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By Plane Daily afternoon flights (80 min.; to Aeropuerto de Anta, 23km/14 miles north of Huaraz) are now offered from Lima on LC Busre (tel. 01/619-1313; www.lcbusre.com.pe). Flights start at $119 one-way. Check the website for updates, as no Peruvian airline seems terribly committed to flying into Huaraz.

By Bus  Traveling by arduous bus from Lima or from other points along the north coast or the northern Andes was, until recently, the only way to get to Huaraz, though travelers now have the more comfortable option of daily flights from Lima. Most of the individual bus company terminals are along Avenida Raymondi or Avenida Fitzcarrald. For the 7- to 8-hour journey from Lima, major companies offering daily service are CIVA Transportes (tel. 01/418-1111; www.civa.com.pe), Cruz del Sur (tel. 01/311-5050; www.cruzdelsur.com.pe), and Movil Tours (tel. 01/433-9000; www.moviltours.com.pe). Móvil Tours and Transportes Línea (tel. 01/424-836 or 044/297-000; www.transporteslinea.com.pe) are the principal carriers to and from Trujillo (8 hr.).

Safe Bus Travel -- Night bus trips departing Huaraz for Trujillo, Chiclayo, and other cities in northern Peru have earned bad reputations for theft. Some travelers have reported armed thieves boarding long-distance buses and forcibly relieving passengers of their valuables. Perhaps for this reason, the better "executive-level" services don't stop between Lima and their final destination. Be very careful with your belongings on board, even if it means threading your arms through the straps of your carry-on, if you plan to sleep.

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.