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Tourist attractions in St. Martin

Reaching the San Martín region is an incredible experience, it is located to the north and a large part of its territory forms the high jungle, another border the high Andean plateau and another covers a certain part of the low forest. It has diverse ecosystems from humid and cold climates to warm climates; also a diversity of valleys, mountainous areas and an excellent territory for harvest.

You can start your tour through varied landscapes, you will cross deserts, forests, jungle and you can appreciate its richness in fauna and flora, full of waterfalls, rivers, a taste for lovers of ecology, eco-adventure, birdwatching and the beauty of orchids; For many, a paradise. Now if you want to spend a few days in the jungle, there are a variety of lodges that offer all the comforts, according to your possibilities.

There are various attractions in the San Martin region; The cities of Tarapoto and Moyobamba stand out. You can also get to know Lamas, the Cordillera Azul, the Gera waterfalls, try the Tarapotino cocoa, go to the waterfalls, taste its rich cuisine and much more.


Moyobamba (circular plain), is the capital of the department of San Martín, is known as the city of Orchids. It is one of the most spectacular destinations in the Peruvian jungle. It presents natural landscapes, waterfalls, waterfalls, hot springs, and sulfurous waters; It also has about 3500 species of orchids. In the place, the most important Orchid Festival is celebrated, in October.

It is located at 860 meters above sea level in the Alto Mayo Valley. There are many tourist places to explore the city, including Las Puntas, Gera Falls, Lahuarpía Falls, Morro de Calzada, San Mateo Thermal Baths, Oromia Sulphurous Baths, Paccha Waterfalls, Tingana and the Botanical garden of San Francisco.

If you arrive in Moyobamba, you can not miss trying their meals, the most traditional was the Avispajuane, quite popular at the San Juan festivities in June. Also, there are the deadlifts, the fish-based Tim Buche; likewise, patarashca, its famous yucca chicha, Masato and its aguajina based on aguaje stand out.


Tarapoto recognized as "the city of palm trees", is the largest and most important province in the San Martin region. It is the perfect place to relax in conjunction with nature. Many travelers arrive to practice adventure sports or spend time in a lodge in contact with the environment.

There are many places to visit, among the most outstanding are the El Sauce lagoon, the Cute Lake, the Blue Lagoon, the Polish Petroglyphs, the Ahuashiyacu Falls, the San José Thermal Baths, the Venice Lagoon and the Plaza de Armas. In addition to its museums, such as the Regional Museum of Tarapoto and Urdu, the Amazon Biodiversity Training and Reproduction Center.

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Lamas is recognized as the Folk Capital of San Martín, due to the preservation of its cultural heritage by its inhabitants. It is also one of the oldest cities in the Peruvian jungle, its territory has great historical wealth. The place is located 20 kilometers from Tarapoto.

The city of Lamas received different settlers such as the Tupi Guarahies, Arawaks, the Pocras, Hanan Chancas; At present, in the neighborhood of Wayku, it is where the largest number of natives who preserve traditions of origin live.

The place has a beautiful panorama, landscapes, waterfalls, squares and offers experiential tourism to many travelers; which want to spend the night and share with the population. Among the places you can visit is the Ethnic Museum that has historical vestiges of the place. There is also the Mirador de la Cruz, it is located in the highest part and has a medieval Castle, one of the most visited tourist places; there is also the Chapawanki waterfall.

On the other hand, San Roque de Cumbaza has stunning views, it is a district of Lamas. The town has rivers, broken streams, waterfalls, and trekking routes. Nearby is La Monzon, a natural pool. The whole picture is really beautiful.

If you are already there, do not forget to stop by the Takiwasi Center, it offers temporary retreats and diets with Amazonian medicines. To get there you must walk from Lamas, 45 minutes.

The Blue Mountain Range

The Cordillera Azul National Park is the second largest in Peru and is one of the protected areas. It is between the Huallaga and Ucayali rivers. It is also found in the regions of San Martín, Loreto, Ucayali, and Huánuco. It covers the high jungle to the Amazon plain. This ecosystem is home to the large and best-preserved expanses of montane forests in Peru. It is presumed that there is immense wealth in fauna and flora in the place.

Currently, there are many threats to the biodiversity of the place and it is a natural conservation area that must be protected. Therefore, if you arrive you must respect the territory.

How to get?

From Tarapoto, you arrive through the Chazuta district and from Lima, via Tarapoto, along the Marginal de la Selva road. For your safety, we recommend you arrive with an expert guide or hire a trusted tourism agency.

Marshal Caceres

The district has beautiful landscapes, several rivers (excellent for fishing), has an important production of coffee, cocoa, banana, and corn. It also has interesting attractions for travelers in its provinces. For example, in Pachiza you can see the Vicky Waterfall, the Cachirumi Waterfalls, the Shitariyacu Waterfall, the Shitariyacu Natural Pool, the Pachiza Ethno Archaeological Museum, Panguana Petroglyphs, Mushán Petroglyphs, Chope Petroglyphs, Huayabamba Petroglyph or Imp Botanical garden of Santa Rosa.

On the other hand in the district of Huicungo is the Quebrada Churo and the Cascada Timón. Also in Juanjuaí, the capital of the province of Mariscal Cáceres, is one of the most important protected areas in the country, the Abiseo River National Park, El Breo Waterfall, Cunchihuillo Petroglyphs and the Great Pajatén.

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