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About La Merced

It’s the capital of Chanchamayo district, province of Chanchamayo, located on the department of Junín. Before the Spanish conquest, the first inhabitants of La Merced were yaneshas and asháninkas. In 1635... the missionary Juan Jerónimo Jiménez arrived to this city and started to explore the virgin areas of the region. In September 24th 1869 José Manuel Pereira Palomino founded the town with the current name.
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Travel tips for La Merced

In the city it’s common to get around in “mototaxi”, being the average price for route at 2,5 soles. By foot you can also get around, visiting the streets of the city.It’s recommended to bring mosquito repellent, sun loation and raincoat fo...r the incessant rains of the region. You should also have light clothing for the day and warm clothes for the night if you travel to high areas.It’s better to avoid booking the services of people around the airport and terrestrial terminals.
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La Merced weather

Best time to visit La Merced

The best moment to visit La merced is in June, when the locals celebrate the Touristic Week of the Central Jungle.

Climate in La Merced

-La Merced has a tropical weather, typical of the Amazonia.-It’s warm, humid and rainy the whole year.-The warmest month is November, with a maximum temperature of 89 °F (32 °C) and a minimum of 57 °F (14 °C) in July.

The things to do in La Merced

Accomodations in La Merced

Hotel El Edén Selva
Location: 347, Ancash street
Price: from 47 soles per person
It’s located at 50 meters from the main church of La Merced. The hotel has services as free wi-fi, restaurant, cable TV and private bathroom. It’s an option of good value for money.

Important dates in La Merced

Carnival of the Central Jungle(February)It’s an amazing festival where you will find troupes, allegorical cars and dance competitions. It’s typical to throw water buckets and ballons.
Touristic week of the Central Jungle(Second weeks of June)There are activities to select Miss Central Jungle on the whole province, typical dances and gastronomical and handmade fairs. Besides that, there are shows of adventure sports and guided visits.
Miss Tsinani(September, the 21st)It’s a festival where Miss Tsinani is chosen; it means lady on their dialect, and it’s selected among representatives of the native communities ashaninkas and shipibas. It’s an event part of the patron saint festival.
Señor de los Milagros Procession(October)It’s one of the most crowded and well-known celebration of Peru, in honour of the Señor de los Milagros (the Miracle Sir).


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