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Chan Chan

Trujillo, Peru
+51 44 248744
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Chan Chan Full-Day Archaeological Tour from Trujillo
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Trujillo Combo Tour: Temple of the Dragon, Chan Chan and Huanchaco
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This archaeological zone, an excellent example of pre-Colombian America, once served as the capital of the Chimu Kingdom, which reached the height of its power in the 15th century before falling under the Incas.
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Trujillo, Peru
+51 44 248744
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Most of you have probably never heard of the so-called Chimu' Kingdom (unless you are into Pre-Columbian and Pre-Inca culture). I'm referring to a kingdom that was once the chief state in Peru from the 12th up to the 15th centuries. A 36-square kilometer archaeological...More

Thank CzarEmmanuel
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Unique archeological site. Amazing that after 500 years these structures are still around and thankfully the government recognizes their historical significance and the tourism potential. You can visit only 1 of the 9 large palaces, mainly because the rest still has to be excavated. Because...More

Thank Sebastiaan O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Chan Chan is a small ruin just like Machu Picchu. it is a nice place to visit and learn about the architecture that the tribe used to buil this town. You will be amazed.

Thank Martin K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best to get a tour guide to talk about the history. We went on fiestas patrias and it was full of people.

Thank Lissette P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great visit to Chan Chan. Extremely interesting and fun. Our guide Marissa was fantastic! You will not be disappointed.

Thank JohnJovi1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are in Trujillo, you have to visit Chan-Chan, It's amazing how the ancient people were so smart and strong to build such a great building just with Adobe.

Thank Karenchuita
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Visited this site last in a full day of learning primarily about the Moche civilization. This may account for the fact that I was not wowed. Spend less that an hour.

Thank Albert B
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Lots of walking here to see whats on offer. Seemed like a lot of sculptures out of sand & clay, from what we saw many other ruins around the world were more enjoyable. A good guide would help. We were part of a Trujillo Tour,...More

Thank Craig902
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

Im a bit disappointed with the ruins here. There wasn't much to see and it's really just seemed like clay, sand and rocks stuck together. If you are staying in Huanchaco and have nothing else to do then check the ruins out otherwise your wasting...More

Thank jandaljourney
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

Please visit together with Huaca de la Luna and del Sol to get the whole picture. This site has more English signage which helps but a guide is necessary to get the real detail. Again go early as tour crowds arrive after 11.00hrs.

Thank Philipg09
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Response from Chris R | Reviewed this property |
I was there before the massive storms hit Northern Peru. Much of the site is under cover.
12 September 2016|
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Response from suejm | Reviewed this property |
We had a private English speaking guide and we had a long day but did visit Huacas in the morning then lunch then Chan Chan. I do feel you need a guide as previously stated there is not much information on site.
16 August 2016|
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Response from simonlise | Reviewed this property |
I suspect that there will be lots of possibilities when you arrive in port . . depending the time you have and how adventuresome you are, you can use local transportation, travel with the locals. It is what I do whenever I... More