The valley with the third most hours of sunshine in the world is a charming combination of ravines, desert areas, rocky parts and fertile soils for agriculture. This fascinating city, whose history began thousands of years before Christ, is one of the pisco capitals and the ideal place to grow the best grapes for the production of Peru’s flagship drink. These conditions have allowed the creation of the Pisco Trail, thanks to which it is possible to visit the vineyards of the extensive countryside in the Moqueguano valley. This tour also allows visitors to get to know the old colonial wineries where the best wine reserves in the area are can be found.
This region, famous for being surrounded by impressive volcanoes, including the Ubinas volcano (18,609 ft above sea level) which is currently active, also boasts one of the most pleasant climates in the country and perhaps even the entire continent. Predominantly dry, semi-warm and sunny all year round, it has an almost perfect temperature: the maximum annual average being 26°C (79ºF) and the minimum 17°C (52ºF). Thanks to this privileged climate, it is possible to enjoy both the extensive countryside of Moquegua and some of its beautiful beaches (especially those found in the city of Ilo).
Moquegua also stands out for its ancient history. Its republican-style houses are not only a visual delight but also a historical account of a special time in the history of southern Peru. Attractions such as the Façade of the Santa Catalina de Alejandría Church, the Church of Santo Domingo, the Casa Vargas Morán or the Belén neighborhood are vestiges of a city that has passed through all the ages of a country with one of the greatest historical wealths on the continent.