October 19, 2009 15:26:49
The Gruta de Guagapo is the beating heart of the fertile Palcamayo Valley, just 35 kilometers north of Tarma.
Said to be the deepest in South America, the cave is accessible enough to entice the adventurous traveler, though it does not give up its secrets easily.
The Gruta de Guagapo is one stop among many on most local tour companies' itineraries, and according to our guide the place swarms with tourists on the weekends.
But on a sunny weekday morning we stood at the mouth of the cave alone except for our guide and the taxi driver who had brought us there, the four of us dwarfed by the entrance.
We didn't see another soul until we left the cave an hour later.
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September 28, 2009 9:05:53
This traditional and welcoming city is a launching point for various excursions to fertile valleys, picturesque towns and deep caves.
Tarma is a city that is visited more and more often by Limeños, due to the city’s close location to the capital (only four hours away), the lovely climate, the beautiful flowered valleys, and also because it is a strategic point of communication between the sierra and the central jungle.
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