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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.

Understand

A little over 3000 meters above sea level.

Get in

Bus

  • Huancayo three hours
  • La Oroya
  • Lima six hours

Get around

See

  • Ancashmarca.
  • Carnaval. From the 4th to 9th of March 2011.
  • Cataratas de Bayoz. Waterfalls
  • Catarata del Tirol. Waterfall
  • Festival of Flowers. September
  • Festival del Huayco tarmeño. November
  • Huachoy. Ruins featuring ancient paintings.
  • Huagapo´s Cavern (Gruta de Huagapo, Quechua for Cavern that cries). Possibly the largest cave in Peru.
  • 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)
  • Yanamarca (Quechua for Black Town). Chanca culture, ruins of a three story building.


Do

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].


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