Daily Tours Peru

Culture Chavin Huantar Culture over


Tour Code: MSE19

Duration: Full day

Difficulty: Easy

Recommended: January to December

Book: 60 days before the tour-expedition

Operated In: Español/English

Minimum: 2 passengers

Experience: Daily Tours


Chavín de Huántar: The archaeological site of Chavín de Huántar sits at an elevation of 3,180m (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.

  • Price per person:
    USD 250 per person, group price from 2 pax to more
  • Cancellation policy: 
    Full payment 40 days before. No refund if you cancel less than 30 days!

Day 1: Huaraz (3100 m) - Privat transport to Recuay - Ticapampa - Catac - Laguna Querococha (4516 m) - Túnel de Cahuish - Valle de Conchucos - Chavín de Huantar (3180 m) - National Museum of Chavin - Return to Huaraz

We pick up you at 9:00 am, we drive in the way to ancient temple of Chavin, the greatest exponent of the Andean civilization, today declared Cultural Heritage of Humanity. On this tour we will pass by Recuay (3400 m) known as the “Gateway of the Callejon de Huaylas”, then the district Ticapampa, Cátac (3640 m) where we will observe mine tailings on the banks of the Santa River, the district Cátac and typical houses built of adobe plastered with plaster and tile roofs. We visit the lagoon Querococha (3980 m), know the map of Peru (naturally formed by fluvial erosion), pass through the tunnel Cahuish (4516 m and 480 meters in length). Conchucos arrive at Valley with its Andean villages Tambillos, Machác, Quercos. Finally we reached the Archaeological Monument Chavin (3180 m), ceremonial center dedicated to the worship of the god Jaguar, Snake and bird of prey. In the tour we will see the famous “Lanzon Chavin” head nails, the altar of chinchay shock, the porch of the Falcons, internal galleries, ceremonial plazas and others. Finally we visit the modern Chavin National Museum in its halls ceramic vases, pututos seashell, the obelisk Tello and other cultural property recovered in the temple of ChavinWe. We will return approximately about at 7:30 pm – Arrival in Huaraz.

  • Transport private to start point to hike and viceverse
  • Official trekking guide
  • Entrance fees to the Huascaran National Park
  • Pick up at your hotel (between 6:30 to 7:00 am aprox)
  • First aid kit and oxygen (if necessary)
Not included
  • International flights to Lima / Peru round trip
  • Transfer from the airport for bookings of individual flights with different times of arrival / departure
  • Exit tax at the airport in Lima
  • Travel accident and health insurance
  • Luggage insurance and trip cancellation
  • Meals in restaurants in Lima and Huaraz
  • Pick up at the airport in Lima to the Hotel
  • Transfer from the Hotel to the airport and bus station
  • Transport public bus or Domestic flight Airline LC-Peru
  • Hotel Casa Andina 2 nights in Lima or other hotel
  • Hotel San Sebastián 4 nights in Huaraz or other hotel
  • Personal expenses
  • Box Lunch (amount depends on you)
  • Personal equipment (such as clothes while traveling in the vehicle and hiking. But to be in the sheltered lagoon and hats with earflaps attire is required, hiking shoes, sometimes waterproof/goretex if its rainy season, Sunscreen, Sunglasses, camera, hat or sun hat, sports drinks or water (2 liters approx), etc.)
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Culture Chavin Huantar Culture over

Full day

Daily Tours Peru

USD 250.00

Per Person

Total: USD 500.00

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