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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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Chavin de Huantar, Peru
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Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

Two hours driving, and two visiting. Enjoy. Do not forget to visit the museum 10 blocks from the monument.

Thank JuanMVega
Reviewed 8 August 2018

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

2  Thank wanderbee07
Reviewed 20 April 2018

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

Thank Noelia V
Reviewed 17 March 2018

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

Thank 991niav
Reviewed 5 March 2018

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

Thank John L
Reviewed 21 February 2018

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

Thank SpaciousEarth
Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

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

1  Thank mcastrov
Reviewed 1 November 2017

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

Thank Lis C
Reviewed 14 October 2017

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 18 September 2017 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

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marshruss
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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
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