4 days / 3 nights
Early morning departure from Lima to travel by road 417 km. (260 miles) through Pativilca passing the impressive Conococha lagoon, where the Santa River starts. You will enjoy a fabulous view of the Cordillera Blanca before the afternoon arrival in Huaraz. The rest of the afternoon will be at leisure in order to acclimatize of the altitude.
A four hour drive over spectacular mountain roads takes us into this famed temple which is honeycombed with interior galleries, some of which can be explored. You will be able to appreciate pyramidal buildings and the famous "Cabezas Clavas", mythical figures in high and low relief. Return to Huaraz and your hotel in the afternoon. (B, BoxL)
Two-hour road trip to the Pastoruri glacier in the National Park of Huascaran. On the way there you will see Puya Raymondi rose bushes, unique to this area, gasified water springs, water of changing colors, and cave paintings on rock walls. A 30-minute walk will lead you to Pastoruri, a pleasant and enjoyable place where you will see a variety of andean flora, beautiful ice formations, and the fantastic surrounding snow-capped mountains. Spare time to play in the snow making snowmen or sliding down the natural slides before lunch and the return trip to Huaraz. Box lunch included.
In the afternoon transfer to the bus station for your departure to Lima.