MAXIMUM ALTITUDE: 4 550 msnm DIFFICULTY: Easy TOUR DURATION: 10 hours
- Tour, most of the time by car.
- Interesting story of our ancestors.
- Visit the newly remodeled Chavin museum
The architectural ruins of Chavin are located 3 to 4 hours by vehicle from Huaraz. The pre Inca culture is dated between 800 — 200 BC; and developed a powerful religion which had great influence over many parts of Peru. The great temple contains many stone—lined galleries where Chavin priests consulted their gods, performed sacrificial ceremonies and stored ritual items. The most interesting parts of the site were built underground in an exceptional feat of 3000 year old engineering. We offer a guided tour to Chavin in our private vehicle..
MAP & ITINERARY DESCRIPTION
We will start driving south side of Huaraz passing by typical villages of Recuay 3300 masl, cross the Santa river and pass around typical villages of Huacapampa, continue by eucalyptus trees passing the sheep herders villages. We join the paved highway, drive along the highlands full of pastures and straws and arrive at a small valley to visit the Querococha lake at 3980mas1 and stop for photo of the beautiful landscape. Then continue up to highest pass of Tunel de Cahuish at 4 500 masl, an important point for hydrographical division where the west side water flows to the Pacific ocean and the east side water flows to the Atlantic Ocean. Continue by the narrow valley in zig-zag way getting the Rio Mosna by the flanks of the river arriving to the Archaeological site of Chavin. The ruins are located next to the modern district of Chavin. Arrive at 1 pm and immediately will have lunch until 2 pm. Then enter the castle of Chavin on a guided tour which takes place for about two hours. Inside the ruins you will visit many labyrinth rooms and in one of the main buildings are the Lanzon the Chavin a big stone carved remain of the Pre-Inkas, many places and things to visit and observe, such as Plazas, cavezas clavas main porch and among others. Finalizing the tour in the modern museum where they storage the rests of the Chavin Culture. After you finish with the guided tour around 4 pm depart for a non-stop drive back to Huaraz for about 3 hours arriving around 7 pm direct to hotel.
MEAL PLAN – FOOD
All breakfasts are included in most hotels in Huaraz.
As part of our service, we provide you with tasty nutritional lunches, snacks and modern, comfortable personal transport to and from our day hikes.
Our service include from box lunch for midday during day trips. You will pay directly extra meal expenses during your stay in Huaraz From traditional Peruvian dishes, through to budget bites and fine cuisine you should allow approximately US$10 – 15 per meal.
We cater all fresh meals. We are pleased to cater to our vegetarian clients or special diets on request. It is your personal trek so it is your personal meal choice.
The checklist bellow should help you with your packing. As a general rule, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum.
|YOU MUST BRING THE FOLLOWING ITEMS: