Attractions

Hill in Moyobamba

Morro de Calzada

Drawing your eye on your way into Moyobamba from the west is a craggy hill rising abruptly out of the flat forest. This is the Morro de Calzada (550m), a wildlife-rich natural feature encased in a protected reserve …
Nature Reserve in Moyobamba

Reserva Tingana

This community-run nature reserve protects a swath of forest on the upper Río Mayo that is home to monkeys and a wide variety of birds, frogs and butterflies. The tourism cooperative offers day tours that include tr…
Gardens in Moyobamba

Waqanki Orchid Center

This showcase garden replete with some 400 species of orchid growing in a beautiful forest is located 5km south of the 'City of Orchids.' Providing a wonderful natural alliance is an adjacent hummingbird garden wher…
Viewpoint in Moyobamba

Mirador Tahuishco

Head to this viewpoint seven blocks northeast of the plaza for supreme panoramas of the Mayo River valley below. (Stairs head down the mountainside to the river port.) It's a potentially tranquil spot, depending on …
Museum in Moyobamba

Museo Departmental de San Martín

Moyobamba's tiny museum devotes most of its space to the Chachapoyas culture and its history including some unearthed ceramics and textile work.
Gardens in Moyobamba

Jardín Botánico San Francisco

The Moyobamba region is famed for its orchids, and you can see these and other exotic plants in a giant geodesic-domed hothouse at the Jardín Botánico San Francisco. It’s 2km from town, a S5 mototaxi ride away.