The North Coast and Northern Highlands Sights

Chan Chan's Museo del Sitio

  • Ctra. Huanchaco, 5 km (3 miles) northwest of Trujillo Map It
  • Trujillo
  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

Published 02/02/2016

Fodor's Review

Begin your archaeological exploration at the small but thorough museum, which has displays of ceramics and textiles from the Chimú Empire. The entrance fee to the museum includes Chán Chán, Huaca Arco Iris, and Huaca Esmeralda, so hold onto your ticket (you may also go directly to the ruins and purchase the same ticket there, for the same price). From Trujillo, take a taxi or join a tour from an agency. Each location is a significant distance from the next. Guides are available at the entrance of each site for S/10 or more (S/20 Chán Chán) and are strongly recommended, both for the information they can provide and also for safety reasons (a few robberies have occurred in the more remote sectors of the archaeological sites). At the museum, and all sites, there are clean restrooms and a cluster of souvenir stalls and snack shops, but no place to buy a full meal.

Sight Information


Ctra. Huanchaco, 5 km (3 miles) northwest of Trujillo, Trujillo, La Libertad, Peru

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Sight Details:

  • S/20, includes admission to Chán Chán, Huaca Arco Iris, and Huaca Esmeralda; ticket valid for 48 hours
  • Daily 9–4

Published 02/02/2016


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