Tour to the Ruins of Chan Chan

Chan Chan Ruins - Trujillo (0)
from/per person $35



Our Tour to the Ruins of Chan Chan will take you into the world of the Chimu Kingdom.
We visit a large citadel built with mudbricks around 900 AC.
A wonderful monument, declared by UNESCO a World Heritage Site.
Additionally, we also take you to visit the Chan Chan Museum which displays genuine artifacts found at the ruins.

Tour to the Ruins of Chan Chan

Part I: Chan Chan Museum.

09:00 h. Our tour to the Chan Chan Ruins starts at your hotel in Trujillo, our guide will pick you up from there.
Shortly afterward, we head to the Museum of Chan Chan.

At the museum, you will be able to see various original artifacts that were found in Chan Chan by the archaeologists.
Among the pieces, you will find ancient vessels, weapons, stone works, textiles, and other remains found at the ruins.

Likewise, we will learn aspects about the origins of Chan Chan and also about the people who once inhabited the site.
Some scholars believe that during the heydays of Chan Chan, more than 50,000 people inhabited the city.

Most of Chan Chan’s inhabitants were farmers, metal workers, and above all fishermen
Later on, we will continue our tour to the ruins of Chan Chan, located nearby.

Part II: Ruins of Chan Chan.

Once inside Chan Chan, our local guide will lead you throughout the ruins visiting the most important sectors.

First, we will see the grand plaza, a large square where the Chimu people carried out lavish ceremonies.
Around the plaza, you will see friezes decorating the walls, showing mainly marine creatures.

Following the trails of Chan Chan, we explore various other sites, including mausoleums, and many decorated walls.
Furthermore, the walls reveal a close relationship between the Chimu people and the sea, as most of the friezes show marine life.

After exploring the site, we will return to your hotel in the city of Trujillo.

End of the tour.


  • 09:00 h. Pick up from your hotel in Trujillo or Huanchaco.
  • Private transportation.
  • English speaking guide.
  • All entrance fees.
  • 12:30 h. Drop off at your hotel at the end of the tour.

  • Extras & Gratitude.

1° – Contact us via WhatsApp to confirm the availability of the tour you wish.
2° – Once availability is confirmed, please send us an email with the following information:

  • Names & Last names.
  • Nationality.
  • Passport number.
  • Date of Birth.

3° – Proceed with your payment online through our web.
4° – Finally, receive confirmation via e-mail or WhatsApp.

  • We suggest wearing light clothing.
  • Bring sunblock, sunglasses and a hat.
  • Wear hiking shoes or comfortable shoes.
  • Bring a warm jacket for the afternoon.

Change of Tour Date:
You can change the date of your trip at least 3 days of anticipation at no extra charge.

If you cancel your tour 48 hours before the tour begins, we will charge an administration fee of 20%.

No Shows:
100% cancellation fee.

Please note that refunds are not issued due to inclement weather or any other problems caused by a third party.

Where is located Marine Reserve of San Fernando?
San Fernando Bay is located some 70 km to the west of Nazca, in the district of Marcona.

How do we get there?
Firstly, it is a MUST to take a 4×4 transport, as the road is unpaved.
To get to San Fernando we drive south of Nasca, and at some point on the way, we need to take a detour.
From here, we drive deep into the desert, the road is bumpy and at some zones very sandy.
It takes about 2 hours to reach San Fernando.
We highly suggest hiring a guide, otherwise, you might get lost.

What kind of fauna do we see in San Fernando?
We can spot on the road wild American camels and foxes.
At sea, we can see penguins, pelicans, otters, cormorants, Inca terns, and many other species.

How long does the whole tour take?
The whole tour to San Fernando takes approximately 8 hours.