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Chavin Ruins
Chavin ruins exploration
Trip to the Chavin Ruins

1-day Hiking tour to the Chavin de Huantar Ruins

Edwin, an IFMGA certified guide wants to share with you his fascination for this fantastic place in the heart of the Andes, the Chavin de Huantar ruins. Get the feeling of a true explorer walking amongst these ruins of great significance for the peruvian culture.




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  • Learn about one of the most important places for the peruvian culture
  • Explore the Chavin de Huantar Ruins with a local and expert guide
  • Visit other equally impressive sites, and local towns


Chavin de Huantar are archaeological ruins that the UNESCO designated as a World Heritage Site. Join me on this 1 day hiking adventure to discover the ruins of this intriguing place.

Chavin was the name of the culture that inhabited this valley amongst the Peruvian Andes, between 1,500 and 300 B.C. The archaeological ruins we will visit are a former site of worship. And it is one of the earliest and most famous pre-columbian sites.

Walking through this fantastic place is hypnotizing. The striking structures, complex carved stones and ornamental sculptures everywhere, make it a true delight to see.

Also, we’ll explore the Stone of Chiquechinchay, the nailed Heads, and the Lanzón de Chavin. And we’ll cross mesmerizing labyrinths and internal galleries, while admiring the dazzling columns and ceremonial spots.

We’ll also visit the Chavin de Huantar Temple, a magnificent structure of over 3,000 years. Here, we’ll encounter, splendid architecture wonders, like subterranean galleries and hidden squares. Other marvellous things we will explore include the Lanzon Monolithic and Portada de las Falcónidas.

Thereupon, we’ll visit enchanting villages such as Catac, Recuay Ticapampa, Kercos and Chavin. There we learn more about the local culture. And, we’ll visit other spots such as the Querococha lake and the Mosna river. Moreover, we’ll explore the White Andes, right by the Cahuish tunnel, the highest tunnel in the world with 480 meters of longitude.

So, if you want to join me on this cultural expedition to one of Peru’s most fascinating spots, just send me a request. It will be my pleasure to guide you across this splendid place.

Please note, this is a group trip. We can arrange a private program for you, just mention it in the message. Or perhaps you are you looking for a longer adventure? Then, check this 13-day Santa Cruz trek that I guide too.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Secure your spot with just 25% payment

48-hour free cancellation with 30-day advance booking

About the guide: Edwin

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My name is Edwin, professional Mountain Guide, member of Mountain Guides Association of Peru (AGMP) and Member of the International Union of Mountain Guides Association (UIAGM), specialized on Trekking, Climbing, Expeditions also I am the founder of Andes Travel Expeditions company.

I have extensive experience and I had climb throughout Peru, Argentina and Bolivia and succesfully guided Huandoy Norte ( 2 times: on the north face and east face), Piramide de Garcilaso, Arteson, Caraz 1, Alpamayo, Huascaran, as well as Illampu, Sajama, Condiriri, Aconcagua, among many other mountains..

I will be happy to welcome you and your friends from all over the world to travel with us in America del Sur particularly in my home country Peru, the country of Mt Huascaran, Alpamayo(Most beautiful mountain in the world), Machupicchu, Cusco, Lago Titicaca, Arequipa, Amazonas etc.

As a professional mountain guide, I have been leading several mountain trips for the, past 20 years. I love and enjoy my job and have gained a lot of experience through climbing with many groups from all over the world. First I would like to assure you the best service and cooperation from my team, Secondly I will make sure that you have an exciting trekking on mountain, wonderful, unique and memorable experience. And while you are here in Peru we would like to promise, you are going to have an enjoyable and comfortable stay with us and look forward to meet your expectation Andes Travel Expeditions Company is pleased to share your enthusiasm for lifetime experience. I am pleased to let you know that I am going to be your Guide up there personally I will take you there not to send you there.



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