Although the Incas made Machu Pichu famous for it's majestic structure and history, this area holds what is believed to be two of the oldest Pre-Colombian cultures: the Recuay and Wari Cultures. It is said that the Incas incorporated many of the Recuay and Wari developments into their own culture. On your own or with an informed English speaking guide you can tour many of these sites leaving from the bed and breakfast. Great day and ½ day trips will take you to Chavin de Huantar, Wilkawain and Ichik Wilkawain, Joncopampa, Guitarrero Cave and Tumshucaico. Wilkawain and Ichik Wilkawain are a 5-6 km walk from the Inn. Chavin is a day trip from the lodge. Tours can be booked in Huaraz for a reasonable fee and with an English guide. Other ruins can be seen while incorporating other stops in towns and making it a day away returning to the Inn for dinner.