Chavín de Huántar Archaeological Site
An important stop is the Chavín de Huántar Archaeological Site, where we can find the Monolithic Lanzon (Giant Spear), the cabezas clavas (stone heads), the staircases, and a gallery of labyrinths. We will be able to see a relevant point in the pre-Hispanic times of the History of Peru.
Located at about 5,000 masl (meters above sea level). You can see the popular Puya Raimondi, a great exponent of the Andean flora. There, you can observe cave paintings on its walls until finally arriving at the foothills of the mountain and begin the adventure to discover it.
This town is known for its great ability of resurfacing after disgrace. In 1970, a catastrophic avalanche swept through the area, burying and destroying everything in its path, where 50 000 people died. Today, you can visit the town and see how it was rebuilt, by honoring the lives lost on such disaster.