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Trekking Santa Cruz and Selva Central Oxapampa Pozuzo

This adventure and nature combined package tour is a great way to get there and experience Peru’s beautiful highland landscapes, villages and wildlife; of course, enjoy spectacular views in Trekking Santa Cruz Cordillera Blanca and finishing exploring enjoying nature in Chanchamayo Oxapampa Selva Central. Enjoy the magnificent beauty of Huaraz Cordillera Blanca combined with Selva Central nature tour package, and immerse yourself with enthralling escapade at Oxapampa Villa Rica with delicious organic coffee and to know native people in jungle native communities of Perene valley, its a magnificent tour of nature after walking the Cordillera Blanca.

Non escorted tour: All tours, hotels, transfers, transport & domestic flights are booked but you do not have a tour guide in the evenings, leisure hours etc. All tours are with English speaking guide and joined with other tourists.

Travel program

Day 01: Day bus Lima to Huaraz - Arrival to Huaraz – Night in Huaraz..
Day 02: Huaraz - Lake Willcacocha (half day hike).
Day 03: Huaraz - Pitec - lake Churup - Huaraz.
Day 04: Huaraz – Cashapampa – Llamacorral (3800m/12464ft)
Day 05: Llamacorral – Jatuncocha – Taullipampa (4200m/13776ft).
Day 06: Taullipampa – Punta Union Pass (4750m/15580ft) – Cachinapampa.
Day 07: Cachinapampa – Vaqueria – Huaraz.
Day 08: Lima - day bus to Lima - Night bus to Chanchamayo..
Day 09: Arrival in Chanchamayo - Transfer - Perené valley (full day).
Day 10: Tour Oxapampa - Pozuzo (full day).
Day 11: Pozuzo (full day).
Day 12: Tour La Merced - San Ramon (full day).
Day 13: Transfer from the terminal to airport.

Detailed program

Detailed program:
Day 01: Day bus Lima to Huaraz - Arrival to Huaraz – Night in Huaraz.
Duration: 8 hours (by bus)
Trip by bus Lima to Huaraz, arriving at 21:00 about and then transferred to your hotel. Overnight in Huaraz

Day 02: Huaraz - Lake Willcacocha (half day hike)
Duration: 20 min (by car) 3 - 4 hours (hiking)
Our guide will pick up you at your hotel after breakfast with our transportation and we’ll drive about 20 minutes southeast of Huaraz to the bridge of the Santa Cruz Village where we will start ascending to the lake Willcacocha . The hike is a gradual ascent up on a local trail for about 2 ½ to 3 hours. Along the way you may expect to meet local Quechua people still wearing their traditional colorful Andean clothes. You’ll pass close to their traditional adobe houses and see how they have lived for countless centuries surrounded by richly green farm lands where they grow their products as: wheat, corn and potatoes. Upon arriving the lake, you will be amazed with the magnificent views of the Cordillera Blanca mountain range with its highest mountain Huascaran at 6768m/22,205ft. At such a vantage point, you will have the perfect lookout point for enjoying the surrounding breath taking views and shooting some “10 on the drool scale” photos and we have lunch enjoying the panorama view, before we begin our easy descent to the Shansha Village Bridge trailhead. On our way down you’ll have the great view of the valley below and of the Cordillera Blanca peaks accompanying you. Our private transportation will be waiting to take back to Huaraz Hotel.Total time of this acclimation journey is approximately 6 hours.

Day 03: Huaraz - Pitec - lake Churup - Huaraz
Duration: 50 min (by car) 5 - 6 hours (hiking)
Drive up on the dirt road to the parking place at Pitec ( not a village , but a few farmhouses),along drive we pass through traditional village of Unchus and Llupa with its traditional adobe houses and reach farmlands, there is opportunity to see local quechua people on their traditional clothes and working land with their hands. Then as we reach Pitec , after checking with the Huascaran National Park range, start ascending following the path over the long ridge. After about 1 ½ you reach a steep an rocky part, to the left of the water fall. From there, you reach lake Churup after a quite intimidating 45 minutes climb. This climb can be a real challenge climb , to avoid this steep part, there is an option to climb more to the left where is a a kind of metal rope that helps to climb. Then as you arrive to the lake will be impressed for the beautiful view of the lake and landscape sourrounded.
Spend time walking around lake side , take pictures, relax and have box lunch enjoying the nature. Then return on the same way back to Pitec , where our transportation waits to drive you back to Huaraz hotel.

Day 04: Huaraz – Cashapampa – Llamacorral (3800m/12464ft).
Duration: 3 hours (by car) 4 - 5 hours (hiking)
You are picked up at your accommodation and begin the journey with a spectacular scenic drive along the Callejon de Huaylas Valley to the village of Cashapampa 2900m which is the starting point of the trek (3 hours drive). There are opportunities for photo stops along the way. From Cashapampa we start to ascend steeply for about 2 hours and then the track levels out, we climb steadily along the Quebrada Santa Cruz to camp at Llamacorral 3750m. 5 hours walk.

Day 05: Llamacorral – Jatuncocha – Taullipampa (4200m/13776ft).
Duration: 5 - 6 hours (hiking)
An easier hike up the Santa Cruz valley to our camp at Taullipampa 4250m. 5 hours walk. It is generally flat and we ascend just the last hour towards the camp. We walk past the beautiful Jatuncocha Lake. Our camp is situated near at the base of the beautiful nevado Taulliraju Mountain and we are also surrounded by other peaks such as Paria, Artseonraju, Rinrijirca, Quitaraju and Alpamayo.

Day 06: Taullipampa – Punta Union Pass (4750m/15580ft) – Cachinapampa.
Duration: 7 - 8 hours
We ascend steadily for about 3 hours on a good trail to the Punta Union Pass 4750m. We can feel the effects of the altitude as we reach the pass. From the pass we have very close views of the big mountains of the Cordillera Blanca. From the pass, we have a long descent passing two small lakes and then coming down into the Huaripampa Valley to camp at Cachinapampa 3800m. about 8 hours walk.

Day 07: Cachinapampa – Vaqueria – Huaraz.
Duration: 3 hours (hiking) 4 hours (by car)
An easy walk down the Quebrada Huaripampa Valley where we pass by many farm houses and see a lot of local people, children, sheep, caws, goats and donkeys on the path. We then ascend for about an hour to Vaqueria 3700m 4 hours walk. We take our private transport over Portachuelo Pass 4767m and then down the steep zigzag road to the beautiful lakes of Llanganuco. We then return to Huaraz. About 4 hours drive. Overnight in Huaraz hotel.

Day 08: Lima - by bus to Lima - Night bus to Chanchamayo.
This morning's bus ride returns you to Lima, with a lunch on the way. You'll arrive in the late afternoon and transfer to the bus terminal for night bus Lima to Chanchamayo.

Day 09: Arrival in Chanchamayo - Transfer - Tour Perené valley (full day)
Duration: 8 hours aprox.
06:00 Reception and transfer to the hotel.
08:00. Breakfast.
09:00. We begin our tour in the morning visiting a suspension bridge, then we will go to Puerto Yurinaki where get after a short walk, we will see two charming and fascinating Falls, Velo de la Novia with approximately 60 meter drop that is within the impressive canyon Yurinaki river, surrounded by lush jungle vegetation, and Bayoz with over 65 meters on three jumps, down from the top of the mountain forming a majestic waterfall, with many natural pools ideal for a refreshing dip in its waters.
In the afternoon we will visit a native Ashaninka community, where we learn their history, enjoy their native music and lively dance; Finally, we visit a Mini Coffee Processing Plant (tasting and shopping). Overnigh in Chanchamayo

Day 10: Tour Oxapampa - Pozuzo (full day).
Duration: 8 hours aprox.
07:00. Breakfast.
08:30. After bbreakfast we will leave to Oxapampa, cross the Paucartambo Bridge (boundary between Junín and Pasco), while traveling in the high mountain jungle we will see beautiful landscapes like the viewpoint of Querada Onda; when we reach to Oxapampa we will take a little city tour; visiting Settlers Square, Santa Rosa Church and principal typical houses, then visit the distillery "The Wharapo" where traditional Huarapo are made (tasting and if you like can buy some). Then we will visit the Tunqui Cueva, here we will see the formation of stalagmites and stalactites, then climb to Mirador La Florida, from where we get a wonderful view of the Oxapampa's valley and Chontabamba, then we will know a cattle ranch where you can see breeding beef cattle and horses, also visit the dairy plant "Floralp".
Afternoon road to Pozuzo, enjoy the extraordinary landscape of Yanachaga Chemillen National Park and its many waterfalls as Rayantambo and Yulitunqui. Arrival in Pozuzo. Overnight.

Day 11: Pozuzo (full day).
Duration: 8 hours aprox.
07:00 Breakfast.
08:00. The route starts in the only Austro-German colony in the world, we will make a brief city tour; visiting the Settlers Cemetery, Museum Schafferer where there are several articles of the settlers, maps and relevant data of the voyage from Europe to Peru; San Jose Church, the Monument to Father José Egg, cross the suspension bridge Emperor William I, and to climb up to the viewpoint from there we will have a beautiful panoramic view of Pozuzo in its beautiful square, which describes the journey of the settlers we know the made replica Norton sailboat, and the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church.
In the afternoon while return we will stop and visit the neighborhood of Prussia where we can see various traditional houses, their beautiful and modern Main Square that evokes the era of colonization and its beautiful Church of Bavarian style. Return to Oxapampa - La Merced. Overnight.

Day 12: Tour La Merced - San Ramon (full day).
Duration: 7 hours aprox
After breakfast at 10:00 we start our trip going to the district of San Ramon, we will know its Plaza de Armas, the Albariño Park, then we will hike approximately 30 minutes through a trail in the mystical forest that will take us to the waterfall Tirol, where we can enjoy the cool breeze of this impressive waterfall, we will take a photos us and delight us with their beautiful and colorful landscape.
Afternoon visit the butterfly farm and a mini zoo Zhaveta Yard, where we see all of this lepidoptera metamorphosis; concluding climb to the viewpoint "Gran Cruz de Chanchamayo" from there we will have a great panoramic view of the Chanchamayo Valley.
In the night transfer to the bus terminal, trip to Lima.

Day 13: Transfer from the terminal to airport.
You'll arrive in the morning and be transferred to the airport for flight to home. End of services

What is included?

Services included:
  • Professional tour guide in English.
  • Entrance to all the attractions to visit and surrounding areas, churches and museums.
  • Transfer in every place & cities.
  • 4 nights hotel in Huaraz.
  • 2 nights hotel in La Merced (Chanchamayo)
  • 1 night hotel in Pozuzo.
  • Bus tickets from Lima to Huaraz and Huaraz to Lima.
  • Bus tickets from Lima to Chanchamayo and Chanchamayo to Lima.
  • All breakfasts at hotels.

Trek Santa Cruz includes:
  • Private transport from/to your hotel.
  • Professional, English speaking guide in trek.
  • Professional outdoor cook, 3 healthy meals a day plus snacks during the wilderness components of the trip.
  • All entrance fees
  • All camping & cooking equipment which is not included in the gear list
  • Donkeys and donkey drivers
  • Cook tent, eating tent, tables, chairs, and toilet tent
  • First aid kit & oxigen bottle.

Not includes:
  • International flights to/from Lima and applicable airport taxes
  • Lunches or dinners (unless otherwise specified)
  • Additional expenses, such as laundry, telephone calls, snacks, etc.
  • Travel insurance

Bear in mind:
  • Unaccompanied package: This package are without accompanying guide: in the evenings and free time, you need to be a bit independent, choose your restaurants, clearing the bill etc. All tours are with English guidance so a good understanding of English is a requirement. Knowing how to say "hello" and "thank you" in Spanish would also be nice. A travel guide (book) will be necessary for background information, restaurants etc.


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Duration: 13 days/ 12 nights
Maximum height: 4750 m (Punta Union pass - Trek Santa Cruz).
Start and finish: Lima

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