Querococha Lake And Chavin Ruins Private Tour From Huaraz

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  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 12 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    8:30 AM Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time
  • Departure Details :
    Hotels Huaraz (selected Only)
    Santa Cruz Trek Hostel (exclusive)
  • Return Details :
    Huaraz Downtown and Santa Cruz Trek Hostel
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


The archaeological site of Chavn de Huntar sits at an elevation of 3,177m (10,425ft) above sea level in the Peruvian Andes and is located at the confluence of the Mosna and Wacheksa rivers. Chavn once intersected several major trade routes through the Cordillera Blanca mountain range, a strategic location for the capital of the Chavn civilization. The site includes massive temple structures with significant interior and subterranean space, pyramidal platforms, courts, and sunken plaza spaces, most of which are aligned on a common axis.


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Breakfast at Hotel depart at 8am from our private bus station, leaded to the millenarian capital of archaeology of Chavin de Huantar. We will start driving south side of Huaraz passing by typical viallages of Recuay 3300masl, cross the Santa river to left side a typical villages of Huacapampa, continue by eucalyptus trees passing the sheep herders villages.

We join the paved highway, drive along the highlands full of pastures and straws and arrive at a small valley to visit the Querococha lake at 3980masl. Stop for photo of the beautiful landscape and continue up to highest pass of Tunel de Cahuish at 4500masl, an important point for hydrographical division where the west side water flows to the Pacific ocean and the east side water flows to the Atlantic Ocean.

Continue by the narrow valley in zig-zag way getting the Rio Mosna by the flanks of the river arriving to the Archaeological site of Chavin. The ruins are located next to the modern district of Chavin. Arrive at 1pm and immediately go to a restaurant for lunch until 2pm.

Then enter the castle of Chavin on a guided tour which takes place for about two hours. Inside the ruins you will visit many labyrinth rooms and in one of the main buildings are the Lanzon the Chavin a big stone carved remain of the Pre-Inkas, many places and things to visit and observe, such as Plazas, cavezas clavas main porch and among others. Finalizing the tour in the modern museum where they storage the rests of the Chavin Culture.

After youfinish with the guided tour around 4pm depart for a non-stop drive back to Huaraz for about 3 hours arriving around 7pm direct to our Bus Station in Huaraz.


Local guide

Hotel pickup (selected hotels only)

Private tour

One-way private transfer

Transport by private vehicle





Hotel drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A current valid passport is required on the day of travel

Not recommended for travelers with back problems

Most travelers can participate

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Not recommended for pregnant travelers

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Dress code is formal

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required

Each traveler is allowed a maximum of 1 suitcase and 1 carry-on bag. Oversized or excessive luggage (e.g. surfboards, golf clubs or bikes) may have certain restrictions, please inquire with the operator prior to travel to confirm if your excess luggage is acceptable

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

A current valid passport is required on the day of travel

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate