Day Hikes & Sightseeing Tours in the Cordillera Blanca

Mascashca Hills

We offer a variety of guided day hikes or sightseeing tours by car in the Cordillera Blanca including:

*Cultural visits to pre Inca Ruins, museums, local markets & thermal baths
*Sightseeing tours by private car – mountains and lakes
*Half day or full day hikes (easy to demanding)
*Day Hikes for acclimatisation for trekking & climbing

Our private day hike or tour service includes:
*Delicious picnic lunch or snack – vegetarian, gluten free & special diet requests catered for
* We travel in comfort in a private minivan or car
*Entrance fees are included in our price 

Packed Lunch

Hike & Tours Transport

Some previous happy day hike clients said:

Ethel & Charlie  of Scotland.
They stayed in Morales Guesthouse in Huaraz and did 12 day Hikes and Tours
Thank you for a great time in Huaraz. from the 1st email request until Paul took us to the airport in Lima we received first class service with everything going to plan. The packed lunches were great and kept us going through the day. All the guides were very knowledgeable & had a good command of English. The day hikes were most enjoyable with amazing scenery & all the guides were patient while we took countless photos. Keep up the good work. We would have no hesitation to book with you again. I will recommend your company to some friends.

Dr Stephen Murray from the UK
‘ I spent a week with  Peruvian Andes Adventures  staying at their hostel and walking each day with a guide, sometimes on my own and  sometimes as part of a group. I wanted to sample their day treks and see some of the more scenic areas within reach of Huaraz. I had a  fantastic week . The scenery and mountains were unforgettable –definitely worth coming back for more . The day trips take you right in among some of the highest mountains in Peru [and in S America] including Huascaran  and left me awe struck with the rugged beauty of the area –Scotland will  never be quite the same again !Finally a word about Eli Morales and the other staff including the guides. This is a family business and runs efficiently and courteously. I  cannot speak highly enough of their professionalism, reliability,  friendliness and willingness to impart local knowledge. Not to mention  Eli’s invaluable help when problems cropped up with my flight back  from Alta to Lima.’

The descriptions here are brief summaries only. Contact Us for full descriptions, more photos and prices.

We can also recommend which hikes might be suitable for your level of fitness and recommend a series of day hikes to help you acclimatise for trekking or climbing.

Clic on the name of the tour or hike for information.


Name of Hike Grade of Hike Time Allocation Maximum Altitude (m)
Wilkawain Ruins Easy Half Day 3500m
Marian Village Hike Easy Half Day 3500m
Quillqueyhuanca Valley Easy Full Day 4200m
Cordillera Negra Easy Hike (Car Option) Full Day 4225m
Llaca Valley & Ranrapalca Glacier Moderate Full Day 4460m
Huaraz Ridges & Views Moderate to Hard Full Day 3750m
Macashca Hill Walk Moderate to Hard Full Day 4200m
Laguna Urus-Hidden Lake Moderate to Hard Full Day 4400m
Laguna Shallap Remote Hike Moderate    Full Day 4250m
Laguna Churup Hard Full Day 4450m
Laguna 69 Hard Full Day 4500m
Laguna Ahuac Hard Full Day 4560m



Name of Tour Time Allocation
Llanganuco Lakes & Portachuelo Pass Full Day
Laguna Paron Full Day
Mountain Views &  Puya Raymondi Full Day
Puya Raymondi & Pastoruri Full Day
Chavin de Huantar Full Day
Honcopampa Ruins & Waterfall Half Day
Highlights Tours – Yungay, Caraz & More Full Day

Road Travel:
Most of the day hikes & tours require road travel to the start of the hike & return back to Huaraz. Roads are generally dirt roads (not paved) and for many of the hikes or tours they are high mountain roads and can be bumpy. Times taken for road travel are longer than you might expect for the distance covered.


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