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Day Trip to the Pre-Inca Ruins of Chavín from Huaraz
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Querococha Lagoon and Chavin de Huantar from Huaraz
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Once a place of worship, these ruins have been traced to one of the earliest known Andean cultures.
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Chavin de Huantar, Peru
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Reviewed October 14, 2014

I'd highly recommend taking one of the local bus companies to get there, unless you don't mind being part of a large tour group. I especially recommend this if you go early in the morning because you'll beat the the tour groups and have the...More

2  Thank dnp357
Reviewed October 9, 2014

One of the best sites I visited in Peru. Even though the Lanzon is displayed very poorly, with a protective glass 6 feet away one can't see no detail whatsoever. That was the only disappointment as I really wanted to see it. Access to all...More

4  Thank Ron S
Reviewed October 2, 2014

I have visited ruins all over Peru: coastal ruins and mountain ruins. I have seen Machu Pichu, Ollantaytambo, Kuelap, Sipan, Chan Chan, Sasquaywaman, and dozens more. I think Chavin might be my favorite ruins. Great energy, beautiful carvings and artwork, excellent history, and a lot...More

3  Thank Travis B
Reviewed September 24, 2014

The site itself is fascinating and you can see that the famous Inca culture took a lot from the Chavin culture. Sometimes the guides don't have a lot of knowledge so it is a good idea to read about the site before you go. The...More

2  Thank travellercarol_13
Reviewed August 30, 2014

Definitely a worth while day trip from Huaraz. The 3 hour trip has magnificent views of the southern part of the Cordillera, restaurants in Chavin are worth their money and the ruins are quite impressive and different from Incan ones.

2  Thank Cissa C
Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

Especially since the journey is through such magnificent mountains. The site is just amazing! Many thanks to Stanford for restoring it! A The town is charming, and the museum, built by the Japanese in a safer location about a mile down the road, is fabulous.

2  Thank Lynn S
Reviewed July 28, 2014

I enjoyed it all. Make sure you have an English guide, otherwise its a waste of time. This culture is amazing as well as the preservation of the site. Pablo Tours was great and Gloria is an awesome guide.

2  Thank Andrew B
Reviewed July 23, 2014

The ruins were interesting and nice to see pre-Incan buildings but it was a 10.5hr day from Huaraz for less than 2 hours at the ruins

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Reviewed July 17, 2014

The Archeological site of Chavin de Huantar is a place that you should visit if you are in the Huaraz area. The tour takes the full day, and the road is not the best. Beware that the road climbs to 4500 meters (14700+ feet), starting...More

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Reviewed May 2, 2014

Make sure you have an English guide, or information downloaded on your phone, or a guidebook! Otherwise you'll be a bit lost....

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