The Lomas de Lachay National Reserve is located 105 Km North of Lima. It covers an area of 5070 hectares. These Lomas are a result of a combination of climatologic factors typical from the coast, regulated by a particular geography. They happen at the point of contact between the mist coming from the ocean and the first slopes of the western Andes. In Lachay you can find 2 well-defined seasons very noticeable, the more remarkable wet season that goes from June to November, and the dry season from December to May. 74 species of plants have been registered in the Lomas of Lachay, 25 of them are endangered as well as more than 60 species of birds, 4 of them endemic to Peru. Apart from the biodiversity of the reserve, here we find cave paintings (pre-historic paintings made by ancient Peruvian population) and an archaeological site of pre-Inca cultures, as well as rock formations of granite and diorite, which time and erosion have molded into interesting geologic forms.
Departure from Lima before sunrise, after about 2 hours drive we arrive to the Lomas de Lachay National Reserve, first we will do a short hike on the Eastern part of the reserve entrance Guayabito looking for the endemic bird. After that we proceed to the main entrance of the reserve where we will do a 4 hours hike on the main trail where we will be able to observe many different species of birds, plants, mammals, reptiles, etc. Visit to the interpretation center if available. After the visit to Lomas de Lachay and as complement we will continue north for another 20 kilometers to Playa Paraiso which is a marsh next to the ocean where we can observe bird species like flamingos, gulls, terns, cormorants, and coots, etc. Return to Lima in the afternoon.
Included: Private Transport, Driver, Guide, Entrance ticket and Box Lunch.
Not Included: Additional activities, extra expenses, tips and lunch in Chancay town.