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Huaraz: Full-day Tour to Lake Parón with Optional Lunch

1. Huaraz: Full-day Tour to Lake Parón with Optional Lunch

Departing from Huaraz city, you’ll head to the northern part of the Callejón de Huaylas. When arriving at Carhuaz, you’ll make a small stop to buy breakfast and snacks for the road. Drive through the landscapes and cities of the scenic Huaylas valley, with the Santa River meandering through it.  Head to a lookout point for a panoramic view of the Cordillera Blanca, and the snowy mountains of Huandoy Huascarán and Chopicalqui.  Then, continue through Marcara, a city characterized by its traditional customs and clothing. Visit the main square and the San Pedro church. The route continues to the ancient city of Yungay, which was buried by an avalanche during the earthquake of May 1970.  Next, head to Lake Parón, the highlight of the day. Be amazed by the turquoise blue lake, surrounded by glacial peaks that rise to over 6,000 meters (19,700 feet). Lake Parón is one of the largest lakes in the Cordillera Blanca. If you choose the private option, you will enjoy a stop for lunch overlooking the lake. The last stop will be at Caraz, where you can see the Plaza de Armas, the city’s famous candy stores and other main sites. You will then return to your hotel in Huaraz.

Ancash: Trekking to Paron Lagoon with entrance |Full day|

2. Ancash: Trekking to Paron Lagoon with entrance |Full day|

Pick up at hotel - Callejon de Huaylas - Caraz - Laguna Paron After the pick up at the hotel (8:00 am approx), we go in our mobility to the city of Carhuaz, where we will make a brief stop where we will see its main square and also be able to buy some food or drink that we may forget. After them we will go to the city of Caraz which is 70 km north of Huaraz, here we undertake a gradual ascent through an unpaved road passing by picturesque villages to the Laguna Parón. Once in the Parón lagoon we can take advantage of the time to walk around the lagoon and observe the wild Andean flora; in addition to observing the most important pyramidal mountains of the Cordillera Blanca such as Artesonraju, Piramide Garcilazo and Caraz. Its beautiful turquoise waters make this place an impressive destination. In addition, there is a walking option (40 min approx.) along an almost vertical zigzag path and some parts on rocks to the viewpoint; Place from where you can appreciate the lagoon in all its amplitude. After spending some time and taking many photographs, we will return by the same route to the city of Caraz and continue to Huaraz. End of the tour between 18:00pm approx.

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What a great day! Gloria was helpful with finding a good departure time and had a great plan for the order of activities once we got there. Lunch was delicious!