Tourism

Peru offers tourists new form of transportation: Llama Taxis

By Manuel Vigo

Llamas are being promoted by authorities in Colca as a new form for tourists to see the region’s natural attractions.

Peru offers tourists new form of transportation: Llama Taxis

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A new form of transportation is making the rounds in Peru: the Llama Taxi. Llamas are being promoted by authorities in Colca as a new form for tourists to see the region’s natural attractions.


Fredy Barrios, manager of Autocolca, said there are currently 6 llamas available for visitors to use during their tour of the Colca valley.


The new service, he said, will generate new sources of income for local residents.


“On board the Llama Taxi, tourists can get to know the areas near Chivay, such as the La Calera hot springs, the colonial bridge, and other natural tourist areas,” Barrios said, according to El Comercio.


The service is currently being offered in Chivay, – a starting point for tours of Colca – as well as in the Sibayo district.


Authorities plan to expand the service to other regions later this year, La Republica reported.