Junin

(3.249 meters) above sea level

 

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Highlands, Jungle, and Tradition

Highlands and jungle. Waterfalls and fertile valleys. Pristine landscapes. Handicrafts and folklore. Junín is charming like love at first sight. Villages with deep religious traditions, such as Tarma. A National Reserve with birds and mammals of the Andes. A handicraft route where you can see the production of fine weaving and metalwork in gold and silver.

And as a backdrop, a dark green carpet of forests in Satipo and Chanchamayo, with botanical gardens and accommodation in native communities.

  • Location: Central mountains and forest.
  • Size: 44,410 km2 (17,147 sq. miles).

Routes & length of stay

3 Days 

(Minimum
recommended
length ofstay).

  •  1 Day: Cochas,Hualhuas, Huaytapallana Peak Wariwillka Sanctuary, ÑahuimpuquioLagoon 

  • 2 Days: Paca Lagoon (Jauja Province),  Ocopa Convent (Concepción), 
    Tunanmarca Archaeological Complex (Jauja ),

    Sanctuary of Our Lord of Muruhuay (Tarma ), San Pedro de Cajas (Tarma )

  • 3 Days: Junín National Reserve (Junín),Pampa Hermosa Reserve (Chanchamayo ),

     El Perezoso Botanical Garden (Chanchamayo ), Tambo River (Satipo Province) 

 

What to eat?

 Peruvian cuisine of this region, undoubtedly the most famous dish of Junin is the ” Andean Potatoes ,” which is no longer part of the region and has spread throughout the country . However , there are other dishes that by its original seasoning and different ingredients, are typical.One of the most nationally recognized dishes is the famous Andean Potatoes , which is among the most outstanding dishes of Peru.

Typical dishes callao

Papa a la Huancaína: It is a typical and historical dish of Peruvian Creole cuisine, consisting of boiled potatoes, washed with red pepper sauce, milk, oil and cheese. In its classic presentation it is accompanied by boiled eggs, black olives and lettuce leaves.

Cuy chactado: Cuy fried breaded with toasted white corn , served with boiled potatoes and chili huacatay.

Junin Attractions in the City
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Junin Attractions Beyond the City
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Junin Festivals
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