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Marcahuasi, Lima

(4.6/5 based on 240+ 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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  • To reach Marcahuasi you will have to have a minimum, the spirit of Indiana Jones adventure, because the road until you reach San Pedro de Casta is full adrenaline. Highly recommended.
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  • We start from chosica to san pedro de casta a day before ascending to marcahuasi. The next day we left at 5 am (recommended by date since then rise the clouds and it is impossible to see the stones clearly), we reach the 4,000 meters at 7 am, more or less, but if it is not a custom to do sport in height it is recommended to make the climb in 4 hours by the long road. The Guide, don Winston, was a charm and we had a million of stories. The place is really nice, is worth 100% the penalty go.
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  • This place is excellent for them people that them like the adventure, located to almost 4 hours of lima Marcahuasi offers a forest of stones where camping is returns directly a pleasure to the view of all person that you like it saw of our country, without doubt it I recommend this place.
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