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Ancash (La Suiza Peruana)

Huaraz, Peru
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Ranked #5 of 19 attractions in Huaraz
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Lima, Peru
4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

The Peruvian city of Huaraz boasts a stunning location high in the majestic Andes. Surrounded by the impressive glacier peaks and mountains of the Cordillera Blanca and Cordillera Negra, the city itself is situated in a valley at an altitude of 3100 meters above sea level. Some of the peaks overlooking Huaraz rise above 6000 meters, including Huascaran which is... More

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Lima, Peru
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Ancash is a great location for a visit if you are looking for off the beaten path tourism. Come with expectations of wonderful scenery and you will not be disappointed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

Inkalanad Treks recommend our clients to start early; our team will pick you up at your hotel then drive north in our private transportation along the Callejon de Huayhuash valley following the curse of the main river Santa in the Valley that divides the Cordillera Blanca at the East and the Cordillera Negra at the West, passing traditional town with... More

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Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012

Ancash is just incredible! Every or anything you choose to do you, regardless whatever you decide on, you won't be disappointed! If you love nature, adventure, action-sports or just relaxing and gazing at the mountains...get yourself to Ancash region in Peru! P.S. The local people are extremely friendly, too!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2011

Ancash is one of Peru's most stunning and varied departments. It is here that you will find the famous Cordillera Blanca and Huayhuash, known for their jewelled glacial lakes, colossal snow-capped mountains and pristine Andean valleys. Huaraz, the department's capital, is a nature lover's and adventure seeker's paradise, offering countless activities such as trekking, mountaineering, rock climbing, mountain biking, canyoning,... More

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