Llama Taxis in Colca, Peru

by admin on May 10, 2012

Credit: Peru This Week

What do you picture when you think of Peru? Machu Picchu? The Amazon? Peruvian food? Many people would probably list llamas or alpacas as one of the things they associate most with Peru. These intriguing animals are a standard part of Peru’s beautiful landscape, and if you’re lucky, you may even get to ride in a llama taxi. Available in the Colca Canyon area, llama taxis are an interesting way to travel as you take in the sights. The llamas wear traditional Peruvian decorations, and guide carts through Chivay and the Sibayo district. Right now the service is limited to a group of 6 llama taxis in that area, but the service will expand to other regions provided it is successful. It seems that it will be a great option for travelers, and a good source of income for local tour guides.