Heading off on the Santa Cruz Trek, Peru
The Santa Cruz trek in the Cordillera Blanca is one Peru's best treks for scenery.
A short walk with maximum high mountain, Andean enjoyment.
Hike with just a day pack, past snow-capped peaks, crystal blue lakes and gorgeous views.
Camp under the stars in the heart of the Cordillera Blanca.
Best hikes for me were Churup and Arhuaycocha – couldn’t get over the turquoise color of the water!
The guide was amazing – very knowledgeable, friendly, and good at accommodating the different skill levels and interests of the group.
Food was great – very impressed with what they can put together in the middle of the mountains!
K. Kemmerer, Santa Cruz Trek Tour in the Cordillera Blanca
Transfer Huaraz to Cashapampa (2,900m), gradual ascent to Llamacorral, camping (L,D)
Ascend towards the first pass, the magnificent peak of Taulliraju (5,830m), camping (B,L,D)
Continue ascent to pass at Punta Union (4,750m), descend to Huaripampa valley, camping (B,L,D)
Descend towards Vaqueria (3,700m), transfer to Huaraz. (B,L)
All meals and water on trek (B = breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner), all breakfasts elsewhere, domestic transportation, guide, camping equipment (tents, cutlery etc), transfers from Huaraz to and from trek.
International flights (we can look for prices for you), other meals, snacks and drinks, any equipment hire, personal expenses, optional excursions, extra entrance fees, laundry and sleeping bag, acclimatisation walks, Huaraz hotels, tips.
Prices From $650 / £542 per person
2018 price, per person, shared tent basis
Based on four people
Shorter/longer treks possible
Single supplement supplies
Private departures available
Season runs April-November
What's a group trip?
Join a small group of like-minded travellers on a guided trip.
What's a tailor made trip?
We put together a bespoke tour to fit your requirements.
Prices From $1,375 / £1,146 per person
Dates: From May 2019 to August 2019
Duration: 15 days
Capacity: 16 people
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Prices From $785 / £654 per person
Duration: 3 days
Prices From $1,715 / £1,429 per person
Dates: From May 2020 to August 2020
Duration: 11 days
Prices From $1,555 / £1,296 per person
Dates: From October 2019 to August 2020
Duration: 16 days
Prices From $1,200 / £1,000 per person
Dates: From May 2020 to October 2020
Duration: 6 days
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11th October, 2019 11:42 am
Eating out choices in the Galapagos Islands have blossomed, with many new bars, cafes and restaurants opening in recent years, as hotel-based holidays have become more popular. Top-end dining has truly yet to arrive at the Galapagos Islands due to its remote location and difficulty in importing ingredients. However, the three main islands, Santa Cruz, San Cristobal and Isabela, offer a wide range of restaurants. They suit almost every budget and cater for most dietary requirements, from vegan to vegetarian, gluten-free and more. What you will find is Ecuadorian and international cuisine featuring a lot of fish, rice, vegetables …
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