Caraz, Peru

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Caraz is a pretty little town in Peru. Until now its one of the few places, that has not been destroyed by earthquakes. With an elevation of 2270m and its location near to the Cordillera Blanca and the famous Santa Cruz trek, its an ideal location for preparing an multiday trek or doing some day hikes. It was ell preserved from earthquakes, so offers an amazing glimpse of a rich colonial past, with its houses plenty of balconies, red tailed roofs, narrow streets and colourful plazas. The Plaza de Armas has a brass Water Fountain built on 1891 1 and a Musical Pavillion (called Glorieta) dating from 1927.

Get in

Caraz can be reached by bus from Lima (10 hours) via Huaraz or from Chimbote (9 hours). There are several buses a day going to Lima

There are frequent combis to and from Huaraz leaving at the terminal terrestre

Get around

Caraz is a small town. Getting around is basically done by foot. The only public transportation is a taxi or mototaxi.

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