Chankillo

Chankillo, Casma: Tickets, Tours, Address, Chankillo Reviews: 4.5/5

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RicMar
Suwanee, GA317 contributions
Amazing no access for public
Dec 2018 • Couples
We were able to walk the site with a local keeping our distance but getting some great photos. This is not for the faint at heart and you will have to get special permission to visit.
Written January 26, 2019
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hoosierM
Martinsville, IN90 contributions
Chankillo "Fortress": Solar Observatory outside of Casma
Sep 2018 • Friends
The Chankillo "fortress" or monument and its view of the 13 towers is one of many stops on a tour of Northern Peru we took with WH Tours. Our guide Renado took us around and through the stone enclosure with its concentric walls. We did not have time to walk to and from the towers in the valley, but the view from the monument to the towers was amazing.
I would recommend visiting here, either as a half day guided tour out of Casma or as part of a multi-day tour of northern Peru.
Written October 21, 2018
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Hrvoje Dario P
Varazdin, Croatia94 contributions
Ancient observatory and sacred site
Mar 2017 • Solo
This is a stunning place in the desert. The ruins of the observatory still tell the story of its ancient past. Getting there you need to have a guide, because there may be risk of getting lost in the desert. Very worthwhile vist. My favorite place in Casma district!
Written February 21, 2018
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Alberto C
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Oldest astronomical observatory in America
Jan 2017
Thirteen towers of were constructed atop the ridge of a low hill, heading near north to south, with narrow gaps at regular intervals.On the east and west of these structures, it seems to be two possible observation points. The complex has been interpreted as an astronomical observatory dating from the 4th century BC. At the moment the vist is free, but you must contact a local Guide in Casma, the guided visit may take some 2hrs, and is wise to go very early in the morning, temperatures may rise in the day up to 35/40 Celsius. Is worth to vist the site when equinoz occurs, for 2017 it will be March 20, June 20, September 22, and December 21st 2017.
Written February 25, 2017
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Gtirman
Brisbane703 contributions
All to yourself!
May 2015 • Solo
Not many people seem to get here so you will have solitude all to yourself. Some people will tell you you need a 4x4 to get thus a higher price...not true !
Unfortunately the sun wasnt out and the landscape had the dreaded garua mist over everything so not good for photographs....still worth a visit though.
Written June 11, 2015
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mark k
Denver, CO165 contributions
Unbelievable Experience
Dec 2014 • Solo
Got up before sunrise some I could experience the astro-archeological treat of Chankillo/ Chanquillo. The moto-kar ride was an adventure in itself. We got stuck in sand so I had to walk for about 20 minutes through the desert. Saw some giant walls first. Then the 13 bumps for the calendar. Unfortunately the sun didn't come up the morning I was there. It was foggy. Then I turned around and saw a large circular structure on top of the hill behind me. I climbed the crumbling granite hill and saw an un restored ruin. Some of the walls were in place and even some of the vegas that created passageways. What made this so special is that I did not see another person. It was all mine to explore!
Written December 18, 2014
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Carlo B
Lima, Peru204 contributions
Ancient Solar Observatory in the desert
Jun 2013 • Friends
Probably constructed in the 4th century BC, this archaeological complex gathers not only a probable fort on a hilltop and residential areas, but also the amazing Thirteen Towers of Chankillo. These towers mark the different sunrise and sunset positions from the summer solstice to the winter one. Really worth a visit.
Written January 25, 2014
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