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The Central Highlands Travel Guide

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Tarma is the gateway to the Reserva Nacional de Junín and high jungle around Chanchamayo, and outfits like Perú Latino Tarma tours and Max Adventures offer day tours to both.

Around Huancayo you can hike, bike, and explore local villages with the amazing Incas del Perú, which also has a Spanish-language school, book exchange, and folk-art collection. They will also arrange volunteering and hiking throughout the Manataro Valley and high jungle, as well as music, cooking, weaving, and gourd-carving workshops. Dargui Tours offers multiday tours of the region, with a focus on the archaeological ruins around Huancayo.

Ayacucho is surrounded by archaeological ruins and natural wonders, all of which can be viewed on a package tour. A&R Tours has city excursions and routes to Huari, Quinua, Valle Huanta, and Vilcashhuamán.

A&R Tours. Ayacucho is surrounded by archaeological ruins and natural wonders, all of which can be viewed on a package tour. A&R Tours has city excursions and routes to Huari, Quinua, Valle Huanta, and Vilcashhuamán. 9 de Diciembre 130, Ayacucho. 066/311–300. www.viajesartours.com. From S/60.

Dargui Tours. Dargui Tours offers multiday tours of the region, with a focus on the archaeological ruins around Huancayo. Jr. Ancash 367, Plaza Constitución, Ayacucho. 064/233–705. www.darguitours.com. From S/55.

Incas del Perú. Around Huancayo you can hike, bike, and explore local villages with the amazing Incas del Perú, which also has a Spanish-language school, book exchange, and folk-art collection. They will also arrange volunteering and hiking throughout the Mantaro Valley and high jungle, as well as music, cooking, weaving, and gourd-carving workshops. Giráldez 652, Huancayo. 064/223–303. www.incasdelperu.com. From S/50.

Max Adventures. Max Adventures runs standard day tours around Tarma, including adventure activities like rappelling and mountain biking plus multi-day trips to to the Reserva Nacional de Junín and high jungle around Chanchamayo, including Oxapampa and Villarica. 2 de Mayo 284, Tarma. 064/532–175. www.maxadventure.com.pe. From S/56.

Perla Tours. Long-running Perla Tours specializes in day trips around Tarma, with stops like the Gruta de Huagapo cave, as well as longer trips into the central jungle. Jr. Moquegua 685, Tarma. 983/726–405. www.perlatarma.com. From S/45.

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