Archaeological Site of Chavin, Chavin de Huantar

4.5
#2 of 8 in Historic Sites in Ancash Region
The World Heritage-listed Archaeological Site of Chavin represents a complex containing ruins and artifacts from the ancient Chavin civilization, which thrived well over two thousand years ago. Excavated in 1919, the site is situated in the High Andes at an altitude of 3,177m (10,423 ft). See terraced temples, main square, underground galleries, and other stone structures built by an advanced pre-Incan culture. Other highlights include animalistic sculptures, megaliths, pottery, and other items exhibited at the onsite museum. A visit to Archaeological Site of Chavin represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Chavin de Huantar itinerary builder tool to plot your vacation.
Create an itinerary including Archaeological Site of Chavin
map
Places to stay near Archaeological Site of Chavin
Archaeological Site of Chavin Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.0
318 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • This is also a UNESCO World Heritage site. Each of the 3 times I was lucky to visit, we were organized within specialized interest in Archeology and Spirituality group. The access was exclusive given ...  more »
  • Normally accessed from Huaraz, 100kms by road. Allow a full day for this excursion - the journey itself is scenic, including Laguna Querococha. Buses leave Huaraz at 0730 and 0900 for S/.12.00, return...  more »
  • Chavin de Huantar ancient and sacred site was a spiritual retreat center for the ancient peoples of the Andes, who traveled for many weeks for gatherings in this place at certain points in the year, t...  more »

Plan your trip to Chavin de Huantar

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans to Archaeological Site of Chavin by other users

26 days in Peru BY A USER FROM ISRAEL September, outdoors, popular PREFERENCES: September, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Huaraz BY A USER FROM BRAZIL May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 4 days in Huaraz BY A USER FROM PERU March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 4 days in Huaraz BY A USER FROM PERU March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Huaraz BY A USER FROM PERU November, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: November, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Huaraz BY A USER FROM PERU November, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: November, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Huaraz BY A USER FROM PERU March, culture, relaxing, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 38 days in Huaraz BY A USER FROM PERU April, outdoors, popular PREFERENCES: April, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Huaraz BY A USER FROM PERU March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 26 days in Peru BY A USER FROM GERMANY August, culture, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 2 days in Chavin de Huantar BY A USER FROM ARGENTINA March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 20 days in Peru BY A USER FROM SERBIA March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans