|OK So Lima is not part of
the C. Blanca but we had to pass through it on our way and so I
figured I'd share some of the info we gathered. I have spent several
nights in Lima now and I have to say my personal advise is get out
as quickly as possible. For me at least it really has very little
going for it.
Most of my experience of accommodation in Lima has been bad -
dirty, expensive and uncomfortable. That was until I discovered the
Marfil. This place is run by several young Peruvians is cheap (for
Lima), clean and friendly. It does take a little finding however.
There is no sign on the front - it just looks like an ordinary
house. However do knock on the door and you will get a friendly
welcome. I strongly recommend you contact them to book as they stay
pretty busy and have a number of semi-permanent residents. They will
also pick you up from the airport if you want, they will meet you
and organise taxis (the price will be just the same as if you had
organised them yourself and it's a lot less hassle!). If you get
taxi's yourself you will need to show them the map and expect them
to get lost a few times along the way (make sure you have agreed the
price beforehand). View details on Marfil here...
Transport to Huaraz
There are a number of different bus companies running coaches to
Huaraz all at, I think, pretty similar prices. We used Morvil Tours
and were very happy. Especially as all luggage was checked on and
checked off so your bags will not disappear at some place along the
Address: Av Paseo De La Republica 749
Baggage limit 30kg (for 50kg extra it cost me just /S10)
|| Price /S
I think the 0800 bus is the only one
that will take you down the main valley, Callejon De Huaraz,
alongside the Mountains in daylight and if getting that one then
book a seat on the right hand side as the last part of the drive offers great views of
both C. Blanca and C. Huayhuash. I think all other buses will be doing this stage in the dark.