Chavín de Huántar is an archeological site designated as UNESCO World Heritage site. It’s located in the Cordillera Blanca at an elevation of some 3200 meters. Built from 1200 to 300 BC, it was not only the capital of Chavín culture but also its religious center. Considered as the most important pilgrimage center of the Andean world, it’s also been admired for its architecture.
Since Huaraz, you can book a tour that leaves at 9am. The bus will cross Recuay, Cátac, Cahuish tunnel, the Conchucos area and of course, Chavín de Huántar. The visit of the archeological site includes the New Temple, underground galleries,the Lanzόn gallery, the Tello Obelisk, the central courtyard and the famousTenon Heads.
The tour ends with Chavín National Museum visit that will perfectly complete the ruins’ one.
The museum is free but the ruins entrance costs 15 soles and 5 for students (proof required).
During the journey, the bus will stop for a 15 minutes break at Querococha laguna where you’ll find yourselves in front of a splendid landscape.
The return to Huaraz is estimated at 7/8pm.