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Outdating Machu Piccu by more than two hundred years, the pre-Inca ruins at Chavin de Huantar is an unmissable site for fans of ancient history. On this full-day tour, departing from Huaraz, you’ll visit the beautiful Querococha Lake and explore the UNESCO-listed archeological site with a guide. Over the course of two hours, discover the sites highlights and browse ancient artefacts in the museum. Lunch and round-trip transport from your Huaraz hotel are included.

Highlights

  • Full-day tour of the UNESCO-listed ruins of Chavin de Huantar from Huaraz
  • Visit pre-Incan ruins that predate Machu Picchu by more than 200 years
  • Admire the gorgeous Querococha Lake and enjoy panoramic views from Tunel de Cahuish
  • Take a 2-hour guided tour of the Chavin de Huantar archeological site
  • Round-trip transport from Huaraz hotel included

What You Can Expect

Day Trip to the Pre-Inca Ruins of Chavín from Huaraz

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In the early morning, you’ll be collected from your Huaraz hotel by an air-conditioned vehicle destined for the UNESCO-listed ruins of Chavin de Huantar. During the scenic 3-hour drive to the ruins, your guide provides historical information about the pre-Incan settlement , one that predates Machu Picchu by more than 200 years.

Make your first stop at Querococha Lake, a beautiful natural landmark situated high in the Andes mountains. Stop to capture photographs before you continue ascending a mountain path to Tunel de Cahuish, where the crashing waves of the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans meet.

Following lunch at a local restaurant, you’ll arrive at the ancient ruins of Chavin de Huantar and embark on a 2-hour tour with your guide. Discover imposing temples shrouded in pre-Inca history and then browse a vast collection of artifacts in the on-site museum.

After thoroughly exploring the site, return to your vehicle and relax during the journey back to your Huaraz hotel.

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