Explore Huascaran National Park On Accessible Day Trips From Huaraz
Explore the Huascaran National Park one day at a time by going on short day tours from Huaraz.
Admire dreamy landscapes accessible to all fitness level.
Discover the Peruvian wilderness while enjoying the comfort of the city at night.
Acclimatize for longer hikes or climbs by walking up the Laguna Llanganuco or the Laguna Paron.
Learn more about ancient civilizations of the Andes by visiting the ruins of Chavin de Huantar.
If you are traveling to Huaraz from anywhere outside of Peru, you will have to transit through Lima. Lima has direct connections with quite a few cities in the USA and Canada through Delta, United, American, LATAM, Air Canada and with Europe through KLM, Air France, British Airways, Iberia and …
If you are traveling to Huaraz from anywhere outside of Peru, you will have to transit through Lima. Lima has direct connections with quite a few cities in the USA and Canada through Delta, United, American, LATAM, Air Canada and with Europe through KLM, Air France, British Airways, Iberia and LATAM. From other Latin American countries, LATAM and Avianca offer good connections. An Airport Express bus (typical fare USD ~8 one way) connects Lima city centre with Jorge Chávez Airport in regular intervals, from 06:00 to 22:00 hours. Taxis cost USD ~15 one way.
Huaraz is well connected with Lima by bus. The distance is ~400km and the journey takes around 8 hours and is reasonably priced ($11 - 29 one way) and services are generally quite reliable. Main Operators are Movil Tours, Cruz del Sur, Lenea and Oltursa.
Note that in Peru each bus company often has its own separate terminal. In Lima, the main bus terminals are in Javier Prado, La Victoria, Terminal Plaza Norte, Aramburu and Paseo de la República. Flights from Lima to Huaraz are operated by LC Peru, with daily one flight on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. The airstrip in Huaraz is ~23km north of Huaraz, you can take a combi (USD ~1) or a taxi (USD ~10 - 16) to Huaraz town. Flights are temporarily suspended due to financial difficulties being faced by the airline.
The Huascaran National Park offers adventures for everyone, and you will find an array of day tours to stunning locations. If long days in the wild is not your thing or if you have limited time in the region, stay in Huaraz and enjoy day trips to lagunas and ancient ruins.
The easiest way to enjoy these day trips is to book tour leaving from Huaraz: these are often just as costly as organizing it on your own and are more reliable as local transportation is not always consistent. Tour prices will vary, but you will always have to add entrance fees either to the national park or to the local communities – this will depend on which trip you decide to take. Wherever you go, bring enough water and always pack some rain jackets as the weather can change quite quickly in the region.
In Huaraz you can contact the following - Medical: Clínica San Pablo North of town, this is the best medical care in Huaraz. Some doctors speak English; Police - Policìa de Turismo; Forex - Banco de la Nación, BCP, Interbank