Huaraz Travel Guide

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Huaraz Things to Do

  • NO MONTREK OR MONY TOURS!

    MONTREK, MONY AND GANESA TRAVEL These companies managed to lose my pack within five minutes of my arrival. They put our bags into one taxi and the group members into another, and when we arrived at the bus, my pack was gone. Whether this was premeditated or just irresponsibility is unclear, but it contained over 400 dollars of clothes and equipment...

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  • make a mountain trip over to chavin

    make a trip over 5000 meters altitude to archeological site of Chavin, located at 109 kilometers from Huaraz in the county of Huari. Also known as "El Castillo de Chavin de Huantar", it was one of the main religious centers of the west hemisfery.

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  • visit llaganuco lagoon

    Llanganuco: 3,800 m.a.s.l (12,464 f.) - 25 Km (16 miles) northeast of Yungay (45 minutes by car) The lakes, Chinancocha and Orconcocha, are situated within the Huascaran National Park and are fed by the melting snows of mounts Huascaran, Huandoy, Pisco, Yanapaccha, and Chopicalqui. The Chinancocha Lake or “female lake” is practically at the foot of...

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Huaraz Hotels

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  • La Casa de Zarela

    Arguedas 1263, Huaraz, ., Peru

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Cuesta Serena Boutique Hotel

    Km. 580 Carretera Central Norte, Anta-Huaraz

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Pastoruri Hotel

    Corongo 145, Independencia, Huaraz, Peru

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

Huaraz Restaurants

  • Pizza & more while you rock climb while...

    Excellent desserts ( I had a mango pastrie ) that was out of this world. I am not a pizza lover so it was just another pizza but the ambience was greatwhile you wait for your food you can climb the big wall with the various levels or organize your trekking trip. your ice adventure or any activity surrounding Huaraz including mountain biking,...

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  • Delicious Crepes

    We found it on the first day we got to Huaraz and had some great crepes. and also the hot chocolate was delicious.

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  • Delicious food

    We went there after we ate in the other one of them in the afternoon. We had a dish for two people where they had all kind of meat on and things of all kinds coming with it.It was a great dinner and we ate until we couldn´t eat nooooo more.

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Huaraz Nightlife

  • searching for dancing places

    the area around Macondos is packed with people since several discoteques are around the same area.We decided to go to Macondos Bar. It has 2 levels the top level is more cozy and has a more secluded character. the downstairs is more spacious and it has a dancing area. somenights it has live music. at least it had it the saturday night I...

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  • Dance the night away

    We arrived in Huaraz at night when it was rainy and cold, we were a bit drained from the 9.5 hour bus ride, and I was still a little weak from a recent fever, so we didn't go out dancing that night. However, it was a Saturday night and the town was alive with music. There seemed to be salsa, merengue, and pop music coming from every other door we...

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  • Dancing, while making friends to trek...

    This discoteque has been newly renovated and had its great opening in July 2006. Ample dance floor and a cozy environment where you can meet other travelers to form groups to travel together and to network.the music is international, pop, hip hop, salsa, merengue, trans, etc. very lively casual try to wear something light inside, you will need to...

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Huaraz Transportation

  • Getting to Huaraz from Pucallpa

    Dec 2009In Pucallpa we got bus in Bella Durmiente De Tingo Maria. It goes directly to Lima but for about 45 Soles we get out in Huanuco. The bus leaves at 4pm and we got to Huanuco at 2:30. At 3am we had a bus to La Union for 15 Soles (bus company - Tours Sonia, Jr.Tarapaca no.439). It took 5h and it was cold. at 9am we had minivan to Chiquian (1h...

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  • Going by bus to Huaraz in Bus Bed vs...

    Here is a quick list of the bus agencies that you will find in Huaraz most of them go to Lima , Trujillo and ChimboteEXPRESO CRUZ DEL SUR SARutas: A todo el paisDirección: Term. Javier Prado. Lima Telf.: (+51) 1- 225-6200 Calle Mineria 130 Urb Los Ficus - Santa Anita - Telf.: 362-4110 - LimaPuedes visitar su pagina web en...

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  • bus from Lima to Huaraz and from Huaraz...

    there are a manifold of buses to go from Lima to Huaraz and most take between 7 to 8 hours to arrive. Different prices and various types of services. Most of the busses depart at night and arrive very early in the morningso if you leave at 10pm you are arriving at 6 or 7 am One of the Bus service is transportes Cavassa (I do not recommend you to...

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Huaraz Shopping

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  • Get your HUARAZ Hand made scarf

    the woman sell woven scarfs , hats , mittens etc in the streets near the "Plaza de Armas" or near the bus stops. scarfs, hats, globes, socks all hand madethe scarfs are the ones I like the most, they are so soft . all white with HUARAZ written in black wool the price for the scarfs is around s/7 soles (around $4 ) they are superb and it is a must...

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  • Jewelry and carvings

    Beside the town square in Huaraz is a large building filled with merchants selling crafts and goods such as jewelry, clothing, carvings, and ceramics. You can find some great earrings or wooden bowls, but the clothing and some of the other items turned me off as they had "Huaraz" written on them. Besides the building, all along the streets are...

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  • The Outdoor Market

    The outdoor market is bustling in the morning with people selling fruit, vegetables, meat, and even toilet paper. There was one stand overflowing with several varities of potatoes, and there were vegetables even my Peruvian companion had never seen. The morning is the best time to buy your meat, as it is the freshest. There are chickens everywhere,...

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Huaraz Local Customs

  • Peruvian invite you to dinner & expect...

    It is a custom for Peruvians, both men and women, to invite you to dinner, a bar, karaoke, disco, etc, order drinks/meals, and expect that the gringo pay. It is cultural that SOME try to take advantage in this way. Some will even invite their own friends who you never met before. Well, why not? It's easy to spend money when it's not your (their)...

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  • Andinism Week ... Fun, Sports, and full...

    If you can make it for this dates it is highly advisable. Si puedes ir estas fechas es lo mas recomendable.april 30 to May 2nd30 de abril al 2 de mayo it is usually the last weekend in april and/or first week in MayIt is LOADS of adventure, sport competitions (white-water rafting, mtn biking, ski-snowboard, rock climbing, etc) , entretainment ,...

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  • Steer clear of political rallies...

    Peruvians are very vocal and strong minded in matters of politics, with rallies becoming quite animated. As a traveler, it's best to steer clear. The many "advertisements" for various politicians are everywhere, even in remote villages.

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Huaraz Warnings and Dangers

  • Beware of Peruvians who see you WALKING...

    It is sad that many Peruanos see gringos/foreigners as walking moneybags. Instead of being sincerely helpful and welcoming, many will try to take advantage of you. Beware of Peruvians who pretend to quickly befriend you. Here are some tactics:Escorting you to a hotel - THEY GET A KICKBACK. The hotel may not be best for you, but best for them as...

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  • NO MONTREK OR MONY TOURS!

    MONTREK, MONY AND GANESA TRAVEL These companies managed to lose or steal my pack within five minutes of my arrival. They put our bags into one taxi and the group members into another, and when we arrived at the bus, my pack was gone. Whether this was premeditated or just irresponsibility is unclear, but it contained over 400 dollars of clothes and...

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  • masked, armed gunman

    Please do not use the trail from the ruins of Wilcahuai'n to Monterey. On june 29th 2006, myself and two other hikers were ambushed at gunpoint. IPERU is supposed to close the trail. This is unfortunate as it was a lovely hike untill the last hour of terror. Although we got away by turning and running (with the gun pointed at my back) their were...

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Huaraz Tourist Traps

  • NO MONTREK OR MONY TOURS!

    MONTREK, MONY AND GANESA TRAVEL These companies managed to lose or steal my pack within five minutes of my arrival. They put our bags into one taxi and the group members into another, and when we arrived at the bus, my pack was gone. Whether this was premeditated or just irresponsibility is unclear, but it contained over 400 dollars of clothes and...

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  • Be aware of your Belongins in the Bus!

    the bus lines give you a trakking ticket for your belongings but in the case of the bus Cavassa ... they are not responsible if they loose it or missplace it. they will try to cover with 50 soles ($15 usd) or if you give them a hard time they will go as far as 150 soles (45usd) even if you know they are keeping your stuff. check your luggages as...

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  • message in a bottle....

    Sometimes you read something and think it could never happen to you. I guess that sometimes you are wrong too. I was walking through the outdoor market in Huaraz one afternoon with Doreen just ahead of me so I could keep an eye on her and my day bag slung over one shoulder and firmly in the grips of my hand as my camera was within. I felt a warm...

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Huaraz What to Pack

  • What you need to take to Huaraz

    big backpacks are the best to carry to huaraz. Remember It is a mountaneering town. Or you can bring on big suitcase that you can leave on your hotel and a backpack that you will take to your 1 or 2 day trips * sneakers or trekking shoes with supporting ankle a must (there is a lot to walk and a lot to see)* several t-shirts , at least one long...

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  • Film types and lenses...

    100 ASA film is perfect for the sunny skies of Huaraz and the Cordillera Blanca and invest in a circular polarizer to cut down on the glare that comes with it.

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Huaraz Off The Beaten Path

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    if you ever can visit the mountain place Huaraz on 4200 metres in the Andes..phantastic mountain landscapes which you even better see on trips to the Yungay valley, the Lake Llagunuco and above all over the 5200 meters high pass to the ruins of Chavin..take care of the altitude..eating some natural plants for help to breath is not bad..CORDILLERA...

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  • Watch a Mass and fun chorus at St...

    St Sebastian Church is a modern church near the construction of the new cathedral in the Main plaza. Plaza de Armas.the Chorus has a fun beat to old church songs and it makes it very fun an festive to hear the mass.the Bells in front of the church reminded me of the Liberty bells in Philadelphia

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  • Pastoruri

    take an excursion from Huaraz to the icecaves, on the way, lots of stops with beautiful views. You'll get to about 5.000 metres.

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Huaraz Sports & Outdoors

  • Biking in real Mountains "The Peruvian...

    It is fenomenal! ride through real mountain terrain with "riachuelos" , pigs on your way , gravel, dirt roads , valley, river beds, mountain view, high peaks, green planes and much more.......El pasaje es fenomenal, manejar atravez de montanas reales con riachuelos, cerdos en tu camino, piedrillas, camino rural, valles, cuna de rios, vistas de...

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  • Andean Kingdom for free maps

    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.

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  • Visit Museo Regional de Ancash

    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...

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  • Acclimatized!

    It was spectacular and though not perfect weather, Denis explained that it can be incredibly windy up there on clear days so this was perhaps more peaceful for a lunch break. We sat and relaxed, enjoying the breathtaking scenery and tried not to think of the descent that had been on both of our minds the whole painstaking way up. But sooner or...

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  • Enjoy the majesty surrounding Huaraz

    While the city of Huraz is an interesting and truly authentic Peruvian town, it is the surrounding nature that must be explored to truly apprieciate the area. Preparing for the Santa Cruz trek was no easy feat. I had done numerous backpacking trips but it had been a couple years since my last one and none of them were at the altitude of the...

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