Lima, the national capital, is located 300 miles (483 kilometers) west of Huanipaca, while Cusco - Machu Picchu lies 35 miles (56 kilometers) to the northeast.
For a real taste of the region, take to the road and explore the diverse settlements within the vicinity of Huanipaca. Andahuaylas, 30 miles (48 kilometers) to the east, and Santa Teresa, 35 miles (56 kilometers) to the southwest of Huanipaca are also worth checking out.
When it's time to spread your wings, visit the nearest regional city. Cusco sits 65 miles (105 kilometers) away and is home to sights such as Qenqo, Plaza Tupac Amaru and Pukapukara. Tambomachay, Cusco Museum of Popular Art and Garcilaso de la Vega Stadium are other interesting attractions to see for those who find themselves with time to spare.
The area around Huanipaca is well known for its many historic mansions; these are fascinating testaments to the region's colorful past.
Visitors who like to go beyond the usual sights are sure to enjoy Huanipaca's guided nature walks.
The real meaning of a destination can be found not just within its landscape, but also upon its native tongue. Making the effort to memorize just a handful of simple Spanish words, sayings and salutations will make your days in Apurimac much more meaningful. Knowing how to use a range of easy words, such as "¿Querría bailar conmigo?", meaning "Would you like to dance with me?", can help to make your vacation even more pleasant. "This gentleman will pay for everything" is also useful, so try getting your mouth around "Este caballero pagará por todo"
When your time is up in Huanipaca, put the lens cap back on your camera, spend your last of your soles, and bid Adiós (farewell) to this unique part of the world.