The Río Abiseo was established August 11, 1983 by means of
Supreme Law # 064-83-AG. In 1990 it was declared a Cultural and
Natural Heritage of Humanity by the NUES-CO.
It is found located in the San Martín region, the Mariscal
Cáceras province, and the Huicungo district. It occupies a surface
area of 274,520 hectares.
Within the park exists 7 zones of life with a variety of flora
and fauna, between the altitude of 350 and 4,200 meters above sea
level. The fog covered forest form the majority of the park
containing the largest diversity of plants second to the tropical
humid forests. It's flora includes ferns, orchids, bromeliaceae,
sugar cane, moss, and distinct plants to the high land jungles. Of
261 genus,105 families, and 1,000 species of flora, 13 have been
identified as new to science and 50 which have not yet been
Among the 11 genus and 13 species of mammals registered, you find
the yellow tailed woolly monkey (Lagothrix flavicauda), an endemic
specie and in danger of extinction in Perú, the Perú mountain paca
(Agouti taczanowskii) and threatened species like the north Andean
huemul (Hippocamelus antisensis), the spectacled bear (Tremarctos
ornatus), the jaguar (Panthera onça) and the long haired
spider monkey (Ateles belzebuth).
Of the 132 bird species found, we can mention Salvin's Currasow (Crax
salvini), King Vulture (Sarcoramphus
papa), Yellow Crowned Parrot (Amazona ochrocephala) and the
Southern Pochard (Netta erythrophthalma).
This National Park is biologically rich and contains remains of incalculable
cultural and scientific value from the precolombina occupation.
Among the36 different archeological locations which have been
registered, the Gran Pajatén is highlighted as the most
impressionable monument because of it's special architectural
design; it is comparable to the National Park of Tikal in Guatemala.
The principle objective of the National Park of the Río Abiseo
is to protect the Neblina de la Ceja de Selva and Selva Alta
forests, while conserving wild species like the yellow tailed woolly
monkey which is on it's way to extinction.
San Martin region.
How To Get There
From Pataz, in La Libertad region, which is located to the
west of the reserve.
When To Go
Between May and October
El Gran Pajatén Archeological Area, los Pinchudos
Photography, wild life observation, cultural observation
Typical of the tropical forest: hot and humid, with
temperatures that usually reach 34° C. There is a dry
season or summer, from May to October as well as a season of
strong rains between December and March.
There are no tourist services available.
Adult: daily PEN 5,00 (in
USD), for three days PEN 10,00 (in
Child: daily PEN 1,5 (in
USD), for three days PEN 4,00 (in