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Huaraz to Lima08:0023:20BOOK NOW
Huaraz to La Victoria09:1523:15BOOK NOW
Huaraz to Terminal Plaza Norte08:0023:00BOOK NOW
Huaraz to Trujillo09:3023:15BOOK NOW
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Lima to Huaraz07:0023:45BOOK NOW
La Victoria to Huaraz08:3523:00BOOK NOW
Tomas Valle to Huaraz08:3523:00BOOK NOW
Terminal Plaza Norte to Huaraz07:0023:45BOOK NOW
Javier Prado to Huaraz08:3523:00BOOK NOW

About Huaraz

The name Huaraz comes from “waraq”, a word in quechua which means sunrise. The origins of Huaraz go back to the Pre-Inca period, when the first human settlement took place close to the rivers Quilcay and Santa. It has been verified the human presence in the area of Callejón de Huaylas since 10.000 B. C., when the human beings were dedicated to harvest and hunting; this is testified by the Guitarrero cave in front of Mancos village. It was the chavín culture that was developed in this area during the Horizonte Temprano. Many years later, Spanish people founded the city as San Sebastián de Huaraz, in 1574 and Simón Bolívar called the city “noble... and generous”, because of its support to the liberating army during the independence of Peru. It was also called the “capital of international friendship”, in recognition of its help to the victims of the earthquake of 1970 in Áncash; on the seism 20.000 people from Huaraz died and 95% of the city was reduced to ashes.Huaraz is the capital of Áncash department and is considered the “Peruvian Switzerland” for being located on the surroundings of the snowy mountain of Cordillera Blanca. The development of Huaraz is based in the agriculture, trade and tourism, because in Huaraz is concentrated most of the tourist activity of the Sierra de Áncash.
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Travel tips for Huaraz

We recommend to bring light clothing for the journey and warm clothes for the nights. And of course if it’s the rainy season raincoat.In the city you can find the famous mototaxis (little taxis) and buses that can give us a ride on the surroundings. Inside the city the taxis are low-cost (about s/. 4) and fast. It’s a good way of getting around on the city; but you can also walk, if it’s not too late at night. Many companies offer the possibility of ren...ting particular cars, but it’s definitely a more expensive option.Huaraz is a city located in an altitude, that’s why it takes about a day to acclimatize and it’s highly recommended to rest upon arrival. You should take “mates de coca” and hydrate a lot with water. You should also eat light, soups for example. Avoid the heavy meals and fried foods.Thefts are not very frequent, but it’s better to beware: if you arrive at night by bus, you may take a taxi.
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Huaraz weather

Best time to visit Huaraz

The best moment to visit Huaraz is from May to September, the dry season. In that period there are also some celebrations of important dates which could be interesting for you, as are the Semana de Deportes de Montaña (May-June), Fiesta de San Pedro de Corongo (June the 29th) and the Huaraz Anniversary (July the 25th).

Climate in Huaraz

Huaraz is located at an average altitude of 3050 meters and its minimum temperature is 41 °F (5 °C) and its maximum is 84 °F in August.Huaraz has two seasons clearly defined. The weather is temperate and dry from May to September (what is called “Andean summer”), very pleasant in this period of the year, with sunny days and cold at night. However, the rainy season comes from October to April, and even if the sun shines on the morning it rains on the afternoon.

The things to do in Huaraz

Huaraz is a city located in the heart of the Peruvian Andes, and it´s a popular tourist destination for those looking for winter sports and adventure. In this region you´ll find the tallest mountain in Peru, Huascarán. Huaraz is world-fa...mous for the different hikes offered and for the turquoise lakes like Laguna 69, for treks of 3, 4 or 5 days. Near the main plaza is the Museum of Ancash, in which you´ll find a massive park that is considered the parges in South America
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Accomodations in Huaraz

Hospedaje Ezama
Location: 623, Jr. Mariano Melgar
Price: 10 soles per person and up
It’s a low cost, welcoming and familiar accomodation and a very quiet place. There are 7 spacious rooms, hot water, and all the touristic information you could need. They are specialized in adventure tourism!
Amelita Lodging
Location: 633, Jr. Gabino Uribe
Price: from s/. 21 per person
Amelita Lodging offers a low-cost stay in a pleasant environment (the owner and the employees); all the rooms have a private bathroom, TV, free wifi, hot water 7/24 hours on the rooms. They have common areas as the kitchen, that guests can use.

Important dates in Huaraz

Holy Week (Semana Santa) in HuarazDate: Starting the Tuesday before EasterDuring Holy Week in Huaraz you´ll be the victim of water fights, on Ash Wednesday there will be processions and lovely religious reenactments, with colorful outfits and accessories for the occasion.
El Señor de la SoledadDate: Starts at the beginning of May and lasts 4 daysIn Huaraz the week celebrating el Señor de la Soledad is a non-stop of processions, novenas and dancing. The 4 days celebration ends placing the Señor de la Soledad in his place, till the following year.
La Semana AndisimoDate: JuneThe Semana Andisimo is an event that attracts well-known mountaineers and fans of mountain-climbing for contests and exhibits about hiking. There will be activities as aerothlon, climbing, trail running, mountain cinema and guitar.