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==Understand==
 
==Understand==
  
A little over 3000 meters above sea level.
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A little over 3000 meters above sea level, Tarma has a lot to offer, ruins, caves, waterfalls and just a short distance to Jungle.
  
 
==Get in==
 
==Get in==
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===Bus===
 
===Bus===
  
*Huancayo three hours
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*[[Huancayo]] three hours
*La Oroya
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*[[La Oroya]]
*Lima six hours
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*[[Lima]] six hours
  
 
==Get around==
 
==Get around==
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<see name="" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" email="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long=""></see>
 
<see name="" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" email="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long=""></see>
  
*<see name="Ancashmarca" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long=""></see>
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*<see name="Ancashmarca" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Ruins.</see>
  
 
*<see name="Carnaval" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">From the 4th to 9th of March 2011.</see>
 
*<see name="Carnaval" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">From the 4th to 9th of March 2011.</see>
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*<see name="Cataratas de Bayoz" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" email="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Waterfalls</see>
 
*<see name="Cataratas de Bayoz" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" email="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Waterfalls</see>
  
*<see name="Catarata del Tirol" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" email="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Waterfall</see>
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*<see name="Catarata del Tirol" alt="" address="" directions="11° 08' 15 S 75° 19' 53 W" phone="" email="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="-11.1375" long="-75.3314">Waterfall. Close to San Ramon.</see>
  
 
*<see name="Festival of Flowers" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" email="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">September</see>
 
*<see name="Festival of Flowers" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" email="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">September</see>
  
 
*<see name="Festival del Huayco tarmeño" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" email="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">November</see>
 
*<see name="Festival del Huayco tarmeño" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" email="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">November</see>
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*<see name="Gruta de Huagapo" alt="Quechua for Cavern that cries" address="" directions="11º 16' 08 S 75º 47' 04 W" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="-11.2689" long="-75.7844">Possibly the largest cave in Peru. There are also ancient paintings here. About 27km from Tarma just past the town of Palcamayo. Take the road towards Junin.</see>
  
 
*<see name="Huachoy" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Ruins featuring ancient paintings.</see>
 
*<see name="Huachoy" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Ruins featuring ancient paintings.</see>
 
*<see name="Huagapo´s Cavern" alt="Gruta de Huagapo, Quechua for Cavern that cries" address="" directions="11º 16' 08 S 75º 47' 04 W" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="-11.2689" long="-75.7844">Possibly the largest cave in Peru. There are also ancient paintings here. About 27km from Tarma just past the town of Palcamayo. Take the road towards Junin.</see>
 
 
*<see name="Laguna de Cocon" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Heading east from Palcamayo there is a trail leading past the ruins of Llaumanpata and onto Laguna de Cocon, about 10km each way.</see>
 
  
 
*<see name="Pintismaychay" alt="
 
*<see name="Pintismaychay" alt="
Guardianes de Mamahuari Huaricolca" address="" directions=" 11°32'22 S  75°39'16 W" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="-11.5394" long="-75.6544">Cave featuring ancient paintings.</see>
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Guardianes de Mamahuari Huaricolca" address="" directions=" 11° 32' 22 S  75° 39' 16 W" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="-11.5394" long="-75.6544">Cave featuring ancient paintings.</see>
  
 
*<see name="Plaza de Armas" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Features a nice fountain and palms.</see>
 
*<see name="Plaza de Armas" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Features a nice fountain and palms.</see>
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*<see name="Tarmatambo" alt="Collcas de Tarmatambo" address="" directions="11º 28' 36 S 75º 41' 07 W" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="-11.4767" long="-75.6853">Stone buildings and terraces.</see>  
 
*<see name="Tarmatambo" alt="Collcas de Tarmatambo" address="" directions="11º 28' 36 S 75º 41' 07 W" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="-11.4767" long="-75.6853">Stone buildings and terraces.</see>  
  
*<see name="Yanamarca" alt="Quechua for Black Town" address="" directions=" 11°20'9 S 75°41'45 W" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="-11.3358" long="-75.6958">Chanca culture, ruins of a three story building.</see>  
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*<see name="Yanamarca" alt="Quechua for Black Town" address="" directions=" 11° 20' 9 S 75° 41' 45 W" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="-11.3358" long="-75.6958">Chanca culture, ruins of a three story building.</see>  
  
  
  
 
==Do==
 
==Do==
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<do name="" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long=""></do>
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===Trek===
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*<do name="Laguna de Cocon" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Heading east from Palcamayo there is a trail leading past the ruins of Llaumanpata and onto Laguna de Cocon, about 10km each way.</do>
  
 
==Buy==
 
==Buy==
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===Restaurants===
 
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==Drink==
 
==Drink==
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==Get out==
 
==Get out==
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*'''Junin''' Take the road about 75km north west from Tarma, ascending around 1000 meters, passing Gruta de Huagapo on the way to [[Junin]].
  
*'''San Ramon''' Take the road north from Tarma and pass magnificent waterfalls on the way to [[San Ramon]].
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*'''San Ramon''' Take the road about 65km north east from Tarma, descending over 2000 meters into the jungle, passing magnificent waterfalls on the way to [[San Ramon]]. San Ramon has an airstrip.
  
 
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Revision as of 19:48, 18 April 2011

Tarma is a town in the department of Junin, Peru. Also known as Santa Ana de la Ribera de Tarma, the Pearl of the Andes and the City of Flowers.

Contents

Understand

A little over 3000 meters above sea level, Tarma has a lot to offer, ruins, caves, waterfalls and just a short distance to Jungle.

Get in

Bus

Get around

See

  • Ancashmarca. Ruins.
  • Carnaval. From the 4th to 9th of March 2011.
  • Cataratas de Bayoz. Waterfalls
  • Catarata del Tirol, (11° 08' 15 S 75° 19' 53 W). Waterfall. Close to San Ramon. (-11.1375,-75.3314)
  • Festival of Flowers. September
  • Festival del Huayco tarmeño. November
  • Gruta de Huagapo (Quechua for Cavern that cries), (11º 16' 08 S 75º 47' 04 W). Possibly the largest cave in Peru. There are also ancient paintings here. About 27km from Tarma just past the town of Palcamayo. Take the road towards Junin. (-11.2689,-75.7844)
  • Huachoy. Ruins featuring ancient paintings.
  • Pintismaychay (Guardianes de Mamahuari Huaricolca), (11° 32' 22 S 75° 39' 16 W). Cave featuring ancient paintings. (-11.5394,-75.6544)
  • Plaza de Armas. Features a nice fountain and palms.
  • Santa Ana Cathedral.
  • Santuario Nacional Pampa Hermosa. Tropical/subtropical jungle, waterfalls, Yungas. About 100km from Tarma near San Ramon. Much closer to San Ramon than Tarma but San Ramon doesn't have a wikitravel page yet.
  • Semana Santa. Easter, beautiful floral displays.
  • Tarmatambo (Collcas de Tarmatambo), (11º 28' 36 S 75º 41' 07 W). Stone buildings and terraces. (-11.4767,-75.6853)
  • Yanamarca (Quechua for Black Town), (11° 20' 9 S 75° 41' 45 W). Chanca culture, ruins of a three story building. (-11.3358,-75.6958)


Do

Trek

  • Laguna de Cocon. Heading east from Palcamayo there is a trail leading past the ruins of Llaumanpata and onto Laguna de Cocon, about 10km each way.

Buy

Eat

Typical dishes

  • Pachamanca
  • Picante de Cuy

Restaurants

Drink

Typical drinks

  • Chicha de Jora

Bars

Sleep

Budget

  • Aruba, Jirón Moquegua 452, 064 322057. Hot water, private bathrooms, cable TV

Mid-range

  • El Dorado, Jirón Huánuco 488, 064 321914 (), [1]. Continental breakfast, Internet, room service, hot water, private bathrooms, cable TV. These guys also have a good range of tours from S/.30.00 to S/.65.00



Contact

  • Municipalidad Provincial de Tarma, [2].


Get out

  • Junin Take the road about 75km north west from Tarma, ascending around 1000 meters, passing Gruta de Huagapo on the way to Junin.
  • San Ramon Take the road about 65km north east from Tarma, descending over 2000 meters into the jungle, passing magnificent waterfalls on the way to San Ramon. San Ramon has an airstrip.



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