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Marcahuasi, Lima

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More adventurous travelers will want to tackle the hike to Marcahuasi, a plateau featuring interesting ruins and rock formations eroded into animal and human shapes. Bring suitable footwear and embark on the hike to the top of the 4,000 m (13,123 ft) plateau, where you can explore the ancient granite rocks. View the camel, frog, Inca's head, and other aptly named structures of mysterious origin. Have a picnic or even camp out on the remote plateau. Add Marcahuasi and other attractions to your Lima trip itinerary using our Lima online visit planner .
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  • is a place very magical and rustic, but you must be careful with altitude sickness, the entrance to marcahuasi is the best
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  • If adventure is what you are looking for Marcahuasi is ideal. You can camp, visit the stone sculptures, the charge of energy that is felt in the only place it felt in Machu Picchu. You can also visit the fortress.
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  • Rocky plateau located in the sierra is Lima, the town of San Pedro is caste, considered one of the point magnetic and energy leading the world is ideal for camping and nightly all stars can be seen as clear its sky. To reach this place is a real adventure, the first thing is to get to Chosica, then by a narrow, dusty Road San Pedro de Casta, place from which you will reach the plateau is reached either walking or on horseback in this town gets everything you need for the camp, from the tents, horses, food and if necessary to stay is the hosting of the municipality at extremely affordable prices, eye everything is cash
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