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How to Get from Lima to Huaraz

How to get from Lima to Huaraz

Huaraz is located in the Andes North-East of Lima. You can get from Lima to Huaraz one of three ways:

  • Bus
  • Plane
  • Auto

When arriving to The Lazy Dog Inn, we accept guests between the hours of 7am- 8pm. Huaraz has a strong indigenous culture that haven’t been subject to the tourism traffic that the South of Peru experiences. As a result, the infrastructures isn’t quite as developed as in the South of Peru. The poor infrastructure makes travel by day ideal to navigate the poorly marked and rough roads. We are happy to arrange a private taxi pick-up with prior notice; pricing is for a secure taxi that can fit up to four people. For larger groups we can arrange a 12-person passenger van with advanced notice. Please inquire for pricing.

From Lima to Huaraz By Bus

The bus ride from Lima to Huaraz takes approximately 8.5 hours . We recommend departing Lima either late night or early morning so as to arrive with-in the hours of 7am and 8pm. Cruz del Sur , Oltursa, Moviltours are the three bus lines when considering safety records, policies and Lima bus station locations. We are located 30 minutes on a dirt road from any Huaraz bus station. A private taxi can be arranged to transfer you to the lodge for 40 soles in the day and 50 soles at night.

From Lima to Huaraz by Plane

LC Peru is the only airline that flies between Lima and Huaraz. Flights depart every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings, and are approximately 50 minutes. Their planes do not have navigational systems to take-off and land during rain storms. To avoid delays and cancellations we only recommend this option during the dry season during the months of May-October. Any flights during the rainy season have a 50% chance of being cancelled until the following scheduled departure. We are located approximately 1 hour  from the airport. Private taxis from the airport to The Lazy Dog Inn can be arranged in advance for 90 soles.

From Lima to Huaraz by Car

We are located from Lima 7.5 hours by vehicle. We recommend to leave early morning (between the hours of 5am to 6am) so as to avoid the heavy traffic of the city. Click here to view our driving instructions from Huaraz to The Lazy Dog Inn. Please let us know an approximate arrival time so as we can ensure someone is here to open the gates and greet you.

Renting a Car ?

There are several places to rent a car in Lima. One thing to consider when deciding what sort of vehicle, you would like to rent, is if you would like to independently explore the roads around the Cordillera Blanca with your rental car. While a 4 x 4 vehicle isn’t necessary, the dirt and gravel roads off of the highway can be rough, rocky and filled with holes, so a vehicle with a higher clearance is best to avoid damages.