Moyobamba is an off-the-beaten-path jungle destination in northeastern Peru. It’s surrounded by cloud forests that harbor an array of plants and animals.

Northern Highlands, Peru, South America


Guided Tours





City Tour

Cave Exploration

& More

The cloud forests that surround Moyobamba harbor some 2,500 types of orchids, as well as rare mammal species like the yellow-tailed monkey. The slow, muddy Río Mayo snakes alongside parts of the town—certain streets dead-end at the river, where you may see long riverboats navigating the water.

The Inca once occupied Moyobamba, and it was one of the few jungle areas that they lived. In the 15th century, Incan chief Túpac Tupanqui conquered local tribes here, but by 1540 the Spanish showed up and officially established the city of Moyobamba.

The best parts of Moyobamba are actually outside the city—the town doesn’t have much to see besides a museum and cathedral. However, there is an annual Orchid Festival during the first week of November, and the end of July sees both the town’s birthday and Peru’s independence (July 25 and July 28, respectively). These latter holidays usher in a week of partying in Moyobamba.

Hikers will enjoy hiking to the top of Morro de Calzada. This mountain is set some 7.5 miles (12 km) outside Moyobamba. It’s about a two-hour walk to the top of the mountain. On the way you pass cloud forests, small waterfalls, and a few caves. You’ll enjoy panoramic views from the top.

Get your Perfect Vacation!
Free Custom Vacation Planning
Start Planning Now
Is Your Planning Service Free?

Yes! The rates are the same if you book directly with the hotels and tours. We offer the additional value of an expert planner to ensure your trip is perfect.

How Does Your Service Work?

We listen to your vision for your trip and ensure that your experience exceeds all of your expectations. Think of us as the “Zappos of Travel.” We do more than book your reservations — we take a holistic approach and create seamless plans.

Can I Trust You?

We have planned thousands of vacations for people just like you. Our mission to redefine and simplify travel planning began in 2006 in Costa Rica, and it continues to this very moment. With over a decade of travel planning experience, we are confident that we can craft your perfect vacation for free.