Lima: Chiuchin - Picoy - Huancahuasi
The legend tells of an Inca that passed through this are impregnating a princess.
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Directions to Lima: Chiuchin - Picoy - Huancahuasi
The legend tells of an Inca that passed through this are impregnating a princess. In Quechua language, 'chiuchi' means small male child, this being the origin of the locality's name.
Located on the banks of the Chegras River, all you need to do is cross it to reach Chiuchín's hot springs. Although getting there is not easy due to the condition of the roads, those who make the effort to visit the hot springs of Huacachín (Chiuchín), Picoy and Huancahuasi will be more than rewarded. These hot springs offer relief for liver, skin, breathing, kidney, nervous and rheumatic conditions.
The temperature of its waters vary between 40 ° C to 60 ° C (104 to 140 ° F). Here visitors will find a wide variety of services available.
- Location: 215 km (134 miles) north-east of Lima.
- Access by Land: It can be reached by the Panamericana Norte highway. At km 103 (Río Seco), after going through Chancay, take the turning to Sayán and Churín and follow the Huaura river. The journey takes about 5 hours.
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