The Pan American Torch
17:29 | Caylloma (Arequipa region), Jul. 8.
arrived on Monday morning at Colca Valley
, and the cauldron was symbolically lit
at the Condor's Cross Viewpoint.
Athletes Glenny Mamani and Carlos Choquecondo were in charge of lighting up the torch
, which made its way through various areas of the valley.
Caylloma Province Mayor Alvaro Caceres welcomed the delegation that transported the symbol —by helicopter— from the region's main city of Arequipa
Students and locals also attended the event.
It must be noted Colca Valley
—Arequipa region's most important attraction— receives over 800 tourists per day.