The Colca Valley will be properly signaled and marked under international standards

Agencies are looking to promote adventure tourism in this area.

According to its manager, Francisco Portugal, the Independent Colca and Annex Authorities (Autocolca) are launching a campaign to incorporate internationally recognized and approved sign posts and markers throughout the Colca Valley, with the goal of ensuring maximum security to visiting tourists. The project has been allotted a budget of 1 million soles, and will summon aid on an international level in the upcoming weeks.

The plan is to cover key touristic sites, like the Cruz del Condor lookout point, the Uyo Uyo ruins, the thermal baths, and new chosen destinations – especially in the higher parts of the Caylloma province. In addition, Portugal emphasized that the project will be comprehensive, and thus, will include the 20 districts within the province, with the aim of reclaiming and signaling both new and old routes. This way, lesser known sites will have the chance to be more easily accessed and shared.

The representative of Autocolca mentioned that this project also looks to promote the practice of adventure sports in the Colca Valley, for which the appropriate agencies will be summoned to work with the Regional Exterior Commerce and Tourism Management in Arequipa, in order for all necessary lawful regulations to be properly fulfilled. Portugal concluded by sharing that different activities will make up the program of Autocolca’s 33rd anniversary this month.

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