Chan Chan

 

The largest Pre-Columbian city in South America, Chan Chan is an archaeological site and World Heritage Site.

The capital of Peru’s largest pre-Inca empire, it is now reduced to 20 square kilometers (4,940 acres) of eroded adobe.

It is located in the Peruvian region of La Libertad, five km west of Trujillo.

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Overall Atmosphere: Combination
Combination Atmosphere destinations combine elements of both cultural and natural destinations, where this combination is itself essential to the travel experience. Common examples are Archaeological Sites (where culture is usually experienced outdoors), Scenic Local Markets (where indigenous cultures interact outdoors), Hotsprings and Vineyard Areas (where nature provides the raw materials but humans create the surroundings), and Unique Cultural Landscapes (where humans and nature interact in innovative ways, as in the elaborate rice terracing systems of Asia).

Combination Interests typically fall somewhere in the middle of the three types of primary interests in terms of
(a) how climate-dependent they are
(b) how accessible and physically demanding they are.
Featuring both cultural and natural attractions.
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Nydia´s Trujillo City Hostel

Conveniently located only 5 blocks from the main square, Nydia´s Trujillo City Hostel offers accommodations in Trujillo. Free WiFi access is available and guests are served a complimentary breakfast. Average score from 108 guest reviews: 7.5/10.

$18

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Trujillo Apartment El Sol de los Pinos

Set in Trujillo, this apartment is 1.6 km from Trujillo National University. The property is 2.2 km from Archeology Museum and private parking is featured. Free WiFi is offered throughout the property. Average score from 5 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$36

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Hostal Raymi

Hostal Raymi offers accommodation in Trujillo. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. All rooms include a flat-screen TV with cable channels. Certain units include views of the garden or city. Rooms are equipped with a private bathroom. Average score from 5 guest reviews: 6.1/10.

$30

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Huanchaco Surf Camp

Set in Huanchaco, 11 km from Trujillo, Huanchaco Surf Camp features an outdoor pool and views of the sea. Some units have a seating area where you can relax. A terrace or balcony are featured in certain rooms. Average score from 177 guest reviews: 9.2/10.

$5

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The Zanabria´s Apartment

The Zanabria´s Apartment is an apartment situated in Trujillo, 600 metres from Trujillo National University. Providing private parking, the apartment is 600 metres from Chan Chan Huaca Esmeralda. Free WiFi is provided throughout the property. Average score from 88 guest reviews: 8.3/10.

$28

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La Casa del Floral

La Casa del Floral

Conveniently located a 5-minute walk from Real Plaza Shopping Centre and Wong Supermarket, La Casa del Floral offers accommodations in Trujillo. Free Wi-Fi access is available and guests are served a daily complimentary breakfast. Average score from 6 guest reviews: 9.2/10.

$20

$209.2
Hostal Lukanas

Hostal Lukanas

Hostal Lukanas is located in Trujillo, 400 metres from Archeology Museum. The main square, where guests will find an array of restaurants and shops, is a 5-minute walk away. Average score from 14 guest reviews: 9.1/10.

$21

$219.1
Ivankaa Hostel

Ivankaa Hostel

Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Ivankaa Hostel offers accommodation in Trujillo, 400 metres from Mansiche Stadium. Every room includes a flat-screen TV with cable channels. Average score from 8 guest reviews: 9.0/10.

$25

$259.0
Villalobos House

Villalobos House

Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Villalobos House offers accommodation in Trujillo, 700 metres from Chan Chan Huaca Esmeralda. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free private parking is available on site. Average score from 58 guest reviews: 8.8/10.

$25

$258.8
Due

Due

DUE offers rooms with free WiFi and flat-screen TV's in Trujillo. All rooms have private bathrooms. The Main Square is 3.7 km away. Decorated with parquet floors, rooms at DUE are very bright. All of them have marble bathrooms. Average score from 122 guest reviews: 8.8/10.

$25

 
$258.8
Cesar´s Hotel La Merced

Cesar´s Hotel La Merced

Only 15 minutes from Trujillo Main Square, Cesar´s Hotel La Merced offers rooms with free Wi-Fi and plasma TV. Breakfast and free parking are provided, and a fitness centre is featured. Average score from 11 guest reviews: 8.8/10.

$30 - $100

$308.8
Casa del Parque - La Merced

Casa del Parque - La Merced

Featuring free WiFi, Casa del Parque - La Merced offers accommodation in Trujillo, 1.2 km from Trujillo National University. Every room is fitted with a flat-screen TV. A terrace or patio are featured in certain rooms. Average score from 11 guest reviews: 8.7/10.

$24

 
$248.7
Strenua Santa María Suites

Strenua Santa María Suites

Strenua Santa María Suites is located near the historic centre of Trujillo, just 600 metres from the main square, which hosts a variety of shops and places to eat and visit. Free WiFi access and a 24-hour front desk service are offered on site. Average score from 35 guest reviews: 8.5/10.

$20

 
$208.5
Hostal Begonias

Hostal Begonias

Hostal Begonias is located in Trujillo. Free Wi-Fi access is available at this hostel. Rooms here will provide you with a flat-screen cable TV, a Blu-ray player, a desk, and a fan. The private bathrooms come with a shower and a bath. Average score from 55 guest reviews: 8.5/10.

$29

$298.5
Hostal Maryed

Hostal Maryed

Set 100 metres from Gran Chimú Coliseum in Trujillo, Hostal Maryed features free WiFi access and free private parking. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. All rooms are fitted with a flat-screen TV. Extras include bathrobes and free toiletries. Average score from 3 guest reviews: 8.3/10.

$25

$258.3
The Zanabria´s Apartment

The Zanabria´s Apartment

The Zanabria´s Apartment is an apartment situated in Trujillo, 600 metres from Trujillo National University. Providing private parking, the apartment is 600 metres from Chan Chan Huaca Esmeralda. Free WiFi is provided throughout the property. Average score from 88 guest reviews: 8.3/10.

$28

$288.3
El Escudero Lodge

El Escudero Lodge

The family-run Escudero features its own art gallery filled with local oil paintings. It is 6-blocks from downtown Trujillo, and 10-minutes drive from Pinillos Airport, and provides an airport shuttle. Average score from 67 guest reviews: 8.2/10.

$25 - $70

 
$258.2
Hostal El Ancla

Hostal El Ancla

Boasting a privileged beachfront location across from Huanchaco Beach, El Ancla has picturesque rooms with white-painted exposed stones and red-tiled floors. Wi-Fi and private parking are free. Average score from 42 guest reviews: 8.1/10.

$30 - $100

 
$308.1
Qollana Business Hotel

Qollana Business Hotel

Located a 4-minute walk from the bus station, Qollana Business Hotel offers accommodations in Trujillo. Free Wi-Fi access is available and guests are offered a daily breakfast for an extra fee. Average score from 25 guest reviews: 8.0/10.

$30

 
$308.0
Nydia´s Trujillo City Hostel

Nydia´s Trujillo City Hostel

Conveniently located only 5 blocks from the main square, Nydia´s Trujillo City Hostel offers accommodations in Trujillo. Free WiFi access is available and guests are served a complimentary breakfast. Average score from 108 guest reviews: 7.5/10.

$18

$187.5
Hostal Loanka

Hostal Loanka

Situated in Trujillo, 1.7 km from Trujillo National University, Hostal Loanka boasts a restaurant and free WiFi throughout the property. The rooms have a flat-screen TV. Rooms include a private bathroom. Average score from 19 guest reviews: 7.4/10.

$25

 
$257.4
Hotel Korianka

Hotel Korianka

Hotel Korianka offers accommodation in Trujillo. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Every room comes with a flat-screen TV. The rooms come with a private bathroom equipped with a shower. Hotel Korianka features free WiFi throughout the property. Average score from 15 guest reviews: 6.7/10.

$28

$286.7

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Cultural
Unusual Local Feature

Monumental Ancient Urban Design

The city has ten walled citadels which housed ceremonial rooms, burial chambers, temples, reservoirs and residences. It is triangular, surrounded by 50–60 foot walls. There are no enclosures opening north. The tallest walls shelter against south-westerly winds from the coast. North-facing walls have the greatest sun exposure, serving to block wind and absorb sunlight where fog is frequent. The numerous walls throughout the city create a labyrinth of passages.
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Archeological Sites
Chan Chan was constructed by the Chimor (the kingdom of the Chimú), a late intermediate period civilization which grew out of the remnants of the Moche civilization. The adobe city of Chan Chan, the largest in the world, was built around AD 850 and lasted until its conquest by the Inca Empire in AD 1470. It was the imperial capital where 30,000 people lived. The city was abandoned in the 1470s, when Chan Chan was overrun by the army of Inca general Túpac Yupanqui.

The walls are adobe brick covered with a smooth surface into which intricate designs are carved. There are two styles of carving design: one a realistic representation of subjects such as birds, fish, and small mammals, the other a more graphic, stylized representation of the same subjects. The carvings at Chan Chan depict crabs, turtles, and nets for catching sea monsters.

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