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Archaeological Site of Chavin, Chavin de Huantar

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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. Using our custom trip planner, Chavin de Huantar attractions like Archaeological Site of Chavin can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • I love the trip to this amazing place, away form crowds.To hear the history and be able to enter the Pyramid.I woudl say not everyone will love it as much as i do but Huraz is well worth the time and ...  more »
  • An absolutely fabulous opportunity to learn about Peru's past. Exploring the site without a guide provides you with more flexibility and time to visit the underground chambers.  more »
  • Very well conserved site of 3500 years old so clearly pre-Inca. We visited on our own, hired a local guide who spoke English and were show around this magnificent site. It is very well preserved and p...  more »