Tour of Chavin pre Inca ruins from Huaraz
- Witness the ancient ruins of the Chavín de Huántar sites
- Explore the incredible temple structures and pyramid platforms
- Surround yourself by the pristine mountain of the Huáyla Valley
All about the trip
The archaeological site of Chavín de Huántar sits at an elevation of 3,177m (10,425ft) above sea level in the Peruvian Andes and is located at the confluence of the Mosna and Wacheksa rivers. Chavín once intersected several major trade routes through the Cordillera Blanca mountain range, a strategic location for the capital of the Chavín civilization. The site is located near the Callejón de Huáyla Valley where the village of Chavín de Huántar is located. Chavín is now served by a recently-upgraded, asphalt roadway. Covering 12,000 sq m (129,167 sq ft), the site includes massive temple structures with significant interior and subterranean space, pyramidal platforms, courts, and sunken plaza spaces, most of which are aligned on a common axis. Over time, river floods have eroded much of this stone architecture; its mountainous location has also made it susceptible to destructive landslides (as recent as 1945) and earthquakes (as recent as 1970) over the centuries.
The tour will begin by departing at 8 am from our private bus station for tours First Class Huaraz, which led to the millenarian capital of the archaeology of Chavin de Huantar. After this, we will start driving south side of Huaraz passing by typical villages of Recuay 3300masl, cross the Santa river. To the left side, typical villages of Huacapampa, continue by eucalyptus trees passing the sheepherders villages, join the paved highway, drive along the highlands full of pastures and straws, by small valley visiting the Querococha lake at 3980masl.
We'll stop for a photo of the beautiful landscape, continue up to the highest pass of Tunel de Cahuish at 4500masl, important point for hydrographical division where the west side water flows to Pacific ocean and east side water flows to the Atlantic Ocean. We'll continue by the narrow valley in a zig-zag way getting the Rio Mosna by the flanks of the river arriving at the Archaeological site of Chavin. The ruins are located next to the modern district of Chavin arrive at 1 pm and immediately place to a restaurant for lunch until 2 pm then enter to the castle of Chavin on a guided tour which takes place for about two hours, inside the ruins you will visit many labyrinth rooms and in one of the main buildings are the Lanzon the Chavin a big stone carved remain of the Pre-Inkas, many places and things to visit and observe, such as Plazas, cavezas clavas main porch and among others. Finalizing the tour in the modern museum where is stored the rest of the Chavin Culture, after to finish with guided tour around 4 pm depart for a non-stop drive back to Huaraz for about 3 hours by the same way arriving around 7 pm directly to our Bus Station in Huaraz.Chavín de Huantar
What is included in the price
- All fees
- Guided tour
- Roundtrip hotel transfer
What is not included in the price
- Optional gratuity
- Personal expenses
Please, for your comfort, only select this activity if you are in moderately good health.
This activity is organised by First Class Huaraz, Avendia Interoceanica 719, Huaraz, Peru, +51 945 337550, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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