|Location:||From Bajo Naranjillo, take the track towards the South crossing San Miguel, 40 minutes walk. Nueva Cajamarca district, Rioja province. (-5.85596, -77.39402)|
All year daily after appointment.
|Dimension:||L=155m, VR=8m, A=980m asl.|
|Guided tours:||cave trekking, D=1h.|
Bigot JY, Guyot JL, Fabre O. (2014):
Pérou, Alto Mayo 2013,
Spelunca , 133: 9-11.
|Address:||Cueva Palacio del Rey, Asociación de Desarrollo Económico Sostenible, Tolentino Julca, Tel: +51-942-012102.|
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|22-SEP-2003||explored during the 2003 Pucará expedition.|
|07-SEP-2013||explored and surveyed by the Alto Mayo 2013 expedition.|
Cueva Palacio del Rey (King's Palace Cave) has a narrow entrance which leads to a series of chambers which show impressive speleothems. The cave was named because the pillars resemble a lush kings palace. The cave is visited on guided tours and is gated. It was known for a long time to the locals, but the first speleologic exploration was in 2003. The single passage has no side branches and ends in a collapse. It is interpreted as a fossil level of the resurgence of Peña Blanca, located further down.