºC. and minimum night temperatures of 4ºC. Rainfall is most common in January, February and March.
How to get from Huamanga to Vilcashuamán?
The city of Huamanga is located 102 kilometers by road from the city of Vilcashuamán. You can get there via public transportation bus or with an all-inclusive tour to Vilcashuamán.
What are the main tourist attractions of Ayacucho?
The main tourist destinations of Ayacucho are the city of Humanga, the city of Huanta, the Ayacucho pampas, the turquoise waters of Millpu, the Wari archaeological site, the archaeological site of Vilcashuamán, Pikimachay and the Puyas Raimondi forest.
When is Holy Week in Ayacucho? As it is celebrated?
Holy Week in Ayacucho has a variable date according to the annual Catholic calendar. It may vary at the end of March or beginning of April. In Huamanga the religious festival is characterized by activities such as the procession of saints, crafts competitions, musical shows and all surrounded by displays of faith and many people in the streets of the city.
How much does the entrance to the Vilcashuamán archaeological site cost?
Entrance to the archaeological site of Vilcashuamán costs 10 soles per visitor.
How high is the city of Huamanga?
The city of Huamanga, capital of the department of Ayacucho, is located at 2,761 meters above sea level.
Is Ayacucho dangerous?
Ayacucho is not dangerous because its central streets have police security and there are very few rates of theft or crime.
What are the best restaurants in Ayacucho?
Ayacucho is recognized for its delicious Andean cuisine. Some of the best restaurants in the city of Huamanga are: Via Via Café Ayacucho, QuinuaQ restaurant, El Nino restaurant, Sukre Cocina Peruana restaurant, La Huamanguina restaurant and Magia Negra restaurant.