An interesting day trip to the archaeological site of Chavín de Huántar, UNESCO heritage located 86 km from Huaraz. This tour has confirmed departures only on Tuesdays and Saturdays.
We depart at around 9.00 am from a meeting point towards the south of Huaraz first on a paved highway for about 25km getting to the Recuay Province at 3300 m asl. From here we will continue passing by the typical Andean village of Huacapampa, on a unpaved trail through the highlands where you will be able to have a close look at a number of pastures while enjoying the pristine environment around, till we arrive at the Querococha lake at (3980 m). Here we will have a break to take in the stunning view and take pictures of the beautiful landscape around us. Our drive then continues to the highest pass of the area (Tunel de Cahuish, 4500 m asl - this is an important point from a hydrographical point of view, since on one side water flows towards the Pacific Ocean and on the other side to the Atlantic Ocean), then through a narrow valley all the way to Rio Mosna and finally to our destination, the archaeological site of Chavin.
We will arrive at the ruins at around 13.00 and will take you to a restaurant for lunch (not included) - then, at around 14.00 we will start our visit of the site of Chavin. The guided tour will last for about two hours: you will get to visit a number of labyrinths, rooms and the Lanzon the Chavin, a big carved stone from this pre-Inca civilization. You will get to recognize the structure of this ancient site, as well as walk through squares and eventually visit the local museum of the Chavin culture. At around 16.00 we will start making our way back to Huaraz arriving at around 19.00.
- Pickup from a meeting point
- English-speaking guide
- Hotel pickup and dropoff
- Meals and beverages
- Entrance fee (11 soles - subject to change)
- Sunglasses and sun cream
- This tour has confirmed departures only on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Groups can be up to 30 people.
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