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Ruta De Pisco - Other Activity Moquegua - Peru

Since the beginning of the 17th century, the Moquegua valley has been known for its wine and pisco. At the end of the Guerra del Pacífico, 120 bodegas (wineries) existed. Today, only a handful still distils liquors. Eleven bodegas have formed the Ruta de Pisco, opening their doors to visitors. Most make Italia, Quebranta, and Acholado piscos. Some also make macerado, a liqueur of apricot and other fruits. Tours are available to the wineries, or you can take a taxi from Moquegua’s Plaza de Armas for $5.60-7.50 per hour (call ahead to book an appointment). A few of the bodegas are:

El Arreiro makes a delicious crema de pisco, as well as the standard types of pisco. Urbanización Primavera E-5, Av. Bolívar G-60. Tel: 953-672-324/953-740-966).

El Mocho: Fundo El Cuadrant, Estuquiña. Tel: 953-640-207/953-960-718, E-mail: Also has a shop in Moquegua where its products may be bought: Av. Avelino Cáceres, Tienda 30.

Paredes: Sector el Rayo del Valle de Moquegua. Tel: 461-666/996-541-733, E-mail:

Rayito de Sol: Carretera Vía Paisajista, Km 1, El Rayo. Tel: 630-255/953-906-606, E-mail:


Moquegua, Peru

Other Activity Types:
Wineries, Pisco tasting

Getting There

Hire a taxi ($5.60-7.50 per hour) at the Plaza de Armas to take you to the bodegas wish to visit or go on tour.

Travel Tips:

Call ahead to make an appointment, or book a tour with a local tour operator. Many shops in town sell the piscos and other products of these vintners.

Price Description:

Relative price: Mid-Range

Open Hours from:Monday-Saturday 9 a.m.

Open Hours to:Monday-Saturday 5 p.m.

Travel Skills: None

You Need to Bring:

Currencies accepted
Peruvian nuevo sol

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