Peru’s Colca Valley welcomes over 60,000 tourists in four months

Published on : Monday, May 15, 2017

Peru's Colca ValleyColca Valley located in Peru’s southern Arequipa region attracted 60,241 domestic and foreign tourists in the January-April 2017 period. The current figure is lower than the one registered in the same period last year.


Taking into account the Andean country had been hit by natural disasters over recent months, the number “was important”, according to local authorities.


However, the number of foreign arrivals was not affected by recent events.


“Over 50% of tourists, who visited Colca Valley, had come from the United States and other countries in Europe […],” Caylloma province Mayor Romulo Tinta expressed.


Lastly, the official is confident the area will receive more than 250,000 sightseers by year-end.

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