Thousands of craggy formations pop up from moss so delicate that you might feel the urge to tiptoe around to avoid making footprints. For the Semana Santa vacation weekend, groups of visitors and a few rock climbers joined Huayllay's roaming llamas.
You can find a spectacular vista next to the cobra formation, from where you can also try to spot the two most famous formations: one resembling an elephant, the other a grazing alpaca.
Getting there: Rock Forest of Huayllay
Collective taxis leave to the town of Huayllay one block from the bus station in Cerro de Pasco. It costs 6 soles; you'll get off at the rock forest before reaching the town.
A family lives on the premises and rents out a three-bed room for 50 soles. Bring warm clothes and sleeping gear, the climate gets bitterly cold at night.