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Chavin de Huantar Full Day Peru Culture Tour

Spend a full day in this amazing cultural tour in Chavin de Huantar where you will get to see massive temple, pyramidal platforms, courts, and sunken plaza

USD $190.00

Per Person
Number of TravelersPrice Per Person
1USD $190.00
2 - 3USD $105.00
4 - 5USD $95.00
6 or moreUSD $90.00
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Enjoy a Magical Day in Chavin de Huantar in this Culture Tour

Chavin de Huantar is located in the Peruvian Andes and it was the strategic capital and religious center of the pre-Inca, Chavín civilization. The site includes massive temple structures with significant interior and subterranean space, pyramidal platforms, courts, and sunken plaza spaces. The center is situated at an unparalleled crossroads between the mountains, the jungle, and the sea; the influence of all these environments likely had a strong effect on their culture and iconography, as well as their economy. You will learn more about this and many other things in this incredible tour.

 

Highlights

  • Visit the ancient temple of Chavin, the greatest exponent of the Andean civilization, today declared Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
  • Explore Recuay, also known as the “Gateway of the Callejon de Huaylas”
  • Get to see the District Ticapampa and its typical houses built of adobe plastered with plaster and tile roofs

Tour Information 

Duration: Full Day
Start and End Location: Huaraz
Availability: Everyday except Mondays
Miscellaneous: The difficulty level of this tour is set as “easy”

Itinerary 

We pick up you at your hotel at 9:00 am, and we will drive to the 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 will then visit the lagoon Querococha (3980 m) and pass through the tunnel Cahuish.
Finally, we will reach the Archaeological Monument Chavin (3180 m), a 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 Chavin. We will return approximately about at 7:30 pm to Huaraz.

What’s Included

  • Transport private to start point to hike and vice-versa
  • Official trekking guide
  • Entrance fees to Chavin Temple and Museum
  • Pick up at your hotel (at 9:00 am)
  • First aid kit and oxygen (if necessary)

What’s 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 another hotel
  • Hotel San Sebastián 4 nights in Huaraz or another hotel
  • Personal expenses
  • Box Lunch (amount depends on you)
  • Tips

What to Bring

  • Hats with earflaps attire are required
  • Hiking shoes
  • Sunscreen, Sunglasses, and a hat or sun hat
  • Sports drinks or water
  • Camera

Important Notes

  • If you are interested in booking this tour, please contact us at info@keteka.com, we will give you all the information you need.

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