PERU TRAVEL PLANNER
HUARAZ 4 DAYS /3 NIGHT
Chavín de Huántar is an archaeological site containing ruins and
artifacts constructed beginning at least by 1200 BCE and occupied by later
cultures until around 400-500 BCE by the Chavín, a major pre-Inca culture. The
site is located 250 kilometers (160 mi) north of Lima, Peru, at an elevation of
3,180 meters (10,430 ft), east of the Cordillera Blanca at the start of the
Conchucos Valley. Chavín de Huántar has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage
Site. Some of the Chavín relics from this archaeological site are on display in
the Museo de la Naciónin Lima and the Museo Nacional de Chavín in Chavin itself.
The complex includes ceremonial rooms and pyramidal structures built of massive
stone blocks. The Old Temple has a group of subterranean galleries that open an
access way to the Room of the Lanzon, an impressive stone knife-like sculpture.
This sculpture is 4.5-meter high (15 feet) and has been carefully carved with
feline, bird and snake patterns, characteristic of the Chavin iconography.
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||4 Days and 3 nights
||Daily departures from Lima, Peru
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DAY 1 LLANGANUCO LAGOON AND CALLEJON DE HUAYLAS
Pick up at your hotel in lima to take the bus to huaraz that departs at
10.30pm. After 8 hours of bus riding we pick you up at the Bus station
(you will arrive at 6.00am) and transfer to the hotel to take your
After breakfast, we will cross the Northern part of the Valley of the
River Santa located between the Cordillera Blanca White and the
Cordillera Negra Black Mountain Ranges, where we will pass through towns
and cities like: Carhuaz, Mancos and Yungay. We will appreciate most
important snowy peaks of the Cordillera Blanca - White Mountain Range
like the Huascaran (6768 ms), Huandoy (6356 ms) and Hualcan (6162 ms).
From Yungay we will ascend to the Cordillera Blanca - White Mountain
Range to visit the Llanganuco Gorge, protected by the National Park
Huascaran, where we will appreciate the beautiful lagoons: Chinacocha
and Orcocha. Return to Huaraz (B)
DAY 2 FULL DAY TO CHAVIN DE HUANTAR
After breakfast, we will make the excursion to the Temple of Chavin de
Huantar at 3500 m.a.s.l., being this one of the oldest civilizations of
America, In this place we will be able to appreciate the impressive
Lanzon Monolithic, the Gallery of the Labyrinths, the Choquechinchay
Stone, the Stone Heads, the Ceremonial Plazas, the Gate of the Falcons
and the Queracocha. During the route we will visit mining Towns, the
Lagoon of Queracocha. Also, the Tunnel of Cahuish, that crosses the
Cordillera Blanca - White Mountain Range, uniting the Callejón de
Huaylas Valley with the Callejón de Conchucos Valley. Return to the
DAY 3 PASTORURI SNOWED AND PUYA RAYMONDI FULL DAY TOUR
After breakfast begins our adventure tourist circuit located 106
kilometers from Huaraz at an altitude of 5240 meters., is partly the
direction of the South and the sketch will know the formation of
lagoons, glaciers, exotic plants such as the Puya Raimondi, spring water
tiger eye .
We will board our bus to go to south side Huaraz pass through small
typical villages Recuay to 3400 meters, Ticapampa 3470 m, 3640 m Catac
and the small village of Pachacoto to 3700m., from this point leave the
road and continue along the east side surrounded by lots of brush, begin
to enjoy the beautiful scenery combined with the blue sky and the dark
green of the hills and the distance the snowy peaks of the mountains
combined with the landscape, the first tourist will appreciate Patococha
Lake, then arrive at the National Park where we find water Pumapampa, a
few miles from this point will stop at a colorful little lake called
Pumapashimin color-changing solar radiation. At the same time we will be
near the great Bromeliadis called Puya Raimondi. The highest exponent of
the high Andean flora, a single inflorescence in the world for their
height, which can reach 12 feet, and his lifetime that borders 100
years, continue up the road toward the glacier at 5000 m Pastoruri , to
finally arrive and see the Nevado Pastoruri 5240m., and all its beauty,
here you can see ice caves and ice candles which can be accessed after a
short walk or ride from the parking area for cars and buses. .
Today is prohibited Pastoruri snowy ascent, we can only observe it close
and then return to Huaraz for overnight (B)
DAY 4 HUARAZ CITY TOUR AND MONTERREY HOT SPRINGS
After breakfast we begin the visit of the town of Huaraz that includes
the Main Square and the Regional Museum of Ancash (often referred to as
the biggest lithical museum of South America), the church of Soledad and
the traditional street José Olaya, Psicultura, the lookout point of
Pinar, the archeological ruins of Waullac or Willcawain (optional) and
Monterrey hot springs.
ARCHEOLOGICAL MUSEUM OF ANCASH
Considered the biggest lytic museum of South America, this museum
contains more than 700 lithical sculptures dating mainly from the Recuay
culture with some artifacts from other cultures, such as the Chavin,
Waras, Recuay, Moche, Wari, Chimú, Chancay, and Inca cultures. Among the
artifacts are: tools, mummies with cranial deformations, textiles, all
collected by the priest Augusto Soriano Infante. Presently the museum is
undergoing restoration work.
THE TEMPLE AND SANCTUARY OF SOLEDAD (SOLITUDE)
Is located in the highest part of the town, the neighborhood of Soledad
(Solitude). Within this temple are found the main images used during the
Holy week of Huaraz, such as: The lord if Ramos, which whom the holy
week is initiated; the Nazareno, an image that recalls the three falls
of Christ on the way to the cross, the Christ, the lord of Resurrection,
with which the ceremony is closed. We find as well images of the Virgin
in pain, Maria Magdalena and Saint John.
Located in Huaraz, this fishery is one of the biggest in the country,
known for the production of trout (especially the rainbow species) and
JOSÉ OLAYA STREET
Although not very well maintained, this street is one of the few that
survived the 1970 earthquake, and preserves its charm in the narrow
alleys and its balconies. Moreover, it is still used as the entry of the
villagers to the neighborhoods of Soledad and San Francisco. This street
used to divide the town of Huaraz in two parts: Ichoc - waras (left side
of Huaraz) and Allauca waras (right side of Huaraz). On Sundays, on this
street one can join local families for traditional food of the region,
such as chicha de jora, tamales, pachamanca and other typical food.
Not far from Huaraz (7 km) are the hot thermal pools at Monterrey, with
two swimming pools with hot water at a temperature of about 48ºC and
with a high content of sulfur, chlorine and bicarbonate.
At the end return to Huaraz and afternoon free just in time to catch
your return bus to Lima (Bus fare included) that departs at 10.30pm and
arrives Lima at 6.00am next day. Upon arrival transfer to your hotel (B)
Bus tickets Lima – Huaraz – Huaraz – Lima –Bus Bed Móvil tours transfer
in / out
Private transport for each place
Hotel 3 stars
Breakfast each day
Entrances to each tourist place.
Nothing that is not specified here
CLIMATE: The climate is very dry, in the morning usualy the sky
is clean and the climate is warm. In the morning the temperature is
between 7º until 15º. In the shadow is cold. The Night is very cold,
between 5º until 0º. Exist two seasons very different: dry epoch from
April to September, accentuating between June and August and epoch of
rain from October and May, the maxim rains are between January and
- T-shirts polyester, several changes
- 1 jacket
- 1 impermeable dress coat
- 2 trousers
- socks several changes
if you bring medicine, we recommended:
- Tablet for altitude sickness: acetosolamida
- Tablets for the stomach
- 1 book
END OF THE SERVICES
INCLUDES: All hotel and lodge accommodations based on double or single
occupancy. All scheduled transportation. All transfers. All scheduled excursions
with English-speaking guide services. All entrance fees. Meals as specified in
the itinerary. B=Breakfast; L=Lunch; D=Dinner.
IMPORTANT: For a better service, the company informs you that it has
autonomy to change the Hotels mentioned in the itinerary with another one of
similar category if therefore sees it by advisable taking into account
justifiable availability of spaces or other reasons, if this it is the case you
will be notified ahead of time.
NOT INCLUDED IN THE FEE
International and domestic airfares, airport departure taxes or visa fees,
excess baggage charges, additional nights during the trip due to flight
cancellations, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages or bottled water, snacks,
insurance of any kind, laundry, phone calls, radio calls or messages,
reconfirmation of international flights and items of personal nature.
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