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Population : 4600 inhabitants
Altitude : 480 m
Distance :
   Lima : 197 km
   Cusco : 888 km
   Arequipa : 901 km
   Piura : 1168 km
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Lunahuaná

Overview
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A cheerful and picturesque town, located 138 km southeast of the city of Lima, in the province of Cañete, Lunahuana offers a wide array of attractions for every taste. The town is settled in a beautiful valley, perfect for long walks and to admire the uproarious Cañete River, bordered by refreshing foliage, and surrounded by high and arid hills. The town and its surroundings are also famous for their wine cellars, which offer some of the best piscos and wines in the country.

However, the town became famous for the practice of rafting in the Cañete River, which surrounds the town. Each year, thousands of daring visitors travel through this uproarious stream in rafts. There is a large variety of specialized and safe agencies offering rafting services in the river. Several agencies also arrange quad-bike tours and rent bicycles. Some also offer wall climbing activities during the afternoons.

Lunahuana offers as well some cultural activities such as a visit to the Inca ruins of Incahuasi. The town itself is picturesque and it is really pleasant to have a pisco sour in one of the kiosks on the main square. From the point of view of gastronomy, the main cooking element in Lunahuana comes from the very same surrounding river : its prawns ! These are prepared in every possible way, and prawn soup is requested more often. Another typical dish in the region is the piscuy, a dish made with deboned guinea pig, soaked in pisco. A special dry soup is also prepared, it is called sopa chola. Desserts are made with medlar, a local fruit.

The town has picturesque buildings and a beautiful church located on the town’s main square. It is surrounded by restaurants where one may try all the special dishes of the region.

Warning : There are no automatic teller machines (ATM) in Lunahuana and although one can pay with his/her credit card in most hotels, restaurants and tourist agencies, it is recommended to take enough cash money. In Lunahuana it is sunny all year round and because most of the times it is very hot, it is recommended to use a good sun block product. Due to its location at a certain altitude, evenings and nights may be quite cool. The town is located a few meters away of the Cañete River and therefore, taking an insect repellent is recommended.
Tourist attractions and activities
Canotaje en LunahuanáRafting in the Cañete River
Each year, thousands of daring visitors travel through this uproarious stream in rafts. There is a large variety of specialized and safe agencies offering rafting services in the river. Just do it !
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Las Ruinas de IncahuasiIncahuasi Ruins
Incahuasi or "House of the Inca", located close to the town of Lunahuana, is the most important and strategic city built by the Incas in the region. It is kind of a small Cusco, as it is the exact image of this Inca city, built by orders of Inca Pachacutec.
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Altitude
480 m
Weather
Lunahuana has a privileged climate, dry and warm, with the presence of sunshine throughout the year. The average annual temperature is 21ºC (70ºF). In winter, the temperature drops to 14°C (57ºF) at night, while during the summer it peaks at 32ºC (90ºF). In winter, the sky may be slightly cloudy and some precipitations may occur (called "drizzle"). Only in exceptional years occur cases of heavier rains though short-lived.

Table with minimum and maximum temperatures, and rainfall in Lunahuana :

LUN J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max 26 27 26 25 23 22 21 18 19 20 22 24
Min 19 21 20 19 18 18 17 15 16 16 16 19
mm 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.5 0.0 1.2 0.0 0.0 1.3 0.0

In degrees Fahrenheit :

LUN J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max 79 81 79 77 73 72 69 65 67 69 71 75
Min 67 69 68 66 65 65 63 60 60 61 61 66
mm 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.5 0.0 1.2 0.0 0.0 1.3 0.0

Weather in Lunahuana

How to get there ?
How to get to Lunahuana ?

The nearest city is Cañete.

From Cañete :

- By taxi : 40 minutes
- By van or collective/shared taxi (combi/colectivo) : 1h15
Take a combi or colectivo to Imperial (+/- 15 min) and then another combi or clectivo to Lunahuana (about 1 hour).

Be careful, after +/- 5:00pm, if it's not a weekend of high season (national holidays, long weekends, etc.), it can become difficult to find a taxi back to Cañete from Lunahuana. The latest combis departures are at about the same time.
Hotels in Lunahuana
Where to stay in Lunahuana ? Hotels in Lunahuana :
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Refugio de SantiagoRefugio de Santiago
The Refugio de Santiago is a Republican house of the early twentieth century restored for rural tourism. Not a traditional hotel, its intention is to recover lost pleasures, enjoying nature or a campfire without telephone or television.
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Complete list of hotels
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Restaurants in Lunahuana
Where to eat in Lunahuana ? Restaurants in Lunahuana :
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Where to have lunch in Lunahuana ?
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Restaurante Campestre CondorayCountry Restaurant Condoray
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Luna del ValleLuna del Valle Restaurant
We offer a variety of regional dishes, using local products such as shrimp and trout. We use a special technique of flambé with pisco that gives a different flavor to our dishes. Indulge your palate with our cooking!
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El Pueblo RestaurantEl Pueblo Restaurant
Come and enjoy our extensive menu in a family atmosphere, and delight your palate with the best selection of our regional cuisine.
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Complete list of restaurants
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Pubs and clubs in Lunahuana
Where to go out in Lunahuana ? Pubs and clubs in Lunahuana :
Complete list of pubs and clubs
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Travel agencies and tours in Lunahuana
What tour to hire in Lunahuana ? Travel agencies and tours in Lunahuana (rafting, canopy, ATV, horseback riding, mountain biking, wineries tour, city tour) :

Luanhuaná Rafting PerúLunahuaná Rafting Perú
Safety in an extreme world ! We provide the best service, quality, responsibility and above all, safety. We'll take you to a world of adventure where you will enjoy new thrills and unforgettable moments !
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JK Peru AventuraJK Peru Aventura
Our company provides the best services in adventure sports and offers a unique experience to the travellers.
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Complete list of tours
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