The main axis in town is Avenida Luzuriaga, which is overrun with tourist agencies, outdoor outfitters, and nearly every strolling traveler who hits Huaraz. The easiest way to get around town is by taking an inexpensive taxi -- the ones incessantly honking at every pedestrian hoping for a fare -- or a colectivo. Myriad bus companies serve the Cordillera Blanca region, including Chavín, Caraz, and Yungay.

By Taxi  Taxis cruise Avenida Luzuriaga in search of travelers day and night. Rides in town cost S/2, and cabs can be safely and easily hailed on the street. One operator to call is Radio Taxi (tel. 043/721-482).

By Bus  Combis service towns in the Callejón de Huaylas around Huaraz: Chavín (4 hr.), Caraz (90 min.), and Yungay (90 min.). Most depart from the Quillcay Bridge on Alameda Fitzcarrald; others leave from Calle Caraz, a half-block east of Fitzcarrald. Fares are inexpensive, usually S/3 to S/10.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.