Chacapi Thermal Baths: visit these medicinal waters
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Chacapi Thermal Baths: visit these medicinal waters

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Chacapi Thermal Baths: visit these medicinal waters

The Chacapi Hot Springs are located in the district of Yanque, in the province of Caylloma in Arequipa. These hot springs are part of the thermo-medicinal resources of the Colca Valley and on certain occasions they are also known as the Yanque Baths.


The Chacapi Hot Springs is one of the incredible natural settings found in Arequipa, it is also known as the Yanque baths. This tourist attraction is part of the thermo-medicinal resources of the Colca Valley; whose maximum temperature reaches 45ºC.


It is said that the Chacapi Hot Springs have hot springs rich in minerals that provide many benefits for people who suffer from arthritis, rheumatism and many visitors also claim that it helps improve the appearance of the skin. This is the perfect place for those seeking Get out of the everyday, take a break and relax. Of course it is also perfect for photography lovers.



This wonderful place is located in the district of Yanque, province of Caylloma, 5 hours from the center of the White City (Arequipa).



In the district of Yanque it has a tundra climate, the summers are short, comfortable, arid and mostly cloudy and the winters are short, cold, dry and cloudy.

  • Temperature: Generally varies from 1 °C to 19 °C and rarely drops below -1 °C or rises above 21 °C.
  • Altitude: 3420 m.a.s.l.

How to get to the Chacapi Thermal Baths?

To be able to visit this fascinating place we have to leave from the city of Arequipa to the District of Yanque, the distance is 4 hours and 57 min. (249.9km) approximately. Arriving at the main square of the district, the hot springs are only 10 minutes away (2 km). The spring is located on the other side of the river and has 6 pools, three on one side and three across a bridge.


What is the price of entrance to the Chacapi Thermal Baths?

The entrance to the thermal baths is 15 soles (for Peruvians and foreigners) and the entrance hours are from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm. When accessing this tourist attraction, you can enjoy the 6 pools, where it is recommended to enjoy the largest pool that has a beautiful view surrounded by beautiful natural landscapes.


What to do in the Chacapi Thermal Baths?

This tourist attraction is an excellent destination for lovers of thermal tourism, visiting this place is 100% recommended, its waters contain beneficial minerals for the treatment of skin, arthritis and rheumatism. Of course, in this place you can forget about daily stress, you will get in touch with nature since you will be surrounded by beautiful natural landscapes. Not to mention that you can take thousands of photos.


What is the best season to visit the Chacapi Thermal Baths?

It is advisable to visit this beautiful place in the hot season, it is a pleasant climate, which starts from March to June.


If visiting the white city is in your travel plans, do not forget to visit this wonderful place, located only 5 hours from the city of Arequipa. It is a tourist attraction that is very famous for its beautiful landscape and of course for the medicinal properties of its waters.


Did you know?

Taking a bath in hot springs increases body temperature, this increase in temperature helps dissolve and eliminate toxins from the body, killing germs including viruses.


It increases the hydrostatic pressure of the body, thus increasing blood circulation and oxygenation. By increasing oxygenation, bathing in hot springs improves the nourishment of the body's tissues in general, which is why it increases metabolism


What do you need to bring?

  • Personal documents (identity card or passport).
  • Light clothing
  • Comfortable slippers.
  • Sunscreen.
  • sunglasses and hat.
  • Swimwear.
  • Photographic camera.


  • It is recommended to visit the Chacapi baths, between Monday and Thursday, since there are fewer people.
  • Bring extra money (in soles).
  • Carry a small backpack for personal items.
  • Use sunscreen at all times, it is very important to protect your skin from the sun's rays.
  • Remember that after visiting this tourist attraction, you have to leave the place clean, so don't forget to bring a bag to store all your waste.

Get to know the majestic Colca Canyon

This natural wonder located in Arequipa is considered the second deepest in the world, with a depth of 4,150 meters. In addition, it is a magical place where it is possible to have a privileged view of the stars, and if you are lucky it is possible to observe phenomena such as the meteor shower.


Similarly, the Colca Canyon is a perfect setting for extreme activities such as trekking, rafting, cycling, mountain climbing, among others. In addition to this, it is possible to do experiential tourism with the local communities of the area, with whom you can learn a little about the history of the first inhabitants of this part of Peru. This natural attraction is said to be approximately 150 million years old. For this reason, it is a territory that keeps surprising secrets.


On the other hand, within this imposing canyon, it is possible to contemplate the most beautiful landscapes of this land and, at the same time, see llamas, alpacas, guanacos, vicuñas and vizcachas in their natural habitat. So do not forget your camera because what you will see in this place will surprise you, and we are sure that you will want to take home a nice memory.


Live unique experiences in the Colca Canyon

Without a doubt, the Colca Canyon has the most surprising scenarios in which it is possible to live experiences of all kinds. For example, this natural wonder allows you to discover one of the most surprising birds of all time; the Andean Condor, a majestic bird that draws attention for its greatness and high flight. Although due to climatic changes and its low reproduction, it is in danger of extinction. However, in this area of ​​the country it is easy to see them fly, from the Cruz del Cóndor viewpoint.


Keep in mind that to observe this show you must arrive at the site early, between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. and 10 a.m., when it leaves its nest.


On the other hand, in this viewpoint you can also contemplate the beautiful Andean landscapes that make up this region. We are sure that this view will stay in your mind for a long time. Don't think about it anymore and buy your ticket to Arequipa!


Best Tours in Peru

Many are the routes that take you to Machu Picchu, but none is like the Inca Trail Tours, the most famous pedestrian path in the Americas. After flying from the capital of Perú, Lima, you will arrive in Cusco to walk for four days along a path through forests and dense fog, millenary stone steps and discovering the ruins of ancient fortifications and Inca cities, and all the time enjoying majestic views.

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