Marcahuasi is located at 4000 meters above sea level, 4 hours away from Lima. It has a great landscape, full of rocky formations, remains of canals, terraces, chullpas and pre-Hispanic dams. It could be defined as a forest of stones at the edge of the Rimac River. To get there you must take the Central road to San Pedro de Casta, from Santa Eulalia at kilometer 35 of the Central Highway.
Marcahuasi is an energetic place and it is said that you can see strange things in the sky. From the plateau a beautiful sunset is contemplated, it is one of the few places in Lima where you can see that spectacle.
If you are looking for some adventure and want to prove your physical condition, this tour is probably perfect for you. The trekking distance is more than 12 km and consists of passing the slopes, more than 15 ravines and very narrow dirt roads. On the way you will see attractive landscapes, brown and green mountains, you will feel as you ascend to the sky.
The route is very complicated by the factors of the road, the distance and above all the high altitude, it is recommended to do this activity only for people in good physical condition, that have at least an intermediate level in trekking.
We will organize the two ways transfer from your hotel to Marcahuasi and back, providing you with necessary information and one meal. You have to count with approximately 4 hours until you reach Marcahuasi. The best season to go to Marcahuasi is between the months of April and October.