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Huacho Province

Albufera de Medio Mundo (175 Km of Panamericana Norte)
It is a lake formed by seepage from the San Felipe irrigation waters about 30 years ago. The extension of the lagoon is 500 m wide by 7 km. long; its depth ranges from 1 to 8 m.
Its waters are home to 6 species of fish and two types of algae, aquatic, both Peruvian and migratory birds. Also occurs in the workplace an abundant wildlife especially rattan, cattails and grass as well as considerable variety of migratory birds.

Lagoon Paradise
Located 12 km of Huacho, natural for thousands of birds, shelter houses 125 species of which 10 are endemic, is transit of migratory birds, the journey located archaeological project Bandurria (3,500 to 1,800 BC).

Province Oyón - Pachangará District (Churín)

Thermal baths of the Jet, Huancachín and Cachipampa
They are located to the left margin of the Checras River, opposite the village of Chiuchín. At an altitude of 2 620 m. Hot Springs located in this area are El Chorro, Huancachin and Cachipampa, those supplying several springs of mineral water.

The main characteristics of these waters are as follows:

  • EL CHORRO: Presents a temperature of 55 ° C, it has the particularity to cure rheumatism, illnesses or diseases to the liver, kidneys, cramping, bronchi, and ulcers.

  • HUANCACHIN: Its temperature is kept at 55 ° C, features cure rheumatism, lumbago, liver, cramping, bronchi, ulcers and other ills. Cachipampa: Presents a temperature of 55 ° C, for its curative properties fighting rheumatism, diseases of the skin, cramping, liver, kidneys, bronchi, ulcers.

Province of Huaura - Santa Leonor District

Picoy Thermal Baths
The springs are located on the left bank, downstream from the Checras River, have a temperature of 60 ° C, classified in the Group of hyperthermal. Waters without color Fatima, with slightly salty sulfur smell.
Rheumatism, arthritis, liver and skin diseases he fights for its healing properties.
It is currently being exploited by the Picoy peasant community, according to Supreme resolution No. 141-2000-ITINCI.

Huaral Province

The clay lick thermal baths
These thermal springs have a temperature of 52 ° C, among its main characteristics are that they are greenish of sulfuric smell and metallic taste. By its virtues healing combat rheumatic diseases, stomach and ulcers, etc. Outside contain iron minerals in the water also contains a valuable digestive element in large: lithium, which is a complement of sulfuric anhydride.
The bathrooms have adequate services, those who are exploited by the Santa Catalina peasant community according to Supreme resolution No. 120-2000-ITINCI.

Archaeological Complex of Chipprak
Along with the archaeological sites of Rupak-Marka Kullpi Kanta brand and Añay, compose a cultural space that belongs to the culture of the Atavillos (900-1460 a.c.).
In the case of Chipprak, highlights its stone walls and thousands of platforms from its stone buildings. The so-called "Palacio Del Curaca" occupies the crest more strategic Hill as if it were a feudal Castle. The architectural features of the complex seem to indicate that the inhabitants of Chíprac had "eagle eye" to locate their residence and entrench its lineage. Also notes that there is similarity between the funerary chullpas of Chíprac and the master of Callao.

Archaeological Complex of Rupak-Brand Kullpi.
Along with the archaeological sites of Chipprak, Kanta brand and Añay, compose a cultural space that belongs to the culture of the Atavillos (900-1460 a.d.). The main building of this citadel is brand Kullpi Castle. Drew attention to the series of mausoleums with cornices, hallways, ornamentation on the walls and Interior domes and tubular fireplaces. The buildings of the Citadel are rectangular with triple staggered cornice. The chullpas are in good condition. The population has a ring wall and several portals of entry. The portals of Keystone Court square, the underground and the sepulchral graves evoke admiration.
On June 25, 1999 on directorial resolution No. 283 INC it was declared National Cultural heritage.
Located in the jurisdiction of the Pampas village, District of low Atavillos, on a hill to 3 200 m, 70 Km from the town of Huaral and 160 km. distance from the city of Lima.

Chancay District

Chancay beaches
Chancay Spa begins with the beach La Viña. Further South, the coast curves and sea is calmer as "Sand beach", is actually a beach that has both sand and pebbles of river deposits. Below is the Beach Los Baños also known as beach Chancay or Chorrillos. This beach is also rocks and wet sand at their edges away from the sea as a result of its proximity to the farming terraces located on the top. Access is by a very sloping road that connects the beach with the Chancay Castle. Port tops off at Punta Chancay, also known as Punta Faro, which has great rocky cliffs. Chancay beaches start properly to the South of the so-called Punta Muelle. From there, it observes very attached to the coast and in parallel, the terminal part of fluvial deposits generated by river Chancay than currently used as terraces for agriculture. Beach La Viña is a busy beach Chancay residents and their access is down a long staircase of cement.

Lomas de Lachay National Reserve Covers 52070 has desert zone located in full central coast. The cold waters of the Peruvian current originating winter fog arriving at the coast pushed by the trade winds which moistens the desert and gave rise to the vegetation of hills. This vegetation is unique worldwide and five centuries ago stretched by the coast, but today has been dramatically reduced, leaving only some relict, as of Lachay. This location becomes the lomas de Lachay are located 105 km north of Lima, in the Pacific desert ecoregion.

They are two distinct seasons: a winter between June and October, where the hills show all its splendour; and another of aridity, the rest of the year in which greenery disappears completely, leaving only witness the silent trunks of trees.

This process starts and allows the outbreak and regrowth of different species of plants, which at the same time serve as a support to a food chain composed of different animal species. The hills are 96 plant species such as árherbáceas. The most common include: the (Carica candicans), the aplillo (Cappiris prisca), tara (Caesalpinia tinctoria) and the nettle (Loasa urens). The fauna is represented by 55 species of birds belonging to 16 families, including: los arenales owl (Athene cunicularia), the Partridge (Nothoprocta pentilandii), the American Kestrel (Falco sparverius peruvianus); more than 250 species of insects; 12 species of mammals such as the sechuran (Pseudalopex sechurae), the hog (Conepatus rex), Mount mouse (Phyllotis spp.) and the vizcacha (Lagidium peruanum); 7 species of reptiles and 5 species of snails. Declared a national reserve 21 June 1977 by Decree Supreme No. 310-77-AG.

The main objectives of Lachay national reserve are restore and conserve wild flora and fauna, carry out research for the rational use of the hills and encourage recreation in harmony with nature.

Canta Province

Archaeological site built during the late intermediate (1100 a.c.), at the time the region was organized in a series of lordships ocuracazgos who had defined their areas of control over the Chillón River Valley (the Colli dominated the bottom while the Atavillos and the Canta were located in the upper area of the Valley).

The archaeological complex is located at the top of a hill, on an uneven territory which required the construction of embankments on different levels, to expand the few areas suitable for the construction of solid structures. The buildings are stone with mud, with buildings of circular and central columns. Features two large sections: settlement walled circular structures organized around a small courtyard and the area formed by 24 rectangular colcas or warehouses, built later (for Sapa) .What more highlights of the architecture of the place are circular structures and the existence of a central column, narrow base and wide at the top. Water supply provided by channels and reservoirs fed from springs located 200 meters from the place.

It is located on the slopes of the Summit of a hill in the upper part of the Chillón River Valley at 3700 metres. From the slopes of the Hill the road is easily accessible, somewhat stony and sharp slope. Since the city sings this archaeological site is located 20 kilometres away.

Barranca Province

Supe District

Sacred City of Caral
City Prehispanic stone, belonging to the formative period. Covers an approximate area of 65 has, which are appreciated more than 32 architectural ensembles of diverse size and function, which, so far, will have been identified 6 pyramid landmarks and a series of small and medium-sized buildings, residential areas, public squares, temples, amphitheatres, stores, circular Colosseum, tombs, altars and streets. The material evidence associated with the site suggests that at one point the city hosted on 3, 000 inhabitants.

Most of the buildings are still covered with rubble walls and toppled by the passage of time. Buildings follow a specific urban pattern in the presence of six complex, pyramidal structures and buildings of different sizes. The most important buildings that have been studied include the Templo Mayor, with its complicated system of stairways and its pyramid which reaches 18 m high, at the entrance were big two monoliths of stone, by way of guardians; the Amphitheatre Temple, located in what would be the sector bass of the city, with its walled inner courtyard areas of the atrium and amphitheatre, and the compound known as the Sacred Fire Altar (place where more in-depth research of the place has been). It is the Sacred Fire Altar where 32 flutes lavishly decorated, associated with a complex architecture consists of a circular enclosure, an external patio and a pipeline constructed by row of stones have been found. Eighteen dated radiocarbon confirms its antiquity among the 3000-2000 B.C, showing signs of occupation until around 800 and 1000. Caral - Supe constitute the first American expression of an urban settlement of pre ceramic with monumental architecture in an area greater than 10 has. Evidence found at Caral talk ritual elements and religious offerings in different spaces of its urban area.

Begins to recognize the scientific world as the seat of the first State emerged in America and as the "Holy City" is based on the fact that those times societies began to organize around the figure of a centralized, normally linked and backed by a very strong religious character power.

Located at 158 kilometer of the Panamerican North Highway taking a path semi affirmed in bad state, which runs 23 miles to reach the archaeological site.

Since 1996 are being carried out research work by archaeologists and students of the University of San Marcos, directed by archaeologist Ruth Shady. For visits to the Holy City is needed with the permission of the Museum of anthropology and archaeology of the NationalUniversity l of San Marcos in coordination with the municipality of Barranca.

Paramonga District

Paramonga Fortress
Archaeological complex of source ChiMu, built in the period late intermediate (1100-1400 a.d.) and subsequently occupied by the Incas (1440-1532 a.c.). Its main building is the so-called fortress, built on a large rocky promontory in the Valley of river Fortaleza It is a pyramid of adobe structures formed by four solid platforms with venues at the top. Adobe walls are straight and follow irregularities the ground, forming pentagonal, platforms with buttresses in its corners.

The maximum height that reaches the building is 30 m the entrance area is formed by a set of openings, walkways and ramps. It is the top concentrated most of the buildings, including two rooms of equal size and distribution, with niches in the walls, separated by a narrow passage; a long room presenting friezes with evidence of bright red, ochre and white original painting. An air outlet site shows the pyramid and its three bastions in the shape of a stylized flame, being its head "bastion" part even in absence of any evidence to indicate that the builders had intended to give this feature to build.

Associated Paramonga, lies a construction that takes the form of a stepped pyramid made with adobe walls and stone foundations (possible source ChiMu, intermediate late period 1200-1450 a.c.); as well as the so-called "Cerro la Horca" massif located nature between the mouth of river fortress and the sea, with adobe structures numerous huacas at its peak of possible Moche origin (100-600 a.c.).
It is located north of the city of Lima at kilometer 203 of the Panamericana Norte highway.
It is in very good condition.

Pativilca District

Pativilca Bolivarian Museum
Colonial mansion with six rooms, coffered ceiling and still is the austere furniture of the age of Bolivar, composed of seats and backs of embossed leather. Also displays some documents relating to the general in this home stay. The garden are the remains of the historic Palm to whose shadows the Generalissimo Simón Bolívar gave strong and prophetic answer "Succeed".

Barranca beaches

Coastal resort offers magnificent beaches. From North to South are the so-called Chorrillos, Puerto Chico, Colorado and Bandurria, constituting a prized circuit for visitors to the place.

Chorrillos Beach is very visited by people from Lima, characterized for being a beach slightly tilted on their edges and toward its central part tends to flatten it. Its sea is moved in its Boardwalk can still see and visit houses whose design dates back more than 100 years. Puerto Chico is Cove and beach. The sea is calm and he visitors can have a view of the barges and boats with his crew in full fishing slaughter. This Balneary, preferred by people in Barranca, ends in a kind of tip, which is called by the locals as Cerro Colorado. Playa Colorado is linked to the previous beach by a sort of open arena. It is a beach that′s curved coastal profile (much more open than the previous ones) makes its sea rough. Close to the beach are growing areas whose boundaries together the so-called Cattail because of the formation of puddles irrigation product. Beach Bandurria is characterized by a large number of ponds irrigation products. This string of beaches ends to the South where are areas of rocks, which by erosive action of the sea are some of the caves.

Cañete Province

Lunahuaná District

Incahuasi Inca Archaeological Site, whose construction is associated with the campaign in three years that the Inca Tupac Yupanqui launched against the Guarco Lordship (1450 a.c.), in the present province of Cañete (Lima). The site was built to be headquarters of Tupac Yupanqui and the material used was the stone. Three sectors or neighborhoods in distribution can be recognized: (1) Quarter Inca, very beautiful and well-preserved rooms and courtyards with streets which housed the Group of officers of the army; (2) Religious District, also known as the of the "colcas" due to its architectural form by way of a large warehouse, is rectangular with interior walls that divide the place in interconnected rooms of doors, probably inhabited by the troop and (3) the Palace of Inca, trapezoidal building located on the highest part and a hill. It is associated to the archaeological sites of Cerro Azul, Huacones and Cerro del Oro (Guarco culture ).

Huarochirí Province

Santa Eulalia District

Marcahuasi Located in the watershed of the valleys of Santa Eulalia and Rímac, at an altitude ranging between elevations of 3900 to 4008 m. Being in the Puna floor, temperature ranges between 6° C at night and 28c during the day. Physically, the stone forest is composed of a mass of low-grade to a plateau of 4 km2 of extension. This material exposed to weathering and erosion processes through thousands of years, has generated various forms which seem to represent architectural, anthropomorphic and Zoomorphic motives. Figures that stand out most are the so-called Valley of seals, Indian profile, monument to humanity, cat roaming, Dove of stone, the Alchemist, etc. The Northern plateau Marcahuasi is gentle and short slopes, while the southern part is hilly and slightly slippery.

Around the area lies the archaeological site of Huacracocha, with evidence of cemeteries and pre-Hispanic; chullpas as well as twelve Lakes Habitat serving different animals including Vicuñas, Vizcachas and Condors etc.

It is located five hours from the capital of the province of Huarochirí. The nearest town is San Pedro de casta, three hours on foot.


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