Ucayali

(154 meters) above sea level

 

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A journey into Amazonian culture

The first people to live in this area, which extends along the length of the Ucayali river and its tributaries, were the Pano, in approximately 2,000 BC. Many indigenous communities live in the Amazon and do not renounce their ethnic customs and traditions, but instead share their invaluable culture with the world. With scenery bathed in powerful rivers, where the waterfalls are enormous veils that cover the mountain and transform into calm lakes, the diversity of flora and fauna in Ucayali continues to astonish scientists.

  • Location: Peru’s central jungle (the Amazon) hosting three natural levels: low jungle, high jungle and jungle fringe.
  • Size: 102,411 km2.

Routes & length of stay

3 Days

(Minimum
recommended
length of stay)

  • 1/2 Day:  City centre, and surrounding areas, Yarinacocha Lake, San Francisco Native Community and Cashibo-Cocha Lagoon. 
  •  1 Day:  Aguaytía, Boquerón del Padre Abad, El Velo de la Novia (The Bride’s Veil),  La Ducha del Diablo (The Devil’s Shower), Santa Rosa de Dinamarca Native Community 
  • 2 Days: Macaws and parrots Collpa, Tigre de Piedra (Stone Tiger) or Toro Echado (Lying Bull),Canuja Ravine.
  • 3 Days:  Alto Purús Reserve – Alto Purús National Park.
 

What to buy?

There are works in wood (carved), jewelry (seeds and mostacilla), embroidered fabrics and painted with natural dyes (huito and clays), ornaments with bird feathers and scales of pirarucu and hats.There are also other items made from cane stalks and buds tamishi (tissues), or huingo tutumo burilados of clay and ceramics.Highlights the work of the Shipibo-Conibo, which are characterized by geometric lines. 

What to eat?

In our multicultural country is highlighted each region with its own light, yet our Amazon presents a variety of scenery, tastes and customs. This is what this research shows is a compilation of highlights from the beautiful region of Ucayali. Where more hasten mention its geographical location, attractions, festival calendar, which is well known the feast of St. John, which various people of Peru travels to see a nice show.Do not forget the very tasty cuisine, in which we can realize that it is full of so many customs.

Typical dishes ucayali

  • Patarashca: fish wrapped in banana leaves and grilled over charcoal.

  • Inchicapi: chicken soup with peanuts, cilantro and yucca.

  • Juane: rice with chicken wrapped in banana leaves and cooked.

Ucayali Attractions in the City
Pucallpa Plaza de Armas – Ucayali tours Peru

Pucallpa Plaza de Armas – Ucayali tours Peru

Visiting Hours : Daytime and at night. Location : Between Tarapacá, Independencia, Tacna and Sucre streets. Ucayali Modern construction with abundant greenery. Highlights include a 25-metre high obelisk, a central ornamental fountain, a further three fountains at each end,...

Pucallpa Cathedral – Santuary in Ucayali

Pucallpa Cathedral – Santuary in Ucayali

Visiting Hours : Mon – Sun 3.00 pm – 7.00 pm. Location : Jr. Tacna and Independencia. Ucayali Opened in December 2006, it is also known as the Cathedral of the “Immaculate Virgin”, patron saint of the city of...

Plaza del Reloj Público (Clock Tower Plaza) – Peru city tours

Plaza del Reloj Público (Clock Tower Plaza) – Peru city tours

Visiting Hours : Daytime and at night. Location : Crossroads of Ucayali, Tacna, Tarapacá and 9 de Diciembre streets. Ucayali The first plaza in Pucallpa city, built between 1950 and 1951. Known as Plaza del Reloj Público (Clock Tower...

Pucallpa National Park and Regional Museum – Ucayali Museum

Pucallpa National Park and Regional Museum – Ucayali Museum

Visiting Hours : Mon – Sun 8.00 am – 5.00 pm. Location : At km 4 on the Federico Basadre road, (10 minutes by car). Ucayali Created to protect and preserve various species of wild Amazonian flora and fauna,...

Yarinacocha Lake – Attractions in Ucayali

Yarinacocha Lake – Attractions in Ucayali

Visiting Hours : Daytime. Location : 7 km north-east of Pucallpa (15 minutes by car). Ucayali Boasting warm and calm waters, it is an ancient meander of the Ucayali river, created by a change in its course. In the...

Ucayali Attractions Beyond the City
The Laguna from Yarinacocha (La Laguna de Yarinacocha ) – Ucayali

The Laguna from Yarinacocha (La Laguna de Yarinacocha ) – Ucayali

Visiting Hours : Daytime. Location : 7 km (15 minutes in auto, approximately) His origin is the result of strangulation of one of Ucayali River meanders; in rainy season (December to April), the lagoon It is connecting with the Ucayali...

The Bride’s Veil (El Velo de la Novia) – Ucayali

The Bride’s Veil (El Velo de la Novia) – Ucayali

Visiting Hours : Daytime. Location : 183 Km / 4 hours 20 minutes by car It is located near the Anchovy of Father Abbot, It located in the Blue Mountains, is mightiest falling water area. The cold, clear water begins...

Boquerón del Padre Abad (Padre Abad) – Padre Abad in Ucayali

Boquerón del Padre Abad (Padre Abad) – Padre Abad in Ucayali

Visiting Hours : Daytime. Location : 183 km from Pucallpa (4 hours by bus) and 22 km from Aguaytía (20 minutes by car). Ucayali It reaches the Cordillera Azul or Blue Mountain Range (so-called due to the apparent colour...

Aguaytía (Padre Abad) – Excursions in Ucayali

Aguaytía (Padre Abad) – Excursions in Ucayali

Visiting Hours : Daytime and at night. Location : 161 km from Pucallpa along the Federico Basadre road. Ucayali Two 800-metre suspension bridges cross the Aguaytía river. One of these was built between 1939 and 1942. From a modern...

Pimienta Cocha and La Juventud Lagoons – Ucayali – Peru

Pimienta Cocha and La Juventud Lagoons – Ucayali – Peru

Visiting Hours : Daytime. Location : 34 km from Pucallpa on the Federico Basadre road until Campo Verde (30 minutes by car), followed by a further 5 km to the Pimienta Cocha crossroads on the Ramal to Tournavista road (7...

Imiría Lake (Coronel Portillo) – Attractions Peruvians

Imiría Lake (Coronel Portillo) – Attractions Peruvians

Visiting Hours : Daytime. Location : 200 km south-west of Pucallpa, Masisea district (4 hours by motorboat on the Ucayali and Tamaya rivers). Ucayali Its name comes from the Imiría, a floating plant with a reddish yellow flower which, along...

Cashibo-Cocha Lagoon (Coronel Portillo) – Tours Peruvians

Cashibo-Cocha Lagoon (Coronel Portillo) – Tours Peruvians

Visiting Hours : Daytime. Location : 6.5 km from Puerto Callao in Yarinacocha (20 minutes by car). Ucayali A tectonic lagoon which, due to its abundance of fish, is perfect for fishing as well as boat trips and camping....

Ucayali Festivals
San Juan Festival Ucayali

San Juan Festival Ucayali

Date of Celebration: June – 24 Thanks to the belief of San Juan Bautista blessing the waters of the department of Ucayali residents and visitors usually take walks outside to bathe in streams, rivers, beaches and lagoons , waiting to...

Pastoral Christmas – Peruvian Festival

Pastoral Christmas – Peruvian Festival

Ucayali Begins: 23-December Ends: 30-December Several carnival groups participate, each comprised of 25 or more people representing Christmas-related religious images, as well as characters typical of Ucayali myths and legends.

Ucayali Department Tourism Week – Peru trek

Ucayali Department Tourism Week – Peru trek

  Ucayali Begins: 23-September Ends: 30-September Artisanal, tourist, and agricultural fairs, radio and television discussions, regional artistic group presentations, folk parades, and other contests take place. The awards for the best tourist companies of the year are also presented.

Regional Festival for World Folklore Day – Ucayali tours

Regional Festival for World Folklore Day – Ucayali tours

  Ucayali Begins: 20-August Ends: 22-August On these days, regional culture, gastronomy, indigenous and mestizo dance, clothes and handicraft competitions take place. The “Señorita Folclore” is also crowned.

Indigenous Dance Festival – Peruvians Dances

Indigenous Dance Festival – Peruvians Dances

  Ucayali Begins: 01-June Ends: 01-June This festival is held on the anniversary of the Province of Padre Abad (June 1), and involves the various different ethnic groups from the province, allowing visitors to get to know and value our cultures.

Uyacali Carnival – Festivals

Uyacali Carnival – Festivals

  Ucayali Begins: 01-February Ends: 31-March Typical dance contests held around humisha or cortamonte. During the festival, the Carnival Queen is elected and traditional carnival groups parade through the streets, along with carnival floats.

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