Peru travel guide


Huaraz Travel Guide

The city of Huaraz

The Valley of Callejon de Huaylas is one of the best places in South America and in Peru to enjoy superb mountain scenery and plenty of outdoor activities such as trekking, mountain biking, mountain climbing, skiing and rafting. It's also a excellent place for the less adventurous who enjoy going for day walks and exploring the villages and their lively markets.

The tourists and travellers enjoy visit of the Callejon de Huaylas(city of Huaraz), around of 8 hours by bus from Lima. The setting of the city, at the foot of the Cordillera Blanca, is spectacular. You can see over twenty snow-capped peaks over 5000 meters, of which the most notable is Huascaran (6,768m), the highest mountain in Peru.

Huaraz was completely rebuilt following a catastrophic earthquake in 1970 which flattened all but one street of buildings and killed half of the city's population.

However, the city of Huaraz can provide all the facilities and infrastructure required by tourism. There are several hotels and hostels of varying kinds. Some are very basic, while some of the more expensive ones offer a luxurious mountain retreat. Just about everything you need is on or near the main street, Calle Luzuriaga, including restaurants, tour operators and agencies, banks and the post office.

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