349
trips planned in the last hour
8.8
out of 10
Trustscore rating
©

Ancash Region trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Ancash Region

Trip Planner South America  /  Peru  /  Ancash Region
Ancash is a region of northern Peru. It is bordered by La Libertad Region on the north, Huánuco and Pasco regions on the east, the Lima Region on the south, and the Pacific Ocean on the west. Its capital is the city of Huaraz, and its largest city and port is Chimbote. The name of the region originates from the Quechua word anqash, from anqas or from anka .GeographyAncash is a land of contrasts: it features two great longitudinal valleys, which combine the mountain characteristics of the Callejón de Huaylas (Alley of Huaylas) with the sylvan ones of the Alto Marañón. Miles of sandy beaches and the blue waters of the Pacific. The territory of the coast, high plateaux and Andean punas of the Ancash Region are flat, while the rest of the territory, in the Andes, is very rough. In the west, slopes with strong declivity form narrow canyons with abrupt and deserted sides.The rough territory of the region is crossed by two mountain ranges: on the western side, the Cordillera Negra (Spanish for "black mountain range"), which has peaks without glaciers, and on the eastern side, the Cordillera Blanca ("white mountain range"), which has many peaks covered with snow and ice, such as the Huascarán and the Alpamayo. Between these two mountain ranges, the Santa River flows through the so-called Callejón de Huaylas. This valley narrows to form the Cañón del Pato ("duck canyon"). Also along the Pacific slopes, the Santa River has shaped a wide valley in the punas which narrows into the Cordillera Negra, where the Cañón del Pato canyon was formed.
Ancash Region is in Peru. Use our Peru online visit planner to arrange your visit to Ancash Region and any other destinations in Peru that take your fancy.
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Ancash Region

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Ancash Region

Browse hotels, guesthouses, and unique homes and book your stay on the world's leading accommodation sites.
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor
2 adults
Adults (12 +)
- +
Children (2-11)
- +
Infants (Under 2)
- +
Close
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
2 adults
Adults (12 +)
- +
Children (2-11)
- +
Infants (Under 2)
- +
Close

Recently planned trips to Ancash Region

20 days in Huaraz BY A USER FROM PERU November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 31 days in Peru & Bolivia BY A USER FROM BELGIUM October, historic sites, wildlife, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 7 days in Huascaran National Park BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS September, culture, outdoors, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 30 days in Peru BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS September, culture, outdoors, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 60 days in Peru BY A USER FROM IRELAND July, culture, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 30 days in Havana & Peru BY A USER FROM THAILAND September, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 22 days in Peru BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 6 days in Huaraz BY A USER FROM CAYMAN ISLANDS September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 56 days in Ecuador, Peru & Colombia BY A USER FROM PERU September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 58 days in Ecuador, Peru & Colombia BY A USER FROM PERU September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Peru BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 21 days in Peru BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA September, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans