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Abancay

Abancay
The beautiful city of Abancay is located in the central part of the Departament of Apurimac. It has an excellent weather and an impressive geography.

One of the main attractions is The National Sanctuary of Ampay, an area protected by the Peruvian government; it is located just ten minutes away from the city and it is a great place for eco-tourism. Taking a tour for about 1,5 km we can see the stunning beauty of lakes, mountains and forests as well as protected species such as orchid, ferns, foxes, spectacled bears, vizcachas, mountain lions, wildcats, owls and a large varieties of wildlife.

Besides that, two hours away from the city, we can reach the Apurimac Canyon which is situated at 3,600 meters above sea level, this place is a majestic nature phenomenon, surrounded by the Salcantay massif, also considered as one of the world's deepest and most beautiful landscapes where its trails are clearly marked. It is a perfect area for trekking or river rafting unparalleled rapids in the Apurimac river.
Nearby lies the Cconoc hot springs and the archaeological site of Choquequirao (Choqekiraw) Known as the last bastion of the Incas, featuring terraces that seems to be suspended in the air.
Straddling the departments of Apurímac and Cusco, the canyon is the most magnificent formation in the Southern Andes. The turbulent and winding waters of the Apurímac, river that later joins up with the great Amazon, cut through the canyon
 

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