The national capital Lima is located 150 miles (241 kilometers) southwest of Chanchamayo.
It's recommended not to limit yourself to the points of interest in Chanchamayo because the surrounding region is laced with numerous wonderful attractions. Examples of places in the vicinity of Chanchamayo are Satipo, 30 miles (48 kilometers) to the northwest, and Oxapampa, 40 miles (64 kilometers) to the southeast.
For a low-cost outdoors activity that everyone will like, take the time to stop by the region's fascinating open-air markets. Junin is popular for its range of old towns; these are fascinating portals into the region's rich history.
For those leading a fast-paced life, the perfect holiday often means finding great spots to relax. When it's time to kick back, copy the locals and try bird watching or wildlife watching. Be sure to throw in a pair of walking shoes and join one of the fascinating wildlife spotting tours, guided nature walks and city walking tours.
Taking the time to learn some common phrases in Spanish is one of the nicest gestures you can pay to a region's people. "¿Querría bailar conmigo?" is a good example. It means "Would you like to dance with me?" "Este caballero pagará por todo" ("This gentleman will pay for everything") is also useful.
When it is time to depart from Chanchamayo, use your last soles on last minute keepsakes for the folks at home and bid a fond Adiós (farewell).