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TOUR: ORIGIN OF THE PERUVIAN CULTURES

Tour to Huaraz, Caral, Chavin de Huantar, Callejon de Huaylas, Llanganuco lagoon, Sechin and Trujillo

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Duration: 4 days / 3 nights Orígenes de la Cultura Peruana 
, Tours en Huaraz, Tours en Perú
Price: From US$ 811
Starting point: Lima
Ending point: Trujillo
Tour Type: Archaeology and cultural

Tour Description

All our programmes can be tailor made according to your requirements, whether regarding the length of your tour, any special interests or specific activities, flight reservations, optional destinations or tours.

DAY 01: Lima - Caral - Huaraz
Transfer Huaraz Lima, on the way we will visit the City of Caral composed of 32 impressive buildings in truncated pyramidal forms, connected by platforms to circular plazas, ceremonial centres and residential areas. Caral represents the oldest civilization of America. Thereafter, we initiate the ascent to the Andes, arriving at the Pass of Conococha (4100 metres), from where we can appreciate the Cordillera Blanca - White Mountain Range. We descend through the valley of the River Santa, to finally arrive in Huaraz.

Meals: Lunch

DAY 02: Chavin de Huantar
Early in the morning, we will make an excursion to the most representative Ceremonial Centre of the High Peruvian Culture, with approximately 3000 years of antiquity. We will cross the Southern part of the Callejon de Huaylas Valley, where we will visit the Town of Recuay, passing through Ticapampa and Catac. On our ascent to the White Mountain Range we will see the Querococha Lagoon. We will cross the Tunnel of Cahuish and we will descend to the Valley of the Mosna River to arrive at Chavin, where we will visit the Archaeological Complex that is conformed by a set of stone constructions of truncated pyramidal forms, with superposed platforms and sunken Plazas united by staircases. The buildings present inner galleries of complicated designs, in one of them we can find the "Lanzon", monolith of 4,50 metres of height, that represents the main Deity of Chavin". Return to Huaraz.

Meals: Breakfast and lunch

DAY 03: The Callejon de Huaylas Valley and the Laguna de Llanganuco Lake
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.

Meals: Breakfast and lunch

DAY 04: Sechin - Trujillo
Today we will ascend the Cordillera Negra - Black Mountain Range until arriving at the Punta Callan Pass at 4200 m.a.s.l. from where we will be able to observe the peaks of the Cordillera Blanca - White Mountain Range. We will descend towards the coast. In Sechín we will visit the constructions covered by carved ashlars representing diverse sectioned parts of the human body as well as soldiers and standards. We will visit the site museum, where we will appreciate wall paintings, ceramics and tracks of footsteps of the old inhabitants of Sechín. Arrival to the City of Trujillo.

Meals: Breakfast and lunch


Tour Option:
Finishing in Paramonga - Lima
Tour Option:
Finishing in Cañón del Pato-Trujillo

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Tour Inclusions

INCLUDED:
  • 3 nights' accommodations in Huaraz
  • All Transfers
  • Overland private transport Lima- Huaraz- Trujillo
  • Meals mentioned in the itinerary
  • Guided Tours (Spanish/English) mentioned in the Itinerary
  • All Entrance Fees for the Excursions Mentioned

NOT INCLUDED:
  • International and domestic flights
  • Airport Fees and Taxes (US$ 30.25 for International Flights and US$ 6.05 for domestic flights)
  • Excess luggage
  • Additional nights due to bad weather or flight cancellations
  • Alcoholic beverages, sodas or bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Tips
  • Personal expenditures
  • Laundry
  • National and international phone calls


Useful Information

TIME ZONE
Peruvian time is five hours past Greenwich Mean Time and is similar to Eastern Standard Time in the United States (except when the U.S. goes on daylight savings time from April to October). In reference to other cities, when it is noon in Peru, it is:

Santiago de Chile and Caracas 13:00
Rio de Janeiro 14:00
New York 12:00
Madrid 18:00
Londres 17:00
Tokyo 03:00


ALTITUDE
Huaraz: 3 100 m.a.s.l.

Restaurants During Your Trip
In Huaraz: Local food restaurants.
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