Interesting places


Juliaca is a city in the San Román province of southern Peru. A busy transit hub, it's a jumping-off point for Lake Titicaca, the vast Andean lake marked by Inca ruins and floating villages.

Pucallpa is a city in the Coronel Portillo Province, and the Ucayali Region of Peru. Strategically located on the Ucayali River, it serves as the main transit port to the Amazon River basin and the city of Iquitos in the Loreto region.

Leymebamba is one of the twenty-one districts of the province of Chachapoyas, located in the department of Amazonas, in northern Peru. It limits to the north with the province of Luya and the district of Montevideo; to the east with the province of Rodríguez de Mendoza; to the south with the district of Chuquibamba and the department of La Libertad; and to the west with the district of Balsas.


The district was created by Law of May 3, 1955, in the government of President Manuel A. Odría.

The Incas accompanied by Tupac Yupanqui gave it the name of Raymipampa because they celebrated the Inti Raymi festival there and from there it derived its name to Leimebamba.

Moyobamba is the capital of the San Martín region in northern Peru. It’s known for thousands of orchid species, many viewable at the San Francisco Botanical Garden, which also has fruit trees and butterflies. A path winds up Morro de Calzada, a solitary bluff rising above the forest just west of the city. The thermal waters at Baños Termales de San Mateo south of the city are thought to have therapeutic qualities. 

Tarapoto is a city in the San Martín region of northern Peru, characterized by Amazonian cloud forest and abundant palm trees. It’s known for the many jungle waterfalls in its surrounding areas, including Ahuashiyacu, Huacamaíllo and Shapaja. Southeast of the city, the clear waters of Lindo Lake and the larger Sauce Lagoon (also called Blue Lagoon) are ringed by dense green forests teeming with birdlife.