Welcome to Tuti
Tuti is a tourist-lite village situated only 19km northeast of Colca-hub Chivay. With an economy centered on broad-bean cultivation and clothes-making, it is surrounded by some interesting sights all connected by hiking trails. The easiest excursion is to a couple of caves in the hills to the north clearly visible from the main road and accessible via a 3.5km grunt uphill from the village. From the same starting point, you can also hike 8km to an old abandoned village dating from the 1600s known colloquially as Ran Ran or ‘Espinar de Tuti.’ Continue beyond Ran Ran and you’ll join the trail to the source of the Amazon on the north side of Nevado Mismi. Down in the valley you can catch a taxi or colectivo (shared transportation) from Chivay to Tuti and hike back to Chivay on a well-marked trail alongside the Río Colca. This stretch of the river is popular with rafters.