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Archaeological Site of Chavin

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Address: Chavin de Huantar, Peru
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Once a place of worship, these ruins have been traced to one of the...

Once a place of worship, these ruins have been traced to one of the earliest known Andean cultures.

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Day Trip to the Pre-Inca Ruins of Chavín from Huaraz
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Really nice place!!!

This archeological place is amazing... Our guide Richard Camones was the best!!! The arquitecture and the complex have many interesting places to show, but some of them are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Lima, Peru
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Lima, Peru
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This archeological place is amazing... Our guide Richard Camones was the best!!! The arquitecture and the complex have many interesting places to show, but some of them are covered for the mud.... The museum was close and it will be until March 'cause the archeologist of the siete are using for a while to save new discovering of the área...... More 

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Fromes Hill, Ledbury
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Having previously visited the Pastoruri Glacier with Mony Tours in Huaraz, where we were entirely satisfied with the level of service provided and more importantly the safe driving of the vehicle to get us there, we opted to go with them again to the archaeological site of Chavin. Our vehicle was a Mercedes Sprinter van equipped with seatbelts, however it... More 

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Thank Clive S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015 via mobile

The very long and winding drive from Huaraz was well worth the effort. This was one of my favorite sites in northern Peru. Worth reading up on to get as much from the visit as possible. We queued to see the Lanzon as there was a school party before us but it's a must. Truly atmospheric. Unfortunately there wasn't time... More 

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County Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

It's was one of the best way to experience and to know the pre-incas civilisation.Although it's was a long day drive from huaraz but it worthy to acknowledged one of the oldest civilisation around.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

very interesting and impressive ruins with fantastic system of tunnels. The journey from Huaraz is long and the road is very rough. if you are into ancient ruins this place is very cool

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015 via mobile

I had a blast .. it takes whole day, it is very hot, you walk a lot, very informative we learn a lot ...I wish there was more to be seen and discovered....there are so many closed spaces under investigation..I left me dissapointed.

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Bethesda, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

UNESCO world heritage site. Built 800BC, this monolithic temple is in great shape for age. The artwork is mostly in the museum across town, but the twisty confined dark tunnels, the creepy tenon god, the amazing views from on top of the temple make this a great visit. Up there with Kuelap and Ollantaytambo as 2 of my faves in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Chavin. WOW! What a surprise. I went to Huaraz for trekking and my friend stumbled upon a review of the site and we went on a lark. It was amazing. First, the drive. You go over a high mountain pass to get in to the valley. The drive from Huaraz is spectacular if not a bit hair raising as you... More 

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Lima Region, Peru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Beautiful and very interesting. Although you have to know your body well if whether or not you get high altitude sickness because on the road to Chavín you can go through very high areas.

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Thank Lucia A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Chavin is located in Huaraz,the landscape is the most beautiful thing you've ever seen .You can visit La Cordillera Blanca, Yanacocha Lagoon (OMG, the color of the water is turquoise, is absolutely blue sky. Finally you don't run out of even more surprised when you see the archaeological remains.

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