San Martín tours, for being located in the region of jungle and high jungle, it has many tourist attractions, which are related to the majesty of the landscape, archeology prehispanic; and wonderful places to develop adventure tourism: Ahuashiyacu Falls, near Tarapoto; Gera Falls, located near Moyobamba; Sauce Lagoon; the hot springs of sulfur water in the city of Moyobamba, etc.
SAN MARTIN TOURS: MAIN TOURIST ATTRACTIONS
a) Cultural Resources of San Martin Tours:Archaeological Grand Pajatén
The archaeological complex consists mostly of circular buildings, located at different levels and preceded by paved platforms, 1,200 belong to the Chachapoyas culture dc 1500 The entire set shows meandering streets and circular platforms where buildings are located, which are adorned with anthropomorphic, zoomorphic and geometric representations. The upper body of the buildings presents decorations with geometric high relief. The buildings are covered by thick vegetation, which hides under a wild, enigmatic and mysterious scenery. The buildings are spread on the flanks of a narrow plateau and arrive at its lower part to the area called Las Palmas, there other settlements on hills of the environment, all covered by thick vegetation. An hour before reaching the citadel of the Great Pajatén, the funerary complex Pinchudos, located 2,800 meters above sea level view, this architectural complex is made up of 6 circular buildings built on a geological balcony in the middle of a great rock in this place can be seen and sculptural anthropomorphic polychrome wood carved friezes.
What is a group of five stones recordings in low relief and scattered in an area of 1.5 Km radius.; recordings represent figures of animals, plants and forming holes in two rows accounts with representations of snakes. The Polish name means open plain, referring to the geographical conformation where these petroglyphs configured by terraces. It has not been sufficiently studied yet this resource, not knowing the time corresponding to these recordings. They are located 8.5 km. From the city of Tarapoto, in an area of over 1 ha. They are made up of figures of animals and plants and some linguistic symbols, engraved on stone blocks whose historical cultural and tourist significance is invaluable. It is known that these ruins were abandoned by Maorunos (known by the Spanish as motilones), descendants of the Chancas and Pocras.Caves Juancillo
They are located in the province of Mariscal Caceres, at a distance of 2.5 hours on horseback from Juanjui. They are characterized by a series of totally unexplored caves to date.Citadel Sisa
Known only by oral versions of the farmers in the area, noting that a set of ruins located at a distance of three hours by foot, Sisa district.The Town of Lamas
Is located 22 Km. From the city of Tarapoto, on a plateau, whose height gives the population lamista a pleasant temperate climate. Lamas ethnological origin dates back to the peoples of the Chancas who fled after bloody wars with the Incas. At the site you can visit the native quarter of Huayco Ancohuallo summit, the Ethnic Museum and Lamas, mixed neighborhoods of the city. This town is the most representative of the native department of San Martin, because they still retain pre-Hispanic customs.
b) Natural Resources in San Martin tours:
Clear water falling 40 meters, runs on rock with dense vegetation on both sides of the waterfall ends in a pool of approximately 12 meters wide in which you can swim. The depth of the pool ranges allowing spaces for children, while in the central part it is something deeper. The surrounding vegetation with abundant trees and ferns added a special beauty. They can observe birds varieties of butterflies and insects. It located only 15 km. from Tarapoto, a short distance from the road to Yurimaguas, is located in a breathtaking landscape of dense vegetation surrounding the deep gorge through which the water. There is only one road access, following the route of the highway Tarapoto Yurimaguas.
May River originates in the Department of Amazonas, north of Villa Jumbilla, enters the Department of San Martin, in his tour is Alto Mayo valleys where water collects its tributaries Tonchima; Indoche; Yuracyacu; Naranjillo; Naranjo; Tubara; Tioyacu; Soritor and; Gera. Meanwhile, the valley of Bajo Mayo, starting from Tabalosos District, receives waters of Mamonaquihua, Cumbaza and Cachiyacu, and flows into the Huallaga River. These rivers are the largest in the department of San Martin.
May the river is turbulent in nature, with a depth ranging from 6-20 meters in some sections enables the development of cabotage, which in this region is particularly special because of the nature of forest, which allows developing this activity throughout the year and is complemented by observing the surrounding nature.
Small lake of great beauty, for its crystalline waters with an average temperature of 27 °. It is surrounded by lush vegetation, reflected in the water like a mirror. Inside the lagoon stand the treetops, as it has been formed from the damming of rainwater. Is peculiar to observe the treetops, trapped in the dam and protruding into the water, these have grown ferns and have formed nests of birds that often go skimming the water. Here mallards, kingfishers paucares, etc. are observed manacaracos The lake is surrounded by hills with abundant vegetation of the rainforest.
It is located in the district of the same name, at a distance of 16 km. from the right bank of the Huallaga river, at the height of Puerto Lopez. The lake has a length of 450 hectares. and it is the best place for fishing, water skiing, boating, etc.
Albufera formed from the merger to about aguaje palms, which have the particularity to concentrate their water, giving it a special beauty. It is oval shaped, 60 meters wide and 170 long; with a depth of 2.5 meters. Being in the jungle surrounding areas have the beauty of the vegetation of the high jungle. It also has a small zoo. This lagoon is located only 5 km from the city of Tarapoto, on the road that leads to Yurimaguas.; it is as an ideal place for a picnic, offering boating and tasting various dishes of the jungle.
They are located on the slopes of Cerro San Mateo, only 5 Km. From the city of Moyobamba. In it are ponds and streams that flow from the subsoil with varying temperatures, also having adequate infrastructure, such as swimming pool, restaurant and other services. There are 6 pools upgraded for the use of this water; plus additional services: frills, tennis soccer, recreational games, etc.
They are located only 6 km. of Moyobamba in the foothills Oromina. Its name becomes sulfurous water upwelling from the subsoil. A As the hot springs of San Mateo, these, are also medicinal effects attributed to the treatment of some skin diseases. Located in high forest, at a height of 903 meters, surrounded by its own attractive natural environment of the area, with a water temperature of 8 degrees Celsius.
Located in high jungle of tropical humid climate at an altitude of 1025 meters, the waterfalls of three jumps from a height of 120 meters, are crystal clear waters that run the Gera River in bedrock amid lush vegetation timber species, typical local plants, orchids and bromeliads. Road to the falls you can see different types of insects, such as butterflies colors and more. Its scenic beauty can be seen from the viewpoint of the Central Hidroelectrica del Gera as well as from the bottom. It is located amidst lush vegetation south of the city of Moyobamba, understanding Jepelacio district.
It is located in the district of Huicungo, is one of the attractions of the Rio Abiseo National Park, it is characteristic, being a tributary creek Abiseo the right bank of the river, the same that is in turn a system of pool; the arrival to the rising water can be performed following the course of the creek, formed mostly by black icnias rocks. The fact constitute runway light encasements rocky walls that complete the route structure. The force and flow of the rising water of the streams make tortuous path between rocks 3 meters high, with slopes allow the movement from one person to the pools driven current of the same premises; the maximum depth of the pools is 2 meters and can be seen the bottom and fish circulating through it. Nice temperature and transparency of the waters of this creek suggests visitors to immerse themselves in it; in the path length is approximately 300 meters to the forest and the source of the water can appreciate diversity of butterflies on the beach, primary forests with trees of 10-20 meters and various timber species.
c) The main festivities of St. Martin tours:The main religious festivals that encourage tourism in this region are: Traditional Feast of San Juan Bautista, which takes place in all provinces and districts, precisely here becomes the name of the famous dish “Juanes”, prepared on the basis of Creole rice and chicken wrapped in banana leaves (palm of the region).
Another important celebration (July 8) is the Triumph of the Holy Cross of Motilones, the same that lasts eight days. This celebration begins with dancing in the house of “stubborn” to reaching gangs. Then comes the “demand”, a period in which dancing intensely and religious services are organized. Usually, this festival takes place only in native neighborhoods Lamas district, very typical village, whose inhabitants are direct descendants of the tribe of the Chancas and still maintain some of their traditional lifestyles.
As in some cities of Peru Spanish foundation, between weeks 17 and 22 August, held in Tarapoto Jubilee Week, which involves the same activities such as beauty pageants, deer, burning castles, competitions folk dance, etc. Also, on August 30 Tourism Week Lamas, holding essentially typical, where the natives Lamas, walk the city streets dancing in groups representing the couple, marriageable, maidens, widowers is commemorated, etc. Used clothing is very colorful and uses enhancement to the folk of this town.
Other important celebrations are Carnivals throughout the region (February); the Feast of the “Virgen de la Candelaria” in Rioja; Tourism Week Moyobamba (20 to 30 June) and; Orchid Week in Rioja, in November.