There are a number of worthwhile sights within easy reach of Huaraz. Only 7km north are the natural thermal baths of Monterrey; higher into the hills, you can explore the inner labyrinths of the dramatic Wilkawain temple. On the other side of the valley, Punta Callan offers magnificent views over the Cordillera Blanca, while to the south of the city you can see the intriguing, cactus-like Puya rayimondii.

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