Aguas Turquesas Millpu
Aguas Turquesas Millpu
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j0anne222
Canberra, Australia9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Solo
The locals only told people about this about four years ago, which is why you may not know anything about it! But go!

I didn't know much about it and I nearly didn't take this tour, because I hate tours. I'm so glad I did! It is a difficult ride to get there but it's worth it. It would be great to go independently but I think that would be difficult. The good thing is that it's so remote, there was only our one tour bus (it was a weekend, so it was quite full, 15 people or so) and hardly anyone else. It was 14 peruvians and me. More people should go here!

I don't know whether or not the guide could speak any English, so that may be something to ask/consider if you don't speak Spanish.

There was only one tourist bus that went from Ayacucho that day and people had booked through different agencies. So I don't think it matters too much who you book with. Just negotiate price.
Written September 24, 2018
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Alex B
Tarma, Peru20 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Friends
The waters and waterfall are beautiful, especially in the mid day sun! In the more central pools you're not allowed to swim, but in other places you can. It's a short (10-15 min) walk from where the cars drop you off. The only downside was the 3.5-4 hr. drive which was very windy.

Tours leave early from Ayacucho with different companies and our's cost 80 soles ($25) which included the transportation and a guide. We bought a lunch there for 10 more soles.

In conclusion, it was a fun day and I think worth the trip. Just keep in mind the long drive.
Written May 15, 2019
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mariedragon
Huaraz, Peru343 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
We visited the Millpu Canyon on a day trip from Ayacucho with the travel agency Huancaraylla Tours. We were very satisfied with the experience and would recommend going on a tour rather than independently, because it is easier that way and the tour allows more than enough time at the site to make the most of it.

It is a very long drive (3 and a half hours each way) on an extremely windy road to get to Millpu. If you get motion sickness I strongly recommend that you take some medication, because almost no part of the road is straight.

Once at Millpu the guide gave us 3 hours and let us walk at our own pace, we did not have to stick to the group. For people who are used to hiking this is an easy hike, it takes around 15 minutes to arrive at the first pools and approximately an hour to get to the top of the canyon. There is a turn off down hill to get to the pools. It is no longer allowed to swim in them thankfully, as the combination of constant movement of the water (lifting those minerals that give the water its colour) and dirty bodies meant that the water was loosing its wonderful colour and fungus was spreading.

There are many amazing viewpoints along the well established path from where you can see the pools from above, what a sight! The path goes uphill, with some stairs sections, but it is never really that steep.

We visited in mid October at the beginning of the rainy season, but had a beautiful sunny day and the pools were a vibrant turquoise/emerald colour. Apparently when you come in the dry season (from May to September) the pools have a more turquoise colour and when you come in the rainy season (from October to April) the pools get a gradually more green colour. In January, February and March the travel agencies do not offer tours to Millpu.

We ended the day eating a truly delicious trout at one of the restaurants at the trailhead.

Millpu is a completely unique sight, so I would definitely recommend a visit there, however, I was most shocked to find out that many foreign tourists that come to Ayacucho only come for a single day to visit Millpu and then carry on their journey to Lima or Cusco without visiting any other sights. What a waste of opportunity given that Ayacucho is one of Peru most attractive and pleasant towns offering a marvelous variety of natural, historic and cultural sights, as well as fantastic restaurants and accommodation. So my advice would be to stay at least 3 days in Ayacucho.

I would not recommend visiting Millpu during national holidays, whether it be for Easter, Independence day or any long weekends, because the sight literally gets jam packed with national tourists. When we visited on a week day in October there was barely anyone there, which was obviously very enjoyable.

There is a S/5 soles entrance fee to visit Millpu, which goes to the community.
Written November 10, 2019
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JN Travels
Ontario, Canada560 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Couples
Entrance fee is s/5 per person.
It is a very narrow windy dirt road to get there, but there is plenty of parking. The site has a few fisheries where they farm trout, and lots of local vendors trying to sell you gelatina and trout meals. It is a bit of a walk to the canyon with trails leading to an over head view point, down to the water, and along the canyon to some waterfalls. A very nice picnic area, and afternoon stop with the family.
I was pleased to see that my entrance fee was going toward maintaining the trails for tourist. We were disappointed to find out that you are not allowed to swim in the pools.
Written August 8, 2019
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Rose B
Charlotte, NC4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Friends
Our tour left from center city. Yes, it really is a 3+ hour drive over very winding, high altitude roads to get there. If you get motion sickness, take something prior. Upon arrival, there is a nice walk to get to stairs that climb and climb and keep going. At this altitude, you really feel it. It is beautiful, but a 6+ hour van ride is a negative. The trout lunch for 10 soles was delicious!
Written July 11, 2019
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