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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.
Trujillo, Peru
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All reviews the main road ancient city archaeological site wander around huge site sheer size guided tour open to the public colonial tours northern peru machu picchu english speaking guide pre inca great guide adobe bricks huaca del sol palace
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Guy, from SalaverryTours.com, offered us a tour. 14-person van to Moches Ruins, Trujillo town square and Chan Chan for $20 pp. We have to pay for museum and ruins at Moches at $5 per adult, guide free. At Chan Chan you pay for guide. Our...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Didn t know about this site untill i got to trujillo, but it s definatly worth a visit, it s a big site with enough to discover

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Cleo D
Reviewed February 12, 2019

The culture in Peru is very interesting. Chan Chan covers a huge area but only a small part has been uncovered. What the Moche built is nothing short of amazing due to the time and what technology they had available. Having a guide helps to...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed January 8, 2019

This archaeological site is really huge! Only small part is open for tourist but still one can imagine how huge it used to be. We liked it. We came by public bus from the centre of Trujillo and then walked. Chan Chan is visible from...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank M2018K
Reviewed December 9, 2018

This is a huge site and archaeological work is ongoing. I was expecting something more!! I think most of what you see is restored, and only a small part of the site is open to tourists. If you are short of time, you will probably...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed December 3, 2018

Very large dig, some of it quite elaborate with reconstructed symbols on the adobe. Take a tour to learn what probably went on in the various structures. A large civilization once lived here.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 30, 2018

The Chan Chan location continues to undergo archeological excavation but what is revealed to date is impressive in its scope. A guide is highly recommended to gain a better understanding of the lives of the Chimu’ civilization. This visit requires lots of walking on uneven...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank William M
Reviewed November 25, 2018 via mobile

This was the last complex we visited in Trujillo. It's a very big complex althought only a small part is open. There aren't a lot of tourists. The complex is well preserved and restaured and allows you to get an idea of the size of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank VeraS262
Reviewed November 6, 2018

This apparently was the largest pre-Columbian city in the Americas. Most of the ancient city is covered by desert. The portion you can tour has been well excavated, unfortunately most of the findings are in museums scattered around Peru and the World. It is still...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 31, 2018

It’s an absolutely enormous site that you only see a tiny corner of. I was almost the only person there and found it really beautiful. Astounding that it has survived so well.

Date of experience: November 2017
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April 25, 2017|
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Response from 887ChrisR | Reviewed this property |
I was there before the massive storms hit Northern Peru. Much of the site is under cover.
September 11, 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.
August 15, 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