Petroglyphs of Toro Muerto
Attractions & Activities In Arequipa & Colca Canyon
In the high desert of the Castilla Province near Arequipa are an ensemble of rock carvings that are among the oldest on the planet. More than 5,000 images – depicting everything from animals and human figures to abstract geometric shapes – are etched into volcanic boulders amid this dusty desert landscape.
With Kuoda’s customized tours in Peru, we can arrange for a guide to take you and your travel companions from Arequipa or the Colca Canyon region to show you around the site. The mysterious drawings date back to between 1,300 and 500 B.C., and were created by the ancient Wari people. A guide can bring you up to speed on the various theories surrounding the mysterious images or you can simply wander the arid landscape and ponder the meaning of them for yourself. Little has changed in this barrens stretch since the drawings were done, so strolling around them can feel very much like you’ve been transported back several millennia.
Contact us and get your free Peru trip quote today. All trips are personally and custom designed for you by one of our professional travel experts here at Kuoda Travel.
Perfect Your Dream Vacation
We understand that letting us plan how you spend it is an act of trust, so we promise we’ll be there to provide personal attention and service at every point of the process.