The Tinajani Stone Valley was named a National Geopark after the urging of the Geological, Mining & Metallurgical Institute. It is located at an altitude of 3,953 meters and is in the Melgar province.
Boasting beautiful nature and a mysterious aura, this Geopark contains sandstones that people come from around the region to see.
This special place hosts two very unique events: the 23rd Autochthonous Dance Contest and the 17th International and National Tinajani 2016 Festival. Hundreds of people gather at both of these events to observe the colorful traditions of Peru.
Regional authorities plan this event every year in the hopes that, eventually, the Tinajani Stone Valley will burgeon into one of Peru´s most essential tourist zones.
The festival always sees participation from numerous different groups from all around Peru, such as Puno, Cusco, Arequipa, and Tacna. Some groups even came from Bolivia and Chile.