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Guided walking tour, Chavín de Huántar archaeological site in Peru

Chavin de Huantar

Experienced mountain guide Edgar, would love the opportunity to take you to Chavin de Huantar on this trekking adventure. Follow him across this incredible place in Peru.

Group

Andes

1 Day

Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov

Open to everyone

All Levels


Highlights

  • Learn about the intriguing history of the Chavin civilization.
  • Visit the Chavin de Huantar archaeological site in Peru.
  • Enjoy mesmerizing views of the Cordillera Blanca and its peaks.

Description

Rising at 3,177 meters, Chavin de Huantar dominates the surrounding scenery. Join me on this adventure to explore this archaeological site in the Peruvian Andes.

Chavin was once a main intersection of several major trade routes across the Cordillera Blanca. So, it was a strategic location, and it served as the capital of the Chavin civilization.

The archaeological site lies in the Callejon de Huaylas valley, and it covers more than 12,000 square meters. It includes big temple structures with interior and subterranean space, as well as pyramid platforms, sunken plazas and courts

On our adventure, we’ll depart early around 8:00 am from our private bus station. Then, we’ll drive on the south side of Huaraz, passing by towns such as Recuay and Huacapampa. Also, we’ll drive by a eucalyptus trees, pastures, valleys, rivers and sheep herder villages. Furthermore, we’ll get to visit the mesmerizing Querococha lake before we continue up to the high pass at the Tunel de Cahuish (4,500 masl). Thereon, we’ll zig-zag a narrow valley, passing the Mosna River that will lead us to the Chavin ruins.

After a delicious lunch, we’ll begin exploring the site, visiting labyrinth rooms and plazas. We will learn about this intriguing culture and the history of the region. Finally, around 4:00 p.m. we will head back to Huaraz, to be back at about 7:00 p.m.

Would you like to participate on this incredible trip? Just send me a message. It would be my pleasure to be your guide on this marvellous experience.

Would you like to further explore the area? Check this
family-friendly trek, Huascaran National Park, from Huaraz (3 days).

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

This is the per person price to join one of my groups trips.


About the guide

Languages

English

Residence

Huaraz, Peru


What people are saying about Peru Bergsport .

Simon Harwege

4.00

August, 2022

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Andreya Dart

5.00

June, 2022

We had such an amazing time on this Trek! From the beginning to the end we had wonderful service through “Wild Huayhuash - Tomas Operator”. It is an amazing, beautiful, take your breath away hike. The guides are knowledgeable, kind, and extremely helpful. We had guide/cook Rosmel, guide Angel, operators Edgar and Tomas. Rosmel made us food every day(breakfast, lunch, snacks (popcorn), and dinner), woke us up to a fresh cup of tea every morning in our tent, and guides us through the first few days of our hike. He was like Superman carrying our lunch on his back every day of the trek (think heavy food in pots, with juice). Angel was the guide the rest of the way through the trek and was also very kind and professional. He was funny, paced us well through the hard sections, and let us have breaks whenever we needed. Both Rosmel & Angel were always working to get us to the best viewpoints, and best camping spots first, before the other groups. They also both helped when I had an asthma attack during the trek. From the operator side, Tomas and Edgar were amazing. Going through all the information we would need, allowing us to leave extra things in their office, allowing us to rest and shower in one of their rooms at no extra charge when we got back from the trek, and Edgar helped us find a map of Huayhuash so we could document our journey when we got back (finding a map of Huayhuash in Huaraz was not easy). This was a well put together group, and always seemed to be one step ahead of the other Huayhuash trekking groups. I highly recommend!


 

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