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Marcahuasi Experience in Lima

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Miraflores, Peru
Marcahuasi Experience in Lima

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icon12 hours  (approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 2 more
Good for avoiding crowds


The Marcahuasi stone forest is often overlooked by visitors, but this mystical site shouldn't be missed by anyone with an interest in nature or history—and this private guided tour will show you why. Discover monolithic stone forms, unobstructed vista points, and tucked-away attractions far from any crowds as you explore off the beaten path and delve into Peruvian lore.
  • Marcahuasi stone forest tour from Lima
  • Private tour can be customized to suit your interests
  • Breakfast and snacks included
  • All transportation included with pickup and drop-off in Lima
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Food and drinks, unless specified
This operator has two meet-up options available. You can either meet at the departure point below or select a location for pick-up.
Kennedy Park , Diagonal, Miraflores 15074, Peru
  • JW Marriott Hotel Lima , Malecon De La Reserva 615 Miraflores, Lima 15074 Peru
  • J Chavez Intl Airport , Lima Peru
  • This activity will end right where it started.We are going to pick up the costmer any place in Lima Metropolitana.
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Service animals allowed
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • OPERATED BY Go Touch Peru experiences
    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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    The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
    What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Marcahuasi Experience in Lima?
    A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
    See all safety measures taken by Marcahuasi Experience in Lima.
    What is the policy on sanitization during Marcahuasi Experience in Lima?
    A:The policies on sanitization are:

    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    See all safety measures taken by Marcahuasi Experience in Lima.
    What is the social distancing policy during Marcahuasi Experience in Lima?
    A:The policies on social distancing are:

    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
    See all safety measures taken by Marcahuasi Experience in Lima.
    What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Marcahuasi Experience in Lima?
    A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    See all safety measures taken by Marcahuasi Experience in Lima.

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    Marcahuasi was the highlight of my travels in Peru!
    , May 2022
    I booked this tour months in advanced, when I didn’t really know anything about this place. When I saw photos online I immediately felt drawn to it and booked as a day Trip from Lima. Carlos picked us up from our hostel at 5:30 am to avoid the Lima traffic and the drive was beautiful! (If you are afraid of heights, I would avoid this experience just due to the twisty and long road you must drive to get there) When we arrived to Marcahuasi it was very peaceful and very few people were around. Carlos Guided us through the Stone Forest, explaining and letting us experience the true Magic Of Marcahuasi for ourselves. I have traveled all over the world and have never seen a place like Marcahuasi. Everything was so beautiful and I felt very tranquil throughout the hiking experience. I hope one day I can return back to Marcahuasi, this place is truly a hidden gem and I'm so grateful I had the opportunity to experience its magic.
    icon Response from Host , May 2022
    Thank You Aurora, It was my pleasure to have you both and share with you this little hidden place in Lima. I hope that you come back with new energys un your soul. We hope you come back again. See you some time...
    One of the best days of my life
    , Apr 2022
    I'm traveling around Peru and up through Central America on my way to Hawaii. Saw 1 picture and booked this trip. This experience was just incredible and unexpected. Carlos and his little dog are a delight. He is an excellent death defying driver. There will be ups and downs highs and lows. I don't want to give too much away but the vistas are stunning, the company is great and you will really feel the mountains in your bones. Highly recommend. I will be back.
    icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
    Thank you 🙏
    Magical place - is a must for nature lovers
    , Apr 2022
    I have been picked up early to not miss the best expierience. Carlos is very proffessional and has knowledge. The whole journey up the mountains is exceptional 🤩 The views are breath taking. When we got to the top the stones and oasis are increadible, full of energy and peace like I never experienced before. Highly recommended 😊
    A must do!
    , Mar 2022
    This was one of the best trapped I ever.booked, worth every penny & totally worth getting up so early for. Carlos is a very energetic, worth a lot of knowledge about the area. He know this place by heart & is a very skilled driver. I felt entirely safe the while trip, while the roads are very challenging. so much for this experience!!!
    icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
    Thank you 🙏.
    Worth every penny!
    , Mar 2022
    What an amazing and unforgettable adventure!! Carlos is so personable, easygoing and a LOT of fun! The mountain itself was magical, breathtaking and well worth the drive with incredible views along the way. I wouldn’t have spent my last day in Lima doing anything else or with anyone else!
    For those who enjoy the "not a typical touristy" activity...
    , Mar 2022
    Our driver/guide Carlos was entertaining (ask about Yma Sumac!) and a safe driver (necessary on the winding, single lane (at best!) gravel road up to Marcahuasi.). This is definitely for those who want a "not the typical touristy" experience. Marcahuasi is peaceful and tranquil. Local Peruvians I met could not believe I had visited their "secret" spot! Definitely recommended.
    icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
    Thank you Troy, It was amazing too, to have you with us.
    This was a very unique...
    , Feb 2022
    This was a very unique trip outside of Lima. The ride up was beautiful and and the stone forest was mesmerizing. Carlos was a fantastic guide who knows the mountain so well. I felt very safe with his expert guidance. A beautiful and adventurous trip!
    icon Response from Host , Feb 2022
    Thank you Bijal for comming with us. 🙏😊
    Awesome Day Trip to the Andes
    , Feb 2022
    What a great time! We reserved the day before and Carlos was very commutative from the start about what we need to bring and when we would be picked up. The crazy drive though the mountains in the 4x4 is almost as good as the hike among the massive stone structures. Great views, fun experiences, and entertaining company. Thank you Carlos for a great time Vale and I won't forget!
    Amazing Day Trip to the Andes
    , Jan 2022
    10/10 would recommend this tour to everyone who has a day to kill time in Lima. Carlos personally picked me and my girlfriend up from our airbnb and we drove the 3 hour car ride to the top of the Andes. The drive was possibly the most beautiful drive I have ever done. Carlos is an amazing driver, which was helpful since the roads up to the top of the mountain were so narrow. You will never see anything else like this while in peru!
    No show
    , Dec 2021
    The tour guide didn’t show up and even after me texting him on WhatsApp he still didn’t respond. Not sure why he didn’t come. He definitely received the message. No tour so I waisted one day of my trip. And no even an explanation. Very disappointed because the tour wasn’t cheap.
    icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
    Is imposible to pick up a person if you dont give the address, we write the Day before and you never give nothing. You write at 5:53 am when the Experience start at 5:30 am. There are anothers persons that are in the Experience and they a give all the information in time. Is imposible to program a Pick up went you give the address after the time of start the Experience. Please be honest and say the truth. As you know all the messages are here.
    Best tour !
    , Dec 2021
    Awesome trip, tour guide took us from hotel, we hop in to the huge SUV and drove directly to the mountains. It was about 3 hours ride, but about 1:15h of that time was serpantines, scary but also the most beautiful road I ever seen, guide was a perfect driver and knew that road very well. When we reach the mountains, we hiked about an hour or less to reach the peak of the mountain. The view was incredible, its very difficult to describe it, you need to see it. At the time we were all alone in all the place, it was so peacefull and so quite, you can litterally hear your heart beating. Guide was very friendly and communicative , has a lot of stories of the place. To sum up, all experience was awesome. 5 starts out of 5 ! Hardly recomending this for everyone.
    Magical Marcahuasi
    , Nov 2021
    Marcahuasi is a magical place and definitely worth visiting. Carlos was an amazing guide tour!! From the first contact he was super informative and helpful. I will recommend this tour!!
    icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
    Thank you jack, It was a pleasure to guide you, and please come back soon 😃😃😃
    , Jun 2021
    Despite challenging time to travel during the coronavirus we had such a wonderful time. Our driver and Guide were absolutely excellent in every way.
    icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
    Thank You Joanna, you are the best.
    Marcahuasi experience
    , Nov 2019
    Absolutely amazing, tour guide is amazing, stunning views highly recommended. We had an awesome day.
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    Excellent tour with an excellent guide Carlos
    , May 2019
    First, I misread a previous comment saying the elev was 4000 ft, when it is actually 4000m, over 12,000 ft! So, beware of altitude sickness. This review is mostly from my daughters perspective as this 74 year old learned his limitations. I couldn't make it, and turned back. My daughter went on with Carlos and hiked around 7 miles of very scenic landscape. Carlos was an excellent guide and driver up those dirt windy mountain roads.
    icon Response from Host , Jun 2019
    I´m so happy to see you trying that you teach me so many leason of live. Please continue been like you are. And you know, if you want to come again call me. We can plan something special for you. I hope I see you againg. Carlos Romero
    Fun Day with Carlos
    , Mar 2019
    We had a beautiful, fun-filled day of off-road driving and hiking with Carlos, his Toyota Land Cruiser 4x4 and cute puppy Cousie.
    icon Response from Host , Apr 2019
    Thank you for all. Our goal is that you have the best experience and know this hidden spot near Lima. :D :D
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    , Apr 2022
    Giornata a dir poco stupenda, solo il viaggio merita il prezzo del biglietto. Marchauasi è un pezzo di paradiso a qualche ora da Lima, un viaggio mistico. Come dice Carlos, guida veramente simpatica e disponibile, non è un tour ma una esperienza! Super consigliata!

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