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Huaraz: Day Tours & Hikes


For visitors to Peru who have limited time but want to get the most out of their time in Huaraz. Information about day tours to Huaraz and how to explore Huaraz and the Cordillera Blanca with a selection personal guided culture tours and day hikes.


Choices from easy guided tours by car to visit Peru cultural sites and markets to demanding full day hikes for walkers or acclimatisation for trekking & climbing tours in Peru.


Cordillera Blanca Trekking

Peru trekking, hiking and climbing in the spectacular Cordillera Blanca. Treks from 3 days to 13 days with options for easy to challenging Cordillera Blanca treks. Trekking circuits through the famous Santa Cruz Valley and around Alpamayo, once voted to be the most beautiful mountain in the world, and remote treks to Chavin.


Cordillera Huayhuash Trekking

Peru treks hikes and climbs in the beautiful Cordillera Huayhuash. Treks from 8 days to Classic 15 day treks you can also combine a climb with a trek, an amazing experience and a wonderful high to leave on.


Special Interest Peru Treks

Whether you are a woman travelling on your own or a family wanting a special trek that the whole family can enjoy, you can trust our female guides to give you the best possible experience and tailor a program to your needs. For those of you who fit into the 50 plus age group and seniors, all you need is a sense of adventure as we can have special programs that are really fun!

If you want a school camp experience with a difference, we tailor treks for you. We have special guide to student ratio and various classes to ensure the students have a great time whilst remaining safe.


We also offer botanical treks for those of you interested in the unique flora and fauna of the Peruvian Andes. Some of these plants do not flower annually, so you may be one of the lucky ones to see a plant flower that hasn't flowered for 25 years! Many of these plants have ancient medicinal uses and have been used by local people for thousands of years to treat various ailments. We have guides who have special interest in plants and their traditional uses and who delight in sharing their knowledge with you. For those travelling alone we can help join you with others in a group to suit your plans. We believe treks in Peru shouldn't just be for the super adventurous or super fit!



Climbing in Peru

Information for climbing in Peru. Our Peru climbs cater for all fitness levels and abilities from easy to technical and we also have a hard climb to challenge the more experienced climber. Our Peru climbing guides are speak English and Spanish are UIAGM qualified and know these mountains well. To ensure you have fun on your holiday but remain safe, we always recommend an acclimatisation trek of 4-6 days before climbing. You have choices to climb the peaks of the Cordillera Blanca, Cordillera Huayhuash and can provide you with full instruction to help you achieve your goals. We also offer mountain safety and rescue courses for those that are interested.


Peru Climbing Instruction Courses

Information on Peru climbing instruction courses. Professional UIAGM climbing instructors will make sure you get the most out of your instruction course with options from 3 days basic course up to extended 12 day intensive courses culminating in climbing a 6000m mountain. Basic mountain safety and climbing skills training for first climbers through to instruction in technical climbing and rescue techniques for lead climbers.


Peru Trekking Info & Service

Here you will find all the information you need to give you confidence that you will have a great time. We love making your Peru Treks and Climbs special so if there is anything that you need that is not mentioned please get in touch.


Peru Treks for Vegetarians and Peru Treks for Special Diets - scroll down the page a bit to find this info and photos!

Over half of our Peru trekking clients are vegetarians or have special dietary requirements. We are well versed at cooking delicious vegetarian pizzas on burners at altitude and for many the food is the highlight of their stay! Please notify us of any special dietary requirements so that we can organise it prior so you can relax, totally enjoy your holiday.

Here is a quote from a client of a previous trek "Bernado’s food was great. Thank you for making sure Lisa’s vegetarian dietary needs were met." - Best wishes, Mark & Lisa, ( USA) Santa Cruz/Quebrada Ulta and Pisco – May 2004


Peru Responsible Tourism

Our Commitment is to Socially Responsible Tourism and protection of the environment in Peru. We are one of the few tour agencies in Huaraz have developed a Responsible Tourism and Environmental Care Policy and to train and involve our staff in responsible tourism and environmental protection.


Peru Community Aid Projects

Our Commitment is to Socially Responsible Tourism in Peru. There are families and children living in poor conditions, with basic housing, no medical care, inadequate diet, and no available cash to buy clothes, school books and pens. With our community aid project through tourism, together we make a difference to the families in the Peruvian Andes.



Some comments from customers who have trekked with us in the past. Mostly about how safe they feel, and a few complaints about not losing weight on a trek due to our delicious cooking! We update these every season.



Answers to the most commonly asked questions about trekking, hiking and climbing in Peru and our Peru Treks service


ARGENTINA & CHILE - Climbing Aconcagua

Climb the highest mountain in the Andes in safety with Peruvian Andes Adventures professional UIAGM mountain guides. Private climbing expeditions to Aconcagua to ensure friendly personal attention and support during your climb to the summit. Aconcagua is not a technical mountain to climb and it is suitable mountaineering destination for fit and strong clients who are well acclimatised to the altitude.


Join a Peru Trekking or Peru Climbing Group

This page is regularly updated with information about groups confirmed for Peru treks and climbs. You are welcome to join with any of these groups, or ask us to post your trek or climb on this page so we can find some new friends to join with you in your Peru trek and climb adventure! We like to introduce you to the other group members before your trek so you can get to know them before your trek.


About our Peru Trekking Guides

Our guides are UIAGM qualified and have local knowledge of these mountains. Treks and climb are lead by our kiwi business partner and amiga, Anne who speaks Spanish and English. We also use local Peruvian guides who speak Spanish and English to lead our Peru treks and climbs.


Contact Peru Treks

Our contact details for our New Zealand office and our office in Huraz, Peru.


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