Cordillera Blanca - Caraz

Peru 03

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We only spent a short time in Caraz but it is a lively little down significantly further down the main valley than Huaraz and also quite a bit lower in altitude. It wasn't much affected by the big earthquake of 1970 so is much more traditional looking place than Huaraz.

We stayed at the Hostal Chavin for S/20 per person. It was clean and moderately comfortable and very convenient being just off the main square. We arrived very fortuitously just at the start of the biggest national fiesta which lasts about a week and were treated to an impressive firework display mounted on two precariously flimsy looking bamboo structures.