Archaeological Site of Chavin, Chavin de Huantar

#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.
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  • We made the trip by means of page and the experience was really very good, is fulfilled with all the tours programme, very well hotel, transfers were on time. We really don't have anything against. Ahhhh the wonderful landscapes, Chavín de Huántar missed since the bus is taken in Huaraz that are telling us all the history with videos, and go around the labyrinth of the archaeological site was wonderful. Very good Museum and the small-town charm.
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  • We took a bus very early at 07:00 from Huaraz, arrived first and had the opportunity to hire a guide, Mr. Luis Abarca, who explained to us in little more than two hours all related to this pre-Incan culture, as well as the meaning of this wonderful Temple and its implications. I wish I have the opportunity to hire him at the door of the enclosure. Enter was how to connect us with the people who lived there before and their beliefs. Truly spectacular, highly recommended!
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  • It might not be machu picchu, but the mysticism that surrounds this ancient civilization and what they achieved at the time (astronomical knowledge, etc) was really impressing. The landscapes are beau...  more »

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