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
Cerrito de La Libertad (Freedom Hill) – Tours in Peru

Cerrito de La Libertad (Freedom Hill) – Tours in Peru

Visiting Hours : Any time during the day. Location : 1 km to the east of Huancayo city (5 minutes by bus). Junin Natural viewpoint from which the city and part of the Mantaro valley can be enjoyed. The...

Huanca Identity Park – Peruvian Attractions

Huanca Identity Park – Peruvian Attractions

Visiting Hours : Any time during the day. Location : North-east of Huancayo, 5 km from the city. Junin It covers an area of 5,800 m2, in the San Antonio neighbourhood. Among extensive green areas, visitors can see objects...

La Merced Chapel – Cathedral Peru

La Merced Chapel – Cathedral Peru

Visiting Hours : Mon – Sun 9.00 am – 12.00 pm and 3.00 pm – 6.30 pm. Location : Calle Real 100. Junin Site where the 1839 Constitution was signed. It was a declared a National Historical Monument by...

Huancayo Cathedral – Attractions in  the City

Huancayo Cathedral – Attractions in the City

Visiting Hours : Mon – Sun 7.30 am – 9.30 am and 5.00 pm – 7.30 pm. Location : Constitución Plaza Junin A temple in the neoclassic style, in Constitution Plaza, which was awarded cathedral status in 1955. Paintings from...

Constitution Plaza – Main Square Junin Peru

Constitution Plaza – Main Square Junin Peru

Visiting Hours : Any time during the day. Location : Calle Real, the city’s main street. Junin The Huancayo main plaza is where the Constitución Liberal de Cádiz (Liberal Constitution of Cadiz) was signed, years before Peruvian Independence. The...

Junin Attractions Beyond the City
Ocopa Convent (Concepción) – Junin Tourist Attractions

Ocopa Convent (Concepción) – Junin Tourist Attractions

Visiting Hours : Wed – Mon 9.00 am – 11.00 am and 3.00 pm – 5.00 pm. Location : 25 km north-west of Huancayo city (30 minutes by car). Junin An old Franciscan convent founded in 1725. Departure point...

Plaza de Armas (Concepción) – Tours in Peru

Plaza de Armas (Concepción) – Tours in Peru

Visiting Hours : Free admission. Location : Concepción city centre. Junin The area has a fountain that dates back to the 17th century, while in the surrounding area there is a mother church in the neoclassical style and the...

Ingenio – Junin Attractions

Ingenio – Junin Attractions

Visiting Hours : Monday – Sunday. Location : 28 km north-east of Huancayo city (35 minutes by car). Junin The El Ingenio Fish Centre, in Ingenio district, is one of the leading trout producers in Peru. Visitors can learn...

Wariwillka Sanctuary (Huancayo) – Peru Tours Junin

Wariwillka Sanctuary (Huancayo) – Peru Tours Junin

Visiting Hours : Tues – Sun 9.00 am – 1.00 pm and 2.30 pm – 5.00 pm. Location : 6 km south of Huancayo city (15 minutes by car). Junin Wari construction built between 800 and 1200 A.D. The...

Huaytapallana Peak (Huancayo) – Peru Travel

Huaytapallana Peak (Huancayo) – Peru Travel

Visiting Hours : Daytime. Location : 25 km north-east of Huancayo city (1 hour by car). Junin 5,200 masl. Its perpetual snows feed the Mantaro River. Ideal for adventure sports and hiking. It was recognised as a Regional Conservation...

Junin Festivals
Ecotourism Festival of Native Communities -Coffee Festival

Ecotourism Festival of Native Communities -Coffee Festival

Begins: July -25 Ends: July- 30 Opportunity to explore the interesting eco-tourism circuits, coffee and fruit farms that exist in native communities. In addition , you can enjoy dances and typical foods of the area.

Carnival Grand National Wanka

Carnival Grand National Wanka

Begins: February-01 Ends:  February – 28 During February, the most anticipated of the Mantaro Valley holiday arrives. Everything starts with much color and joy thanks to the characteristic of this celebration parade , where participants show their skills in...

Easter in Tarma

Easter in Tarma

Begins: Apr- 02 Ends:  May- 05 With a riot of deep devotion , the land of Tarma Holy Week begins with the traditional procession of holy images . Equally plausible artists exhibit their works in the Quiz Carpets and...

Junín Easter Week – Peru Festivals

Junín Easter Week – Peru Festivals

  Junin Begins: 25-March Ends: 31-May Typical Andean liturgical ceremonies and processions. During these days, the communities create flower carpets to cover the city streets.

Festival of Santiago – Santiago Festivals in Junin

Festival of Santiago – Santiago Festivals in Junin

  Junin Begins: 24-July Ends: 02-August Celebrations held in honour of Patron Saint Santiago or Tayta Shanty start on the night of 24 July, with people dancing in the countryside and city streets to the beat of drums and wajras. The...

Virgin of Cocharcas – Excursions in Peru

Virgin of Cocharcas – Excursions in Peru

  Junin Begins: 08-September Ends: 08-September The festival of the Virgen de Cocharcas in Sapallanga is one of the most important celebrations in Mantaro Valley. Processions are organised in honour of the Virgin, as well as typical food and dance festivals...

La Huaconada – Attractions Tourist in Peru

La Huaconada – Attractions Tourist in Peru

  Junin Begins: 01-January Ends: 03-January La Huaconada is a dance held in the town of Mito, in the province of Concepción, during the first three days of each year. Tourists flock from all over the world to the main square...

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