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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.


A little over 3000 meters above sea level.

Get in


  • Huancayo three hours
  • La Oroya
  • Lima six hours

Get around


  • 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), (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.
  • 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), (11°20'9 S 75°41'45 W). Chanca culture, ruins of a three story building.




Typical dishes

  • Pachamanca
  • Picante de Cuy



Typical drinks

  • Chicha de Jora




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


  • 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


  • Municipalidad Provincial de Tarma, [2].

Get out

  • San Ramon Take the road north from Tarma and pass magnificent waterfalls on the way to San Ramon.
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