On a rough road, 6.5 km from Tingo, is a fascinating cave, the Cueva de las Lechuzas (US$0.90) . Take a motorcycle-taxi from town, US$1.75, and cross the Río Monzón by the new bridge. Take a torch, and do not wear open shoes. There are many oilbirds in the cave and parakeets near the entrance. The cave is in the 18,000-ha Parque Nacional de Tingo María (US$1.75) the second national park created in Peru. A mototaxi to the entrance costs US$0.75. There are other caves and waterfalls in the area.
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