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.
A little over 3000 meters above sea level.
- Huancayo three hours
- La Oroya
- Lima six hours
- 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), (11º 16' 08 S 75º 47' 04 W). Possibly the largest cave in Peru. There are also ancient painting here. About 27km from Tarma just past the town of Palcamayo (-11.2689,-75.7844)
- 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.
- Plaza de Armas. Features a nice fountain and palms.
- 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.
- Picante de Cuy
- Aruba, Jirón Moquegua 452, ☎ 064 322057. Hot water, private bathrooms, cable TV
- El Dorado, Jirón Huánuco 488, ☎ 064 321914 ([email protected]), . 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
- Municipalidad Provincial de Tarma, .
- San Ramon Take the road north from Tarma and pass magnificent waterfalls on the way to San Ramon.