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Tarma: discover 10 tourist attractions of the pearl of the Andes

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Tarma: discover 10 tourist attractions of the pearl of the Andes

In the central mountains of Peru, surrounded by flowering fields, lies the peaceful city of Tarma, just 5 hours away from Lima. It is located in the department of Junín, between the Amazon and Andean zones. It is called "The Pearl of the Andes" for the beautiful, colorful landscapes that it offers to the most enthusiastic travelers on each visit (the rainbows and nature will make you feel like you are in Narnia).


Its air is one of the cleanest and purest that can be breathed on Peruvian soil, and its sky is clear in high definition, HD, 3D, 4K with large white clouds in which you can see fantasy shapes (a Cristiano Ronaldo or a Godzilla slashing through the air, it depends on your imagination).


And Tarma is a beauty worthy of a contest (we love Tarma, we are not going to deny it). If you are a die-hard landscaping or trekking fan, in Tarma you will find paradise, with angelic clouds and steep paths that are surrounded by the color of flowers.


And the reasons you have for not stopping getting to know Tarma are…


San Pedro de Cajas

In this area of the city there is a tradition that is passed down from family to family and it is the weaving technique. The artisans make their tapestries made of sheep wool, alpaca and vegetable dyes.


The Huagapo Grotto

It is located on the Racasmarca hill and is considered one of the deepest caves in South America. Once inside, you can see the stalactites and stalagmites, as well as red cave paintings. An unmissable destination if you are in Tarma.



If you want to connect with nature, what better than the Tarmatambo Inca archaeological complex, which was declared Cultural Heritage of the Nation. Here you can see a beautiful valley that formerly functioned as an administrative purpose.


Pacchacoto Waterfall

The waterfall is just 10 minutes from San Pedro de Cajas and has a waterfall approximately 10 m high and 5 m wide. In this place you can see the clear sky and a greenish valley.


St. Anne's Cathedral

It is located in the Plaza de Armas of Tarma and was built in 1954. The cathedral is an unmissable destination to learn about the history of the city of “The Pearl of the Andes”, since inside there are colonial images, religious sculptures and the sarcophagi of the city's favorite sons: Manuel A. Odría, one of the presidents of Peru and Lorenzo Unfried, bishop of Tarma.



It is west of the city of San Pedro de Cajas and there are two wells of regular size that deposit salt water. The town cleans these wells every year as a tradition and they do it to the rhythm of musical bands.


Sacsamarca countryside

It is located west of Tarma. Here you can take incredible photographs of the flower crops, as there is a great diversity of wallflowers, gladioli and carnations. These flowers have an incredible aroma and are very colorful.


Pampa Hermosa National Sanctuary

The sanctuary is home to a variety of flora, fauna and animals such as cocks of the rock, spectacled bears, toucans, ocelots, among others. In addition, these territories also protect the basins of the Cascas and Ulcumayo rivers, important tributaries of the Oxabamba River.


Sanctuary of the Lord of Muruhuay

The portrait of the Lord of Muruhuay has thousands of devotees throughout Peru. The image of Christ is located on Shalacoto Hill. People who come to Junín to appreciate it will find it protected by glass and a silver scapular.


Mamacocha Lagoon

It is located at 4050 meters above sea level and 18 kilometers from Huasahuasi. People have to take a long walk to see this incredible lake. Here they usually make camps, observe the mountains and birds of the place.


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.

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