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Province of Mariscal Cáceres

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The province of Mariscal Cáceres is located in the department and region of San Martín. This was created as a province on May 7, 1940. Its name was given in honor of that military hero of the Pacific War.

At a tourist level, the province of Mariscal Cáceres is attractive mainly for its natural passages, among which we can mention:

Tourist Attractions

Río Abiseo National Park

This was created as such in 1983. It includes an area of 274,529 hectares and heights ranging from 350 to 4,200 meters above sea level, which gives it the possibility of developing a variety of microclimates. and ecosystems. The protection of this national park is justified by the intention to conserve the cloud forests, as well as the biological diversity it has.

In 1990 it was declared by UNESCO as a Cultural and Natural Heritage of Humanity and on March 19, 2016, UNESCO recognized the Abiseo River National Park as a Core Zone of the Gran Pajatén Biosphere Reserve.

Churo – Shiringal – Oros Tourist Circuit, a paradise surrounded by a mountainous landscape and lush vegetation. The tourist attractions that can be seen during the tour are: the “El Shiringal” Interpretive Trail; the mouth of the Churo Gorge, the Timón Waterfall, the Oso Waterfall, the San Jerónimo Rapids, the Intermediate Churo Gorge, the Los Franceses Cave and the El Otorongo Cave.

To get there, take a car from Juanjuí (30 minutes) to the Huicungo district, where you can access the National Park by river, with an average time of four hours.

Breo Falls

Beautiful waterfall whose access requires a trip of between 3 to 5 hours depending on the means used. This is a 140-meter waterfall that is divided into four levels. The path that leads to the falls is ideal for practicing observation of natural settings.

Quebrada del Churo Alto

It is a beautiful ravine ideal for trekking as well as climbing. The ascent to it involves a walk of about 2 and a half hours and a descent of approximately thirty minutes.

Cocoa Route

Alto El Sol, land of cocoa, is an agricultural area, producer of organic cocoa and inhabited by residents committed to agrotourism. In this place you can experience the agricultural and cocoa activities of the residents, and taste the chocolate prepared by the community.

To get there, you leave from Juanjui towards Pachiza, crossing the Huayabamba River directly to the Ricardo Palma port and from there, just 10 minutes away by motorcycle taxi, you will find the Alto El Sol community.

In the province there are also archaeological sites such as:

Panguana Petroglyph

The name of Panguana that these present is due to the abundance of parihuanas that inhabit the place. The petroglyphs, on the other hand, are two, in those you can see drawings in low relief where abstract designs stand out.

Cunchihuillo Petroglyphs

It is a rock formation measuring 4 by 3 meters in which bas-relief engravings have been found showing zoomorphic, anthropomorphic figures and other designs in which the mythical worldview of its creators is manifested.

Gran Pajatén archaeological site

This includes part of the territory of La Libertad. It is part of the archaeological remains that are located in the Abiseo River and that are attributed to the legacy of the Chachapoyas culture.

A large valley on the banks of the Huallaga River, with beautiful cities that surprise:

Juanjui City

It is known for being very welcoming and calm. It is located in the center of the San Martín region, in an extensive valley on the banks of the Huallaga River. It is the gateway city to the Río Abiseo National Park and the El Breo waterfalls. The access routes to these places are through the Abiseo and Huayabamba rivers.

The festivities it presents are also important in the province, among which the following stand out:

Tourist Week of the province of Mariscal Cáceres

This takes place between July 18 and 20. Among the scheduled events is the election of Miss Tourism, as well as different contests and fairs.

Patronal Festival of the Virgen de las Mercedes de Juanjui

Which takes place between September 18 and 25. In this celebration, in addition to religious events such as masses and processions, gang meetings are held, as well as traditional festivals and a variety of fairs.

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