All Chan Chan Peru Archaeology Tours
Chan Chan is a must-see for any history enthusiast embarking on a trip to Peru. Located near Trujillo, Chan Chan was once the largest pre-Columbian city in Peru. In fact, it was the center of the Chimu kingdom, which reigned from 850 AD until the Incas conquered them in 1470. The Chan Chan capital has been well-preserved, with remarkable designs marked throughout the adobe city.
Chan Chan UNESCO World Heritage Site
Travelers enjoy visiting the ten walled citadels with ceremonial rooms, burial chambers, temples, reservoirs, and residences. In particular, visitors are intrigued by the adobe walls full of intricate designs of animals. High-quality ceramics were also found here, along with jewelry, tools, and textiles. A tour of Peru’s archaeological sites would not be complete without Chan Chan.
Add on to this Peru travel package with a trip to Kuelap Fortress, another archaeological wonder of Peru. While here, discover the history of the Chachapoyas, marvel at the mesmerizing Gocta Waterfall, and learn about the striking sarcophagi in Karajia.
The archaeological complex of Chan Chan is well-worth a visit and is easily combined with a city tour of Trujillo. There’s also a number of other terrific archaeological sites and museums in northern Peru, such as the Royal Tombs of Sipan and Sican. We also recommend checking out the museums in Cusco and Lima, which offer rich history and detail about Peru’s Inca and pre-Inca ancestors.
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