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Active Peru: The Santa Cruz Trek

10 days from £1,165pp

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Active Peru: The Santa Cruz Trek

10 days from £1,165pp

Price excludes international flights at the beginning and end of the trip

 

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This is an awe-inspiring  holiday designed for experienced mountain or hill walkers who want to experience the beauty and solitude of the landscapes covered by one of Peru’s many and various Andean treks. You travel inland from the desert coast north of Lima to a dazzling white, snow-crested range of jagged mountains: the Cordillera Blanca.

You start with a couple of days to acclimatise among ice-blue lakes in the deeply glaciated scenery around the attractive little town of Caraz before setting off on the Santa Cruz Trek, which takes you through some of the most spectacular scenery in the Cordillera Blanca, Peru's premier trekking region.

The region is defined by its plunging valleys, dotted with glaciers and gemstone blue and minty green glacial lakes. Human activity is represented by tiny pockets of agriculture and isolated indian villages, dwarfed by the grandeur and scale of the scenery. This is a wild, uncompromising landscape, its harshness mitigated by the friendliness of its people.

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Holiday itinerary

Day 1

Arrive in Lima and transfer to hotel in the Miraflores district.

Day 2

Transfer to the bus station, public coach to Caraz in the Andes.

Day 3

Full-day trip to Lake Parón to acclimatise with some gentle walking.

Day 4

Day at leisure to acclimatise.

Day 5

Santa Cruz Trek.

Day 6

Hiking the Santa Cruz Trek, camp.

Day 7

Hiking the Santa Cruz Trek, camp.

Day 8

Return to Caraz.

Day 9

Public coach to Lima.

Day 10

Transfer to airport for international flight. UK clients arrive home the following day.

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What our experts say

As an avid trekker myself, I designed this holiday for mountain walkers who want to trek and camp in some of Peru’s most awe-inspiring landscapes. We’ve built in some time to acclimatise to the high altitudes and kept the trip short so that it can be combined with treks in the south of the country, where the landscape is very different.

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Included in this holiday

Lima Cathedral
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Trees
Things to do

 
hotel el tambo
Accommodation

 

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96% of our clients rated their experience with us as Good or Excellent.

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Our specialists have been expertly crafting award-winning tailor-made holidays to Latin America for over 36 years.
We would be delighted to create a truly personalised trip which perfectly matches your wishes and requirements.

96% of our clients rated their experience with us as Good or Excellent.

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