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SATIPO


Denominated the Ecological Capital of the Central Forest, Satipo, this at single 8 hours of the city of Lima (5 hours from Huancayo), is the most extensive county in Junín, it is located in the oriental part of this region. Typical territory of high forest and low forest, of warm and at the same time humid and rainy climate, with numerous valleys and reservations natural, endless forests and mighty rivers and geographical marked contrasts.

The primitive residents of Satipo were native asháninkas and nomatziguengas although they also inhabited it piros and simirinches. At the present time those more than 200 native communities that remain still, maintain their ancestral customs and a culinary varied and exquisite art.

One of their main attractiveness is the city of River Tambo, the one which this to 64 km of the city of Satipo (3 hours in car). In this city he/she is the Mission of Port Ocopa, been founded in 1918 by Franciscan missionaries. In their church it highlights Christ's image in Cruz and of Virgin María dressed with a mob, typical gear of the native asháninkas.



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