All about the Huasao wetlands
The Huasao wetland is a theme park in Cusco, where, in addition to beautiful landscapes and exuberant nature, it is possible to appreciate wooden sculptures that represent characters from films such as' The Avengers', 'The Lord of the Rings' or' Guardians of the galaxy '. The works were made by the Cusco artist Juan Challco Chura. Also stand out the figures of real and mythological animals such as: turtles, birds, mermaids and more.
The wetlands are named after the beautiful green water lagoon located within the park. In its waters you can see ducks as well as a beautiful sunset. Most of the Cusco families who visit this place enjoy the delicious local cuisine and games for children. The Huasao wetlands are an excellent option to escape the bustle of the city and enjoy Andean nature.
The Huasao wetlands are located in the Oropesa district, Quispicanchi province, 19.7 kilometers by road from the city of Cusco.
How to get?
The best way to get to the Huasao wetlands is by public transportation. To do this, you must take the 'Huasao' buses, whose whereabouts are along the entire Avenida La Cultura in the city of Cusco. The bus will drop off visitors just a few steps from the wetlands. The cost of the trip is 2 Peruvian soles (0.6 US dollars). The trip takes approximately 40 minutes.
Visiting the Huasao wetlands is one of the cheapest options in Cusco. The cost of the round trip by public transport is 4 Peruvian soles. The entrance has a cost of 2 Peruvian soles. Therefore, in total the visit can cost you 6 Peruvian soles or 2 US dollars. Inside the place you can also enjoy delicious Cusco food at an affordable price. Without a doubt, it is a good adventurous option at a low cost.
Map to get to the Huasao Wetlands
Groot and other sculptures
The Huasao wetlands gained great popularity with the creation of wooden figures of fictional characters related to environmental care, such as: 'Ents',' Groot 'and Baby groot'. These sculptures reach 3 meters in height and are made by the Cusco artist Juan Challco Chura. Due to its popularity, they continued with the creation of other figures such as: reptiles, amphibians, rodents, auquénids and even a mermaid. After the creation of these figures, the popularity of the wetlands grew attracting more visitors.
Nature in the Huasao wetlands
Huasao wetlands have an area of up to 5 hectares in size where you can see a diversity of flora and fauna. Among which stand out the Andean ducks, the tototeros, the gray herons and poroncoes. Among the most prominent plant species are: ñihua, chillca, willows, poplars, molles, chachacomos, cantus flowers and more. The site, which was once a garbage dump, became a theme park of great biological diversity.
- Adults 2 Peruvian soles (0.6 US dollars).
- Children (3 to 10 years old) 1 Peruvian sol (0.3 US dollars).
Monday to Sunday from 9 in the morning until 5 in the afternoon.
Photos of the Huasao wetlands
In the Huasao wetlands, visitors can also taste some of the most representative dishes of Cusco, such as: fried guinea pig, suckling pig or bean capchi. In the surroundings there are also easily accessible parking points.
The figures carved in wood, in addition to attracting the attention of visitors, seek to offer a message of conservation of the environment.
Damaging the sculptures on display in the Huasao wetlands is prohibited. Likewise, visitors must take care of and protect the various species of birds, fish, animals and trees that inhabit the place.
The Huaso wetlands are very popular with Cusco families, especially on weekends. That is why a good option to enjoy this place without many people around is to visit on weekdays (Monday to Friday).
Take advantage of your visit to the Huasao wetlands to get to know other tourist attractions in the south of Cusco, such as: the Inca archaeological site of Tipón or the Wari archaeological site of Piquillacta.