Olaza Guest House

Arguedas 1247, La Soledad, Huaraz, Peru
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Rafting in Huaraz area

by Kebek

Hello people,

We are a group of 14 student in a outdoor shcool here in Quebec and we are planning a trip to Huaraz region in april. We want to know if it is possible to rent raft in the city or near. If yes, where?

Thank you for helping us,


RE: Rafting in Huaraz area

by pepe_mxpx

whoaa, let me see in huaraz there´s a lot of rafting and they rent raft in many places in or near the city so u won´t have no problem, i´m planning to go there to so maybe we might gather to have fun and i might be so helpful to you so we won´t have to spend more than the necessary. contact me if needed: pepe_mxpx@hotmail.com

RE: Rafting in Huaraz area

by Pedroperu

Rafting in spanish is Canotaje, just search by google "canotaje huaraz".
Some websites here:


In teh city is a litlle dificult to rent a raft. Huaraz sity is big, i advice you call to the rafting agency before you arrive and they will meet with you.

Another place to do rafting is LUNAHUANA near to Lima (2 hours to Lima), tey have a especial treatment to tourist.

Good LUck

RE: RE: Rafting in Huaraz area

by Kebek

Thank you for the advices. We are coming in april. Will you be there at this time?

RE: RE: Rafting in Huaraz area

by Pedroperu

I live in Lima, I think i will be in Lima on april. But call me by phone whenever you need some help or advice.

Travel Tips for Huaraz

Visit Museo Regional de Ancash

by El_Sueco

Some of the numerous sculptures, named Recuay or Huaylas, that are to be found in "el Museo Regional de Ancash", in Huaraz.
The statues are from 80 cm to 1.5 m high and have a bit resemblance to the statues on Eastern Island.
The museum is small but interesting, ceramics, textiles, mummies and artefacts from culture Recuay. The number of statues in the garden is about 100.
Address: Plaza de Armas.

Andean Kingdom for free maps

by darthmilmo

Hiking, treking, climbing, etc etc etc... find your feel of Huaraz and the sourounding at this amazing store... they offer free maps and advice of the region too! No purchase necessary for free maps, but hey if you need equipment try renting from them will ya :). Their equipment is good, above average compared to others.

Santa Cruz Trek: Quebrada Arhuaycocha's Glacier

by darthmilmo

We took the advice of two Aussies and decided to camp near the climber's basecamp at Quebrada Arhuaycocha. The climb down the valley was easy, but the climb up to the campsite was as demanding as the overpass we had made that same day. Once on top, the view from the small valley of several snowy peaks in front and behind turned out to be wonderful. Well worth the detour! We camped at a base camp for climbers at 4100 meters above sea level. We of course had no equipment to approach the peaks, but we did take a day trip up a few hundred meters to see the huge glacier. I had never seen a glacier so up close in my life and I can tell you it looked huge! We managed to make a fire tonight, but the lack of oxygen in the air at this height proved to be a real challenge maker for us. It rained that night on us so our stuff was wet in the morning; some ice was even stuck on the tent :).


by swesn

The excursion to Glacier Pastoruri will reach up to 5,400m above sea level. So, you need to bring along all the items that will keep you warm. Also, as it is indeed at a very high altitude indeed, you should make sure that you have already acclimatised yourself to Huaraz, at least, before you make this excursion.

We stopped by Las Aguas Gasificadas de Pumapampa which is a small pool permanently bubbling gassy mineral water. We were offered plastic cups to scoop the water with. I observed reddish sediments in the water. That would be iron. In fact, the grassy patch around the pool was stained with iron. Interesting taste. Tastes like iron.

There is also an interesting plant called La Puya Raymondi. This plant looks like a… well… phallus with a burst of leaves at the bottom. It can grow up to 12m in height and it can live to around 80 to 100 years. Once in its lifetime, it will flower for 3 months, after which it dies. But boy, does it flower… there are up to 6,000 flowers at this time. It must be a spectacular sight! But of course, now, we could not really see any of these in bloom. Apparently, this plant is near extinction now, found only in Peru and Bolivia in locations above 4,000m above sea level. Such an amazing-looking plant!


by bsfreeloader

Huaraz is a rather uninteresting place, but it does serve as a good base for exploring some of Peru’s most dramatic landscapes. Situated in the valley between two mountain ranges, the aptly named Cordillera Blanca and Cordillera Negra, Huaraz is a scenic seven-hour drive from Lima.


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