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Cachiche - Other Activity Ica - Peru

In this huarango forest, far from the prying eyes of the Spanish Inquisition, Andean indigenous, African slaves, Romani and Chinese came to practice their native religions. The Catholic Church considered those beliefs to be witchcraft, and thus Cachiche’s nickname: pueblo de brujas (village of witches). At the main site is a poor museum ($0.40). Many curanderos (shamans) in the neighborhood hang their shingles out, announcing their services. It is also said many of the local campesinos also practice the crafts. A few blocks away is the palmera de siete cabezas, a bewitched date palm with seven crowns of fronds. Both are standard stops on winery tours.


4 kilometers (2.5 miles) south of Ica

Ica, Peru

Other Activity Types:
Village, Rituals

Getting There

Many tours to the wineries make a stop here ($11). A taxi should cost about $1.50 one way.

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Price Description:

Relative price: Budget

Travel Skills: None

You Need to Bring:

If going on your own, take what money you’ll need. Leave all valuables behind at your hotel.

Currencies accepted
Peruvian nuevo sol

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