Chavin de Huantar

Day Trips & Excursions in Huaraz

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Chavin de huantar is one of the most important tour in Huaraz because in this tours we will visit a very important building of the chavin culture, a very old building also we will visit Querococha lake and finally the museum where we can find many importants pieces.
08:30 am: pick up from the hotel.9:00 am: Departure from Huaraz southeast of Callejón de Huaylas, in the route will be pass through the cities of Recuay, Ticapampa and Catac, following a short road will enter the National Park Huascarán, arriving at the Laguna de Querococha (3980 meters above sea level), we will make a stop for 20 minutes aproximately to take photographs and  from where we see the geologic fault with the shape of the map of Peru, continuing we will cross the White Mountain range through the Cahuish tunnel (4516 masl and 480 meters long), entering the valley of Conchucos, Descending from the tunnel you will pass through Tambillos and the villages of Kercos, Machac and the modern town of Chavin, located on the banks of the river Mosna, arriving at the Archaeological Monument of Chavin, called "Cultural Heritage of Humanity" cradle of Andean civilization, The oldest stone structure in Peruvian culture (2000 BC), it will be able to visit an impressive network of galleries such as the "Lanzón de Chavín", Ceremonial Squares, Cabeza Clava, Altar Of Choquechinchay, Portico of the Falcónidas, galleries, etc. and finally we will visit the museum of chavin where we can see many archaeological pieces like ceramics, cabezas clavas, etc.- 02:00 p.m .: Lunch in Chavin.- 03:00 p.m .: Return to Huaraz.- 07:30 p.m .: Arrival to Huaraz.

What’s included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Professional guide

What’s not included

  • Drinks
  • Food and drinks
  • Lunch
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)