Where beauty and tranquility dominate
Huancaya has become one of the tourist attractions of Peru and has cemented a total picture of tranquility, community and progress of life that is appreciated by the visitors. According to the prestigious magazine Vamos is considered the best destination for the next years. Through the captivating option, travelers love to walk through these beautiful landscapes and discover their streets.
In Huancaya you have many possibilities for an excellent holiday. There are tourist places for every kind of travel, whether cultural, fun, family, relaxation or even business.
The Huancaya district is one of the 33 districts of Yauyos province in the Lima department and is part of the Lima region, Peru. The city of Huancaya is 3554 meters above sea level and belongs to the altitude zone of Suni. Located on the banks of the Cañete river, where beautiful emerald-green lagoons are formed, where trout and various birds live.
How to get to Huancaya
You can choose the routes you need to get to Huancaya from Lima:
1. Carretera Cañete – Magdalena del Río
Follow the Panamerican Highway south to Cañete and from there the road to Lunahuaná Yauyos. The distance from Lima to Huancaya is 324 km and has a travel time of about 8 hours. If you are not traveling with your rental car, you can board the bus operators San Juan de Yauyos or Nova Express and Rochas Tourism, which operate this route from Monday to Friday.
2. Carretera Lima – Pachacayo
It is a recommended choice to explore nature and experience the adventures of the Andes. It is recommended to book a 4×4 transfer via a 10-hour Huancaya ride.
Points of interest
The whole area is dominated by the beauty of the river, which forms a multitude of lagoons in successive waterfalls.
Huancaya is located in the center of the protected landscape area Nor Yauyos-Cochas, which is considered one of the most beautiful places in Peru.
Its main attractions are the Cabrachanca waterfall, the Cascades and lagoons of Carhuayno, the Laguna de Huallhua, the Chuchupasca lagoon, which were first described in the 80’s in the travelogues of Daniel López Mazzotti 1. the most beautiful landscape of Peru.
In the town of Huancaya you will find many carved stones that are typical of a andean village. The terrace gardens, which are to a large extent recognizable from the city, can be visited on foot, by bicycle or on horseback.
A tourist attraction is the suspension bridge, which should not be missed. So the walk across the bridge over the beautiful waterfalls of Cabracancha is a spectacular sight, on one of the most beautiful landscapes of this area.
The Vilca Falls
In short, Huancaya and Vilca offer their typical meals, buy souvenirs or enjoy the time on the banks of the river, is one of the best things to unwind and to regain strength for everyday life. In addition to the lagoons and waterfalls, the landscape offers a lot to see.