Peru is considered one of the 10 most diverse countries on the planet thanks to the diverse ecosystems it has, its variety of species, cultures and its different climates.
There are 14 National Parks of Peru distributed throughout its territory. These are intended to preserve the various species of flora and fauna, make known the history of the ancient civilizations that developed in the country and provide privileged places for its visitors.
In National Parks, any direct use of natural resources for commercial purposes and the settlement of human groups that have not ancestrally occupied these territories are prohibited.
Next, we leave you the list of the 14 National Parks of Peru:
1.- Huascarán National Park
This park is distinguished by its impressive snowy landscapes and forms one of the most beautiful natural settings in Peru. The park also houses important archaeological attractions, such as the pre-Inca temples of Chavín and Recuay.
To get here, you must travel from Lima to the city of Huaraz, it takes approximately 8 hours by bus.
2.- Cutervo National Parks of Peru
The Cutervo National Park is located 8 hours from the city of Cajamarca. To get there from Lima, you can take various bus companies.
3.- Manu National Park
The Manu is the habitat of an innumerable number of species of birds and mammals, thanks to its special point of location that covers practically all the altitudinal floors.
It is located in the heart of the Peruvian Amazon, between the departments of Cusco and Madre de Dios, and is one of the most visited national parks in the country.
4.- Cerros de Amotape National Park
It has natural attractions such as the Quebrada Huarapal, the Humid Forest of the Pacific and the Quebrada Las Pavas.
5.- Yanachaga Chemillén National Park
Located in the department of Pasco. It has natural attractions such as the Huancabamba Canyon and communities such as settlers of German origin.
6.- Río Abiseo National Park
This park has several archaeological sites such as the Gran Pajatén of the Chachapoyas culture and the Los Pinchudos funerary complex. It is located in the department of San Martín.
7.- Cordillera Azul National Park
This place impresses with its great ecosystem spread like a green blanket between the Andes and the Amazon. It is considered one of the natural areas with the greatest biological richness in the world and is the habitat of multiple species of flora, such as lianas, orchids, bromeliads and ferns; and fauna, such as otorongos, pumas, Andean bears, red deer and river otters.
The Park is also home to native ethnic groups such as the Cacataibo, Camano, Shipibos and Mushuck Llacta, who maintain their customs and traditions to this day.
8.- Otishi National Park
It is characterized by its geological formations, its deep ravines and for being the settlement of the Asháninka, Machiguenga, Yine Yami and Kakinte ethnic groups.
It is located between the department of Junín, in the province of Satipo, and the department of Cusco, in the province of La Convención.
10.- Alto Purús National Park
In this park, you can do cultural tourism in the indigenous communities of the Curanja River, sport fishing and bird watching. It is located in the department of Ucayali.
11.- Coto de Caza el Angolo National Park
To get to this beautiful place, you must start from Tumbes and take the Zorritos road. It is recommended to travel between April and October, that is, during the dry season.
Also from Tumbes you can visit the reserved area through the towns of Matapalo and Cotrina. El Angolo Hunting Reserve has areas set up for camping.
12.- Sierra del Divisor National Park
It is located in the province of Coronel Portillo, department of Ucayali, and province of Ucayali, department of Loreto. It has natural attractions such as Cerro Aguja and San Lucas and natural viewpoints.
13.- Ichigkat Muja National Park “Cordillera del Cóndor”
In this wonderful place, you can find natural attractions such as the Cueva de los Tayos.
14.- Gueppi National Park – Sekime
In the province of Maynas, department of Loreto. Here, you will be able to do sport fishing, bird watching and walking circuits.