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San Pedro de Casta | Marcahuasi Stone Forest, Huarochiri, Lima, Peru
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I went to Marcahuasi because my husband who loves everything that challenges your mind wanted to see it. He had read about it and watch some videos and found it very appealing. There are many stories and theories sourrounding this rock formation site, many believe...More

Thank cvelezrice
Reviewed August 1, 2018

I had a fantastic time in Marcahuasi. From Lima it takes approximately 4 hours by bus/taxi but it is completely worth it. The scenery on the way up to Marcahuasi was both breath-taking and nerve-wrecking with the outer wheel of the bus coming within an...More

1  Thank Sam P
Reviewed August 1, 2018

i camped in marcahuasi and it was one of the best experiences of my life. we got a car to drive us half way up the trek because they had ran out of donkeys to carry our bags well we walked and i actually have...More

Thank Stephen M
Reviewed March 26, 2018

Stepping out of Lima is not easy. This is the best weekend trip imo. You have to be quite fit and bring camping equipment, but the views are stunning and the skies full of stars at night

1  Thank gmancini1
Reviewed November 10, 2017

I have been 3 times there and be sure i will try many other times, is magical and you get the best experience in your life in a natural place with not too much money.

Thank sonalitid
Reviewed October 7, 2017

It took us about 5 hours in total to arrive to from the centre of Lima. First we took a private taxi from Plaza Bolognesi (6 soles) to the small town Chosica. From there it was another bus to San Pedro de Casta (12 soles)....More

3  Thank Zoe I
Reviewed August 9, 2017 via mobile

Marcahuasi is a very nice place to visit! It is high up on a mountain and is not easy to get to. From San Pedro it's a very steep climb of 5 km, going from 3350m to 4000m. You can take a taxi bus close...More

1  Thank DevaRi
Reviewed August 8, 2017

Actualay coudl do this in 1 day if you have a private car. But it is against the tide to try to do it in one day. A great old place to appreciate stone scutires and ancient rock.

Thank Stephen S
Reviewed October 10, 2016

My boyfriend and I went for a weekend and it was AMAZING! We went through a great affordable trekking company, TrekkingPeru that was S./160 soles per person ($47) and we went on a holiday weekend so the prices may even be cheaper. It was a...More

3  Thank Saritagmond
Reviewed September 13, 2016

If you like walking for hours and enjoy unusual places away from crowds this is definitely worth it, don't expect more than amazing rock formations and breathtaking views.

2  Thank Umachaki
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Christopher W
February 28, 2017|
Response from Mark P |
Actually if you leave very early from the city, you can get to San Pedro de Casta (the closets town to marcahuasi) around 11am, then is a 2 hours hiking or 1.30 hours in a donkey to get to Marcahuasi, so if you want to hike... More