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Top Choice Museum in Leimebamba

Museo Leimebamba

The mummies found at Laguna de los Cóndores are housed in the Museo Leimebamba, 5km south of town. The museum is owned by the local community and located in a wonderfully constructed complex with multitiered roofs t…
Archaeological Site in Leimebamba

Laguna de los Cóndores

This part of Peru hit the spotlight in 1996 when a group of farmers found six chullpas (ancient Andean funerary towers) on a ledge 100m above a cloud-forest lake. The burial site was a windfall for archaeologists, a…
Ruins in Leimebamba

La Congona

The most captivating of the many ancient ruins strewn around Leimebamba, La Congona is definitely worth the three-hour hike needed to get here. The flora-covered site contains several well-preserved circular houses,…
Cafe in Leimebamba

KentiKafé

Perched on a hill with views of the valley below, alfresco KentiKafé serves gourmet coffee, homemade cakes and sandwiches with avocado and local cheese. The surrounding garden is visited by 17 hummingbird species – …
Peruvian in Leimebamba

Restaurante Turísitico Rumi Wasi

It’s not often that tiny Leimebamba gets a new restaurant, so all hail Rumi Wasi on the main plaza, whose congenial owner, Eliott, scrawls his daily menu on a whiteboard and invites you in. Specialties don’t stray f…
Arts & Crafts in Leimebamba

AMAL

This women’s artisan cooperative located on the plaza sells top-grade handicrafts and local weavings. Better than the shop, however, is the co-op's small workshop, about a five-minute walk along the road to the muse…
Peruvian in Leimebamba

Sabor del Mishqui

The local guides' favorite, Mishqui reputedly harbors Leimebamba's best chef, who whips up fantastic homestyle set meals that include soup, salad, a wide choice of mains, and dessert. They are tasty, filling and out…
Peruvian in Leimebamba

Lucybell

On the plaza, Lucybell does one of the better menús in town and attracts roast-chicken lovers.