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Once a place of worship, these ruins have been traced to one of the earliest known Andean cultures.
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“northern peru” (4 reviews)
“machu picchu” (6 reviews)
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Chavin de Huantar, Peru
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Really worth to be done. Interesting place high in the mountains. You go up to 4900m. The road from Huaraz to Chavin is very beautiful. Marvelous lake on the way to Chavin. Takes one full day. We enjoyed this trip

Thank Hugo M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My personal opinion. ..too much of hassle to get there (it is over 6 hours return trip to get to the temple via a terrible road) for just a bit to see there. Nothing compared to Cusco, the moon temple in Trujillo or the Huacas...More

Thank BillyOaks
Reviewed 8 July 2017

My family and I arrived at 4pm, from Huaraz in our car. Great view and a very good roadway. After the tunnel you must drive carefully. Try to leave the site before 4pm or 5pm, because a lot of fog before crossing the tunnel, terrible...More

Thank cZarCalderon
Reviewed 31 January 2017

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 effort to visit and...More

1  Thank SpeedwellTours
Reviewed 6 November 2016

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.

Thank barbschwarz
Reviewed 23 October 2016

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 proves one more time that Peru has so much...More

2  Thank Ignace D
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Please be aware that the museum, which I hear is excellent, is still closed for repairs. I did the tour from Huaraz which I believe is pretty similar no matter who you book with: you get a bus with a guide. All tours from Huaraz...More

Thank Charmaine H
Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

I really liked this archaeological site. It is kind of a long way from Huaraz (around 3 hours) and the road is super curvy. We went there on the 28th, which is a national holiday and maybe that's why it was super crowded. Our guide,...More

Thank gabrielamcf
Reviewed 28 June 2016

You will NOT see Chavin de Huantar by accident on the way to somewhere else! There is "nowhere else" beyond Chavin de Huantar, at least none that would interest the casual tourist (or even the hard-core archaeology tourist like me). You have to want to...More

1  Thank LarryM708
Reviewed 17 April 2016

The site exceeded my expectations. Our guide for the site was a shaman. He knew a lot about the history and had really interesting insights into how to interpret the site. It really sparked my interest in the ancient ruins in northern Peru. It is...More

Thank Brenda H
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