Marcahuasi and San Pedro de Casta
Marcahuasi is a high plateau frequently visited by hikers and campers
wanting to see its many unusual rock formations; standing at over 4,000m
(13,123 feet) above sea level, its one of Peruís lesser-known marvels and something of a mystical enigma. It also makes a fantastic weekend camping jaunt and is one of the
more adventurous but popular weekend excursions from Lima. lts main attractions are the incredible rock formations themselves which, particularly by
moonlight, take on weird shapes ó llamas, human faces, turtles, even a hippopotamus. Thereís also a large clearing known as the amphitheatre, which
hosts an incredible annual village festival involving three days of ceremony.
Source: The Rough Guide to Peru
By Dilwyn Jenkins.