Camping in Marcahuasi
Some say that the sunrise at Marcahuasi is the best in the country. This high plateau, located 4,100 meters above sea level, has long been a popular camping site for locals. The main attractions are mysterious rock formations which resemble llamas, human faces, and even turtles. This effect is particularly pronounced in the moonlight. The plateau is located 90km east of Lima – a relatively quick drive or bus ride from the capital. Leave your vehicle in the closest village, San Pedro, and then hike in. If you visit Marcahuasi at the end of July, you may enjoy the annual village festival, with its three days of music, dancing, and festivities.
By Ana Paula Bedoya, AFAR Local Expert
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