In 1791, the group from the Franciscan Theological Order led by Manuel Sobreviela created Tocachi while they were searching El Dorado (with the Cholones Indians). The town was abandoned after the independence of Peru and in 1914 the settlers founded Juan de Tocache. It was located in the confluence of the rivers Huallaga and Tocache. The settlers extracted rabber to export to Europe but after the 1st World War this industry ends. In 1936 they decided to move the town because it suffered inundations, they relocated it in the Pato ravine (now Rio de la Plata) and they named it Pato or Puerto Pato, but after 4 years it took the name of Tocache Nuevo. After some years, it was designated with the district’s category and it became part of the province of Mariscal Caceres.
Best time to visit Tocache
The best month to visit Tocache is december because they celebrate the Banana’s Festival and they organize the Tocache Expo. And if you don’t like the rain, the best months to visit Tocache are june and july.
Climate in Tocache
The climate in Tocache is tropical and its average temperatura is 77°F (25°C). Also, it has a high level of humidity.
Things to do in Tocache
Nightlife in Tocache
El Rustico Snack bar Karaoke
Location: Intersection of Jr. Pedro Gómez with Jr. Progreso Hours: unknown Price: unknown Bar decorated with the typical jungle style. There you can try several typical cocktails, beers and other drinks. They have an excellent service.
Location: Between Jr. Belaunde and Aviacion Avenue, 3 blocks from Jr. Fredy Aliaga Hours: unknown Price: unknown Nice place with big spaces where you can have a good party with your friends. Also, they organize events with famous artists and they offer good cocktails.
Tokio Mega Disco
Location: Belaunde Terry road Hours: 07:30 p.m. - 06:00 a.m. friday and saturday / 07:30 to 12:00 a.m. sunday Price: unknown Enjoy the best events and parties with famous national artists. They also organize competitions to entertain the party.
Where to eat in Tocache
Las Delicias de Pochita
Location: Jr. Amazonas 305 Hours: 09:00 a.m. to 03:00 p.m. Price: unknown Restaurant with good seasoning that has participated in Mistura food festival. It offers dishes like cecina mixta, special ceviche, wild arroz chaufa, tacu tacu with lomo and pepper with cocona.
Antojitos Tipicos La Cocona
Location: Intersection of Jr. Jorge with Amazonas Hours: 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Price: unknown Restaurant that offers typical dishes like patarashka, ninajuane, avispajuane, chicharron, fish in bijao leaves and exotic cocktails with strange names. Also, it offers karaoke to enjoy with your friends.
Location: Jr. Ramon Castilla block 9th Hours: unknown Price: unknown Rustic restaurant that offers typical dishes in a nature atmosphere. There you can try piranha, suri and a delicious fried carachama.
El Dorado Restaurant
Location: Jr Fredy Aliaga. N. 725 Hours: 09:00 a.m. to 03:00 p.m. Price: unknown Elegant restaurant that offers typical dishes with a special presentation. They give an excellent service.
The tourist places to see in Tocache are:
Malecon de la ciudad
Location: Near Huallaga river Hours: All day Price: Free entrance Enjoy the view of the nature in front of the Huallaga river. It’s a perfect experience to share with your friends and family.
Velo de Plata Waterfall
Location: Uchiza’s district Hours: 08:00 a.m. to 04:00 p.m. Price: Free entrance Beautiful waterfall of 135 meters, where you can swim. The place is perfect to take photos because it has a beautiful landscape (native flora).
Location: 8 km. from the city (50 min. walking, 10 min. by motorcycle) Hours: All day Price: Free entrance Enjoy the fresh air going to the natural viewpoint located 1045 meters above sea level. You will have a great view of the valley, the city and the Huallaga river. During the day and at night the view is amazing.
Santa Cruz Waterfall
Location: Nuevo Progreso district Hours: All day Price: unknown Group of 4 waterfalls, the biggest one has 15 meters of high. They are beautiful waterfalls because they also have vegetation in the surroundings. You can swim and relax with a peaceful atmosphere.
Maravillosa and Misteriosa Caves
Location: Tocache District Hours: unknown Precio: unknown In this caves you can see interesting figures of carved stone made by the river, and also you can see stalactites and stalagmites. There are figures that represent Jesus Christ and Virgin Mary. You can also find blind fishes and bats living there.
Petroglifos de Chontayacu
Location: 20 minutes from Uchiza district Hours: All day Price: unknown Group of rocks with mythical figures that represent plants or the pass of time. They also have figures that represent animals like monkeys, felines and others.
Rumi Tayta Fortress
Location: Uchiza District Hours: All day Price: unknown Big stones with different forms that represent a fortress with a labyrinth inside. It’s a natural place where you can enjoy nature. Nearby there is another natural place named Roca Picho.
The things to do in Tocache
Location: Tocache district or in Ramal de Aspuzana town Caves with cultural value because they give information about Tocache’s history and people. You can find religious references.
Location: Distrito de Tocache If you practice any extreme sport you can know the beauty of the nature and animals in Tocache, like seals, Humboldt penguins, guanacos and condors.
Sighting of insects and birds
How to reach Tocache
Tocache by train
There are no passenger trains covering routes to or from Tocache.
Tocache by flight
The city of Tocache has an airfield that is used only for private flights and military operations. Tingo Maria’s airport is the nearest to Tocache, located 3 hours from the city by road. The airlines that operate in this airport are LCPeru, Latam, and StarPeru.
Tocache by bus
The distance from Lima to Tocache is 421.3 miles (678 km). The transportation companies that cover this route are Tepsa, Turismo Universo and Movilbus, with ticket’s prices from 60 to 155 soles. The average journey time is 17 hours. The schedule for the buses departure from Lima goes from 2:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Accomodations in Tocache
Salon de Madera
Location: In the corner of Jr. Tocache with Jr. San Martín Price: unknown
Location: Jr. Fredy Aliaga 141 Price: unknown
Location: Jr. Pedro Gomez Block 6 Price: unknown Hotel that offers executive rooms with TV, free WiFi and hot water. The decoration of the rooms is very special.
La Posada de Manuel
Location: Jr. Huallaga 495 Price: unknown Hotel with the basic services and with few decorations.
Location: Jr. Fredy Aliaga 768 Price: unknown Hotel that offers rooms with good services. Also, they have a pool and a beautiful garden. It is located in a quiet area.
Location: Jr. Progreso 783 Price: unknown Hotel located near the main square of Tocache. It offers rooms with private bathroom, TV and some have Jacuzzi or hydro-massage shower. Also it gives you a baby crib if you need it.
Important dates in Tocache
San Juan Bautista Traditional feast
Traditional celebration that honors the patron saint of Tocache. The beauty queen directs the ceremony that includes a military parade near the Tocache river. Tourists can attend to the food festival and see the parade floats.
Important celebration that honors one of the most important fruits in the amazon area. They organize food festivals, competitions of motokar and motocross, parades and also offer fireworks.
Exhibition that shows the importance of cacao in the city and in the world. They invite special guests like expert bakers, chocolatiers, sommeliers and others to show dishes and cocktails elaborated with cacao.