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Marcahuasi, Lima

Categories: Geologic Formations, Nature & Parks
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4.6/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web
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. Using our world travel planner, Lima attractions like Marcahuasi can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Only if these prepared physical and mentally to be able to walk more than 2 hours at more than 3000 meters and sleep from 0 to 7° C. Everything to enjoy the sky more beautiful in your life, feel the stars near you, walk close to huge stone monuments carved by river erosion and the force of the air, feel like the bad vibes going, feel you touch the sky and see the best streams of Lima. If that is the reward, I recommend to go.
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  • My boyfriend and I went for a weekend and it was AMAZING! We went through a great affordable trekking company, TrekkingPeru that was S./160 soles per person ($47) and we went on a holiday weekend so t...  read more »
  • You'll deLima to the town of San Pedro de Casta and upload to Marcahuasi on foot or by Donkey (recommended height). Upstairs there is a forest and a lake.
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