To travel from Oxapampa to Huancabamba it is necessary to first go to the taxi stand, and hire a driver to take you there. It’s a fairly short drive winding through the countryside, but there could be delays from road construction, or the occasional cattle drive along the way.
Below is the main park in the town of Huancabamba. Following the road around past the gas station (left in the picture) will take you toward Pozuzo.
An unmanned tourist information center next to the park.
The little hostal/hotel where I stayed in Huancabamba. It was very simple, and basic room, with a bed, small tv with just a few channels, and a bathroom with warm water.
The bodega below the hostal, offering basic food, drink, and hardware supplies.
A hillside planted with pine trees. Pine makes the soil acidic and after a couple of plantings, the soil may become useless for farming.
Huancabamba is a small, simple town as seen below from a distance. Surrounded by moutains, valleys, lush jungle vegetation, and coffee plants.
Coffee beans drying in the sun on a sports pad.
Cage free; free-roaming chickens and roosters abound in the area.
Taking a walk along the road from Huancabamba to Carolina, I happend upon a colorful butterfly.
The two parakeets below were someone’s pets, sunning themselves on a ladder.