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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. Using our world travel planner, Lima attractions like Marcahuasi can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Go to Marcahuasi aims to enjoy nature, to get there you go in Chosica and you arrive in San Pedro, a town well small, always leads to eat and drink because there is nothing beyond. Already in San Pedro is cute to upload, but takes time and effort, is tired and requires physical, can climb on Donkey but is enough height so you have to go if you have good physical. Reaching Marcahuasi you can camp and enjoy the total nature, Sunrise is beautiful and spectacular view. It is height and is too cold.
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  • He place is fabulous, but the access a little rugged, carry enough water for keep is hydrated, is best not eat before upload to them mountains to avoid the altitude sickness or badly of height.
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  • I went during the week of apec to marcahuasi, with 3 more friends, the idea was to camp and see the landscape. It was not as I expected, I lost them on the road since I got a quick since it was evening and but arrived at the plateau had to stay far before only. Arrive wait for hours and never appeared, they had the tent and it was only my sleeping, but fortunately a group of people welcomed me and let me stay in your tent. It was a good experience at the end of everything, the next day down because I found them to my friends. I hope to find more friendly travelers or but share the trip from the start.
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