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Central Peruvian Andes Things to See and Do

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Spend the day ice climbing. Or if speed is more appealing, excite your heart with a challenging day of mountain biking. Take a break with an introspective tour of area ruins. Finally, end the day recounting your adventures with a relaxing drink in front of a warming fire.

This stunning region offers thrills for adrenaline junkies and outdoor enthusiasts. Towering glaciers and deep valleys complement each other perfectly. The glacier-topped Cordillera Blanca is the main climbing and hiking center of Peru. Mountain biking, horseback riding, river rafting and canoeing are also popular activities in this area.



Other Activity pages in Central Peruvian Andes that may be of interest: Caraz Activities, Central Peruvian Andes Hiking and Trekking, Huaraz Activities and Yungay Activities.








18 May 2012

 
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Tumshukaiko

Approximately two kilometers (1.24 mi) north of Caraz are the ChavĆ­n ruins of Tumshukaiko. There is no fee or sign, and the ruins are only...

Ruin
Caraz, Peru

Monterrey Thermal Springs

Six kilometers (3.7 mi) north of Huaraz along the road to Caraz is the laidback village of Monterrey. There are a few hotels and restaurants here,...

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Huaraz, Peru
Cordillera Huayhuash

Cordillera Huayhuash

Characterized by rugged snow-capped peaks and wide alpine pastures dotted with tranquil blue lakes, the Cordillera Huayhuash is one of the...

Hiking, Trekking, Climbing
Peru

Cordillera Negra

Noticeably devoid of snow, the brown mountains of the Cordillera Negra provide a sharp contrast to the snow-covered peaks of the neighboring ...

Hiking, Trekking, Climbing
Peru

Cordillera Blanca

Running 180 kilometers (112 mi) from north to south across the Ancash region, the spectacular snow-clad peaks of the Cordillera Blanca provide a...

Hiking, Trekking, Climbing
Peru

Hiking and Trekking When to Go

Most people venture to the Central Andes with one thing in mind: getting out into the countryside and up into the mountains. There are several...

Hiking, Trekking, Climbing
Peru

Hiking and Trekking Tailor-made Treks

If youā€™re keen for some solo time, or want to organize a trip for just you and your friends, you can plan your own trek. However, there...

Climbing, Trekking, Hiking
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Motorbike Tours

Motorcycling in HuascarƔn National Park. Bring strong boots. Daily, 9 a.m.-10.30 p.m....

Adventure Tour
Huaraz, Peru

CaƱon Del Pato

Though the CaƱon del Pato (literally the "duck canyon") doesn't actually feature any ducks, it does however offer a popular day trip for...

Bicycling
Caraz, Peru

Monumento Nacional WilcahuaĆ­n

Just eight kilometers (5 mi) north-east of Huaraz is the WilcahuaĆ­n...

Ruin
Huaraz, Peru

Mirador Rataquenua

For dramatic views of the surrounding peaks and valleys, head to this mirador, which is marked by a giant cross. It's about an hour's hike from...

City Park
Huaraz, Peru

Alpine Circuit Huayhuash

The Alpine Circuit is not the standard, traditional, popular Huayhuash Circuit. The popular route is called the Valley Circuit, and is completed...

Trekking
Huaraz, Peru
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