Ayacucho’s hidden natural turquoise lagoons! The best time to visit these lagoons are between April to November, the dry season in the Andes. Best part of all, is that it is only a 30 minute hike. Be prepared to enjoy beautiful flora and fauna in every direction, as well as countless waterfalls and natural pools just waiting for you to jump in!

Discover this unique and off-the-beaten path tour that many are still unaware exists. Avoid the crowds and book your Millpu Lagoons tour below to be one of the only travelers on the path exploring the beautiful landscape! Don’t forget to bring your swimsuit and be prepared to take tons of photos. Book below!

$150 / P

Millpu tours of Ayacucho were amazing! We were the only ones at the lagoons for hours. It was a perfect day.

Edoardo Badinotti

Restaurant & Hotel Owner

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Peru On A Shoestring

14 Days
Tour Type:
Backpacking Group
Group size:
2 Min, 6 Max

$ 1,866.80

Departure Date:

Special offer

Travel Style: Outdoor Adventure

Adrenaline filled hiking with amazing landscapes and activities.

Service Level: Private

Comfortable private transport with small group experience.

Age Requirement: 18+

Group tours available. Call or email us for more info.

Physical Rating: Above Average

High altitude hiking to reach the viewpoint.

Trip Type: Small Group

Avg. 3; Max 6

Included Activities

  • Private Transport from/to hotel

    English Speaking Guide

    Guided Tour of Millpu Pools including parking entrance tickets.



  • No accommodations included. Pick up from hotel.


  • Light breakfast accompanied with coca tea, filling box lunch


  • Private Van


Duration: Full Day- 7:00am- 6:30pm

Distance: 1.5hr hiking (roundtrip)

Elevation: 3537m – 3650 (11,680ft)

Difficulty: Easy

We begin the tour at 6:30am by picking you up at your hotel. If access is not possible to your hotel, we will meet at the Plaza de Armas Ayacucho. We begin our 4hr drive to Huacaraylla. Along the way we stop at a small town for snacks and optional breakfast before arriving to the parking space in Pataqocha by 11:00am.

After taking in the beautiful scenery of the area, we begin our 30-45min hike towards the magical turquoise Millpu lagoons. About 10mins further we reach the summit where we can observe waterfalls and impressive rock formations that make the canyon. As well as the turquoise lagoons as far as the eye can see! After about 30-45 minutes of exploring the summit, we make our way towards the start of the trail where we have the option to take a dip in the natural pools. By 2:00pm we make our way towards the van so that we can enjoy our box lunch outdoors with a beautiful view. After lunch, at approximately 3:00pm, we begin our 3hr return back to Ayacucho. Drop off at hotel or Plaza de Armas by 6:30pm.


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