Day Hikes & Sightseeing Tours in the Cordillera Blanca
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
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|
TOURS by CAR
|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|
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.