I was wrong. As it turns out, if you are the President of Peru, you can declare two extra holidays- for both the public and private sector. Four day weekend, hooray!
To get out of the city and make the best of our unexpected holidays, two friends and I took an overnight bus to Huaraz, to enjoy mountain views, ancient ruins and beautiful hiking.
|View of the valley at the start of our horseback ride|
|With Cañón while taking a break|
|On the way to Chavín|
|The Ruins at Chavín de Huantar|
|The main temple at Chavín|
|Lago Llaca, Huascarán National Park|
|The glacial lake and mountains- 14,678 ft. about sea level|
|At the lake|