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Marcahuasi Experience in Lima
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Marcahuasi Experience in Lima

By Los Cazadunas
Recommended by 96% of travelers
96% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
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Ages 8-99
Duration: 10h
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Live guide: Portuguese, English, Spanish
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  • Breakfast
What's not included
  • Entry/Admission - Huarochiri
  • Entry/Admission - Marcahuasi


Start:Traveler pickup offered.
  • Av Javier Prado Oeste 1975, San Isidro 15076, Peru
Pickup details
  • We are going to pick up the costmer any place in Lima Metropolitana.
Airport pickup offered
During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included airports.
  • J Chavez Intl Airport, Lima Peru
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 85155P2

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 85155P2

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    • Los Cazadunas
      101
      Lima, Peru
      Joined in November 2011
    • N450TYjustins
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Thrilling and Life Changing Experience
      Me and my best friends were looking for something exciting to do in Lima, so we decided to try out sand boarding and could not have been more impressed! We were initially hesitant to book with this company due to the lack of reviews, but definitely made the right decision. Abraham and Carlos were both amazing, and the experience itself was very thrilling! Could not recommend these guys more!
      Written June 30, 2024
    • Mariaclara6
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Definitely Recommend!
      We had such a blast!! The whole experience from being picked up from our Airbnb to getting dropped back off again was great! It was fun (and maybe a little bit thrilling) riding in the car with Carlos, he was engaging and quick to answer questions we had. Then when we got to the sand dunes, Abraham’s experience and skills had time to shine! He was so patient with us as we learned to sand board - which was SO fun! I only wish we could have had a longer time there in the dunes - once we started we really didn’t want to stop!
      Written April 15, 2024
    • Carolee F
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Explore amazing archeological site with no crowds in your pictures!!!
      The four hour drive was 1000% worth it to get to see and explore Marcahuasi with zero other tourists around. It is absolutely breathtaking and stunning. Our guide was wonderful. Our original guide was Carlos but he had recently had brain surgery for an aneurysm so our substitute guide Marci took us and he was awesome! He did an absolute amazing job of framing our photos that he took of us. Like I’m so shocked at how good they turned out! The drive up and down the mountain was a little rough, I’m not going to lie. But setting the chupas and the ruins of this ancient town, how small the houses and doors were with no one but my family around was just amazing. I definitely recommend going on this excursion if you have the chance.
      Written December 24, 2023
    • davidcT8868EA
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great day trip
      Was a great trip out to the dunes + 3 runs of boarding down the hills. Thanks for the lessons and cool photos! Sandboarding is a lot harder than snowboarding
      Written November 13, 2023
    • stephenc225
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A beautiful place just north of Lima
      Carlos is a terrific guide, knowledgeable, pleasant, reliable. The lomas are amazing locations for folks who love plants and animals. The landscape there is beautiful. The hike has some steep hills but Carlos is willing to go slow as needed. Highly recommend this day trip.
      Written October 18, 2023
    • emmapoland
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Awesome
      I cannot recommend this highly enough it is AMAZING,! We got picked up from our hotel in Lima on time by Abraham (instructor) and Eddie our hilarious driver - buzzed out of Lima and hit the dunes! My 17 year old twins loved every minute, and I was so relieved we had such a fab team as I was a little apprehensive to start. The mountains are beautiful and it was well worth the trip. Cheaper than the other companies I took the gamble and was very pleased I did. Take this company and don’t worry as they are BRILLIANT,!
      Written July 9, 2023
    • Taylore_travels
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      10/10—would do it again (during the winter season)!
      I had such a great time with Carlos that I tried to stay another day to go on another tour with him!
      Written December 1, 2022
    • YWIP2022
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great daytrip from Lima, highly recommended!
      I can highly recommend going on the Lomas de Lachay tour with Los Cazadunas. The Lomas were beautiful when me and my girlfriend went in October. We saw a lot of wildlife ranging from different birds, insect and reptiles. It was just the two of us on the tour together with our kind and funny guide Carlos. He was very knowledgeable about the area but also peruvian nature in general. Overall a great experience that i would recommend to anyone looking for an interesting daytrip from Lima.
      Written October 11, 2022
    • jacobabc
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Highly recommend this Lomas de Lachay hike
      This was such a good booking! Highly recommend this excursion. Me and my brother did this trip in winter time so the Lomas were full of flora because of the fog. We learned a lot and got some really great pictures and views on the hike. It was a long but not difficult hike which was worth the time. Our guide got us breakfast, let us find some rocks to go bouldering and was very accommodating to make our trip awesome.
      Written August 11, 2022
    • Lindarplusfour
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Exhilarating fun
      This was a thrilling experience. I was worried that being overweight I wouldn’t be able to enjoy it but Abraham taught me how to use the Sandboard as a sled. It was a great experience. We were a group of 5 and the guides made sure everyone had a good time. Be warned the ride to get up the sand dunes is part of the experience. We’ve never been skiing or snowboarding much less sandboarding and with no experience we still had some great runs.
      Written June 20, 2022
    • John W
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Once in a lifetime, only in Lima!
      Peru is about bucket lists. No better place to empty the bucket than in an equatorial desert. This adventure is way more than supreme sand boarding with the ocean on the horizon. Carlos as your dune driver and DJ is extraordinary. The pan sandwiches from the wood fired oven a sumptuous surprise. Frost is an incredible instructor who makes even beginners successful sandboarders. My 20 yo said this was his far out favorite activity in Peru. More memorable than Machu Picchu. Once in a lifetime, only in Lima!
      Written June 15, 2022
    • mareep_111
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Awesome sandboarding trip!
      We had such a blast doing this sandboarding, an experience we will always remember! Provided everything we needed to have a great time. Thank you!
      Written May 4, 2022
    • 311kirstiev
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing!
      I had to catch a flight at 3:55pm the day i took this tour and in order to take the tour and make my flight we had to leave earlier than normal which was not a problem for our tour guide Carlos! He was amazing! He was personable, knowledgeable, patient, and funny! After we got back into Lima we actually got lunch together which was nice. If you take this your choose Carlos you won’t regret it! Also, he was very gentle taking the mountain which is important cause i was scared for my life.
      Written October 2, 2021
    • jlunasf
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing!
      Some friends and I were in Peru. We were supposed to do a hike but because of Covid we couldn’t do it. Carlos, our guide reached out and gave us other options, one being Sandboarding. We had the most amazing experience. Aldo, his parter was not only a great instructor, but also took awesome pictures and videos that my friends and I reposted. All in all, an amazing experience.
      Written June 9, 2021
    • oliveandq
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Duneando!
      We had a fantastic time sandboarding while we were in Lima! It was a last minute decision and it was one of the best days of our trip. Aldo was an excellent instructor. Patient and motivating. I had no idea we'd be able to tackle some "steep" slopes so quickly! To top it off he graciously took some fantastic videos and photos of our group which we've had so much fun watching and sharing. 10 out of 10 - would highly recommend and do again! Thank you, Aldo!
      Written June 8, 2021
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    Sadigatou D
    Los Angeles, CA14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2022
    I had an incredible human experience traveling with Carlos. First of all, he drives a monster Land Rover I have never seen before which is a highlight to the experience. I was on budget for my trip to Peru and I tried hard to find a cheaper price but no-one could match up the rate Carlos was offering. And for my greater good! Carlos is a safe and fun driver, he has an un-precended expertise of the area and he was extremely attentive to my needs and well being. I was a solo female traveller on the trip to Marcahuasi and i felt super comfortable with and safe with him. He made sure i would stay hydrated, was my personal photographer and even offered me lunch! I would 100% recommend travelling with Carlos. That dude is a ROCK-STAR and would make your trip to Marcahuasi UNFORGETTABLE!
    Written March 7, 2023
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    Thank you for your words :D
    Written March 9, 2023
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    Petra C
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oct 2021
    If you hesitate whether to buy this trip or not, stop right now and go for it immediately! i simply cant have done a better thing even though I had had a few doubts and fears, being a solo woman travelling. I couldn't feel any safer.
    This place will stay in your mind and heart forever, it has some magic inside, plus the outstanding views from the plateau will make you want to go back there once again in the future.
    There even cant be a better guide than Carlos is. Not only as a guide (information, amazing driving skills of his 4x4, water, sandwiches and fruit that he provided), but most importantly as a person, friendly and totally understanding, which makes this trip a unique experience. Just go there and feel it for yourself.
    Written October 24, 2021
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    rmwpacificbeach
    San Diego, CA13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This was such an amazing tour! Carlos was our guide and he was wonderful! He’s an amazing driver - got us through Lima traffic as well as miles of a winding dirt road that is not for the faint of heart.

    The mountain hike was a little strenuous at the beginning, mostly due to the altitude (13,000 feet) but Carlos encouraged us to take our time and to take frequent short breaks to allow our bodies to fill with oxygen. My partner Chuck was his oldest (so far) client at 72 years old and he completed it with no problems.

    It was definitely worth the effort as the rock formations and views at the top were breathtaking, the lagoon was beautiful and peaceful - a perfect place for a light picnic lunch and the ancient ruins pretty cool to see.

    Carlos and his sweet little dog Kusi were both friendly and fun. We would do this tour again in a heartbeat!
    Written September 10, 2022
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    Thank You 🙏🙏☺️
    Written September 12, 2022
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    Georgia D
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2023 • Solo
    I literally could not recommend this enough! “Experience” is accurate, calling it a tour or hike would not do it justice. Words and pictures do not capture the incredible time I had, I booked to do this on my own for the magic of the destination but the journey was also worth every single penny, and our group became a team! Carlos is an incredible human, an amazing driver, and I felt safe, supported and encouraged LITERALLY every minute of the day. The views can be a little scary at such a height, and the incline was challenging at times, but Carlos’ experience and attitude was nothing short of expert. The altitude was a bit rough but taking the path less travelled and going to such a magical place with an open mind was so special and I would do this time and time again if given the chance. Thankyou so much Carlos, I’ll be talking about how amazing my day was and recommending this to everyone who will listen!
    Written August 19, 2023
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    Justin R
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nov 2021 • Family
    Carlos is an amazing tour guide, great driver, great attitude and full of knowledge. I couldn’t recommend this enough for those with an adventurous spirit and in touch with spiritual energy. Marcahuasi is like no other place on earth, with its amazing views and incredible rock formations. Absolutely mind blowing🤯 this place is laced with mystery and leaves much to the imagination.

    Make sure you are hydrated before you go and I recommend bringing coca, muña and LMNT salts. You have elevation to contend with.
    Written November 21, 2021
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    Diego S
    8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nov 2021
    Not only was Carlos in touch with us about pick up times the day before, he was early too, which was appreciated, so we could beat traffic and get an early start. The drive up the mountain (before the hike), is exhilarating and terrifying (in a good way), if you're scared of heights, this is a good way to challenge yourself. The hike, although slightly challenging at first due to the altitude, Carlos allowed frequent breaks to adjust. At some point of the hike, the environment levels, and you're surrounded by views and beauty! My cousin and I had a great time!!
    Written November 30, 2021
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    riverchaser22
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jun 2022
    We definitely recommend this trip! Marcahuasi is a beautiful and wonderous place! Finding sunshine in the winter so close to Lima was also lovely. We went on a Saturday and there were hardly any other hikers, so you really get to connect with nature and the people you're with. Carlos is an awesome guide and made the entire trip fun, meaningful, and comfortable for everyone. He also did super great accommodating both English and Spanish speakers. There are points that the hike gets challenging but you are free to go at your own pace.
    Written June 12, 2022
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    erics4539
    New Haven, Connecticut31 contributions
    2.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2022 • Friends
    Kinda disappointed with this tour. Our guide Rodrigo was late picking us up. Rodrigo talked, in total, less than 5 minutes the whole trip and didn’t give much background on the area. It’s about 7-8 hours driving round trip from Lima.

    The place it self was pretty nice but nothing that special considering the drive. The mountains in Cusco are better in my opinion. The gate we were supposed to drive through was locked, so we had to walk extra up a steep hill. Also, they didn’t want to provide the entry fee even tho it was supposed to be included but eventually agreed after some discussion. There also was additional fees to get back to the airport
    Written August 8, 2022
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    Hello Eric, first thank you for your coment but I have to say that is not true all the thing you Say. First of all Rodrigo, the driver was in perfect time for the pick up as we told you between 5:15 and 5:30 AM. And been there before 5:30 AM. The ride to the place is not 7 o 8 hours as you said, is only 3 hours including the breakfast we play for you. The entrance was a mistake of comunication that we solve in the moment and also we pay for your entrance. 5 dollars that you don't want to pay. And when the experience is finishing you ask if we can drop you in the airport, we agree to change the drop off, when the pick up and Drop Off is in the same place. We only ask to pay the Toll to get you to the airport and nothing more. So we safe you the money from your taxi to the airport. If you like Cusco or another place more than Marcahuasi is Ok, no one have to have the same taste. But we can read between lines. We hope you have a nice day. I hope next time You find what you are looking for.
    Written August 12, 2022
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    Diane H
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oct 2023 • Friends
    Three of us went, and were joined by another couple from Europe. The drive took about 3 hours to arrive, but once we left Lima and got farther into the mountains, the scenery was dramatic! When we arrived and walked up the the lake, and it was an "Oh, wow" moment! We had some sun when we first got to the lake, but quickly the clouds came in so that the cliffs on the back side of the mountain were mostly in white clouds, but we could still see to some extent. At least there was no rain that day. It is an interesting and fascinating place! Be aware that this is not a luxury bus drive--it is more of an adventure! The road up into the mountains is narrow and bumpy, with portions of extensive switchbacks. However, if you want to get away from Lima and into the mountains, this is a great choice. It is recommended!
    Written November 2, 2023
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    Nicole G
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nov 2022 • Solo
    Fantastic experience visiting Marcahuasi with Carlos. It’s a long drive out, but great scenery and company for the trip. Marcahuasi itself is incredible, beautiful area and so quiet and isolated from people and vehicles which is so rare. You can relax and enjoy just being in this amazing place. 100% recommend. Thanks Carlos for a great experience
    Written November 23, 2022
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