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Chan Chan

Trujillo, Peru
+51 44 248744
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USD 103.00*
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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.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“the main road” (7 reviews)
“huge place” (5 reviews)
“el nino” (7 reviews)
Trujillo, Peru
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely worth a visit. 10sol per person. Had guide first time, second time had leaflet bought just before entering for 5soles. Included what you needed to know. Went early at 9am and then you have the whole place for yourself and can take nice pictures....More

1  Thank Camilla H
Reviewed 12 December 2017

As I kept saying in my other reviews, I'm an archaeology and history buff, so Chan Chan is visually and cognitively stunning for me. It helps to get a guide who at 40 soles was able to answer all my countless questions throughout my visit....More

1  Thank BonkersExplorer
Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

If you like looking at long adobe brick walls, this is the place for you. Not much else to see here. An English speaking guide would be good. The size of the site is impressive and the separate museum is worth seeing. Transportation is essential...More

Thank Panamajoe2017
Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

If you can do Chan Chan and Huaca de la Luna then do both for sure. But if you're lacking time, Huaca de la Luna is the real job. Chan Chan is interesting too however we had a great guide. If we had gone by...More

Thank Gabrielle C
Reviewed 5 December 2017 via mobile

Would not recommend going here. The staff see you as walking wallets, wanting 40 soles per person for a guide!! On a backpackers budget, this isn’t doable, especially after paying entry too. There’s no signs or information in there so it definitely isn’t worth the...More

1  Thank Louis W
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Reviewed 24 November 2017 via mobile

You must visit this place once you are in Trujillo. Loved its story and culture. Excellent place....

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Reviewed 19 November 2017

It is a great deal of sand, 27 hectares if I remember what the guide said. It’s very interesting, the re-hab is a vast undertaking but helpful in realizing how vibrant and beautiful it must have originally been. Worth seeing, but you really need a...More

Thank Adam R
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

An amazing archaeological site. It's just off the main road and a little distance from the city. The site is huge with much to see. The details in the walls and the design of the labyrinth was incredible. The site was almost empty too which...More

Thank Elemenopee H
Reviewed 6 November 2017

I'm going to be honest: Chan Chan is clearly historically very important, but it isn't exactly mile-a-minute type stuff. It's a lot of brown sand surrounded by a lot more brown sand, with no context unless you pay for an overpriced guide. The most impressive...More

1  Thank Benjamin B
Reviewed 28 October 2017

My husband was really looking forward to seeing this site, after having read about it since grade school. However, we were both disappointed in the tour (50 soles extra for English speaking guide - WAY overpriced), even though we were impressed with the sheer scope...More

Thank stork90
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26 April 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.
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