How to get there?

Oxapampa is located in the central jungle of Peru, 398 km from Lima, at an altitude of 1814 meters above sea level.

Land Access

To get there from Lima, take the central highway to the city of La Merced in the province of Chanchamayo, in the department of Junin, and then take the road to Oxapampa. The road is perfectly paved. The travel time by car is approximately 8 hours and a half.

Air access

There are direct flights of 1 hour by plane from Lima with the company AEROLINK, it is also possible to fly to Jauja with the company LATAM, and then continue to Oxapampa by land in a 4 hour trip.

The ideal climate

Oxapampa has a warm and temperate climate all year round, regularly between 13C and 24C, which makes it possible to visit at any time. Although there is rainfall throughout the year, June is the driest month, and the rains are more intense between December and March.

 

Oxapampa y VillaOrganika

We chose oxapampa to develop the Villa Organika project because it is a charming place to live and/or spend a season, which overwhelms by its biodiversity and its natural and cultural richness, where you can enjoy a warm environment all year round, celestial sky and limbo clouds, rivers, lakes, waterfalls, springs and streams with clean and crystalline water, fertile land, beautiful landscapes, surrounded by majestic green mountains and delightful rainbows.

Today, it is the result of the fusion of three ethnic groups: Yanesha inhabitants of the area, European colonizers and later Andean immigration.

Natural Fun

Oxapampa offers an attractive combination of cultural activities and in contact with nature for the whole family. Throughout the year there are different festivities and agricultural, gastronomic and religious fairs that highlight the influence of the European colony on the local culture.

It has several museums and points of architectural interest, such as the main square, the Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, the Emperor William I suspension bridge or the Stadler House, which in addition to replicating the typical characteristics of the European architecture of the settlers, allows you to follow their lifestyle: from milking cows to enjoying a bath in the river.

In addition to the impressive landscape, you can also enjoy a visit to the Humboldt Botanical Garden, the Forest Nursery and the Yanachaga-Chemillén National Park to discover its fauna and flora.

 

tradition

The houses of Oxapampa have been built, for the most part, of wood in the European style, and despite the fact that several generations have passed since its foundation, a large part of the traditions are still practiced: Tyrolean and yaneshas dances, ribbon tournaments and rodeos exhibited in some ranches, elaboration of wharapo and liquor distillation, artisan exhibitions and gastronomy. However, the most important festivity is the Anniversary of the Oxapampa Foundation, which is celebrated every August 30 commemorating the arrival of the settlers and the day of the town's patron saint: Santa Rosa de Lima.

A Unique Place

Oxapampa has been recognized since 2010 by UNESCO as the Oxapampa-Ashaninka - Yanesha Biosphere Reserve, which includes the natural and cultural conservation of the towns.

Oxapampa comes from the Quechua ocsha which means "straw" and pampa, which means "plain". It is located in the central part of Peru, on the right bank of the Huancabamba River, at an altitude of 1,814 meters above sea level and is made up of 7 districts: Oxapampa, Villa Rica, Chontabamba, Huancabamba, Pozuzo, Puerto Bermúdez and Palcazú.

Its foundation dates back to August 30, 1891, when a group of Germans and Tyrolese arrived from Pozuzo guided by the colonist Enrique Bottger Treu.