Dragón, Chan Chan & Huanchaco


First, you will visit the Arco Iris Temple (Dragon) from the Chimu Culture. Then you will visit the archeological complex of Chan Chan. This urban center is the largest pre-Columbian adobe city in pre-Columbian America. It was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986. Chan Chan was the capital of the Chimu kingdom, originally covered more than 20 km2. Archaeologists estimate that housed more than 100 thousand people. In its structure spaces, houses, warehouses, workshops, streets, walls and pyramidal temples. Its enormous walls are profusely decorated with geometric figures, stylized animals and mythological beings. Then you will continue to Huanchaco, a traditional seaside, where you can watch the local fishermen on their traditional “Caballitos de Totora” or reed boats.