Mantaro valley

Huancayo – Peru

Expand Peru works in Huancayo, a city located in the center of Peru, in the largest inter-Andean valley in Peru. This beautiful place is characterized by its incredible landscapes made up of canyons, glaciers, rivers, forests and picturesque towns that have flourished for thousands of years. of years, showing a great variety of manifestations: Exquisite gastronomy, elaborate crafts, colorful dances, endless parties and admirable customs.


300 kilometers from the capital, in the central Andes of Peru

Huancayo is one of the 5 most important cities of our country, it is located in the Mantaro Valley, the most beautiful and largest in Peru. This city was founded at the time of the Spanish colony, its main economic activities are trade and agriculture. Due to its geographical situation, its climate is cold and dry, with marked temperature differences between day and night.


  • Location: Central Sierra of Peru.
  • Extension: 43,384 km2.
  • Altitude: 3,271 meters above sea level.
  • Population: 600,000 inhabitants.
  • Climate: It has a typical climate of the Andes, cold and dry, with some rainy months.
  • Temperature: Maximum of 23.6 ° C (74.6 ° F) and minimum of 4.3 ° C (39.7 ° F). 

How to arrive from Lima:

You can arrive in two ways.
  • By bus: There are many companies that make this route, we recommend Cruz Del Sur and Movil bus, they have good service, very comfortable and above all they are very safe companies. They leave in the mornings, at noon and at night. The trip lasts approximately 7 hours and the prices are very varied.
  • By plane: It lasts only 30 minutes, they all leave the Jorge Chavez airport in Lima, and arrive at the Francisco Carlé in Jauja airport, the company you can take is Latam Peru.


Transportation from Lima for volunteers

If necessary and only by express request, our organization will coordinate to send a person to pick up the volunteer at the airport in Lima, will install it in a lodging and the next day will accompany him to take the bus to Huancayo. The latter option has an additional cost of $ 90 per person and includes:

  • Pick up at the airport and transfer to the accommodation in Miraflores (Lima)
  • Accommodation for one night in the city of Lima / Lodging type “Hostel”
  • Transfer to the bus terminal
  • Lima – Huancayo bus ticket