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ACHOMA RUTA AREQUIPA - CHIVAY - CABANACONDE (CANYON OF COLCA)

The district of Achoma is one of the nineteen districts that conform the county of Caylloma in the Department of Arequipa, belonging to the Region Arequipa in Peru. Achoma is a town located in the Canyon of Colca. It is the capital of the district of Achoma, farmers' area that you/they cultivate the potato, beans, arberja and other products that later on are distributed in the regional markets.

Achoma has a church that dates entirely of the XVI, built century in ashlar. Every year, January 06 celebrate the party of Our Mrs. of Nativity, where the population in their group and of areas aledañas they leave to their streets to dance the colorful wititi that is a dance with an embroidered beautiful attire, it dances typical of this area.

Equally the achomeños celebrates other parties like that of "San Isidro Farmer", (May 15) Party of Carmen's (July 16) Sacred Virgin with their traditional bullfights. Likewise they arrive from different parts of Peru and of the world achomeños that you/they reside in other latitudes. People are kind, the second maternal language is the Quechua one.

For those that are interested in visiting the Canyon of Colca, the town of Achoma, is in the highway route that he/she goes of Chivay toward Cabanaconde. Achoma the same as Yanque is in the left margin of the River Colca, at a distance of 14 km of the city of Chivay.



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