Loma* de Lachay
Hire a car with a driver. Pack yr stuff and go for a picnic in this area. Going North of Lima you can see the small towns in the area. A nice trip out of the city to go with friends and have a BBQ in an Oa*is right in the middle of nowhere. Should take about 2 hrs to get there taking into consideration the traffic. A four wheel drive is recommendable a* the la*t section of the entry to the site could be covered in sand due to the wind.
1 hide detailOasis in the Peruvian Desert
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- Kilómetro 105 de la Panamericana Norte - Huaura
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An oasis in the desert
Peruvians have used these coastal hills since ancient times, and vestiges of nomadic hunters and gatherers have surfaced in the form of cave paintings etched into the rocks. Las Lomas Lachay covers an area of 5,070 hectares; its natural and unique formation is due to the condensation of winter fog on the hillsides, which gives rise to seasonal plants and unique wildlife. The area hosts 74 different floral species and 31 species of exotic trees, including eucalyptus, cypress, pine and grevilla. In addition, 55 bird species have been recorded, while foxes, white-tailed deer, vizcachas (chinchilla-related animals), and various species of rodents and lizards are also present. It is best to visit the reserve in winter (July to November), during which time the area is in bloom. It is recommended to take a jacket or raincoat, although the temperature at Las Lomas de Lachay rarely goes below 12°C in winter (and can reach up to 25°C in summer). The reserve has marked signposted paths, areas for barbecues and camping, toilets, recreation areas and an information center. To get there, exit the Panamerican Highway North at Kilometer 105 and follow the road which is hard-paved for 3km.