Our excursion begins at Huaca Rajada, where archeologists discovered the Moche civilization's Lord of Sipán mummy in 1987. You'll also explore Túcume, an 8th century site encompassing dozens of mounds and pyramids once belonging to the Sican culture, and the Lord of Sipán Royal Tombs Museum, home to Moche artifacts including jewelry and headdresses.
Learn the important excavation of the Lord of Sipán
Discover site of the Lord of Sipán mummy
Discover the archeological ruins and artifacts of northern Peru’s ancient cultures
Once we arrive in Trujillo, we will be picked up and transferred to the hotel. After check-in at the hotel, we will have the morning free for shopping or resting.
** NOTE: It is recommended to arrive before 11 in the morning.
Afternoon: Visit to Huacas del Sol y Luna & Chan Chan
Tour of the ancient Campiña de Moche, in addition to The Temples of the Sun and Moon, displays of original friezes and murals. In the afternoon, tour of Chan Chan, visiting Huaca Arco Iris, Site Museum, Nikan Palace and the Huanchaco Spa with its enigmatic Caballitos de Totora.
Overnight in Trujillo
Day 2: Chiclayo - Lord of Sipan
We will leave Trujillo around 6:00 am with departure to the city of Chiclayo. On arrival we will begin our visit to the Valley of the Pyramids of Túcume In the middle of the desert, 26 adobe pyramids (huacas) were erected, which were former residential palaces of the elite of the time and later became the center of the administrative political power of Chimu and Inca cultures. Then we will start our journey to Lambayeque for the visit of the Royal Tombs of the Lord of Sipán Museum. This archaeological museum was inaugurated in 2002 and has a design based on the architecture of the pyramids of the Mochica culture (1st to 7th century AD).
Free time for lunch (not included)
We end with the tour to Huaca Rajada, the discovery site. Once the visit to the museum is finished, we will go to the Huaca Rajada or Sipán archaeological complex, where the pyramids dedicated to religious worship are located. The place has two platforms, one of which is estimated to have reached 35 meters in height. The mausoleum is located on the side and in the past it had six levels or construction phases. The remains of the Lord of Sipan are in the sixth and last. Return back to Trujillo.
Overnight in Trujillo
Day 3: Visit to El Brujo Temple
After breakfast at the hotel, we will begin our visit to the El Brujo Archaeological Complex, which is formed by Huaca Cao considered the most important ceremonial center in the Chicama Valley, where large polychrome murals have been discovered, and the Lady of Cao, belonging to the Moche civilization; We will continue the visit to the Cao museum, with its beautiful polychrome murals. In the Ceremonial Plaza we will see the prisoners and the so-called "Complex Theme" or Moche Calendar. Then, we went up to the compound where the tomb of the Lady of Cao was found. This courtyard is decorated with murals representing the god Aia-Paec and also life or catfish. At the end of the visit, we will return to the hotel in Trujillo.
Overnight in Trujillo
Trujillo City tour – departure from Trujillo
In the morning, transfer from the hotel to start our city tour. We will begin this tour through the capital of the La Libertad district, to learn a little more about its own history that dates back to pre-Columbian times. The tour of the city of Trujillo begins with a visit to the main square of the city, where we will have an explanation of the Freedom Monument and some of the surrounding buildings, such as the Trujillo Cathedral. In addition, we will pass by the Urquiaga House, transformed into a museum that has different pieces from the pre-Columbian era, from the colony and from the independence of Spain. During the last part of the tour, we will pass by the Itaurregui Palace and Plaza El Recreo, where the first Trujillo fountain is located, made of Italian baroque carved marble and originally located in the main square. After that, we will finish the tour and we can continue walking around the city or simply return to our hotels and rest a little.
At the appropriate time, transfer to the airport or Trujillo bus station.
End of our services.
** NOTE: It is recommended to have a flight / bus after 4pm.
• Visit to Huacas del Sol y Luna & Chan Chan
• Visit Lord of Sipan
• Visit to the Cao museum
• Visit to Trujillo city
• Professional guide in English or Spanish
• Transport to all visits included on the itinerary
• 3 nights in Trujillo
• Bus tickets Trujillo-Chiclayo-Trujillo
Meals – Breakfast Only
• Breakfast at the accommodation
Airport Transfers at Destination
• Transfer from Trujillo airport (or at the bus station)
What's Not Included
Game Drives on Safari
All Domestic Transportation (including internal flights)
Tipping and Gratuities
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