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

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

From $35 per person

Visit the beautiful Lake Parón, high in the Andes Mountains. Stop en route at towns full of local tradition and charm.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 8 hours
Starting time 7:30 AM
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup included
Pickup is available from central Huaraz. The local partner will contact you the day before the tour to inform the exact pickup time. Please wait in the hotel lobby 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time.
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Embark on a journey from Huaraz to Lake Parón in the Andes
  • Reach heights of more than 13,500 feet to reach the glacial lake
  • Admire panoramic views of the mountain scenery
  • Visit the towns of Carhuaz, Marcara and Caraz, full of character and local charm
Full description
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.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from Huaraz
  • Bilingual Spanish and English-speaking guide
  • Entrance to Huascarán National Park
  • Local Peruvian lunch by the lake with vegetarian option available (if private option selected)
  • Lunch (unless private option is selected)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions

Customers must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
  • Customers must fill out a travel information form
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Gloves
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Know before you go

  • The lunch table by the lake is only included in the private service option
  • The regular option does not include a lunch stop in order to maximize your time by the lake, so it is recommended that you bring your own snacks.
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Product ID: 385363