We left Huanchaco in the early afternoon for Trujillo and got on the bus to Chimbote. Arrived less than two hours later, we booked a bus to Huaraz, passing the Cañón del Pato, for the coming day (cost us about 25 Soles each).

This canyon is by some considered the real highlight of Perú and it was very impressive indeed. For about six hours our bus drove on quite narrow gravel roads, sometimes just centimeters away from the abyss, hundreds of meters above the river down in the canyon.

Those landscapes were amazing. I was quite happy that there was (almost) no rain since these gravel roads might get into pretty dangerous condition when there’s heavy rain.