Scenic attractions around Oxapampa
The area around Oxapampa is impressively beautiful. There may not be the infinite emptiness of the desert or the majestic peaks of the Andes mountains, but lush rainforests, towering waterfalls and mysterious caves await you. Not in vain was an area of 122,000 hectares, not far from Oxapampa 1986, declared National Park Yanachaga Chemillen. And this is not the only protected area here: today, the region is designated by UNESCO as Oxapampa-Ashaninka-Yanesha biosphere reserve.
Some of the highlights are:
On the road to the north, towards Pozuzo, there are two waterfalls, which deserve a small detour: the Anana Waterfall and the Rayantambo Waterfall.
14 km outside of Oxapampa is the Tigre River Waterfall, which is poured into the depths, surrounded by wild jungle. From the pedestrian bridge over the Tigre River you have an excellent view of the show
On the way to Chotabamba is the Tunqui Cave, a small but interesting cave.
Of course, you can also book longer tours that take you to the heart of the national park: sturdy shoes and rain jackets highly recommended!