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Chan Chan

Trujillo, Peru
+51 44 248744
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Archeological Tour from Trujillo: Chan Chan, Huanchaco, Sun and Moon Temples...
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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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  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“the main road” (7 reviews)
“ancient city” (8 reviews)
“massive site” (4 reviews)
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Trujillo, Peru
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+51 44 248744
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"the main road"
in 7 reviews
"ancient city"
in 8 reviews
"massive site"
in 4 reviews
"archaeological site"
in 18 reviews
"wander around"
in 5 reviews
"open to the public"
in 10 reviews
"sheer size"
in 6 reviews
"guided tour"
in 14 reviews
"two hours"
in 5 reviews
"pre columbian"
in 8 reviews
"english speaking guide"
in 6 reviews
"northern peru"
in 10 reviews
"great guide"
in 4 reviews
"machu picchu"
in 7 reviews
"del sol"
in 8 reviews
"palace"
in 38 reviews
"walls"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a day combi-tour with Huacas of the Sun and the Moon and the ChanChan complex. Very interesting! Not much is known about this period of history in Peru and it is fascinating how the temples were unintentionally preserved because of regular "re-design" by...More

Thank anna m
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent arqueological place to visit in a half day tour, and you may ask the hotel front desk to help you contact local tour agencies. You should wear hat or cap and sunblock lotion to protect you from sun; sometimes you will also need a...More

Thank Daisy A
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The size of the place is amazing, the beauty of it even more !!!! Walking around the ruin of this pre-Inca city is exhilarating, the peacefulness of it is soothing... Take your time to stroll around the empty streets, all made of adobe...... We visited...More

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Reviewed May 14, 2018

The site is huge -- you will see only a small part of it. Most of what you see is a reproduction, but it is very interesting. If you don't have a guide, you need to have done some research or have a good guidebook...More

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Reviewed May 2, 2018

We signed up for a full tour. The price was fair, it was very cool and neat to see the sights and museums. I wish we could take ourselves to each site because the tour guides talks and speeches are very boring. The English speaking...More

Thank Entrippreneur E
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Reviewed April 22, 2018

When I first arrived in Trujillo, I genuinely (and quite ignorantly) thought that the piles of earth at Chan Chan were just that; piles of dirt. However, I was advised that it was a site of huge archaeological importance so made it part of my...More

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Reviewed April 18, 2018 via mobile

Ticket prices is 10 soles which includes entrance to the museum (a 5 minute drive or 30 minute walk) and Huaca Arco Iris and Huaca Esmerelda. This was my 5th and final archaeological site in Trujillo and at first I was underwhelmed purely because at...More

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Reviewed April 14, 2018

You need to walk quite a way to get there. Be prepared to spend a couple of hours of walking. It is interesting to be on your own. Take your hat and sun glasses with you. With the tickets you are entitled to visit other...More

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Reviewed March 23, 2018

The ability to construct in such a complex manner with mud and gravel to the point where it is still standing today is amazing. These were exceptional people no doubt!

Thank JeanArnall
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Reviewed March 19, 2018

Very large ruin. Areas have been restored. Unlike any other site I have ever seen, even in Peru. You need a guide to appreciate the place

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SomewhereHereOnEarth
April 25, 2017|
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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.
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ryanbooth
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.
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955AVP
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
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