We found "Hostal Rapido," just off of the main drag, and used it as our home location for 2 nights. Wifi, hot shower, and a 3rd floor room, was a nice place for our stay.
As many do in Huaraz, we didn't come for any intense climbing or trekking. Instead, we were winding down from our 2 weeks volunteering in the middle of the Andes, on Eilif's organic farm.
We did, however go for a day hike, which turned out to be quite nice.
We took another micro bus into the hills behind the town, to check out "Wilcahuain," which is a stone structure dating back to pre Inca times, used for funerary purposes. It was situated on a hillside overlooking the city below, with 3 floors, that were still very much intact, which we went inside each one and looked around. There was a small museum next to it with info, and we ended up walking up a nice trail across the road, and up the hilltop to a lookout point, with a gorgeous view of Huaraz and the Cordilleras behind it.
Apart from our nice hike, we had some excellent ceviche in Huaraz, and walked around the town quite a bit. A quick glance at our map would dictate that we needed to head south, and on a direct bus to Lima it was...
|"Wilcahuain" ruins near Huaraz|
|View of the city of Huaraz from up above|