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Temple of the Dragon (Huaco el Dragon) Tours

Temple of the Dragon (Huaco el Dragon)
Temple of the Dragon (Huaco el Dragon) is an immaculately preserved Chimú temple just outside Trujillo. The pyramid-shaped adobe structure features intricate frieze murals depicting rainbows, dragons, and figures that have valiantly stood the test of time. Less known than other Chimú sites, this anti-seismic temple is an engineering marvel.
Address: Trujillo, 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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$91.80
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$91.80
Price varies by group size
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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
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$17.44
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$17.44

Trujillo Expedition

Trujillo Expedition

We offer this tour with an English or French speaking tour guide for minimum 2 people. We offer the best of Trujillo: Huaca del Sol y La Luna, Dragon temple, Chan Chan and Huanchaco.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$20.52
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$20.52

Trujillo Private

Trujillo Private

You will visit Huaca de La Luna center of the Moche culture and Chan Chan capital city of the Chimu Kingdom.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$61.54
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$61.54

Full day Trujillo - Private Service

Full day Trujillo - Private Service

With this tour, you will have the oportunity of visit the best of Moche and Chimu culture and also you will enjoy the visit to Huanchaco beach
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$45.00
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$45.00

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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$500.00
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$500.00
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$500.00
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$500.00
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$500.00
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$500.00
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Sun & Moon Huacas, Huaca Del Dragon, Chan Chan and Huanchaco Archeological Complex Day Tour

Sun & Moon Huacas, Huaca Del Dragon, Chan Chan and Huanchaco Archeological Complex Day Tour

Do not miss the chance to discover impressive archaeological complexes in the north of Peru, with our Sun & Moon Huacas, Huaca Del Dragon, Chan Chan and Huanchaco Archeological Complex Day Tour from Trujillo. This tour will take you on a trip to the past to discover the secrets of the ancient cultures that once inhabited this area, and to enjoy a delicious lunch at Huanchaco beach, with beautiful ocean views.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$120.00
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$120.00
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