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Loved my visit to this site. Well worth it if you can find an English guide and also have an appreciation for pre-Inca history. This was a culture with a fascinating cosmology and use of plant medicines.
The museum is about a 1 km straight...More
Came to the site for a day tour, it was enough for us to walk trought the ruins, learn more about its culture, rituals and appreciate the nature.
Be prepared in advanced with warm clothes, a cape and cash. The crafts sold in the place...More
This is also a UNESCO World Heritage site. Each of the 3 times I was lucky to visit, we were organized within specialized interest in Archeology and Spirituality group. The access was exclusive given the knowledge of the guides and access through locals! I highly...More
Normally accessed from Huaraz, 100kms by road. Allow a full day for this excursion - the journey itself is scenic, including Laguna Querococha. Buses leave Huaraz at 0730 and 0900 for S/.12.00, returning 1500/1600/1700; journey time two and a half hours. A private vehicle for...More
Chavin de Huantar ancient and sacred site was a spiritual retreat center for the ancient peoples of the Andes, who traveled for many weeks for gatherings in this place at certain points in the year, thousands of years ago. You can still feel deeply mystical...More
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 beautiful on the way to this site, I was lucky that it drizzled and we...More
We made a day trip from Huaraz. Chavin, spot at 4900m above sea level. Worth to be done with stop at Querococha Lake (impressed). Chavin is part of the Peruvian history before Inca time. You like it or you don't. We liked it, really. We...More
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
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
Response from wanderbee07 | Reviewed this property |
Hey Marshruss, I didn’t have any issues accessing the site in early August. There were many buses/ cars leaving to and from Huaraz to Chavin de Huantar and both the site and museum were open to visitors. It didn’t seem like... More
Hey Marshruss, I didn’t have any issues accessing the site in early August. There were many buses/ cars leaving to and from Huaraz to Chavin de Huantar and both the site and museum were open to visitors. It didn’t seem like “low” season for the site as Peruvian schools were closed and many families were visiting in the afternoon. Hope that helps !