Cueva de Las Lechuzas

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Cueva de Las Lechuzas
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Frank v
Medellin, Colombia246 contributions
To expensive for foreigners.
Oct 2019
Foreigners pay 30 soles to go in, it's for the whole reserve but if you only want to see the caves it's to expensive. Peruians pay 10 soles and locals 5. Because of this price I didn't go in.
Written October 19, 2019
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Steve G
Lima, Peru102 contributions
Beautiful but smaller than expected
Aug 2019
A famous cave in the Tingo Maria National Park, and about 20 minutes uphill from Tingo Maria by moto-taxi (recommended--only about 6 soles). It has all the attractions you'd expect from a cave--stalactites, stalagmites, wildlife (insects and birds), photo opportunities and darkness. Three chambers are available for tourists, all reached by a wooden catwalk ( which was being noisily repaired the day we went). The birds (the misnamed lechuzas) are in the third chamber, which you can barely see. There are two more chambers not open for tourists, being somewhat hard to get to. You won't spend a long time here, but it's a pleasant enough stay and you can get a nice picture from the inside looking out through the entrance. You can continue on a path to a picnic area about five minutes beyond the cave if you wish.
Written September 13, 2019
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udai113
New Delhi, India147 contributions
Avoidable
Nov 2018 • Solo
It's a nice cave - that's about it. You can hear wildlife (maybe owls or parrots) but you can see them unless you have a very very powerful torchlight.the entry fees is extremely on the higher side at 30 soles. I wouldn't recommend. But the two soles mototaxi to this place is pretty good. You could walk back to tingo Maria from here (downhill road) - passes through a SAFE part of the Amazon jungle.
Written November 23, 2018
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Linda C
Callao, Peru31 contributions
Dark!
Aug 2018
It has a great view! While you are inside you can hear the birds like “talking”
There are many insects so if you can’t stand them, don’t go. I saw one bird only because they are night birds so I was lucky.
I couldn’t go inside because I got scared (for the sound of the birds).
There is a small river outside and you can take a bath but it is cold!
Written September 1, 2018
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altassano
Lima, Peru17 contributions
Beautiful, Impressive, Must See
Feb 2018 • Friends
Largest Accessible Cave in Peru is located in the Tingo Maria National Park (About 15-20min Car ride from the city of Tingo Maria). As soon as you walk into the park, you´ll cross a bridge and come across a set of stone stairs that curl up the mountain. As your walking up you´ll probably already hear the caves local residents, the guacharos. A medium size bird that uses echolocation to eat insects at night. The opening of the cave is nothing short of impressive, about 20 meters high and 25 meters wide. There is a wood pathway that leads you into the cave. Walking in is truly a wild experience, bugs all over the floor, spiders, crickets. The echoing of the birds only gets louder as you reach the end of the path. There are safety barrier keeping you from going any farther but trust me, you won´t want to. It’s not recommended for children under 2 and you should probably be healthy and with no open cuts. As wonderful as the cave is, its crawling with bacteria and the air is heavy with carbon dioxide. A must do experience if your nearby, a truly hidden gem of the high jungles of Peru.
Written February 24, 2018
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Tony Mongrut
Lima, Peru18 contributions
Going to Huanuco by plane, and then by car to Tingo Maria
Dec 2016
I wanted to know more about my country so I decided to visit Central Peru. I bought a plane ticket and then went to Huanuco. I had a nice short trip and I stayed in a hotel near the Main Square. Huanuco is a nice place to relax, it only has Kotosh ruins, which is worth visiting. The food there is delicious too. But if you like the jungle, the adventure, crossing rivers and going to water falls. You have to ask for the car terminal, where you will find fast service cars that will take you straight to Tingo Maria for 25 or 30 soles in 2-3 hours. I must admit that I had an excellent vacation there, because I not only visited La cueva de las Lechuzas, which is nice and mysterious, but went to a couple of water Falls, BTW, the Main Square there is very long, 5 blocks of commerce, snacks, a church and a very impressive tree by the end of it. Also, you can see The Sleeping Beauty, a view of a lady sleeping. well, it is a group of mountains that look like a woman lying in bed. Ask anyone and they will show it to you. I also ate the delious Juane, which is a jungle dish...green rice with a piece of chicken wrapped in a banana leaf. If you eat it in a nice restaurant , you will have it without the banana wrapping. You can buy nice cheap souvenirs in the Main Square, too, I forgot to mention the Snake park, where a guide will let you have a boa on your shoulders for a nice snapshot, he will explain about 20 different types of snakes and will finally show you a baby snake room. Return to Huanuco one day before you take your flight back to lima. To be honest, the only problem might be the language because few people speak English there, but if you hire a bilingual service, it will be great, and affordable.
Written August 10, 2017
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PierreAvo
Avoriaz93 contributions
Interesting visit
Jul 2017 • Couples
The access from Timgo is easy 2 soles per person on mototaxi.
The entrance fee is 10 soles per person the ticket is valid two days so you can visit the waterfalls too.
The place is nice and tidy. Easy and short walk form the entrance.
The place itself is quite interesting and worth the visit.
A must when staying in the area.
Written July 2, 2017
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Daniel G
Cleveland, GA195 contributions
Opportunity to Meet some really unusual birds
Apr 2017 • Business
The cave harbors some 5,000 oilbirds (Guácharos) that nest in the cave and fly out at dusk to feed on fruit in the tropical forest, dropping seeds that replants the forest. They navigate by echo sounding, like bats. It's eerie inside the cave hearing the birds growling and howling. There is an elaborate stairway and walkway into the cave; could use a little better maintenance. It's inside the Tingo Maria National Park which is the second oldest park in Peru. Beautiful vegetation. Some souvenir and refreshment stands at the entrance to the Park.
Written April 7, 2017
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ChefIvanpetrovich
Cerro de Pasco, Peru269 contributions
Wonders of nature!!!!!
Nov 2015 • Friends
I always have a lot of feelings when comes to the amazon jungle, Tingo Maria is the door to the amazon to la selva, la cueva de las lechuzas inside the Tingo maria park is a wonder of nature, is actually "camino a monzon" like Miky Gonzales said in his song, on the road to Monzon, before you have to climb to the Cave , notice the river that is actually coming from under the mountain, climb take your time, inside the cave you will feel the magic and electricity of a theme park ride only this is not man made, I will not spoil the adventure, you must go...........
Written October 31, 2016
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medoraebersole
State College, PA4 contributions
Interesting example of accessible cave experience
Jul 2016 • Family
Stairs and walkways take you into the vast entry way where you can observe insects eating bird poo and hear the screeching of both oil birds and parrots. The view from the mouth of the cave to the out of doors is spectacular. Because you climb up to the entrance you can observe life in the tree canopy. Very interesting and accessible!
Written July 26, 2016
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