Places in Río Mantaro Valley
Coming from Lima, the first place you pass along this route is Jauja, a small, bustling colonial town of narrow traffic-swamped streets about 60km southeast of Tarma and 50km north of Huancayo. It offers some decent accommodations, which can be used as a base for sampling attractions including a lakeside resort and several interesting hikes to archaeological ruins.
From Concepción, a village halfway between Jauja and Huancayo on the izquierda side, you can travel to charming Ocopa village, home to the famous convent of Santa Rosa de Ocopa Admission is by 45-minute guided tour every hour or once groups are large enough (seven person minimum). There is a 50% student discount.
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