Located in Ayacucho, Wari is a classic example of pre-Hispanic urban planning and engineering techniques. The urban nucleus sprawls across some 400 ha and is supposed to have housed 40,000 inhabitants at its peak. It is located in a strategic location due to its quick access to the central coast and jungle, and the fact it lies halfway between the northern and southern highlands, where the Wari people built administrative centers and colonies.

A visit to Wari will take in the sector of Cheqowasi, a set of burial chambers that run down several levels. Possibly the graves of rulers and nobles, these chambers used rectangular, circular and quadrangular slabs of stone. Another sector, Moradochayoq, shows evidence of contact with the Tiawanaku, a culture that existed in the same era some 1,500 km away in the Lake Titicaca watershed.

A third sector is that of Capillapata, which is made up of trapezoid-shaped and rectangular constructions up to 400 meters long and featuring stone ramparts that stand over 10 meters tall. The Ushoaqoto sector, meanwhile, has unearthed carved human figures, pointing to the existence of workshops and deposits. Wari is an expression of a mysterious era, which one can only imagine. The traces of their strategists, engineers, warriors, artisans and high priests are carved into the stones that bear their secrets.

Wari Visiting Regulations

To help with preserving this invaluable archeological monument and world natural and cultural heritage site, we recommend you bear the following in mind:

•Bring drinks in canteens only
•Do not bring food or eat within the monument
•Put litter in the indicated trashcans
•Walk only on the signaled circuits

Recommended Wari Tours

After a detailed review of the commentaries and experiences of our passengers, we can recommend the following Wari tours. We are really sure. you will enjoy as much as them.

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