13:00 | Oxapampa (Pasco region), Jun. 2.
The Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism (Mincetur)
has handed over the Safe Travels Stamp —bestowed by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC)
— to the Oxapampa Destination, which includes six tourist circuits and routes, as well as 28 tourist attractions located in said province.
Oxapampa, the Amazon paradise in Pasco, has been classified as a safe destination for tourists at times of COVID-19.
The handover ceremony took place on Wednesday morning in the presence of local authorities and a group of entrepreneurs.
The issuance of this stamp certifies that Oxapampa complies with the biosafety protocols for the reception of visitors in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.
About Oxapampa Destination
The Oxapampa Destination includes six tourist circuits and routes, as well as 28 tourist attractions. Each place includes a hand-washing area, visitor signs, and signage of health and biosafety measures, among other things.
Below are the tourist routes and circuits that have been classified —by Mincetur— as safe for tourists at times of COVID-19.
1) Villa Rica Route
This route includes stops in Villa Rica's principal park "Antonio Brack Egg," the Laguna El Oconal Municipal Conservation Area, the botanical garden Los Ositos, the Bosque Sho'llet Municipal Conservation Area, the Yanesha Ñagazu indigenous community, and Nuestra Señora del Rosario Villa Rica Chapel.
2) Experience and Nature Circuit - Huancabamba
This tourist circuit includes spots such as the Main Park of Huancabamba, Los Colonos (the Settlers) Cemetery, Restos de Punchao, Bottger's Farm, and Anana Waterfall.
3) Colono (Settler) Route - Pozuzo
In this route, tourists can visit Los Colonos Square, Emperor Guillermo II Bridge, the Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes, Los Colonos (the Settlers) Cemetery, Pozuzo's Plaza Civica (Civic Square), and La Identidad de Prusia (The Identity of Prussia) Park.
4) Oxapampa Route
This route is popular for places like Rio del Tigre (Tiger River) Waterfall, the Grotto of the Virgin of Immaculate Conception, Abra Viewpoint, Schaeflli Museum, Oxapampa's Main Square, and Oxapampa's Mother Church.
5) Yanachaga Chemillen National Park Route - San Alberto Sector
This route includes the Yanachaga Chemillen National Park/San Alberto Area - Abra Esperanza
6) Chontabamba Circuit
The circuit includes stops in Floralp Milk Plant, Años Dorados (Golden Years) Museum, Florida Viewpoint, and Chontabamba's Main Square.