La Merced is credited as the Coffee City, a space that is located in the Central Forest of the nation, within the demarcation of Chanchamayo, in the region of Junin, and is the capital of both the homonymous jurisdiction in which it is located, as well as the jurisdiction of Chanchamayo. Visit the 6 Tourist Places La Merced.
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Despite being a town in the Peruvian Amazon, the city of La Merced has in its urban center different lodgings that although they are not luxury lodges, they will offer the pilgrim the security and persistence that will not be achieved by camping in the rural areas of the zone, and at very low prices. The urban center, likewise, has a variety of restaurants and businesses, as well as the possibility of transportation through the different streets of the metropolis thanks to the use of motorcycle cabs.
1. Ashaninka Collectivity
In relation to the tourist attractions of La Merced, this locality prevails both the ecological tourist spaces and those where the experiential excursion is present. An unmissable place to visit if you go to the town of La Merced is the Pampa Michi Native Collectivity, which is pampered by a group of people belonging to the Asháninka ethnic group, who still live in traditional houses and wear the typical costumes of their people. Visiting this community will also offer the visitor the opportunity to appreciate the special traditional music of this Amazonian ethnic group, as well as to observe certain rituals.
2. Zoológico Gallito de las Rocas (Cock of the Rock Zoo)
In La Merced you will also find a beautiful zoo called Gallito de las Rocas, a place where Peruvian birds and other animals, as well as a transcendental diversity of Amazonian plants are bred in enclosures. A similar place to the previous one is the Mariposario, a place where other types of wildlife are also kept.
3. Café de la Merced of Chanchamayo
To visit La Merced also approves to follow the way of the beautiful Valley of the Perené, multitudinous for the river that is pleased of the same name and which is feasible to estimate certain of the most beautiful waterfalls of the forest of Peru. Do not hesitate to travel to La Merced, and enjoy the purchase, in one of the stores or exhibitions, of the popular and delicate coffee of La Merced de Chanchamayo, popular worldwide.
Soon after visiting the region of Chanchamayo, you will be able to share many experiences with the natives. To enjoy this place the ideal is not to hire any travel delegation because it can be a little expensive to balance the sale of tours in the same place.
If you have taken the bus, the ideal is to stay at the Rio Grande Lodge, from this place you can leave quickly and take a motorcycle cab that will take you directly to the center of La Merced and find the tourist route.
4. El Tirol Waterfall
El Tirol Waterfall. It is an incredible place where you can appreciate the Peruvian nature on all sides. To get there easily the ideal is to take a motorcycle cab from the Rio Grande lodge that will take you to the entrance door of the Tirol waterfall, then you must make a walk that lasts about 30 minutes through a shortcut through the forest that flows into the same waterfall.
5. The Bridal Veil Waterfall
This is another enchanting place where most tourists from all over the world arrive. Since this waterfall has a stupendous fall that gives a reflection of a veil, hence its peculiar name. This area is safe for bathing so you can enjoy the best crystal clear waters of the region.
This place is not part of La Merced but it’s very easy to get there from here. In Pozuzo you’ll find a colony of german people which keeps their costume as an old place here. You can taste some typical foods there and also you can know more about how they get there and what they do to survive.
As you see, this place is very nice to visit. You can learn a lot about peruvian costumes and cultural diversity which is one of the most important characteristics of Peru.Finally, we know that you have to keep communication with your relatives and friends, that you need to be able to orient yourself in new cities, that you might need help with translation and that you might need to search for restaurants or hotels. That’s why with PeruSIM you can buy a SIM card including the data plan of your need without having to worry about high roaming costs.