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Huancayo Tours - Tours in Huancayo
Chanchamayo ... The history of this beautiful valley , known as the coffee capital of Peru , beginning in the year 1635 when the Franciscan missionary Fray Juan Jeronimo Jimenez founded the first town named San Buena Ventura Quimiri distant 3 km of the present city of La Merced.
This cheerful and tropical valley is ideal for the traveler seeking rest and contact with nature . The valley and surrounding territory were ancestral ethnic groups like the Ashaninka and Yánesha .
La Merced is the provincial capital of Chanchamayo and is situated on the river of the same name, a km from Huancayo. Nearby is San Ramon , known as the Golden Gate in the central jungle , located at the confluence of the rivers Tarma and Tulumayo .
During his tour of the valley be sure to visit the other districts in the area, as Vitoc where you can see the oldest church in the region, built by the Franciscans in 1680 ; San Luis District of Shuaro with its picturesque bridges as Yapaz -Palomar , Waterfall Sanchirio and Craters Sanchirio -Palomar and districts Perené and Pichanaki , inhabited by native communities and Marankiari Pampa Michi .
Chanchamayo expects all year , but especially at the end of July, the date on which the National Coffee Week and Chanchamayo Tourism Festival is celebrated. These days you can enjoy besides dance competitions and adventure sports , traditional tasting coffee and traditional bananas and how a fair agribusiness products.
At around 7 am we will depart to San Ramon, district of the province of Chanchamayo located in the high forest of Junín, at 310 km from Lima. During the trip by the Main highway we will go through the three geographical regions, we will begin by the localities of Chosica, Matucana, San Mateo and Morococha; until reaching the Passage of Anticona in the zone of Ticlio (4.818 masl). In La Oroya we take the route towards the valleys of Tarma and Acobamba. Then we will visit the Sanctuary of the Lord of Muruhuay. Lunch and continue to San Ramon (700 masl). Transfer to your hotel and dinner.
Early breakfast and excursion to El Tirol waterfalls, impressive 35 mts fall. It is a 45 minutes walk from San Ramon. Free time fro swimming and taking pictures. Return to San Ramon for lunch. Evening visit to the hanging bridge of Kimiri, over the Chanchamayo River constructed in 1905 by the first pioneers. Visit to the Botanical Garden El Perezoso, where specialized guides will give us a briefing on Botany. When we return to La Merced we will visit the local zoo to observe some Gallito ed las Rocas birds, national bird of Peru. Return to the lodge for dinner.
Breakfast and departure to Oxapampa, city founded by german immigrants. We will have a guided walk by the valley and the city, beginning by its pink main church "Santa Rosa", then the district of Chontabamba, and finally the Tunqui Caverns. Lunch and a live show by the local people. Return to San Ramon for dinner.
Breakfast and departure to the valley of the Perené river. We will take the highway until reaching Yurinaki Bridge then we will take the desviation that leads us to the zone of the Bayoz river, that forms two waterfalls: La Encantada and Velo de la Novia. Without a doubt these are the most beatiful waterfalls in the area. Free time for swimming or taking pictures. After a break we will continue by boat down the Perene river to Pichinaki. Lunch and return to San Ramon. Visit to the ashaninkas community and dinner.
Breakfast and transfer back to Lima. During the trip we will visit the city of Tarma, the district of Palcamayo, and the Guagapo cave, with its 30 meters high and 30 meters wide entrance. Arrival in Lima around 9 pm. Transfer to your hotel. End of services.
Tips or taxes.
Insurance and airline tickets (where applicable).
Hotel in Lima.
04 nights lodging.
Tours and visits as described .
Private guiding and assistance.
All entrances fees and tickets.
Prices from US$ 652.80 (per person based in double occupancy)
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