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San Pedro de Casta | Marcahuasi Stone Forest, Huarochiri, Lima, Peru
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Perfect weekend trip

It took us about 5 hours in total to arrive to from the centre of Lima. First we took a private... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Zoe I
Wonderful views and beautiful rockformations!

Marcahuasi is a very nice place to visit! It is high up on a mountain and is not easy to get to... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2017
Tilburg, The Netherlands
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San Pedro de Casta | Marcahuasi Stone Forest, Huarochiri, Lima, Peru
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It took us about 5 hours in total to arrive to from the centre of Lima. First we took a private taxi from Plaza Bolognesi (6 soles) to the small town Chosica. From there it was another bus to San Pedro de Casta (12 soles)....More

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Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Marcahuasi is a very nice place to visit! It is high up on a mountain and is not easy to get to. From San Pedro it's a very steep climb of 5 km, going from 3350m to 4000m. You can take a taxi bus close...More

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Reviewed 9 August 2017

Actualay coudl do this in 1 day if you have a private car. But it is against the tide to try to do it in one day. A great old place to appreciate stone scutires and ancient rock.

Thank Stephen S
Reviewed 10 October 2016

My boyfriend and I went for a weekend and it was AMAZING! We went through a great affordable trekking company, TrekkingPeru that was S./160 soles per person ($47) and we went on a holiday weekend so the prices may even be cheaper. It was a...More

3  Thank Saritagmond
Reviewed 13 September 2016

If you like walking for hours and enjoy unusual places away from crowds this is definitely worth it, don't expect more than amazing rock formations and breathtaking views.

2  Thank Umachaki
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

we took a microbus from Lima to chosica, and another bus from chosica to San Pedro de casta (see the lonely planet's instructions of how to get there) it was cheap, gorgeous and completely unexpected! The town is cute and quaint and unlike any other...More

3  Thank Katy F
Reviewed 3 August 2016

Amazing, really extrenous trail, all up hill! you will feel the increase altitud! Start early in the morning and you will be back at the end of the day. You can camp in the top of the mountaing and get down the next day too.

1  Thank ValvaMG
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Marcahuasi is a popular weekend destination for those wishing to get away from the busy city, 4 hr away from Lima. It is a pre-Incan site that is believed to have cosmic energy, and some say tied to aliens. I went with Mochileros Peru, a...More

2  Thank Alejandra G
Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

Great for a short weekend getaway from Lima. It was quite easy to find bus transportation to the base of the park from Lima and back for around 25 soles. The marcahuasi park itself is quite beautiful but gets really cold at night. Remember there...More

Thank lifeisawildride
Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

Buy yourself a good camera and go there! Now! The ride there in my 4WD car took me 3 hours from Lima. The road is not in best shape, so if you go in a regular 2WD car or in one of the buses, it...More

6  Thank hbkm
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Christopher W
1 March 2017|
Response from Mark P |
Actually if you leave very early from the city, you can get to San Pedro de Casta (the closets town to marcahuasi) around 11am, then is a 2 hours hiking or 1.30 hours in a donkey to get to Marcahuasi, so if you want to hike... More
10 June 2016|
Response from Guadalupe L | Reviewed this property |
Hola!!! Los carros no llegan al mismo anfiteatro. Hay dos opciones dejarlo en el pueblo o subir en auto pero lo dejas a un kilómetro, luego la subida es a pie .
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Response from Ciobanu F | Reviewed this property |
Hello In English please .. Thanks