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Quechua native community of Wayku

This is the only Quechua ethnic group in the Peruvian Amazon and its people still maintain their ancestral customs, language, and typical dresses. They have handicraft stores in their houses, being this one of the highlights, as well as the picturesque square with sculptures representing scenes of the QuechuaLamistas’ customs.

Among the typical dishes of the region are: Juanes de arroz: hen meat with rice and spices, wrapped in banana leaves. Inchicapi: hen soup with peanuts, cilantro, and cassava. Avispa juane: chopped pork mixed with garlic and spices bound with flour and egg; then it is boiled and wrapped in achira leaves like a tamale. Tacacho con cecina: roasted or fried banana, mashed with butter and dried meat. Chunchulijuane: mashed cassava, cilantro and hen giblets, wrapped in banana leaves. Chontajuane: mashed chonta, palm, and paiche (fish), wrapped in banana leaves. Sarajuane: mashed corn and peanuts with pork meat, wrapped in banana leaves. Traditional drinks: Masato: drink made of boiled and mashed cassava then fermented with sweet potato or sugar. Chuchuhuasi: aguardiente made from a bitter and astringent root; it is very famous throughout eastern Peru.

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Waska Waska Warmi Wasi Artisanal Center

Fiesta de San Juan Bautista (Saint John Baptist Festival) / June Throughout the Department. This feast takes on a symbolic character since water is a vital element in the entire Amazon; typical bands perform during the festival and typical regional dishes are prepared.

San Roque de Cumbaza

Throughout the Department.

This center is run by artisan women from the Wayku neighborhood. By visiting this place it will be possible to know more about the process and techniques of traditional pottery and native cotton fabric production.

17 km / 10 mi from Tarapoto city (45 min by car).

San Roque is a magical and mysterious town characterized by beautiful landscapes and lush nature with paradisiacal fresh water pools. The Toroyacu Waterfall, which is 100 m / 328 ft high, is a three-hour walk from there. Along the route, it is possible to see diverse flora and fauna.

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Carnivals / February – March They are celebrated especially by the cities of Rioja and Lamas. Each city has its unique way of celebrating the carnivals. Santa Rosa de Raymi (Saint Rose of Raymi) / August Province of Lamas.

This is the most important festivity for the native community of Wayku; the arrangements start the 20th of August. The activities take place in the morning; at night, the celebrations continue with dances and music. It all ends on the 31st with the famous Pato Tipina celebration.

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The songs sung during patron saint festivities and the legends passed on from generation to generation stand out among the most important cultural expressions. The most popular dances are la Pandilla, Marinera Selvática, and Tahuampa.

The information contained in this brochure has been updated in April 2014. In order to create it, PROMPERÚ has used official information sources and has been assisted by the Fair Trade and Tourism Regional Offices.

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The crafts have Hispanic, traditional, and native characteristics. Clay ceramics, native cotton fabrics, toquilla palm fiber as well as wood carving pieces, seeds, and bark are representative of San Martín.

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Gastronomy

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ALTO MAYO PROTECTED Mayo Riv er FOREST

Bajo Naranjillo 3 Yuracyacu 2 Nueva Cajamarca

Altitude:

190 - 3,080 masl / 623 - 10,105 fasl

To Chiclayo

Moyobamba Barranquita

Tabalosos

Mendoza

�Distances from Moyobamba city Destination

Km/miles

Time (by car)

Bellavista (Province of Bellavista)

214 / 133

4h

San José de Sisa (Province of El Dorado)

149 / 93

4h

Saposoa (Province of Huallaga)

254 / 156

5h

Lamas (Province of Lamas)

112 / 70

2h

Juanjuí (Province of Mariscal Cáceres)

253 / 157

3h

Picota (Province of Picota)

176 / 109

3 h + 40 min

Rioja (Province of Rioja)

20 / 12

30 min

Tarapoto (Province of San Martín)

113 / 70

2h

Tocache (Province of Tocache)

427 / 265

10 h

It is a good choice to tour the natural viewpoints of Las Puntas Pelejo Papaplaya

Lamas 8

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Las Momias Lagoon

Ledoy

Juanjuí

Cusco

Pachiza Huicungo er Riv

Abis

To Tocache, Tingo María

Lima-Chiclayo-Olmos-Bagua-Rioja-Moyobamba-Tarapoto: 1,250 km / 777 mi via Panamericana Norte Highway and Fernando Belaunde Terry or Marginal de la Selva highway (28 h). Lima-Pacasmayo-Cajamarca-Balsas-Leimebamba-detour to Chachapoyas-Pedro Ruiz: 1,547 km / 961 mi via Panamericana Norte Highway and Fernando Belaunde Terry Highway (28 h). Lima-Huánuco-Tingo María-Tocache-Juanjuí-Tarapoto: 1020 km / 634 mi via Carretera Central and Fernando Belaunde Terry or Marginal de la Selva Highways (20 h). Lima-Tarapoto: 1 h Iquitos-Tarapoto: 45 min Air taxi service is available in the region.

Thermal Baths of San Mateo

4 km / 2 mi from Moyobamba city (5 min by car). The place is known for its medicinal properties; it is said that the waters are ideal against arthritis, rheumatism, muscle pain, and stress. The temperature varies from 32 °C (90 °F) to 40 °C (104 °F).

CORDILLERA AZUL NATIONAL PARK

7 km / 4 mi from Moyobamba city (15 min by motocar). The baths are located at 900 masl / 2,953 fasl on the slopes of the Oromina Mount, surrounded by nature and featuring a temperature of 8 °C / 46 °F. It is possible to visit the Asnacyacu waterfall that is 15 minutes walk from there.

Department borderline Department capital city Province capital city District capital city Asphalted road Non-asphalted road Trails Restaurant

Geography and climate

Renacal del Avisado – Tingana Swamps

Pólvora

20 km / 12 mi from Moyobamba to Boca de Huascayacu (Mayo River port) on asphalted road (40 min by car). Then the route continues to Tingana (Avisado River) by motorboat (45 min).

Accommodation

Iquitos–Yurimaguas: 136 km / 85 mi on the rivers Amazon, Marañón, and Huallaga to then continue to Tarapoto on the highway connecting to Yurimaguas.

Airport

Natural Protected Area 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Thermal Baths of San Mateo Renacal del Avisado – Tingana Swamps Cueva de Palestina (Cave) Sulfur Baths of Oromina Ahuashiyacu Waterfall Sauce or Blue Lagoon Lamas Castle Quechua native community of Wayku San Roque de Cumbaza

Alto Mayo Protected Forest Viewpoint

375 km / 233 mi from the Pardo Miguel district, Province of Rioja. The ecotouristic viewpoint is at 1,932 masl / 6,339 fasl and all the exuberance of the mountain jungle misty forests can be seen from there.

Province of San Martín - Tarapoto

San Martín

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Highway (2 h 30 min).

Beautiful lagoon featuring 350 ha / 865 acres of mirror waters of green and blue colors with nice temperature and surrounded by vegetation. It is home to herons, kingfishers, sachapatos (cairina moschata), eagles, and fish. Water sports like fishing are practiced here and there are outboardmotorboat and inflatable-boat rides.

Province of Rioja

14 km / 8 mi from Tarapoto city (20 min by car and 15 min on foot). This 40-meter high waterfall (131 ft) is in the Cordillera Escalera Regional Conservation Area, at 465 masl / 1,526 fasl. The waters run on a rock surrounded by dense ferns, orchids, and various tree species. There is a great variety of butterflies, birds, and insects around the area.

Ahuashiyacu Waterfalls

Rioja

40 km / 24 mi from Rioja city. It is located in the Nueva Cajamarca district and is known as the Gruta de los Huacharos (Cave of the Huacharos) as it is inhabited by these nocturnal birds. It is surrounded by rock formations (stalactites and stalagmites) and there is an enigmatic spring of clear water 800 meters / 2,625 feet inside the cave.

Renacal del Alto Mayo - Santa Elena Swamps

Tropical

Sauce or Laguna Azul (Blue Lagoon)

52.5 km / 32 mi from Tarapoto city via the Fernando Belaunde Terry

It is a humid ecosystem which is unique in the world for its altitude of 800 masl / 2,625 fasl. Among the many plants stand out the aguaje palm tree and the renaco (ficus schultesii). The place is inhabited by mammals (giant otters, squirrel monkeys, saddleback tamarins, black-capped capuchins, and sloths), birds, fish, reptiles, and insects.

Cueva de Palestina (Cave)

The department of San Martin is characterized by its climatic diversity and varied geography featuring fertile valleys, rough terrain, the Andean plateau, and a small area of lowland forest with flood zones and slightly rough terrain.

Max. temp: 27 ºC / 80.6 ºF Min. temp: 23 ºC / 73.4 ºF

Morro de Calzada (Calzada Hill)

It is a natural 360-degree panoramic viewpoint with calcareous formations, featuring its own ecosystem and a variety of ancient almond trees, orchids, and bromeliads. It is possible to do hikes to observe the flora and fauna.

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Women from Lamas

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Sulfur Baths of Oromina

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Moyobamba

Las Puntas or Natural Viewpoints

Calzada 4 1 Jepelacio

Chachapoyas

Moyobamba

Province of Moyobamba

Yurimaguas

Yantalo

Rioja

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(Pelejo - Agua Blanca)

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San Martin is in the Amazon Rainforest, northeastern Peru.

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Location

Santa Elena is considered a privileged place as it is located in an Ecosystem Preservation and Recovery Zone. The area is swampy and floodable between October and April and features a natural forest with water mirrors full of aguaje palm tree species (Mauritia flexuosa) and renacos (ficus schultesii).

Province of Lamas Town of Lamas

Lamas

22 km / 22 mi northwest of Tarapoto city (30 min by car). This is one of the oldest cities in the Peruvian rainforest, located at 1,000 masl / 3,281 fasl. The inhabitants wear colourful clothes, just like their ancestors, and the colourful façade of their houses reflect their joy.


ALTO MAYO PROTECTED Mayo Riv er FOREST

Bajo Naranjillo 3 Yuracyacu 2 Nueva Cajamarca

Altitude:

190 - 3,080 masl / 623 - 10,105 fasl

To Chiclayo

Moyobamba Barranquita

Tabalosos

Mendoza

�Distances from Moyobamba city Destination

Km/miles

Time (by car)

Bellavista (Province of Bellavista)

214 / 133

4h

San José de Sisa (Province of El Dorado)

149 / 93

4h

Saposoa (Province of Huallaga)

254 / 156

5h

Lamas (Province of Lamas)

112 / 70

2h

Juanjuí (Province of Mariscal Cáceres)

253 / 157

3h

Picota (Province of Picota)

176 / 109

3 h + 40 min

Rioja (Province of Rioja)

20 / 12

30 min

Tarapoto (Province of San Martín)

113 / 70

2h

Tocache (Province of Tocache)

427 / 265

10 h

It is a good choice to tour the natural viewpoints of Las Puntas Pelejo Papaplaya

Lamas 8

San Martín

7

9

a ag

5

Tarapoto

Ri

Navarro Huimbayoc

Chazuta Juan Guerra Shapaja Sauce 6

San José de Sisa

Sauce Lagoon

Picota

Saposoa

mb

Puerto Rico Shamboyacu

Bellavista

Sacanche

r ive aR

Bolívar

Buenos Aires Pucacaca

San Pablo

H u ay aba

Las Momias Lagoon

Ledoy

Juanjuí

Cusco

Pachiza Huicungo er Riv

Abis

To Tocache, Tingo María

Lima-Chiclayo-Olmos-Bagua-Rioja-Moyobamba-Tarapoto: 1,250 km / 777 mi via Panamericana Norte Highway and Fernando Belaunde Terry or Marginal de la Selva highway (28 h). Lima-Pacasmayo-Cajamarca-Balsas-Leimebamba-detour to Chachapoyas-Pedro Ruiz: 1,547 km / 961 mi via Panamericana Norte Highway and Fernando Belaunde Terry Highway (28 h). Lima-Huánuco-Tingo María-Tocache-Juanjuí-Tarapoto: 1020 km / 634 mi via Carretera Central and Fernando Belaunde Terry or Marginal de la Selva Highways (20 h). Lima-Tarapoto: 1 h Iquitos-Tarapoto: 45 min Air taxi service is available in the region.

Thermal Baths of San Mateo

4 km / 2 mi from Moyobamba city (5 min by car). The place is known for its medicinal properties; it is said that the waters are ideal against arthritis, rheumatism, muscle pain, and stress. The temperature varies from 32 °C (90 °F) to 40 °C (104 °F).

CORDILLERA AZUL NATIONAL PARK

7 km / 4 mi from Moyobamba city (15 min by motocar). The baths are located at 900 masl / 2,953 fasl on the slopes of the Oromina Mount, surrounded by nature and featuring a temperature of 8 °C / 46 °F. It is possible to visit the Asnacyacu waterfall that is 15 minutes walk from there.

Department borderline Department capital city Province capital city District capital city Asphalted road Non-asphalted road Trails Restaurant

Geography and climate

Renacal del Avisado – Tingana Swamps

Pólvora

20 km / 12 mi from Moyobamba to Boca de Huascayacu (Mayo River port) on asphalted road (40 min by car). Then the route continues to Tingana (Avisado River) by motorboat (45 min).

Accommodation

Iquitos–Yurimaguas: 136 km / 85 mi on the rivers Amazon, Marañón, and Huallaga to then continue to Tarapoto on the highway connecting to Yurimaguas.

Airport

Natural Protected Area 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Thermal Baths of San Mateo Renacal del Avisado – Tingana Swamps Cueva de Palestina (Cave) Sulfur Baths of Oromina Ahuashiyacu Waterfall Sauce or Blue Lagoon Lamas Castle Quechua native community of Wayku San Roque de Cumbaza

Alto Mayo Protected Forest Viewpoint

375 km / 233 mi from the Pardo Miguel district, Province of Rioja. The ecotouristic viewpoint is at 1,932 masl / 6,339 fasl and all the exuberance of the mountain jungle misty forests can be seen from there.

Province of San Martín - Tarapoto

San Martín

Download the digital version here:

DEC

NOV

OCT

SEP

AUG

JUL

JUN

MAY

APR

MAR

FEB

JAN

Precipitation level

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Highway (2 h 30 min).

Beautiful lagoon featuring 350 ha / 865 acres of mirror waters of green and blue colors with nice temperature and surrounded by vegetation. It is home to herons, kingfishers, sachapatos (cairina moschata), eagles, and fish. Water sports like fishing are practiced here and there are outboardmotorboat and inflatable-boat rides.

Province of Rioja

14 km / 8 mi from Tarapoto city (20 min by car and 15 min on foot). This 40-meter high waterfall (131 ft) is in the Cordillera Escalera Regional Conservation Area, at 465 masl / 1,526 fasl. The waters run on a rock surrounded by dense ferns, orchids, and various tree species. There is a great variety of butterflies, birds, and insects around the area.

Ahuashiyacu Waterfalls

Rioja

40 km / 24 mi from Rioja city. It is located in the Nueva Cajamarca district and is known as the Gruta de los Huacharos (Cave of the Huacharos) as it is inhabited by these nocturnal birds. It is surrounded by rock formations (stalactites and stalagmites) and there is an enigmatic spring of clear water 800 meters / 2,625 feet inside the cave.

Renacal del Alto Mayo - Santa Elena Swamps

Tropical

Sauce or Laguna Azul (Blue Lagoon)

52.5 km / 32 mi from Tarapoto city via the Fernando Belaunde Terry

It is a humid ecosystem which is unique in the world for its altitude of 800 masl / 2,625 fasl. Among the many plants stand out the aguaje palm tree and the renaco (ficus schultesii). The place is inhabited by mammals (giant otters, squirrel monkeys, saddleback tamarins, black-capped capuchins, and sloths), birds, fish, reptiles, and insects.

Cueva de Palestina (Cave)

The department of San Martin is characterized by its climatic diversity and varied geography featuring fertile valleys, rough terrain, the Andean plateau, and a small area of lowland forest with flood zones and slightly rough terrain.

Max. temp: 27 ºC / 80.6 ºF Min. temp: 23 ºC / 73.4 ºF

Morro de Calzada (Calzada Hill)

It is a natural 360-degree panoramic viewpoint with calcareous formations, featuring its own ecosystem and a variety of ancient almond trees, orchids, and bromeliads. It is possible to do hikes to observe the flora and fauna.

r

Access routes

e llaga Ri v Hua

ABISEO RIVER NATIONAL PARK

Women from Lamas

de San Juan and Tahuishco during sunset in order to enjoy the magnificent views of the valley and admire its beauty. Both are located in Moyobamba city.

Sulfur Baths of Oromina

Campanilla

er Bi a b o Riv

eo

Moyobamba

Las Puntas or Natural Viewpoints

Calzada 4 1 Jepelacio

Chachapoyas

Moyobamba

Province of Moyobamba

Yurimaguas

Yantalo

Rioja

Lamud

(Pelejo - Agua Blanca)

Capital:

Balsapuerto

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51,253 km2 / 19,788 mi2

Lima

Naranjos

Jumbilla

ve

Extension:

San Martín

Tourist Attractions

Hua ll

San Martin is in the Amazon Rainforest, northeastern Peru.

Armando Rodriguez / PROMPERÚ

Location

Santa Elena is considered a privileged place as it is located in an Ecosystem Preservation and Recovery Zone. The area is swampy and floodable between October and April and features a natural forest with water mirrors full of aguaje palm tree species (Mauritia flexuosa) and renacos (ficus schultesii).

Province of Lamas Town of Lamas

Lamas

22 km / 22 mi northwest of Tarapoto city (30 min by car). This is one of the oldest cities in the Peruvian rainforest, located at 1,000 masl / 3,281 fasl. The inhabitants wear colourful clothes, just like their ancestors, and the colourful façade of their houses reflect their joy.


ALTO MAYO PROTECTED Mayo Riv er FOREST

Bajo Naranjillo 3 Yuracyacu 2 Nueva Cajamarca

Altitude:

190 - 3,080 masl / 623 - 10,105 fasl

To Chiclayo

Moyobamba Barranquita

Tabalosos

Mendoza

�Distances from Moyobamba city Destination

Km/miles

Time (by car)

Bellavista (Province of Bellavista)

214 / 133

4h

Pelejo Papaplaya

Lamas 8

San Martín

7

9

a ag

5

Tarapoto

Ri

Navarro Huimbayoc

Chazuta Juan Guerra Shapaja Sauce 6

San José de Sisa

Sauce Lagoon

4h

254 / 156

5h

Lamas (Province of Lamas)

112 / 70

2h

Juanjuí (Province of Mariscal Cáceres)

253 / 157

3h

Picota (Province of Picota)

176 / 109

3 h + 40 min

Rioja (Province of Rioja)

20 / 12

30 min

Tarapoto (Province of San Martín)

113 / 70

2h

Tocache (Province of Tocache)

427 / 265

10 h

Puerto Rico Shamboyacu

Bellavista

Sacanche

r ive aR

Bolívar

Picota

Saposoa Ledoy

Juanjuí

Cusco

Pachiza Huicungo er Riv

Campanilla

Abis

eo

To Tocache, Tingo María

Lima-Chiclayo-Olmos-Bagua-Rioja-Moyobamba-Tarapoto: 1,250 km / 777 mi via Panamericana Norte Highway and Fernando Belaunde Terry or Marginal de la Selva highway (28 h). Lima-Pacasmayo-Cajamarca-Balsas-Leimebamba-detour to Chachapoyas-Pedro Ruiz: 1,547 km / 961 mi via Panamericana Norte Highway and Fernando Belaunde Terry Highway (28 h). Lima-Huánuco-Tingo María-Tocache-Juanjuí-Tarapoto: 1020 km / 634 mi via Carretera Central and Fernando Belaunde Terry or Marginal de la Selva Highways (20 h). Lima-Tarapoto: 1 h Iquitos-Tarapoto: 45 min Air taxi service is available in the region.

Morro de Calzada (Calzada Hill)

It is a natural 360-degree panoramic viewpoint with calcareous formations, featuring its own ecosystem and a variety of ancient almond trees, orchids, and bromeliads. It is possible to do hikes to observe the flora and fauna.

Thermal Baths of San Mateo 4 km / 2 mi from Moyobamba city (5 min by car).

The place is known for its medicinal properties; it is said that the waters are ideal against arthritis, rheumatism, muscle pain, and stress. The temperature varies from 32 °C (90 °F) to 40 °C (104 °F).

375 km / 233 mi from the Pardo Miguel district, Province of Rioja.

Sulfur Baths of Oromina

The ecotouristic viewpoint is at 1,932 masl / 6,339 fasl and all the exuberance of the mountain jungle misty forests can be seen from there.

7 km / 4 mi from Moyobamba city (15 min by motocar). CORDILLERA AZUL NATIONAL PARK

The baths are located at 900 masl / 2,953 fasl on the slopes of the Oromina Mount, surrounded by nature and featuring a temperature of 8 °C / 46 °F. It is possible to visit the Asnacyacu waterfall that is 15 minutes walk from there.

Department borderline Department capital city Province capital city District capital city Asphalted road Non-asphalted road Trails Restaurant

Geography and climate

Renacal del Avisado – Tingana Swamps

Pólvora

20 km / 12 mi from Moyobamba to Boca de Huascayacu (Mayo River port) on asphalted road (40 min by car). Then the route continues to Tingana (Avisado River) by motorboat (45 min).

Accommodation

Iquitos–Yurimaguas: 136 km / 85 mi on the rivers Amazon, Marañón, and Huallaga to then continue to Tarapoto on the highway connecting to Yurimaguas.

Airport

Natural Protected Area 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Thermal Baths of San Mateo Renacal del Avisado – Tingana Swamps Cueva de Palestina (Cave) Sulfur Baths of Oromina Ahuashiyacu Waterfall Sauce or Blue Lagoon Lamas Castle Quechua native community of Wayku San Roque de Cumbaza

Alto Mayo Protected Forest Viewpoint

Province of San Martín - Tarapoto

San Martín

DEC

NOV

OCT

SEP

AUG

JUL

JUN

MAY

APR

MAR

FEB

JAN

Province of Rioja

14 km / 8 mi from Tarapoto city (20 min by car and 15 min on foot).

Ahuashiyacu Waterfalls Rioja

It is located in the Nueva Cajamarca district and is known as the Gruta de los Huacharos (Cave of the Huacharos) as it is inhabited by these nocturnal birds. It is surrounded by rock formations (stalactites and stalagmites) and there is an enigmatic spring of clear water 800 meters / 2,625 feet inside the cave.

Renacal del Alto Mayo - Santa Elena Swamps

Tropical Precipitation level

Beautiful lagoon featuring 350 ha / 865 acres of mirror waters of green and blue colors with nice temperature and surrounded by vegetation. It is home to herons, kingfishers, sachapatos (cairina moschata), eagles, and fish. Water sports like fishing are practiced here and there are outboardmotorboat and inflatable-boat rides.

Cueva de Palestina (Cave) Download the digital version here:

For further information visit: peru.travel

Sauce or Laguna Azul (Blue Lagoon) 52.5 km / 32 mi from Tarapoto city via the Fernando Belaunde Terry Highway (2 h 30 min).

It is a humid ecosystem which is unique in the world for its altitude of 800 masl / 2,625 fasl. Among the many plants stand out the aguaje palm tree and the renaco (ficus schultesii). The place is inhabited by mammals (giant otters, squirrel monkeys, saddleback tamarins, black-capped capuchins, and sloths), birds, fish, reptiles, and insects.

40 km / 24 mi from Rioja city.

The department of San Martin is characterized by its climatic diversity and varied geography featuring fertile valleys, rough terrain, the Andean plateau, and a small area of lowland forest with flood zones and slightly rough terrain.

Max. temp: 27 ºC / 80.6 ºF Min. temp: 23 ºC / 73.4 ºF

It is a good choice to tour the natural viewpoints of Las Puntas de San Juan and Tahuishco during sunset in order to enjoy the magnificent views of the valley and admire its beauty. Both are located in Moyobamba city.

Women from Lamas

r

Access routes

e llaga Ri v Hua

ABISEO RIVER NATIONAL PARK

er Bi a b o Riv

149 / 93

mb

San José de Sisa (Province of El Dorado) Saposoa (Province of Huallaga)

Buenos Aires Pucacaca

San Pablo

H u ay aba

Las Momias Lagoon

Moyobamba

Las Puntas or Natural Viewpoints

Calzada 4 1 Jepelacio

Chachapoyas

Moyobamba

Province of Moyobamba

Yurimaguas

Yantalo

Rioja

Lamud

(Pelejo - Agua Blanca)

Capital:

Balsapuerto

r

51,253 km2 / 19,788 mi2

Lima

Naranjos

Jumbilla

ve

Extension:

San Martín

Tourist Attractions

Hua ll

San Martin is in the Amazon Rainforest, northeastern Peru.

Armando Rodriguez / PROMPERÚ

Location

Santa Elena is considered a privileged place as it is located in an Ecosystem Preservation and Recovery Zone. The area is swampy and floodable between October and April and features a natural forest with water mirrors full of aguaje palm tree species (Mauritia flexuosa) and renacos (ficus schultesii).

This 40-meter high waterfall (131 ft) is in the Cordillera Escalera Regional Conservation Area, at 465 masl / 1,526 fasl. The waters run on a rock surrounded by dense ferns, orchids, and various tree species. There is a great variety of butterflies, birds, and insects around the area.

Province of Lamas

Lamas

Town of Lamas 22 km / 22 mi northwest of Tarapoto city (30 min by car).

This is one of the oldest cities in the Peruvian rainforest, located at 1,000 masl / 3,281 fasl. The inhabitants wear colourful clothes, just like their ancestors, and the colourful façade of their houses reflect their joy.


ALTO MAYO PROTECTED Mayo Riv er FOREST

Bajo Naranjillo 3 Yuracyacu 2 Nueva Cajamarca

Altitude:

190 - 3,080 masl / 623 - 10,105 fasl

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Moyobamba Barranquita

Tabalosos

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Bellavista (Province of Bellavista)

214 / 133

4h

San José de Sisa (Province of El Dorado)

149 / 93

4h

Saposoa (Province of Huallaga)

254 / 156

5h

Lamas (Province of Lamas)

112 / 70

2h

Juanjuí (Province of Mariscal Cáceres)

253 / 157

3h

Picota (Province of Picota)

176 / 109

3 h + 40 min

Rioja (Province of Rioja)

20 / 12

30 min

Tarapoto (Province of San Martín)

113 / 70

2h

Tocache (Province of Tocache)

427 / 265

10 h

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Lima-Chiclayo-Olmos-Bagua-Rioja-Moyobamba-Tarapoto: 1,250 km / 777 mi via Panamericana Norte Highway and Fernando Belaunde Terry or Marginal de la Selva highway (28 h). Lima-Pacasmayo-Cajamarca-Balsas-Leimebamba-detour to Chachapoyas-Pedro Ruiz: 1,547 km / 961 mi via Panamericana Norte Highway and Fernando Belaunde Terry Highway (28 h). Lima-Huánuco-Tingo María-Tocache-Juanjuí-Tarapoto: 1020 km / 634 mi via Carretera Central and Fernando Belaunde Terry or Marginal de la Selva Highways (20 h). Lima-Tarapoto: 1 h Iquitos-Tarapoto: 45 min Air taxi service is available in the region.

Thermal Baths of San Mateo

4 km / 2 mi from Moyobamba city (5 min by car). The place is known for its medicinal properties; it is said that the waters are ideal against arthritis, rheumatism, muscle pain, and stress. The temperature varies from 32 °C (90 °F) to 40 °C (104 °F).

CORDILLERA AZUL NATIONAL PARK

7 km / 4 mi from Moyobamba city (15 min by motocar). The baths are located at 900 masl / 2,953 fasl on the slopes of the Oromina Mount, surrounded by nature and featuring a temperature of 8 °C / 46 °F. It is possible to visit the Asnacyacu waterfall that is 15 minutes walk from there.

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Renacal del Avisado – Tingana Swamps

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20 km / 12 mi from Moyobamba to Boca de Huascayacu (Mayo River port) on asphalted road (40 min by car). Then the route continues to Tingana (Avisado River) by motorboat (45 min).

Accommodation

Iquitos–Yurimaguas: 136 km / 85 mi on the rivers Amazon, Marañón, and Huallaga to then continue to Tarapoto on the highway connecting to Yurimaguas.

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Thermal Baths of San Mateo Renacal del Avisado – Tingana Swamps Cueva de Palestina (Cave) Sulfur Baths of Oromina Ahuashiyacu Waterfall Sauce or Blue Lagoon Lamas Castle Quechua native community of Wayku San Roque de Cumbaza

Alto Mayo Protected Forest Viewpoint

375 km / 233 mi from the Pardo Miguel district, Province of Rioja. The ecotouristic viewpoint is at 1,932 masl / 6,339 fasl and all the exuberance of the mountain jungle misty forests can be seen from there.

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Highway (2 h 30 min).

Beautiful lagoon featuring 350 ha / 865 acres of mirror waters of green and blue colors with nice temperature and surrounded by vegetation. It is home to herons, kingfishers, sachapatos (cairina moschata), eagles, and fish. Water sports like fishing are practiced here and there are outboardmotorboat and inflatable-boat rides.

Province of Rioja

14 km / 8 mi from Tarapoto city (20 min by car and 15 min on foot). This 40-meter high waterfall (131 ft) is in the Cordillera Escalera Regional Conservation Area, at 465 masl / 1,526 fasl. The waters run on a rock surrounded by dense ferns, orchids, and various tree species. There is a great variety of butterflies, birds, and insects around the area.

Ahuashiyacu Waterfalls

Rioja

40 km / 24 mi from Rioja city. It is located in the Nueva Cajamarca district and is known as the Gruta de los Huacharos (Cave of the Huacharos) as it is inhabited by these nocturnal birds. It is surrounded by rock formations (stalactites and stalagmites) and there is an enigmatic spring of clear water 800 meters / 2,625 feet inside the cave.

Renacal del Alto Mayo - Santa Elena Swamps

Tropical

Sauce or Laguna Azul (Blue Lagoon)

52.5 km / 32 mi from Tarapoto city via the Fernando Belaunde Terry

It is a humid ecosystem which is unique in the world for its altitude of 800 masl / 2,625 fasl. Among the many plants stand out the aguaje palm tree and the renaco (ficus schultesii). The place is inhabited by mammals (giant otters, squirrel monkeys, saddleback tamarins, black-capped capuchins, and sloths), birds, fish, reptiles, and insects.

Cueva de Palestina (Cave)

The department of San Martin is characterized by its climatic diversity and varied geography featuring fertile valleys, rough terrain, the Andean plateau, and a small area of lowland forest with flood zones and slightly rough terrain.

Max. temp: 27 ºC / 80.6 ºF Min. temp: 23 ºC / 73.4 ºF

Morro de Calzada (Calzada Hill)

It is a natural 360-degree panoramic viewpoint with calcareous formations, featuring its own ecosystem and a variety of ancient almond trees, orchids, and bromeliads. It is possible to do hikes to observe the flora and fauna.

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Location

Santa Elena is considered a privileged place as it is located in an Ecosystem Preservation and Recovery Zone. The area is swampy and floodable between October and April and features a natural forest with water mirrors full of aguaje palm tree species (Mauritia flexuosa) and renacos (ficus schultesii).

Province of Lamas Town of Lamas

Lamas

22 km / 22 mi northwest of Tarapoto city (30 min by car). This is one of the oldest cities in the Peruvian rainforest, located at 1,000 masl / 3,281 fasl. The inhabitants wear colourful clothes, just like their ancestors, and the colourful façade of their houses reflect their joy.


Quechua native community of Wayku

This is the only Quechua ethnic group in the Peruvian Amazon and its people still maintain their ancestral customs, language, and typical dresses. They have handicraft stores in their houses, being this one of the highlights, as well as the picturesque square with sculptures representing scenes of the QuechuaLamistas’ customs.

Among the typical dishes of the region are: Juanes de arroz: hen meat with rice and spices, wrapped in banana leaves. Inchicapi: hen soup with peanuts, cilantro, and cassava. Avispa juane: chopped pork mixed with garlic and spices bound with flour and egg; then it is boiled and wrapped in achira leaves like a tamale. Tacacho con cecina: roasted or fried banana, mashed with butter and dried meat. Chunchulijuane: mashed cassava, cilantro and hen giblets, wrapped in banana leaves. Chontajuane: mashed chonta, palm, and paiche (fish), wrapped in banana leaves. Sarajuane: mashed corn and peanuts with pork meat, wrapped in banana leaves. Traditional drinks: Masato: drink made of boiled and mashed cassava then fermented with sweet potato or sugar. Chuchuhuasi: aguardiente made from a bitter and astringent root; it is very famous throughout eastern Peru.

<Festivities

Waska Waska Warmi Wasi Artisanal Center

Fiesta de San Juan Bautista (Saint John Baptist Festival) / June Throughout the Department. This feast takes on a symbolic character since water is a vital element in the entire Amazon; typical bands perform during the festival and typical regional dishes are prepared.

San Roque de Cumbaza

Throughout the Department.

This center is run by artisan women from the Wayku neighborhood. By visiting this place it will be possible to know more about the process and techniques of traditional pottery and native cotton fabric production.

17 km / 10 mi from Tarapoto city (45 min by car).

San Roque is a magical and mysterious town characterized by beautiful landscapes and lush nature with paradisiacal fresh water pools. The Toroyacu Waterfall, which is 100 m / 328 ft high, is a three-hour walk from there. Along the route, it is possible to see diverse flora and fauna.

<Folklore

(01)574-8000 24 horas / hours iperu@promperu.gob.pe

Should you require further information on San Martín, please contact us: Jorge Chávez International Airport National Departure Lounge, International Arrivals Lounge, and South Mezzanine. Telephone: (01) 574-8000 iperulimaapto@promperu.gob.pe

Carnivals / February – March They are celebrated especially by the cities of Rioja and Lamas. Each city has its unique way of celebrating the carnivals. Santa Rosa de Raymi (Saint Rose of Raymi) / August Province of Lamas.

This is the most important festivity for the native community of Wayku; the arrangements start the 20th of August. The activities take place in the morning; at night, the celebrations continue with dances and music. It all ends on the 31st with the famous Pato Tipina celebration.

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The songs sung during patron saint festivities and the legends passed on from generation to generation stand out among the most important cultural expressions. The most popular dances are la Pandilla, Marinera Selvática, and Tahuampa.

The information contained in this brochure has been updated in April 2014. In order to create it, PROMPERÚ has used official information sources and has been assisted by the Fair Trade and Tourism Regional Offices.

Handicraft

© PROMPERÚ. All rights reserved Calle Uno Oeste 50, Lima 27-Peru www.promperu.gob.pe

The crafts have Hispanic, traditional, and native characteristics. Clay ceramics, native cotton fabrics, toquilla palm fiber as well as wood carving pieces, seeds, and bark are representative of San Martín.

Hecho el Depósito Legal en la Biblioteca Nacional del Perú No 2014-19212 Printing office: Rapimagen (Jr. Callao 465, of. 201, Lima 1) Lima, December 2014 FREE DISTRIBUTION. NOT FOR SALE.

San Martín Renzo Tasso / Promperú

J Paolo López / Promperú Tingana Natural Reserve

Gastronomy

Bird in Tingana


Quechua native community of Wayku

This is the only Quechua ethnic group in the Peruvian Amazon and its people still maintain their ancestral customs, language, and typical dresses. They have handicraft stores in their houses, being this one of the highlights, as well as the picturesque square with sculptures representing scenes of the QuechuaLamistas’ customs.

Among the typical dishes of the region are: Juanes de arroz: hen meat with rice and spices, wrapped in banana leaves. Inchicapi: hen soup with peanuts, cilantro, and cassava. Avispa juane: chopped pork mixed with garlic and spices bound with flour and egg; then it is boiled and wrapped in achira leaves like a tamale. Tacacho con cecina: roasted or fried banana, mashed with butter and dried meat. Chunchulijuane: mashed cassava, cilantro and hen giblets, wrapped in banana leaves. Chontajuane: mashed chonta, palm, and paiche (fish), wrapped in banana leaves. Sarajuane: mashed corn and peanuts with pork meat, wrapped in banana leaves. Traditional drinks: Masato: drink made of boiled and mashed cassava then fermented with sweet potato or sugar. Chuchuhuasi: aguardiente made from a bitter and astringent root; it is very famous throughout eastern Peru.

<Festivities

Waska Waska Warmi Wasi Artisanal Center

Fiesta de San Juan Bautista (Saint John Baptist Festival) / June Throughout the Department. This feast takes on a symbolic character since water is a vital element in the entire Amazon; typical bands perform during the festival and typical regional dishes are prepared.

San Roque de Cumbaza

Throughout the Department.

This center is run by artisan women from the Wayku neighborhood. By visiting this place it will be possible to know more about the process and techniques of traditional pottery and native cotton fabric production.

17 km / 10 mi from Tarapoto city (45 min by car).

San Roque is a magical and mysterious town characterized by beautiful landscapes and lush nature with paradisiacal fresh water pools. The Toroyacu Waterfall, which is 100 m / 328 ft high, is a three-hour walk from there. Along the route, it is possible to see diverse flora and fauna.

<Folklore

(01)574-8000 24 horas / hours iperu@promperu.gob.pe

Should you require further information on San Martín, please contact us: Jorge Chávez International Airport National Departure Lounge, International Arrivals Lounge, and South Mezzanine. Telephone: (01) 574-8000 iperulimaapto@promperu.gob.pe

Carnivals / February – March They are celebrated especially by the cities of Rioja and Lamas. Each city has its unique way of celebrating the carnivals. Santa Rosa de Raymi (Saint Rose of Raymi) / August Province of Lamas.

This is the most important festivity for the native community of Wayku; the arrangements start the 20th of August. The activities take place in the morning; at night, the celebrations continue with dances and music. It all ends on the 31st with the famous Pato Tipina celebration.

peru.travel

The songs sung during patron saint festivities and the legends passed on from generation to generation stand out among the most important cultural expressions. The most popular dances are la Pandilla, Marinera Selvática, and Tahuampa.

The information contained in this brochure has been updated in April 2014. In order to create it, PROMPERÚ has used official information sources and has been assisted by the Fair Trade and Tourism Regional Offices.

Handicraft

© PROMPERÚ. All rights reserved Calle Uno Oeste 50, Lima 27-Peru www.promperu.gob.pe

The crafts have Hispanic, traditional, and native characteristics. Clay ceramics, native cotton fabrics, toquilla palm fiber as well as wood carving pieces, seeds, and bark are representative of San Martín.

Hecho el Depósito Legal en la Biblioteca Nacional del Perú No 2014-19212 Printing office: Rapimagen (Jr. Callao 465, of. 201, Lima 1) Lima, December 2014 FREE DISTRIBUTION. NOT FOR SALE.

San Martín Renzo Tasso / Promperú

J Paolo López / Promperú Tingana Natural Reserve

Gastronomy

Bird in Tingana


Quechua native community of Wayku

This is the only Quechua ethnic group in the Peruvian Amazon and its people still maintain their ancestral customs, language, and typical dresses. They have handicraft stores in their houses, being this one of the highlights, as well as the picturesque square with sculptures representing scenes of the QuechuaLamistas’ customs.

Waska Waska Warmi Wasi Artisanal Center

This center is run by artisan women from the Wayku neighborhood. By visiting this place it will be possible to know more about the process and techniques of traditional pottery and native cotton fabric production.

San Roque de Cumbaza

17 km / 10 mi from Tarapoto city (45 min by car). San Roque is a magical and mysterious town characterized by beautiful landscapes and lush nature with paradisiacal fresh water pools. The Toroyacu Waterfall, which is 100 m / 328 ft high, is a three-hour walk from there. Along the route, it is possible to see diverse flora and fauna.

<Folklore The songs sung during patron saint festivities and the legends passed on from generation to generation stand out among the most important cultural expressions. The most popular dances are la Pandilla, Marinera Selvática, and Tahuampa.

Handicraft The crafts have Hispanic, traditional, and native characteristics. Clay ceramics, native cotton fabrics, toquilla palm fiber as well as wood carving pieces, seeds, and bark are representative of San Martín.

Among the typical dishes of the region are: Juanes de arroz: hen meat with rice and spices, wrapped in banana leaves. Inchicapi: hen soup with peanuts, cilantro, and cassava. Avispa juane: chopped pork mixed with garlic and spices bound with flour and egg; then it is boiled and wrapped in achira leaves like a tamale. Tacacho con cecina: roasted or fried banana, mashed with butter and dried meat. Chunchulijuane: mashed cassava, cilantro and hen giblets, wrapped in banana leaves. Chontajuane: mashed chonta, palm, and paiche (fish), wrapped in banana leaves. Sarajuane: mashed corn and peanuts with pork meat, wrapped in banana leaves. Traditional drinks: Masato: drink made of boiled and mashed cassava then fermented with sweet potato or sugar. Chuchuhuasi: aguardiente made from a bitter and astringent root; it is very famous throughout eastern Peru.

<Festivities Fiesta de San Juan Bautista (Saint John Baptist Festival) / June Throughout the Department. This feast takes on a symbolic character since water is a vital element in the entire Amazon; typical bands perform during the festival and typical regional dishes are prepared.

(01)574-8000 24 horas / hours iperu@promperu.gob.pe

Should you require further information on San Martín, please contact us: Jorge Chávez International Airport National Departure Lounge, International Arrivals Lounge, and South Mezzanine. Telephone: (01) 574-8000 iperulimaapto@promperu.gob.pe

Carnivals / February – March Throughout the Department. They are celebrated especially by the cities of Rioja and Lamas. Each city has its unique way of celebrating the carnivals. Santa Rosa de Raymi (Saint Rose of Raymi) / August Province of Lamas. This is the most important festivity for the native community of Wayku; the arrangements start the 20th of August. The activities take place in the morning; at night, the celebrations continue with dances and music. It all ends on the 31st with the famous Pato Tipina celebration.

peru.travel The information contained in this brochure has been updated in April 2014. In order to create it, PROMPERÚ has used official information sources and has been assisted by the Fair Trade and Tourism Regional Offices. © PROMPERÚ. All rights reserved Calle Uno Oeste 50, Lima 27-Peru www.promperu.gob.pe Hecho el Depósito Legal en la Biblioteca Nacional del Perú No 2014-19212 Printing office: Rapimagen (Jr. Callao 465, of. 201, Lima 1) Lima, December 2014 FREE DISTRIBUTION. NOT FOR SALE.

San Martín Renzo Tasso / Promperú

J Paolo López / Promperú Tingana Natural Reserve

Gastronomy

Bird in Tingana

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