Reserva Paisajistica Nor Yauyos-Cochas
Huancaya, in the Lima Highlands
If you are into ecotourism and yearning for an almost untouched landscape, Reserve Paisajistica Nor Yauyos-Cochas is the place to go. Even though it is located within the Lima region, it is actually located around 3,000 meters above sea level. The destination itself is characterized by the stunning views that you'll encounter while exploring the surroundings. Amid lush forest and sweeping pampas, you'll find lots of small lakes full of diverse birds species and herds of camelids. This is a natural conservation area, and once you get here you will understand why. Camp beside the main lake (Piquecocha) for easy access to the rest of the park. Remember to bring plenty of water, and warm clothes for the night. You can reach the reserve using one of the cheap bus services offered by local tour operators.
By Ana Paula Bedoya, AFAR Local Expert
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