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With its strange, honeycomb-like walls and labyrinth of wavelike parapets, this sprawling adobe capital looks at first to have been made by extraterrestrials. But don’t let its weird alien geometry fool you: Chan Chan was the seat of the greatest American empire prior to the Incas — and the largest pre-Columbian city ever built.

Hiking tips

Everything you need to visit Peru's crown jewels

Whatever trail you choose, hiking or trekking to Machu Picchu is a vigorous endeavour that should be treated with the respect it deserves. That said, thousands of people – of all ages and ability – complete these treks each year. There are no special skills required, just determination and thorough preparation...read more

Chan Chan Tours

The Archaeology of Northern Peru

Visit some of Peru's lesser-visited historical sites

3 daysFrom $795
Chiclayo, Chan Chan, Sipan, Tucume
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Private guided tour
Activity Family, Active, Walking, Culture, Archaeology, Cities, History

Chan Chan Travel Companies

Lost World Adventures

Custom tours to Latin America
Central America, South America
Custom itinerary, Private guided tour
Cruise & Sailing, Luxury, Family, Nature & Wildlife, Culture

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