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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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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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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
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 have a chance to.