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Marcahuasi, Lima

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#1 of 8 in Nature in Lima Region
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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  • August 9, 2017
    Marcahuasi is a very nice place to visit! It is high up on a mountain and is not easy to get to. From San Pedro it's a very steep climb of 5 km, going from 3350m to 4000m. You can take a taxi bus clos...  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    Actualay coudl do this in 1 day if you have a private car. But it is against the tide to try to do it in one day. A great old place to appreciate stone scutires and ancient rock.  more »
  • July 25, 2017
    Place filled with spaces and adventure, they will tour unique spaces and appreciate figures and shapes created by nature, beautiful rock formations and lost by a steep and tourist place.
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