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Capital of the Department: Pucallpa
04 counties and 14 districts.
SURFACE: 4102,410 KM2
CLIMATE: Warm and humid.
TEMPERATURE: I average yearly between 20 and 32 centigrade grades.
DISTANCES: Pucallpa - Lima 843 km
Pucallpa - Tingo María 255 km
Pucallpa - Huanuco 371 km


Capital: 154 msnm (Pucallpa)
Minimum: 135 msnm (New Requena)
Maxim: 350 msnm (Esperanza)

The climate of the city of Pucallpa, capital of the region, is rainy and warm, with presence of rains in three stations (autumn, spring and summer). The temperature averages yearly it is of 26ºC (79ºF), being the maxim of 38ºC (100ºF) and the minimum of 21ºC (70ºF). The season of more rains is from December to April. Generally, in June he/she shows up a climatic well-known phenomenon as San Juan's" "colds that it lasts from 3 to 4 days, with temperatures that descend and they skirt among 12ºC (54ºF) 16ºC (61ºF).

Terrestrial: Lima-the Oroya-hill of Pasco-Huánuco-Tingo María-Aguaytía: 840 km (20 hours in bus in dry season).
Air: Regular flights from Lima (1 hour) and from Iquitos (50 minutes) toward the city of Pucallpa.
Fluvial: You can arrive for waterway from the city of Iquitos until Pucallpa (1021 km); the trip lasts between 3 and 4 days in winter and enter 6 and 7 days in summer for the first floor flow of the rivers.

Watchtower (Prov. Watchtower) 1 hour by air (non regular flights).
Aguaytía (Prov. Father Abbot) 161 km / 4 hours by surface mail.
Esperanza (Prov. Purús) 1 hour and 10 minutes by air (non regular flights).

International Airport Cap. FAP David Armando Abensur Rengifo.
Highway Federico Basadre km 55. Tel. (061) 57-2767 / fax. 57-5457.

Not terminals exist. However, most of companies are in: Jr. June 7 cdras. 7-9; Jr. Raymondi cdras. 6 and 8 and Jr. Tacna cdra. 6.

- Regional Hospital of Pucallpa. Jr. Agustín Cauper 285. Tel. (061) 57-5209 / 57-5696.
- Amazon Hospital - Yarinacocha. Jr. Aguaytía 605. Tel. (061) 59-6188 / 50-7053 / 59-6408.

- National police of Peru - VI DIRTEPOL - Ucayali. Av. San Martin cdra. 4. Tel. (061) 57-5257.
- National police of Peru, Police station Pucallpa. Jr. Independence cdra. 3. Tel. (061) 59-1433.
- National police of Peru, Police station Yarinacocha. Square of Weapons. Tel. (061) 59-6417.

The stores of craft are in:
- Jr. Marshal Cáceres Cdra. 5.
- Jr. Tarapacá cdra. 8.
- Jr. Tacna cdra. 6.
- Jr. Sucre cdra. 3.
- Passage Mayer Cohen.

Av. San Martin 418, Pucallpa. Tel. (061) 57-1382. Attention: L-S 8:00-19:00.


Square of Weapons of the City of Pucallpa
Surrounded of abundant vegetation, it is of modern construction. In her they highlight a shaft of geometric lines, the ornamental pileta, the amphitheater and busts erected in the founders' memory and pioneers of the city.

Municipal Palacio
Shreds Tacna and Sucre in front of the Square of Weapons.
It was built in June of the year 2001 and they highlight their transparent dome of policarbonato and a terrace-mirador with view to the Square of Weapons. Also bill with an art gallery.

He/she marries of the Sculptor Agustín Rivas Vásquez
Jr. Tarapacá 861. Visits: L-S 10:00-12:00 and 15:00-17:00.
Agustín Rivas was a sculptor recognized for its carved in renaco (tree that grows beside the lakes, rivers, lagoons and swamps) roots that represent to mythical and ethnic characters and the flora and wild fauna of the region. Inside their pieces good known figure the Christ of Petroleum, at the moment conserved in Vatican, Rome.

Superior School of Artistic Formation "Eduardo Saravia Rocks"
Av. the Boulevards Mz. F Lt. 15, district of Yarinacocha. Visits: L-V 9:00-17:00.
Eduardo Rocks Saravia it was one of the maximum exponents of the amazon painting and the school presents samples of neo-amazon, figurative, surrealist style and shamánico. There are also theater, music and a shop of craft in clay ceramic, where the processes of elaboration of pieces of utilitarian and ornamental type can be observed.

He/she marries of Painting Pablo Amaringo Shuña - School of Painting Amazon Neo "Usko Ayar"
Jr. Sánchez Hill 465. Visits: L-S 8:00-17:00.
Pablo Amaringo is a shaman whose pictorial sample is of style neoamazónico, with emphasis in aspects paisajísticos, shamánicos and angelical, where it is appreciated the biodiversity, cosmology, mythology and esoterism.

Square of the Public Clock
Intersection of the shreds Ucayali, Tacna, Tarapacá and December 9.
It is the first Square of Weapons that had the city of Pucallpa, built among 1950 and 1951. They highlight the naval Peruvian hero's bust Miguel Grau Seminar and a great clock that it crowns a tower of 25 meters whose revolvable lighthouse, in other times, served from guide to the crafts that approached to Pucallpa.

Plazoleta Lupuna
Height of the km 4, entering for the old highway to Yarinacocha, to 2 km of Pucallpa (15 minutes in car).
In the plazoleta it highlights a gigantic lupuna some 200 years old, the only type of tree maderable in the urban marginal area of Pucallpa. In a their branches one can see a cross of metal of 60 cm, because the villagers that in that area strange beings appeared count and in the nights it was difficult to traffic over there, since they appeared duendecillos and giant animals, among other.

Community Septriónica Shirambari-Barboncocha
Height of the km 6 of the highway Federico Basadre, district of Yarinacocha (20 minutes in car from Pucallpa).
In the community Septriónica Shirambari that valiant" "man means in the language campa, exists a cocha or well-known lagoon as "Barboncocha", of 5 m of depth, of lukewarm and cloudy waters. It is surrounded by family orchards with coconut trees, mangos, guabas, pink poma, orange trees and other fruits, as well as for bushes and gramineous. It ends for a channel to the gulch Shirambari, where they can be carried out walks in canoe, he/she fishes handmade and camps.

Center of Investigations of the Foundation Biodiversity
km 13 of the highway Federico Basadre, district of Yarinacocha (30 minutes in bus from Pucallpa).
Area boscosa of some 3 has, where ecological cultivations are developed by systems of collars, rowlocks, pilancos and nests. It has 10 pond-piscigranjas with fish of the area (shiruís, shuyos, boquichicos) and they can be carried out fishing activities in piscigranjas, walks for the forest, observation of medicinal plants, wild fruits, trees maderables and butterflies.

Natural Park and Regional Museum of Pucallpa
To 4 km of Pucallpa (10 minutes in car). Visits: L-D 8:00-17:00.
Created to protect and to conserve diverse flora species and wild fauna as monkeys, lizards, otorongos, deers, sajinos, añujes, otters, taricayas, blue, toucans, parrots and other species in extinction roads or in situation of risk. Trees maderables, medicinal, wild arbustivas can be appreciated, palms and fruit-bearing. A small lagoon also exists where it can stroll in boats and to observe amazon fish and aquatic plants as lotuses and huamas.

In the park he/she is the Regional Museum of Pucallpa that conserves some representative species of the amazon fauna and a great collection of fossil remains found in the rivers Ucayali, Pachitea, Aguaytía and Urubamba. One of the most attractive pieces is the jaw of a great lizard or megaterio that he/she inhabited Amazonía about 10 million years ago. In another room cultural diverse samples of the ethnic groups of the region are exposed, as traditional gears and pieces of ceramic shipibo-conibo of different times.

Lagoon of Yarinacocha
To 7 km to the northeast of Pucallpa (15 minutes in car).
Of lukewarm and calm waters, it is an old bend of the river Ucayali, created by the change of their course. In season of rains the lagoon unites with the river Ucayali through channels or "pipes", dynamics that gives him/her a great wealth ictiológica, allowing that its you are flooded they renovate periodically. In the lagoon one can fish, to make aquatic ski, to swim, to row and to observe dolphins of fresh water. In Port Callao, handmade pier of the lagoon, boats can be hired to go to mestizo and native different communities of the ethnos Shipibo-Conibo.

They highlight San Francisco's native communities and New Destination and the Village August 11 or "Village of Cesteros", called this way because many women of they dedicate to the craft elaborated with vegetable fibers that are gathered in the natural forests. With the heart of brave cane, bombonaje and banana bark they knit baskets, wallets, fans, hats, bread bins and a wide variety of utilitarian articles by hand.

Native Community San Francisco
To 14 km of Port Callao in Yarinacocha, in the left margin of the lagoon (1 hour in boat to motor or peke peke from the port or 30 minutes in car from Pucallpa).
It is the populated oldest and numerous center among the native communities of the ethnos Shipibo-Conibo in the area. They live off the hunt, the gathering and the cultivation and they conserve their customs and culture through the craft, language, rituals, dances, music, gear, gastronomy, use of medicinal plants and of materials characteristic of the area to build their housings. In the surroundings they can be carried out walks, camps and to observe the flora and wild fauna. They are also organized "sessions shamánicas", with rituals and taking of ayahuasca, hallucinogen that you/they use the shamanes to enter in trance and to consent to the wisdom and supernatural powers.

Native Community of Sacred Clara
To 15 km of Port Callao, in the left margin of the lagoon Yarinacocha (1 hour and 10 minutes in boat to motor or peke peke).

It is a community of the ethnos Shipibo-Conibo; their residents still conserve the culture of their ancestros and they are devoted to the agriculture, the craft and the fishing.

Lagoon Cashibo-Cocha
To 6.5 km of Port Callao in Yarinacocha (20 minutes in car).
This lagoon is of tectonic origin and it is ideal for the sport fishing and walks in boats. In their banks mestizo and native diverse communities of the ethnos are seated Shipibo-Conibo, highlighting the native communities of Santa Teresita and San Salvador. The channel Cashibo is connected with the lagoon Yarinacocha.

Native Community of New Destination
To 16 km of Port Callao in Yarinacocha (1 hour in boat or 15 minutes in car from Pucallpa).
Community shipiba in which one can acquire craft. In some cases it is conserved the exchange or exchange of products.

Etno-botanical Garden Chullachaqui
To 9 km of Port Callao in Yarinacocha (30 minutes in car). Tel. (061) 59-6627.
Been founded in 1988, this investigation center has as objective the conservation, the reforestation of the amazon flora and the production and sale of medicinal plants. It is had registered information of more than 2300 species of medicinal plants and the healing properties of some 600 have been identified, as the chancapiedra, the abuta, the jergonsacha, the chuchuhuasi, the cat fingernail, the achiote and the grade blood. The place offers service of consultations medical naturists. In the cocha or lagoon Ishishimi, located in the garden, one can fish and to go for a walk in canoe.

Lagoons Pepper Cocha and of the Youth
To 34 km of Pucallpa, for the highway Federico Basadre until Green Field. (30 minutes in car); then 5 km of Green Field until the intersection to Pepper Cocha for the highway Brunch to Tournavista (7 minutes in car).
These lagoons were built artesanalmente between 1970 and 1975 starting from you dam of water, when they settled down in the place colonies of Japanese immigrants conformed by farmers and cattlemen. The species hidrobiológicas are plentiful and in their surroundings they are extensive sembríos of pepper, citric and fundos of bovine livestock.

Lagoon Imiría
To 200 km to the Southwest of Pucallpa, district of Masisea (4 hours in boat to motor for the rivers Ucayali and Tamaya).
It owes their name to the imiría, a small floating plant of yellow reddish flower that, with lotuses and putuputos, it covers great part of their banks in times of grown. It is of tectonic origin, where aquatic plants form floating islands that are displaced by the wind, changing the beautiful landscapes instantly. Ideal for the fishing and the walks in canoe and boats. Their mirror of water is of 38,14 km2, he/she has numerous entrances to earth called "hangovers", besides some 15 islands covered with vegetation. In their riveras they have settled mestizo and native diverse communities of the ethnos Shipibo-Conibo; those of more interest are Junín Pablo and Caimito.

Lagoon Chauya
At 5 hours of Pucallpa, district of Masisea (in boat to motor navigating for the rivers Ucayali and Tamaya) and at 1 hour of the lagoon Imiría (for the "pipe" Chauya).
It is of tectonic origin and the resources hidrobiológicos and the aquatic flora are plentiful, with which you/they are formed floating islands moved by the wind.

Institute of Investigation of Peruvian Amazonía IIAP-Ucayali
Height of the km 12 of the highway Federico Basadre (35 minutes in bus from Pucallpa)
Here one can observe the technology and agroindustrial production and agroforestal, acuicultura, lombricultura, ornamental plants, biocidas and medicinal, highlighting the paiches piscigranjas, gamitanas, pacotanas and tylapias.

Gulch and Lagoon Cumacay
Leaving of the district of Masisea for the river Ucayali, near the mouth of the river Pachitea, is the gulch Cumacay, for which is entered to the lagoon Cumacay, one of the biggest and rich in resources ictiológicos, especially for the paiches fishing, pirañas and snort you, because the belief exists among the native of the area that the snorts you they transform into human beings and they are taken to its wives.

Pacachi - Antigua Ahuaypa - Nativity
At 3 hours of the district of Masisea in glider, you arrives to the native community of Pacachi, inhabited by residents of the ethnos Shipibo-Conibo that conserve their customs and ancestral traditions. Antigua Ahuaypa and Nativity are native communities of the same ethnos that are seated in the riversides of the river Ucayali, with the same uses and customs.

Distances from the city of Pucallpa:

- Watchtower (County of Watchtower) 1 hour by air (non regular flights)
- Aguaytía (County of Father Abbot) 161 km / 4 hours by surface mail.
- Esperanza (County of Purús) 1 hour and 10 minutes by air (non regular flights).


Square of Weapons
Of modern construction, they highlight the circular arbor, the array of flags and the pileta.

Cocha Anguillal
This cocha is ideal to fish and its name derives of the abundant existence of eels, aquatic animal in a lengthened way and dark tonality that it possesses electric load.

Communities Native Ball of Gold - Pankirentsi - Three Balls
From Port Esperanza, navigating for the left margin of the river Purús (river below), he/she is the community native Ball of Gold, of the ethnos Shandinahua, dedicated to the agriculture, the fishing and the hunt of animals. Following the journey is the community asháninka Pankirentsi, agricultural community that conserves their ancestral customs, and the community Three Balls, of the ethnos Mastanahua whose inhabitants manufacture craft (basketwork). The area is surrounded of abundant vegetation and species of birds.

Native Communities San José - He/she Is - Native Pinkiniki - Cantagallo - San Martin
From Port Esperanza, you navigates for the river Purús (river up).
They are communities of the ethnos Cashinahua whose residents are devoted mostly to the agriculture, the hunt and the fishing and they have known how to preserve their customs, their traditions and their language. One can acquire craft characteristic of the area like crowns of feathers of birds, imitation jewelry and fabrics in cotton (cushmas, amahacas, handbags).

Communities Native Sapota - San Marcos - New Esperanza - Miguel Grau - Cocha Soup of Cocha"
From of Port Esperanza, navigating for the river Purús (river up).
It is about diverse communities of the ethnoses Culina, Sharanahua and Cashinahua whose inhabitants preserve their customs, their language and their traditions. They are devoted mostly to the fishing, the agriculture and the hunt. In the area one can fish, to swim, to go for a walk in canoe, to observe the flora diversity and fauna and to carry out walks.


To 161 km of Pucallpa for the highway Federico Basadre.
It has two hanging bridges of 800 meters of longitude that cross the river Aguaytía. One of them was built between 1939-1942 and both the longest in Peru they are considered. From a modern pier typical crafts can be observed that they arrive and they leave toward native different communities of the ethnoses Cacataibo and Shipibo-Conibo. The natural landscapes are characteristic of the forest brow, of mountainous nature, with straits and deep valleys of marked slopes; in the distance a tract of the Blue Mountain range is sighted.

Fresh anchovy of the Father Abbot
To 183 km of Pucallpa (4 hours in bus) or 22 km of the town of Aguaytía (20 minutes in car).
Located in the Blue (called this way by the color that he/she offers from a distance) Mountain range and it is the only step erosionado for the river Yuracyacu, flowing of the river Aguaytía that presents rockfaces of more than 100 meters. Throughout this corridor of 2 miles of longitude they are observed around 70 crystalline and cold falls of water; the mightiest are that of the Girlfriend's Veil and the Devil's Shower. It is possible to observe paintings rupestres in some rocks and their forests of fog house a great biodiversity. The Fresh anchovy was discovered in 1757 by the father Francisco Alonso of Abbot and it facilitated the construction of the highway Federico Basadre.

The Girlfriend's Veil
Fresh anchovy of the Father Abbot - Blue Mountain range
It is the fall of mightier water of the area. Their cold and crystalline waters begin their descent from the mountains; a first jump of 40 m evacuates their waters for a narrow channel that gives beginning to a second jump of about 60 m, the same one that goes getting wider finally until reaching an average of 6 m the height of the puddle of green waters that you/they end, in the river Yuracyacu. It is surrounded by exuberant vegetation where ferns prevail, begonias, orchids and palms that hang challenging the graveness.

The Devil's Shower
Fresh anchovy of the Father Abbot - Blue Mountain range
He/she has an average of 100 m of height of a single jump. Their cold and crystalline waters take a bath a great rock, where the nature has carved a face luck similar to a diabolical being. The fall forms a puddle of about 10 m2 and there is a near mirador from where one can observe the river Yuracyacu.

Experimental Station Alexander Von Humboldt
To 86 km of Pucallpa for the highway Federico Basadre
He/she has 1766 there is of humid tropical forest and it possesses a biological great diversity, where they highlight species 200 year-old maderables that reach until 60 m of height like the mahogany, screw, moena, requia, capirona, cedar, oil caspi, catahua, lupuna and almond, among other. We also find nail huasca, mattress sacha, cat fingernail, sanango and other medicinal plants, as well as palms, bamboo, orchids, ferns, lianas and mushrooms. The station is habitat of a great diversity of wild amazon fauna as macaws, parrots, paucares and partridges; snakes like mattresses, parrots machacos, boas and afaningas; herbivore mammals as sajinos, añujes and huanganas; besides butterflies, insects and bats.

Fall of Sacred Water Rosa
From Villa Aguaytía, for the highway Federico Basadre, you arrives at the village Santa Rosa (2 hours and 30 minutes in car); a walk for uneven land from the village (1 hour) takes to the fall of water Santa Rosa, surrounded of exuberant vegetation, as well as of animals characteristic of the area, this fall has 150 m of height aprox. and it forms a puddle of 10 m2 in which the formation of two rainbow usually observes.

Villages the Tip - I Center Yurac - Shambillo
In this area different forms of cultivation of fruits can be observed in the diverse floors altitudinales of the region. From Villa Aguaytía, for the highway Federico Basadre (7 minutes), you arrives at the village The Tip, in which you/they are the span plantations and pineapple. In the village I Center Yurac, in the riverside of the river of the same name, they can visit one another plantations of cocoa, camu camu, papayas and banana. The village Shambillo has plantations of palm oil bottle.

Community Blue Native Port
From Villa Aguaytía you Aguaytía (1 hour and 30 minutes in boat to motor) navigates for the river.
The itinerary allows to contemplate the Blue Mountain range and to observe plantations of diverse fruits like papayas and bananas, among other. Once in the native community of Blue Port, of the ethnos Cashibo-Cacataibo, the visitors can appreciate their craft, typical gear, customs, gastronomy, besides their native language. In the proximities flora species and wild fauna are observed taken advantage by the native ones for their subsistence.

Native Community Sinchi Rock
From Villa Aguaytía you arrives to San Alejandro's town for the highway Federico Basadre (2 hours in car); then you navigates in glider for the river San Alejandro, until the native community Sinchi Rock (2 hours in boat to motor), of the ethnos Cashibo-Cacataibo. The residents conserve ancestral (dresses, imitation jewelry, hunt weapons and he/she fishes, gastronomy) customs and their native language. Diverse trails allow to observe the nature of the area.


Square of Weapons or Square Juan Santos Atahualpa
Square of modern construction in which the statue is erected Juan Santos Atahualpa. The cathedral San Antonio from Padua is near the square.

Chapel of the Convent of the Franciscan Mothers
Near the Square May 29
It was the first church of the town, where he/she is still the parochial house of the first nuns of the Franciscan order that you/they arrived from Italy to evangelize this area. The Square May 29, for their side, it was the first in being built in Villa Watchtower in 1928.

Pier of Villa Watchtower
The pier offers a panoramic view of the river Tambo before its fork with Urubamba to form Ucayali.

Native Communities Aeríja and Mission Unini and Village of Blue Diamond
Located to the south of Villa Watchtower
They belong to the ethnos Campa-Asháninka. These communities conserve their ancestral customs, as well as their gastronomy.

Broken Aeríja and Quipachari
The gulches Aeríja and Quipachari are near Aeríja and they present the formation of natural surrounded puddles of abundant vegetation. Aerija is an Arawak word that means "bees", and you arrives there from Villa Watchtower (15 minutes in car); Quipachari is the name of the seeds that the women use to adorn their skirts in Arawak.

Broken Canuja
To 8 km. of Villa Watchtower (via aquatic and terrestrial)
The water springs from an eye of water that it is among enormous rocks, it is of serpentine course and Tambo ends in the river. In their proximities they are a small one central hydroelectric and the stone monoliths "Canuja", with engravings that liken the form of river snails, stars, suns and lakes.

Stone Tiger or Tossed Bull
To 20 min of Villa Watchtower for via aquatic or at 1 hour of walk from the banks of the river Tambo.
Monolith 6 tons, 5 meters long and 3 meters high, surrounded of abundant forest. The engravings have not still been deciphered.

Charmed Lagoon
To 20 km of Villa Watchtower in car. At 8 hours from Villa Watchtower on foot and at 5 hours from the Native Community of Union Canuja, located in the riversides of the river Tambo.
It is about a mountainous area of the chain of hills that you/they form the slope of the river Unini. Their waters are habitat of ornamental fish, lizards and wild ducks.

Waterfalls of Corintoni
He/she leaves of the community native Mission Unini, from where the hill Mencoremón is sighted, of great mysticism for the native (30 minutes on foot) ones. The waterfalls of Corintoni are inmersas in a practically virgin territory.

Collpa of birds prensoras
At 2 hours of Villa Watchtower (via aquatic)
In a hill that separates the slopes of the rivers Urubamba and Inuya they crowd round hundreds of macaws, parrots and other amazon birds daily to supplement their feeding with the clay that contains mineral salts that it is good to neutralize the toxins of the fruits and seeds that ingest.

Cave of the Two Windows or Cave of Buenos Aires
To 55 min of Villa Watchtower (via aquatic).
The Cave of Buenos Aires is denominated this way by the proximity to the native community of the same name, it is located amid the forest and it presents a triangular entrance in grotto form. In the interior he/she has a mezzanine luck that takes to two natural windows that look like feline eyes and a creek of crystalline waters. It is refuge of diverse animals as bats of great size, owls and insects.

Broken Sapani
To 15 km of Villa Watchtower (30 minutes in glider); or for the highway that he/she goes toward Unini (1 hour in car).
This gulch of cold and crystalline waters, with natural puddles, it is surrounded of abundant vegetation and it is of rocky floor. In their nascent one they are several falls of water.

Cave of Tambo Ushco
To 9 km of Villa Watchtower (via terrestrial).
This cavern has several puddles of cold and crystalline waters, where they inhabit fish and crustaceans. In the interior figured pitchers exist naturally in rock.

Great Pajonal
To 25 min of Villa Watchtower (via air).
Great Pajonal has 1715 km2 of mountainous and broken land, and it is surrounded by the rivers Perené, Pachitea, Tambo and High Ucayali. Their population conserves her ancestral customs.


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