Nor Yauyos-Cochas Landscape Reserve, Lima

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Embark on an adventure at Nor Yauyos-Cochas Landscape Reserve a protected area in the high Andes, filled with many different natural landscapes and wildlife. Explore the caves situated in the reserve, among them is the highest known cave in the world. Hike along the Canete River and admire its lagoons and cascading waterfalls, absorb the views of snow-capped mountains, or spend some time in of the of small, friendly towns nearby. The reserve is home to many native species such as Andean foxes, herons, and the endangered vicunas. Plan your visit to Nor Yauyos-Cochas Landscape Reserve and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Lima day trip planning app .
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  • The remains reservation at Huancaya, for such reason is necessary first take Lima Cañete did, so we took a bus company flowers located in the victory which has cost between s/10 s/15 (depending on the season) and depart every hour and the journey takes between 2 2:40 hours (depends of the traffic of Lima). Since we arrived at 22:00 to Cañete, already not passing buses to Yauyos, since the latter leaves at 17:00, so we decided to go to Lunahuana. To reach this destination, we caught a bus to Imperial, which has a cost of s/1 and takes 15 minutes. In Imperial pass buses to Lunahuaná which have cost between s/5 to S/8 (depending on time) and the journey takes almost 40 min. The next day we madrugamos to enjoy Lunahuaná and their sports and ends at 13:00 left for Yauyos by which took a bus which cost us S / 15 and the journey takes almost 3 hours (it is a path with many curves and often get dizzy a lot of people) and it is necessary to lower CSR in Magdalena. Once in Magdalena you can take a trolley that will lead one to Huancaya, this has a cost of between S/60 S/80 and the cost is divided among all persons that cogan truck i.e. If cobra S/60 and 5 people climbing out of a S / 12 per person. In our case as we were only 2 us went out very expensive so we decided to ask a favor to someone who was going to Huancaya, take this means of transport, which will take us (if reading this and go in carriage aid to several tourists who stay in M) (agdalena and that is difficult for them to climb to Huancaya). Between Magdalena and Huancaya takes almost 2 and a half hours and route is not illuminated and is very narrow, so it should use caution and is preferable to not go so late for this. At the same time touch the Horn at each corner to avoid accidents. Once in Huancaya search for lodging in one of the typical houses of the village, they have a cost of S/30 double and S/20 single bed. These rooms are humble, so if you are looking something luxuries aren't you find here. My mobile operator is Entel and had no data or calls, some people we met had operator Claro and they could only make calls, not data. Huancaya people is very friendly, is a very small but cozy town, the dishes are among the S/8 S/14 (we ate one with trout, rice, salad and potatoes and us cost S/12), offer mate everywhere and it is very good. To get to see the waterfalls should take a tour, which offered it with or without a guide, and includes all the viewpoints where you can see the forest of love, reach Vilca, see all the waterfalls and boat in one of the lagoons and take you to a waterfall. This has a cost of between S/40 S/45 (price guide). The view really is great, is very quiet and yet this destination is not so commercial in which you can enjoy nature and tranquility, is a veeery long trip but if you have time and eager to learn, is justified. The climate is cold, is ideal to appreciate nature, can be done without tour as we did, but if you have to be careful with the times. Part of this route, there is another that is go to Huacho, and there catch go to Magdalena and then taxi. He clarified also that there are many companies that make this kind of tour from Lima.
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  • The place is located in the sierra de Lima, the good news is that there are landscapes very nice for family and friends. How bad is the way trail where a car passes and truck the other direction have to accommodate is to let the other. Very cold there many hostels or hotels, most are Guest House. By loq EU there is comfort.
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  • Huancaya Nor Yauyos - Cochas is a very good landscape reserve. In it there is nothing to envy from a National Geographic documentary. The dishes range from 6 to 20 soles cuy (guinea pig) being the most expensive dish. The climate is dry and cold, so winter clothes is very important. Here you will be disconnected from the technology though if you can receive calls (Movistar).
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