Peru · 12 Days · 8 Moments · September 2017

Christian's voyage in Peru

23 September 2017

Got a taxi we ordered with I Peru (the tourism office of Peru), it was a very good service, the girl called a taxi company for us after showing us a tour we decided to do.

20 September 2017

Took the bus back from Huaraz to Lima with Movil tours. This cost 40sol per person. The buses are much newer (and clean) but don't include food or personal TV screens and have less leg room. A very good cheap alternative!

18 September 2017

Hiked the Laguna 69 path. 800m denivelation that reach 4600meters so very high! 3hours going up and 2h going down. Organized the tour with a company called Base Camp. It costed 40sol per person + 10 sol to enter the natural reserve. There are plenty of other companies in the city which propose this tour. We had to wake up around 4:40am then waited for the bus supposed to pick us up at 5 but turned up at 5:30. Wonderful view - worth it! We didn't have enough water (3,5liters), plan at least 2,5 to 3 liters each! No lunch provided so make sure you have enough snacks!

17 September 2017

Hiked to Laguna Wilacocha from Huaraz. We took a collectivo shuttle from the city center (flagged one down off the street) which cost 1sol person. This dropped you at the bottom of the hike. Took 2.5hrs up and 1.5hrs down. Very steep incline and a good way to acclimatize. This is a free option but not the most spectacular views! Pretty intense for not much reward..

16 September 2017

Went to the tourism office of huaraz and asked for activities. Then went to a trek companies and organized our Laguna 69 hike.

15 September 2017

Huaraz accommodation: Stayed the first night in El Jacal Backpacker. 30 $ for private room ensuite. It was basic. For the following 4 nights we decided to move to Hotel and Bungalow Valencia and opted for a bungalow (Bungalow Romina). 150sol (46$)per night. Really nice place. There is a kitchen so we cooked for ourselves!
Traveled from Lima to Huaraz, on a 8hour bus journey with Cruz del Sur. Cost $25 per person for a VIP seat. This includes all meals, a big seat, personal tv screen, pillow and blanket. You can buy the tickets online but need to print paper copies. The bus departs from Javier Prado in Lima which is cheap to get to via Uber. It arrives in Huaraz city center and from there you can walk to hostels.

11 September 2017

Lima accommodation: Stayed at the lighthouse bnb in Lima for one night $35per night then an airbnb for 3 nights $26 per night. The lighthouse was fantastic (owned by an English man) if you have the money. But an Airbnb is much more economical and you get more for your money. Both accommodations were in Miraflores which is by far the nicest area with most accommodation!