Incredible Caves You Can Visit In Peru


Peru has incredible caves that you need to visit. Their particular rock formations and irresistible landscapes make them unique in the world.

“Some of these caves are considered the deepest in Peru, while others harbor pre-Inca burials”, El Comercio explained.

Qiocta Cavern

Located in the district of Lamud, Amazonas, an hour and a half from Chachapoyas, it is a wide cave that houses pre-Inca burials and different stalactites and stalagmites. It is essential to wear rubber boots for the journey.

Owl Cave

Inhabited by guácharos (or birds of the caverns) and bats. It also houses stalactites and stalagmites at the top and bottom and it’s the main attraction of the Tingo María National Park, in Huánuco.

Huagapo Cave

With a depth of 2,000 meters, this cave located in the district of Palcamayo, in Tarma, is considered the deepest in South America.

Palestine Cave

This geological formation of 60 million years old is located in the district of Nueva Cajamarca, in the province of Rioja, located in the department of San Martín. It has a depth of 3,500 meters and it will take less than an hour to cover it.

Tunqui Cave

Although it is small, you can’t miss visiting it. It is located in the district of Chontabamba, just 20 minutes from Oxapampa.

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