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Huanchaco, a sleepy coastal suburb of bustling Trujillo, is known for its long slow waves and is one of the best surf spots along the Peruvian coastline to learn how to ride a wave. Stroll along the town’s oceanfront promenade, watching fisherman come in with their catch on traditional reed boats called caballitos de totora.

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Avenida Costanera, Huanchaco, Peru
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Tour from Trujillo:Chan Chan, Huanchaco, Sun and Moon Temples, and Dragon Temple

Tour from Trujillo:Chan Chan, Huanchaco, Sun and Moon Temples, and Dragon Temple

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Visit Trujillo’s most significant archeological site on a cultural full-day tour of the area’s most atmospheric and astounding ruins. Explore the sacred structures of the Temples of Moche; feast upon local specialties in the coastal town of Huanchaco; and discover South America’s biggest ancient city at the UNESCO World Heritage site of Chan Chan. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, enrich your historical knowledge of the region on this exciting archeological excursion.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Trujillo Full Day

Trujillo Full Day

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This private Trujillo shore excursion is a great way to see top Trujillo sites while you're at port. Visit the pre-Incan Sun and Moon Temples, UNESCO-listed Chan Chan Archaeological Zone, and colonial-era historic center of Trujillo, all without having to worry about timing—your guide picks you up from the dock when you arrive, and takes you back whenever you need to go.
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  • 5 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Customize Cruise Ship Full Day tour - English Guide

Customize Cruise Ship Full Day tour - English Guide

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After working for over two years with different Cruise Ship Lines providing tours, we decided to offer a customize experience that will fit from your arrival time to your departure time (specially made for Cruise Ship travelers) We are able to customize a group or private tour experience including all the main archeological sites accordingly to your available time in our Home town. Because learning about other cultures shouldn't be expensive!!!
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Full Day Tour Huacas, Chan Chan & Huanchaco - Trujillo

Full Day Tour Huacas, Chan Chan & Huanchaco - Trujillo

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We provide the best Service as a Tour Operators with the benefit of a BACKPACKER budget. Because learning about other cultures shouldn't be expensive!!!
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Tour to Dragón Temple, Chan Chan Archaeological Site and Huanchaco Beach

Tour to Dragón Temple, Chan Chan Archaeological Site and Huanchaco Beach

Start your visit at the 'Huaca Dragon' or 'Huaca Arco Iris', from the Chimu culture. It is a prominent religious monument and ceremonial and administrative centre, built with adobe and whose murals are decorated with friezes showing anthropomorphic figures and representing the rainbow. Its pyramidal structure served to perform ceremonies related to rain and fertility. Continue your walk at Chan Chan; the impressive mud city declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco. Considered the capital of the Chimu culture, it is composed of nine citadels that cover an area of more than 20 square kilometres and make it the largest in America. The details on its walls reflect the great work done in its construction and that has remained more than a thousand years until today. The last point of the tour is Huanchaco, one of Trujillo's most traditional beaches and famous for totora horses: boats made of vegetable fibres that artisanal fishers use to navigate between the waves of the Pacific.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Private Tour to The Sun & Moon, Dragón, Chan Chan, Huanchaco Beach & Lunch

Private Tour to The Sun & Moon, Dragón, Chan Chan, Huanchaco Beach & Lunch

You will meet a Moche artisan family, whose work maintains the traditions inherited from their ancestors. Then you get panoramic visit to the Huaca del Sol, you will explore the Huaca de la Luna, the one that most impresses with its conservation and study level. Follow your visit to the 'Huaca Dragon' or 'Huaca Arco Iris', belonging to the Chimu culture. It is a prominent religious monument and ceremonial and administrative centre, built with adobe and whose murals are decorated with friezes showing anthropomorphic figures and representing the rainbow. Continue your walk or through Huanchaco, one of Trujillo's most traditional beaches and famous for totora horses. There you will enjoy a delicious lunch with local flavour. Finally, you will arrive at Chan Chan; the impressive mud city declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco. Considered the capital of the Chimu culture.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Tour to Dragón Temple, Chan Chan archaeological site and Huanchaco beach-Private

Tour to Dragón Temple, Chan Chan archaeological site and Huanchaco beach-Private

Visit to the Huaca Dragón (Dragon Temple), also known as the Rainbow Temple, located in Trujillo. The building was erected by the Chimú culture, a lordship contemporary of the Incas. It is an impressive religious monument and ceremonial center which was also used for administrative purposes. You will then visit the Chan Chan archaeological complex, the largest mud city of the Americas and the most important city of the Chimú culture, which has an area of approximately 20 kilometers square. Its central area is formed by a group of ten walled premises (called 'citadels') and other independent pyramids. The rest of the complex is composed of several small structures, sidewalks, canals, walls and cemeteries. You will then visit Huanchaco, an ancestralfishermens cove, where it is possible to watch old reed boats known asCaballitos de totora, with which the local population maintains itsthousand-year-old tradition of artisan fishing.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Should I book Huanchaco tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Huanchaco can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Huanchaco 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Huanchaco costs USD 20.00. Guided Huanchaco tours start around USD 20.00 per person.
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