12 days in Huaraz & Cusco Itinerary

12 days in Huaraz & Cusco Itinerary

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12 days in Huaraz & Cusco Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Huaraz
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Cusco
— 7 nights
Fly:  12​h
End: Rio de Janeiro

2
nights
Huaraz

One of the main cities in the Peruvian Andes, Huaraz mainly draws those seeking adventure out in the landscape.
Step out of Huaraz to go to Huascaran National Park and see Lake Churup, which is approximately 44 minutes away. Make the 3rd (Wed) a memorable day with a climbing tour. There's still lots to do: get outside with Infinite Adventures, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia La Soledad, look for gifts at RUBRIX, and look for all kinds of wild species at Callejon de Conchucos.

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Huaraz is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Huaraz due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Rio de Janeiro in April, plan for a bit cooler days in Huaraz, with highs around 26°C, while nights are colder with lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Huaraz

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Lake Churup
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Climbing Tours
Lake Churup ©
Lake Churup
Iglesia La Soledad ©
Iglesia La Soledad

7
nights
Cusco

Cusco ©
Capital of the Inca Empire for three centuries, World Heritage-listed Cusco is now a major tourist destination, drawing nearly 2 million annual tourists with its well-preserved colonial architecture and proximity to Machu Picchu.
Change things up with a short trip to Salinas de Maras in Maras (about 1h 15 min away). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Sacsayhuaman, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Convento de Santo Domingo, get in on the family fun at Manu Wildlife Peru, and appreciate the extensive heritage of San Blas.

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Traveling by flight from Huaraz to Cusco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Huaraz in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Cusco, with lows of 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Tours Theme Parks

Side Trips

Winay Wayna, Sacred Valley of the Incas, Choquequirao Archeological Park, Salinas de Maras
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Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas
Centro Historico De Cusco ©
Centro Historico De Cusco

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