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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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  • It took us about 5 hours in total to arrive to from the centre of Lima. First we took a private taxi from Plaza Bolognesi (6 soles) to the small town Chosica. From there it was another bus to San Pedr...  more »
  • An adventure is climb within a few hours to nearly 4000 meters of altitude, see rocks with shapes of animals or people, it seems that one touches the sky. It should have good physical to go and sleep in the plateau.
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  • It is a super experience! I recommend you travel light, since the climb is rather intense; but worth it. It is very beautiful to know all the places and the night is very cold. Carry water, sports, meals, shelter, buy their things to make Campfire and try to warm up much. If you have much luggage, recommend it rent a donkey or a horse that they take them things; the ascent is a bit hard... but it is possible. Above may know the figures and formations made naturally in the evening will feel that they are so close to heaven, is beautiful!
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