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Valle de Majes - Arequipa

Discover the Petroglyphs of Toro Muerto in Arequipa with Rap Travel Peru

Toro Muerto Petroglyphs Tour

2 days and 1 night Tour: Adventure and History Min: 1 person
Murilo S
Ótima experiência! Representante da agência sempre a disposição. Guia prestativo e comunicativo, bom local para realizar as refeições. Recomendo utilizarem o representante brasileiro Luis! Muito atencioso e prestativo.
Murilo S
Ótima experiência, recomendo demais!! Vistas incríveis, guia muito bom e todo o apoio prestado pelo Luis, colaborador da agência. Foi muito fácil e prático viajar com a RAP
Elias Pereira
Incrível País incrível e receptivo... Acessória completa em todos os passeios... Destaque para o a gente de Turismo Luiz Carlos Brasileiro, que me deu todo suporte necessário desde a chegada ao Peru e assessoria em todos os Tours... Gracias RAP TRAVEL PERU
Una Aventura increíble en Machupicchu Estuvimos por más de 1 semana recorriendo todo el Perú con la agencia Rap Travel, nos vamos muy contentos porque nos cumplieron con todo y más por lo que recomendamos a esta agencia todo muy coordinado y principalmente Carlitos Vizcarra el mejor guía estaremos pronto de vuelta gracias por todo
Patricia C
Una experiencia única en Perú y Machupicchu Contratamos los servicios de Rap Travel Perú, fue una experiencia muy hermosa, todo estuvo muy organizado el transporte a tiempo los guías muy profesionales todo muy coordinado y u. Saludo muy especial para Carlos y José que estuvieron super 100 % recomendados, volveremos pronto
Leann C
10/10 would recommend Our tour guide did such an awesome job! They made you feel like a part of the family so thank you!!
Amir N
The trip of a lifetime! My best friend and I chose this tour to celebrate our 30th Birthdays - it was Amazing!!! We had a really nice time visiting Cusco, Machu Picchu and going to the Rainbow Mountain. The tour guides were really nice and we told us a lot about everything. We visited in November and for Machu Picchu this was amazing - it was misty in the morning and sunny by mid-morning, so we got to see it with all weather types. Highly recommend going at 6am and spending most of the day there - circuit 2 and 4 were great! We even hiked up one of the mountains. Carlos, Judy, and Wilson were great and really educated us about each site.
Fotios S
Great way to experience Peru The tour was a great way to experience Cusco, the sacred valley, Machu Picchu and the Vinicunca mountain. We only had 4 full days, and it was the right amount of time. I was there with my best friend celebrating our 30th, so we will always cherish this moment. The tour guides (Carlos, Judy, and Wilson) were very friendly and knowledgeable. They helped us get immersed to the history of the Incas, and made us feel comfortable throughout the trip. The accommodation provided as part of the package was very adequate, and the overall experience was great.
Encantos en Cusco Estamos muy contentos con los servicios que hemos recibido. Desde el recojo en el aeropuerto, fueron puntuales con un cartel con nuestro nombre. La habitacion que pedimos fue hermosa en el hotel Mayu con vista a la calle 7 borreguitos, Royer nos atendio muy bien 10/10. La agencia se comunicaba con nosotros todos los dias, para saber como nos hiba en el tour o si es que necesitamos ayuda. Realmente muy serviciales. En aguas Calientes Daniel, estuvo atento con nosostros . El tour en Machu Picchu fue realmente magico. Tenemos que agradecer mucho a Alicia por el tour bien planificado y a Jose Angel por todas las atenciones todos los dias, nunca nos dejo solos.
Servicio de calidad Buena atención, personalizada, se adecuan a las necesidades, escuchan sugerencias y son muy amables, muchas gracias!


Description of the Toro Muerto Petroglyphs Tour

With the Toro Muerto Petroglyphs Tour, you will get to know the largest rock art complex in America and the Castle. This tour is ideal for those who love adventure and for those who like hiking and climbing is a really good experience.

THE PETROGLIFOS DE TORO MUERTO, are an important lithic complex located in the district of Uraca, in the province of Castilla, within the department and region of Arequipa; on the sloping territory of the Toro Muerto ravine – known in ancient times as Quilcapampa – in a mountainous desert area, near the Majes Valley at 400 and 800 meters above sea level. You can enjoy all this on the Majes Valley & Toro Muerto tour.

THE PETROGLIFOS, are located in an extension of approximately 3876 meters long and 250 meters wide; and are a total of 6000 blocks that are engraved under the bas-relief technique and that would have its dating, according to studies of iconography, in the year 800 A.D. and were discovered only in 1951. The site has been considered as the shelter of greater extension of rupestrian art at world-wide level.

The CASTILLO, is a rocky formation of a mountain in the shape of a medieval castle, enigmatic enchanted castle, where many stories of Tapados are woven and where you can listen to your echo up to three times, in the course you can observe the majesty and beauty of this Cerro Castillo.


  • Arequipa (2,335 masl)
  • Majes Valley (1,410 masl)
  • Toro Muerto (400 – 800 masl)


Day 1: Arequipa – Majes Valley – Corire

  • 05. 45 – 5.55 hrs We will pick you up at your hotel in the circuit of the Plaza de Armas.
  • 06.00 hrs We leave the city of Arequipa to the Majes Valley passing through several towns and enjoying this beautiful valley to Corire, this is the closest town to the petroglyphs of Toro Muerto.
  • Upon arrival we will settle in the lodge, have breakfast and then we will move to the Castle, where we will appreciate rock formations that give the shape of castles.
  • El Castillo is a very peculiar rock formation that attracts the attention of travelers passing through this valley. It is the Enchanted Castle, located very close to the village “El Castillo”, a rock formation that looks like a European castle of feudal times. Many are the legends and stories that are woven about this place, the truth is that it is a large hill that has been eroded by wind and weather. If you look closely at the top, which is inaccessible, you can see a kind of window, they even say that there are archaeological remains and treasures in this place.
  • We will also observe a curious rock formation in Cosos: the face of Christ.
  • Lunch.
  • 14.00 hrs After lunch, we will start rafting from the castle to the village of Aplao. Here we will reach grade II, III and sometimes IV rapids.

Hotel – CORIRE


Day 2: Toro Muerto Petroglyphs – Arequipa

  • After breakfast, we will visit the Petroglyphs of Toro Muerto. They are manifestations of rock art in the Majes Valley distributed over an area of 5 km2, extending between 400 and 800 meters above sea level. It is perhaps the richest area in rock art in the world; it has more than 6,000 blocks engraved in low relief. Its stones have been engraved with all kinds of geometric and anthropomorphic representations, birds, quadrupeds, reptiles, etc.
  • Volcanic stones abound in this site because there are two volcanoes relatively close, the Chachani and the Coropuna. These blocks are engraved under the technique of bas-relief and that would have its dating, according to studies of iconography, in the year 800 A.D. and were discovered only in 1951.
  • The Petroglyphs are found worked on volcanic stone, same that would have fallen on the slope of Toro Muerto in periods older than the artisan work carried out in them. In these stones bas-relief works were made, for such cause they made use of the techniques of scratched, beaten, chipped and percussion. The engravings that we can find in the petroglyphs respond to animal motifs, vegetables, geometric figures, among others.
  • Then we will visit a wine cellar where we will have the opportunity to taste the wines and piscos produced in this area.
  • Lunch.
  • Immediately after, we will go to the annex of Torán to visit the pre-Hispanic cemeteries.
  • Return to Arequipa.




  • Public tourist transportation
  • Entrance to tourist sites
  • Fishing equipment
  • 1 night of lodging


  • Food
  • Mineral water, snacks
  • Tips
  • Meals not mentioned
  • Personal expenses


  • Mosquito repellent
  • Swimsuit, sandals and towel
  • Light and warm clothing
  • Trekking shoes
  • Hat or cap
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun block



Majes Valley & Toro Muerto


Minimum 02 people


  • Public tourist transportation
  • Entrance to tourist sites
  • Fishing equipment
  • 1 night of lodging

Photo Gallery The best of the Tour!

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Frequently Asked Questions About the Majes Valley & Toro Muerto Tour

The Toro Muerto Petroglyphs are an important collection of rock art located in the Uraca district, Castilla province, Arequipa.

No, rafting during the Toro Muerto Petroglyphs Tour is not generally considered dangerous. The rapids are of grade II, III, and occasionally IV, suitable for people with rafting experience or beginners in good physical shape who follow the guides’ instructions. Expert guides provide safety equipment such as life jackets and helmets and give detailed instructions to minimize risks.

The best time to take the Majes Valley & Toro Muerto Tour is during the dry season in the Arequipa region, which typically runs from April to October. During these months, the weather is stable, with less rain and pleasant temperatures, allowing for outdoor activities like hiking and rafting comfortably and safely. The rainy season, occurring from December to March, may be less suitable for these activities and could affect accessibility to some places.

It is important to bring the following items for the Majes Valley & Toro Muerto Tour:

  • Hat or cap to protect against the sun.
  • Sunscreen to protect the skin from sun exposure.
  • Light and comfortable clothing suitable for hiking.
  • Rehydrating water to stay hydrated during the day.
  • Snacks to replenish energy during the excursion.
  • Comfortable and appropriate walking shoes for long distances.
  • Identification documents such as ID or passport, if required.
  • Extra cash for additional expenses during the tour.

Yes, this tour is suitable for children and seniors as long as they are in suitable physical condition for short-distance walks.

No, during the Toro Muerto Petroglyphs Tour, it is unlikely that you will experience altitude sickness, as the altitudes in the Toro Muerto region are significantly lower compared to the higher mountains in the Arequipa region, such as Chachani Volcano and Misti Volcano. Altitudes in Toro Muerto range from 400 to 800 meters above sea level, which generally does not cause altitude sickness symptoms.

Most citizens of countries in the Americas and Western Europe do not need to obtain a visa to enter Peru. The maximum allowed stay period is 90 days. However, if you wish to stay longer or have other purposes such as residency, studying, researching, or working in the country, you will need to arrange the appropriate visa through Peruvian consulates before your trip.

The currency in use in Peru is the Nuevo Sol (S/). Although the US dollar is accepted in most hotels, shops, and restaurants, its value is based on the daily exchange rate, indicating how many Soles you get for each dollar. Some places also accept euros, but it is advised to make payments in the national currency, the Nuevo Sol.

If you are bringing a laptop or mobile devices during your trip, consider the information about electricity in Peru. The electrical voltage in Peru is 220 volts and operates at a frequency of 60 cycles per second, except in Arequipa, where the frequency is 50 cycles. However, most four and five-star hotels offer 110-volt outlets. Electrical outlets in Peru generally have two inputs. Therefore, it is recommended to carry an adapter for your electrical devices.









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