Epic Rides in Peru | Yauyos-Cochas (Landscape Reserve)

Epic Rides in Peru

Reserva Paisajistica Nor Yauyos-Cochas

(Landscape Reserve)

Reserve Paisajistica Nor Yauyos-Cochas is an untouched landscape. 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.

Riding through the reserve is a slight challenge with all the road dirt and gravel. But take your time cause you’ll most likely have the place to yourself.

The Ride

A few hours from Lima, you can enter the reserve from many different entrances.

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The Ride through Reserva Paisajistica Nor Yauyos-Cochas

Waterfalls Carhuayno

Between Huancaya and Vilca, the Cañete River forms a multitude of lakes and waterfalls through the forest. The Nor Yauyos-Cochas reserve, ranging from 2,500m to 5,700m in altitude, was created to preserve these magnificent landscapes and its small villages. Its most famous attraction is the Carhuayno Falls.

The Cañete River in this area forms beautiful emerald lagoons where trouts abound. Also ducks, coots and other Andean birds can be seen horses, llamas, cows and livestock. The whole area is dominated by the beauty of the Cañete River which capture the attention of the visitor.