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Huancayo Things to See and Do

Besides the friendly locals and artisan markets, Huancayo is an inexpensive Peruvian town where many travelers choose to spend time volunteering or learning Spanish. For those with only a day or two, many opt to take a half-day tour (usually about $10 for 5 hr) to towns such as San Jeronimo, known for its gold and silver jewelery.

For under $2, you can spend a few hours looks at an eclectic selection of items from around the world at the Museo Colegio Salesiano (Jr. Arequipa 105. Monday-Friday from 9 a.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-noon). If you'd prefer to do something more active, try the La Camineta hike from Huancayo to Huaytapallana Peak or take the 45-minute walk from town to the sandstone towers of Torre Torre. These picturesque hikes can be arranged at any of the tour companies and most have a group leaving daily.

By Michelle Lillie
I am currently living on my fourth continent. I think that backpacks are one of the greatest inventions of all times. I adhere to the idea that if...
28 Dec 2011

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