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Huaraz (La Suiza Peruana)

Address: Huaraz, Peru
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Ranked #3 of 17 Attractions in Huaraz
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
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Banos, Ecuador
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

Beautiful and Amazing trek, no doubt about that. But you're safe and sound with this company. From setting up camp to cooking to personal sightseeing tips, it was a great experience. I'd recommend this company to novice and advanced hikers alike!

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La Paz, Bolivia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Our family of 6 had a wonderful experience doing the Santa Cruz trek through Galaxia Expeditions Trek. We originally contacted Galaxia Expeditions as it was recommended in our Lonely Planet Guide. We decided to book given the great prices, the ability to have a private tour (only our family) and their responsiveness by email. ALDO was very helpful over email... More 

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Carhuaz, Peru
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

I live about an hour up the road, in Carhuaz. Huaraz doesn't have everything, but certainly offers more than Carhuaz, particularly in the way of tourist attractions, tours, and shopping. There are still things that are best found in Lima or Chimbote, but HUaraz is a central fixture in the Cordillera Blanca.

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Lima, Peru
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53 reviews 53 reviews
15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

I've been traveling to Huaraz since 2005 and recently moved here. I truly love walking around the city. The mountains surrounding the city are breathtaking. The restaurant options are numerous and the people are friendly. If you are traveling to Peru and want a good place to start your hikes or mountain climbing... or just a city that is nice... More 

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Lima, Peru
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I did't like Huaraz itself that much, but the landscape and especially the small villages around Huaraz are great. I started some tourist activities around there and I feel so lucky that I can go back there every time. Huaraz is not only for hikers, I don't hike myself but I still enjoy the beautiful landscape. It is also the... More 

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Mill Valley, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The Callejon de Huaylas demonstrates nature at its best and most terrifying. The grandeur of Huascaran and the beauty of the Rio Santa valley fill the senses. The seismic destructions that destroyed its colonial architecture have left a tragic footprint. Yet, there is beauty to explore and a fascinating Quechua speaking culture to experience. Ancash is worth the visit.

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Florida, USA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We fell in love with Ancash and with every place that we visited. Amazing hikes, beautiful lakes, food was great and really friendly people. We would like to come back for more.

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Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
44 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This is the most beautiful and unusual coloured lakes I've ever seen. We stopped to take photos on the way to Laguna 69, just wish we had more time at this lake!

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Lima, Peru
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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120 reviews 120 reviews
29 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
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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