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.
|Duration||4 Days and 3 nights|
|Departures||Daily departures from Lima, Peru|
|Activities||You will know the little Peruvian Switzerland|
|Customizable||YES, feel free to ask for extra services|
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 breakfast.
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 hotel.(B)
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 salmon.
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 April.
– 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
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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.
|Callejon de Huaylas||Huascaran National Park||LLamganuco Llagoon||Yungay|
|Archaeological Site of Chavin||Caraz||Huaraz Festivities||Nightlife in Huaraz|
|Gastronomy Huaraz||Restaurants in Huaraz|