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'''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.
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'''Tarma''' is a town in [[Southern Sierra (Peru)|Southern Sierra]] (more specifically, in the province of Tarma, 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.
  
 
==Understand==
 
==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.
 
A little over 3000 meters above sea level, Tarma has a lot to offer, ruins, caves, waterfalls and just a short distance to Jungle.
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Currently this page refers to Tarma and the surrounding towns in the province of the same name (Tarma). Tarma is the largest town in the province, however many of the smaller towns have facilities such as hostels and banks.
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Towns in the province of Tarma;
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Tarma, Huaricolca, Leticia, Acobamba, Palcamayo, San Pedro de Cajas, Huasahuasi, Palca, Tapo.
  
 
==Get in==
 
==Get in==
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*[[Huancayo]] three hours
 
*[[Huancayo]] three hours
*[[La Oroya]]
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*[[La Oroya]] is 58km south west of Tarma.
*[[Lima]] six hours
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*[[Lima]] Bus six hours S/.25.00, Mininvan five hours S/.40.00.
  
 
==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="">Ruins.</see>
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===Acobamba===
  
*<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="Wilcashmarca" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Ruins of buildings.</see>
  
*<see name="Cataratas de Bayoz" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" email="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Waterfalls</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>  
  
*<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>
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===Tarma===
  
*<see name="Festival of Flowers" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" email="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">September</see>
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*<see name="Museo de la Cultura" alt="" address="Corner of Jr. Dos de Mayo and Jr. Arequipa" directions="" phone="" email="" url="" hours="" price="Currently free entry and guided tour" lat="" long="">A great first stop as they'll give you an excellent map of Tarma and surrounding areas for free.</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="Ancashmarca" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Ruins.</see>
  
*<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>
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*<see name="Carnaval" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">From the 4th to 9th of March 2011.</see>
  
*<see name="Huachoy" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Ruins featuring ancient paintings.</see>
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*<see name="Festival of Flowers" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" email="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">September</see>
  
*<see name="Pintismaychay" alt="
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*<see name="Festival del Huayco tarmeño" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" email="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">November</see>
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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*<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>
  
 
*<see name="Santa Ana Cathedral" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long=""></see>
 
*<see name="Santa Ana Cathedral" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long=""></see>
 
*<see name="Santuario Nacional Pampa Hermosa" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">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.</see>
 
  
 
*<see name="Semana Santa" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Easter, beautiful floral displays.</see>  
 
*<see name="Semana Santa" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Easter, beautiful floral displays.</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>  
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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="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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===Huaricolca===
  
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*<see name="Pintish Machay" alt="
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Guardianes de Mamahuari Huaricolca" address="Near Huaricolca, head towards Tarmatambo and keep going." 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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===Leticia===
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*<see name="Kutumarca" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Ruins, round stone structure.</see>
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===Palcamayo===
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===San Pedro de Cajas===
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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>
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*<see name="Gruta de Pacupa Huain" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Cave near San Pedro de Cajas</see>
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===Huasahuasi===
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===Palca===
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*<see name="Santuario Nacional Pampa Hermosa" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">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.</see>
  
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===Tapo===
  
 
==Do==
 
==Do==
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==Eat==
 
==Eat==
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*<eat name="Los Mejorcito de Tarma" alt="" address="Av. Arequipa 501, Tarma" directions="" phone="(064) 31 7329" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long=""></eat>
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*<eat name="Salón Odria" alt="" address="Av. Ramón Castilla 512, Tarma" directions="" phone="(064) 321411" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long=""></eat>
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*<eat name="El Gallito De Oro" alt="" address="Jirón 2 De Mayo, 501, Tarma" directions="" phone="(64) 323019" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long=""></eat>
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*<eat name="El Pollo Stop" alt="" address="Avenida Ramón Castilla, 512, Tarma" directions="" phone="(064) 321411" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Has a kids playground and outdoor eating area.</eat>
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*<eat name="Hot N' Tender" alt="" address="Jirón Lima, 730, Tarma" directions="" phone="(064) 32 4220" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Chicken, Chips, Salad.</eat>
  
 
===Typical dishes===
 
===Typical dishes===
  
*'''Pachamanca'''
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*'''Pachamanca''' Earth oven baked meat and vegies.
*'''Picante de Cuy'''
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*'''Picante de Cuy''' Spicy Guinea Pig.
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*'''Trucha''' Trout.
  
 
===Restaurants===
 
===Restaurants===
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==Contact==
  
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<listing name="" alt="" directions="" address="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price=""></listing>
  
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*<listing name="Oficina de Promocion Turistica" alt="" directions="" address="" phone="51 (64) 321021 Anexo 107" email="turismo@visitatarma.com/" fax="" url="http://www.visitatarma.com/" hours="" price=""></listing>
  
==Contact==
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*<listing name="Municipalidad Provincial de Tarma" alt="" directions="" address="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="http://www.munitarma.gob.pe" hours="" price=""></listing>
  
<listing name="" alt="" directions="" address="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price=""></listing>
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==Cope==
  
* <listing name="Municipalidad Provincial de Tarma" alt="" directions="" address="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="http://www.munitarma.gob.pe" hours="" price=""></listing>
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*<listing name="Bomberos" alt="" directions="" address="" phone="321 700" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price=""></listing>
  
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*<listing name="Hospital Félix Mayorca Soto" alt="" directions="" address="Av. Pacheco 362, Tarma" phone="(064) 32 1401 or (064) 32 1400" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price=""></listing>
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*<listing name="Serennazgo" alt="" directions="" address="" phone="321 322" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price=""></listing>
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*<listing name="Policia Nacional del Peru" alt="" directions="" address="" phone="321 921" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price=""></listing>
  
 
==Get out==
 
==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]].
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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.
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*[[La Merced]]
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*[[Oxapampa]]
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*[[San Ramon (Peru)]] Take the road about 66km 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.
  
*'''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 06:27, 30 October 2012

Tarmatambo
Vicuna

Tarma is a town in Southern Sierra (more specifically, in the province of Tarma, 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.

Currently this page refers to Tarma and the surrounding towns in the province of the same name (Tarma). Tarma is the largest town in the province, however many of the smaller towns have facilities such as hostels and banks.

Towns in the province of Tarma;

Tarma, Huaricolca, Leticia, Acobamba, Palcamayo, San Pedro de Cajas, Huasahuasi, Palca, Tapo.

Get in

Bus

  • Huancayo three hours
  • La Oroya is 58km south west of Tarma.
  • Lima Bus six hours S/.25.00, Mininvan five hours S/.40.00.

Get around

See

Acobamba

  • Wilcashmarca. Ruins of buildings.
  • 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)

Tarma

  • Museo de la Cultura, Corner of Jr. Dos de Mayo and Jr. Arequipa. A great first stop as they'll give you an excellent map of Tarma and surrounding areas for free. Currently free entry and guided tour.
  • Ancashmarca. Ruins.
  • Carnaval. From the 4th to 9th of March 2011.
  • Festival of Flowers. September
  • Festival del Huayco tarmeño. November
  • Plaza de Armas. Features a nice fountain and palms.
  • Santa Ana Cathedral.
  • 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)

Huaricolca

  • Pintish Machay (Guardianes de Mamahuari Huaricolca), Near Huaricolca, head towards Tarmatambo and keep going. (11° 32' 22 S 75° 39' 16 W). Cave featuring ancient paintings. (-11.5394,-75.6544)

Leticia

  • Kutumarca. Ruins, round stone structure.

Palcamayo

San Pedro de Cajas

  • 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)
  • Gruta de Pacupa Huain. Cave near San Pedro de Cajas

Huasahuasi

Palca

  • 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.

Tapo

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

  • Los Mejorcito de Tarma, Av. Arequipa 501, Tarma, (064) 31 7329.
  • Salón Odria, Av. Ramón Castilla 512, Tarma, (064) 321411.
  • El Gallito De Oro, Jirón 2 De Mayo, 501, Tarma, (64) 323019.
  • El Pollo Stop, Avenida Ramón Castilla, 512, Tarma, (064) 321411. Has a kids playground and outdoor eating area.
  • Hot N' Tender, Jirón Lima, 730, Tarma, (064) 32 4220. Chicken, Chips, Salad.

Typical dishes

  • Pachamanca Earth oven baked meat and vegies.
  • Picante de Cuy Spicy Guinea Pig.
  • Trucha Trout.

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, [3].

Cope

  • Bomberos, 321 700.
  • Hospital Félix Mayorca Soto, Av. Pacheco 362, Tarma, (064) 32 1401 or (064) 32 1400.
  • Serennazgo, 321 322.
  • Policia Nacional del Peru, 321 921.

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.
  • La Merced
  • Oxapampa
  • San Ramon (Peru) Take the road about 66km 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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