Chan Chan is the largest mad brick city in the world, a pre-Columbian city located in the northern Peru, Chan Chan is an archaeological site that covers 20 km² and had a dense urban center of 6 km². The city was constructed by the Chimor, the kingdom of the Chimu Culture, a civilization late integrated, that grew out of the remnants of the Moche civilization. It was built around AD 850 and lasted until its conquest by the Inca Culture around AD 1470. It is supposed that in the city lived 30,000 people.
Chan Chan was added as a UNESCO World Heritage Site on November 28 of 1986. The city is severely threatened by storms from El Niño, which cause heavy rains and flooding on the Peruvian coast. It is in a fertile, well-watered section of the coastal plain. The city is the main attraction of the La Libertad region. Visitors to Chan Chan can enter the Tschudi Complex, a later citadel. There are other Chimú and Moche archaeological sites around Trujillo City, and we organize daily private departures. If you want more info about just let us to know. For this fantastic tour, we have daily departures.
Temple of the SUN and MOON: AT 10:30 in the morning our personnel will meet you at your hotel, then you’ll start this fantastic tour, We depart to the out spurs of Trujillo city, to the Moche culture homeland, The first place to visit is going to be a pottery where a native Peruvian (descendant from moche culture will show us how they make the fantastic potteries sing the same techniques that his ancestors used, he will explain the Iconography and purpose of the ceramics. Then our guide will take you to the Huaca de la Luna (moon pyramid), the place was the religious center of this old moche culture, the building has been excavated and show beautiful murals where you can see the main God of this cultural the AIAPAEC god, the warriors, prisoners, dancers, animals, giant spiders, stars, sun, and more details, From Huaca de la Luna we continue the tour to the Huaca del (Sol Pyramid), it is a mud pyramid which is 43 meters high, from here we can observe the urban sector of the culture, after this great visit we return to the city and stop for lunch.
After lunch, at around 14:00 hours we continue our tour, this time we will visit the Chimu Culture land “Chan Chan” it is the biggest mud brick town in the world. The guide will take you to many important sectors starting at the temple of the rainbow “temple of dragon”, Here you’ll learn about the lifestyle of the culture, then keep visiting the great building such as the Nikan Palace, which has been decorated with friezes, here you can see ornamenting the rooms with mud on high relief fish and birds, then see the Huanchaque (reservoir), among others. After this walking tour in the chan chan city we depart towards Huanchaco Beach, where according to the legend, here Takaynamo, the first king of the Chimu, disembarked together with his court. Here you will have free time to buy souvenirs, handicrafts se and have a ride on the reed boats “little totora reed horses”, walk along the pier and after that return to the city at around 18.30, where our fantastic tour ends.