Prior to attending a biogeography conference in Quito we arranged for some time to visit Peru and cactophile friends there. We also arranged for a short trip to the Marañon River relatively remote region in northern Peru known for its cacti and other succulents. This trip is described on this page.
Why visit the Marañon Canyon?
How to get there?
We flew to Cajamarca rather than drive, saving a very long day’s drive. From Cajamarca the rental driver, together with his two sons and a cousin drove us in his Toyota Hi Lux pickup for four days, arriving in Jaen – from where we flew back to Lima. The route is shown in Fig. 1.