- Type: Attractions
- Localyte author: Brandon Smith
NileGuide Expert Says:
Great for nature lovers and bird watchers.
NileGuide Expert tip:
Ask for a visit to Obrajillo and to Checta petroglyphs.
- Canta is a town and a district about 2-3 hours out of the city of Lima. It is composed of about 3-4 small towns. There is several activities to participate with several beautiful sites. It is in the foothills of the Andes Mountains. There is a few waterfalls in the area. I find it to be a amazing place because you can escape the city (very important in winter) and have a uniquely Peruvian experience there. The area is mostly agricultural and people are friendly there. However, this is a poor area like many small areas in Peru and you must be prepared for that. However, Canta is quickly becoming a spot for Limenians to escape for the weekend and accommodations, restaurants, and tourist activities are improving. Some of the activities that you can participate in there include horseback riding, hiking, camping, mountain biking and motor sports. I would highly recommend a hike around the area on one of the many local trails and observing the culture of the local people. It is also a must to buy some of the local cheese as it is extremely good and also very cheap. You can also find cheap fruit and vegetable stands on the road to and from Canta. Your options for traveling to Canta include by car, bus, or taxi at km 22. Beware if you catch a taxi that km 22 is a dangerous area and it is not really recommended. There is also several tourist booths in Lima, particularly in Miraflores that offer day trips to Canta. If you decide to stay for a couple of days, I highly recommend "Casa del Coronel" right in the town of Canta. The accommodations are comfortable and very reasonably priced.
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- Canta, Peru
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