THE ORIGINS OF ANDEAN CIVILIZATIONS (4 days / 3 nights)
This is an exploration to a series of important archaeological sites from various cultures and periods of pre-Inca civilizations located in both coastal and Andean environments such as Sacred City of Caral (2700 BC) one of the most ancient cultures and architectural complexes of Peru composed of 32 buildings such as pyramids, plazas, ceremonial sites, and residential areas; Chavín de Huántar Ceremonial Temple(1000 BC), oldest and most advanced civilization with monumental granite pyramids, ceremonial plazas and platforms linked by stone-carved staircases such as the Lanzón Gallery with its supreme deity of Chavín. Sophisticated sculpture, fine ceramic and metalwork are outstanding; and Paramonga Temple(1200 AC) one of the famed astronomy observatories of ancient Peru. Built in successively geometrically shaped adobe platforms by the northern Chimú Culture.
It includes a visit to the Santa river valley and Llanganuco Canyon and lakes in the heart of Huascarán National Park, protecting the magnificent iced-peaks of the Cordillera Blanca such as Huascarán (6768m), Huandoy (6395m), Chacraraju (6113m), Chopicallqui (6395m), and Pisco (5885m). It encompasses many of the highest peaks of the Andes and a great ecological diversity with fascinating tropical Andean flora with cultural wealth of living communities preserve their cultural insights here.
DAY 01:LIMA / SACRED CITY OF CARAL / HUARAZ
DAY 02: CHAVIN DE HUANTAR CEREMONIAL TEMPLE
DAY 03: LLANGANUCO CANYON AND LAKES & HUASCARAN NATIONAL PARK