5 tourist destinations to enjoy in Huanuco
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5 tourist destinations to enjoy in Huanuco

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5 tourist destinations to enjoy in Huanuco

Do you plan to travel and enjoy this weekend? Find out here five tourist destinations to enjoy in Huánuco.

The Huánuco region has important tourist attractions, it has snowy mountains, mountain ranges, warm valleys and Amazon jungles. Likewise, it has archaeological ruins, colonial temples and especially a magnificent climate that is considered one of the best of the world.


Going to Huánuco is having an unparalleled experience since you will arrive at a place with a lot of nature and a unique wealth of history. Huánuco is the place where the Sierra and the Peruvian jungle come together in a magical way.


You can find everything from high mountains, hot springs to beautiful lagoons and caves in Tingo María. The region has a lot to offer if you have the desire to visit it.


The Owl Cave

This place is located in the surroundings of “The Sleeping Beauty”, 11 kilometers from Tingo María. It is a gigantic stone grotto that houses an important colony of birds, such as guacharos or santanas, very similar to owls.


There you can do some extreme experiences. For example, you can do caving. This is an activity with which you can explore underground cavities, and discover each of its attractions and its fauna. If you are a little afraid of the dark, don't worry, there is a wooden path to walk through it, which makes exploration easier.


Huayhuash mountain range

Considered the second highest mountain range in the world, this natural landscape is located on the border of the regions of Huánuco and Ancash. It is made up of different difficult snow peaks such as Siula (6,536 meters above sea level), Sarapo (6,143 meters above sea level) and Randoy (5,883 meters above sea level).


For trekking lovers, this is a perfect place. In fact, it is considered one of the ten best hiking routes in the world. There are many alternatives for hiking in this area because access roads have been built. For this reason, we recommend taking the classic route so that you can visit some snowy mountains in 12 days.


Huánuco-Pampa Archaeological Center

Also known as Huánuco Viejo, this place is located in the province of Dos de Mayo. At one time it was an administrative center of the Inca culture, where the planning of a city with its houses, streets and buildings can be seen.


To the east side of this citadel is a more refined building known as Inca Wasi, an Inca residence. Likewise, there is also the Inca's bathroom, a long terrace like platform with built-in niches.


Sleeping Beauty

One of the tourist destinations that you should know no matter what when you travel to Huánuco and arrive at Tingo María. “The Sleeping Beauty” are hills similar to the profile of the body of a woman lying on her back, and it is one of the most notable tourist attractions in the city, which can be seen from the main square.


If you want to visit this place, we recommend visiting it during the months of May and September so that you can enjoy the climate of the area without problems.


Temple of the Crossed Hands

Located 5 kilometers west of the city of Huánuco, is the Kotosh temple. A place that dates back to the final archaic period. Kotosh was formed by a chain of three similar temples resting on the slope of a hill.


This place is very famous for its sculptures, among which the Temple of the Crossed Hands stands out. It is believed to have a meaning of duality in the worldview of the ancient Peruvians.


To enjoy this tourist destination, visitors can enter and take photographs inside the temple without any problem. The entrance fee is five soles for adults.


La Yapa: San Sebastian Church

Located between the junction of the Junín and Dos de Mayo streams, this sanctuary stands out for a beautiful pool in front of the church façade. The temple of San Sebastián was built at the beginning of the 17th century and has a colonial architectural design.


Best Tours in Peru

Many are the routes that take you to Machu Picchu, but none is like the Inca Trail Tours, the most famous pedestrian path in the Americas. After flying from the capital of Perú, Lima, you will arrive in Cusco to walk for four days along a path through forests and dense fog, millenary stone steps and discovering the ruins of ancient fortifications and Inca cities, and all the time enjoying majestic views.

Going to the San Juan Bautista Waterfall allows you to walk along trails where you can observe the beautiful charm of the Peruvian jungle, scenarios where the flora and fauna seem immersed in a universe foreign to the modern world, and where the only intervention of man is It is manifested in rudimentary bridges that allow communication between the scenarios.


Due to the distance of the land from the nearby town, as well as the natural nature of the area, it is recommended that visits to the waterfall begin at dawn and conclude at 4 in the afternoon at the latest, when the weather is still clear. day.


As the terrain announces, visiting this waterfall is a good reason to bring a camera, trekking shoes, and all the desire to enjoy a unique experience in one of the many, almost virgin, settings of San Martín, and From Peru.

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