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Surfing Peru
Surfing in Pico Alto

Held to be the biggest and most spectacular wave in Lima and all over Peru. The wave is a point break (with left and right-running waves, although the latter are more commonly surfed). The waves, perfect and long, can reach a height of 10 meters. Not for beginners. Experienced surfers compare it with Waimea (Hawaii) and Todos los Santos (Baja California). A long paddle out (the wave breaks 1 km out to sea).

Climate: Average annual temperature 19°C (maximum 25°C minimum 13°C).

Access: Pico Alto lies 43 km south of the city of Lima down the South Pan-American Highway.

Services: The area has a variety of hotels and restaurants, most of which are open from January to March.

Apt for all kinds of vehicles.

Inca Trail

Bayovar Nonura

Colca Valley Hike

Pico Alto

Cordillera Blanca

Cabo Blanco

Salcantay Loop

Punta Rocas

Llama Trek


Beyond the Mountains

San Gallan

Cordillera Huayhuash

La herradura

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Cordillera Blanca

Hiking at the Cordillera Blanca

The Cordillera Blanca is riddled with countless trekking circuits. However, some of them have become world-famous: the route of the Quebrada Santa Cruz gully is possibly the most popular of all. The trek sets out from Cashapampa and ends up in the gorge of Quebrada Llanganuco, at the edge of the emerald-green waters of the Llanganuco lakes.

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