Trujillo  and Chiclayo Tour Description

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TRUJILLO
City Tour & Museum (TRU H100)
Visit the city of Trujillo, known as "the City of the Eternal Spring", where you will visit the Main Square, the Cathedral and the beautiful residential and commercial areas which contain grandiose colonial houses and well preserved porches, balconies and churches such as the Colonial Mansions of "Casa Iturregui" and "Casa Bracamonte". Then visit the Casinelli Museum, which houses a fine collection of Mochica and Chimu ceramics.(3h.)

Chan Chan Ruins & Huanchaco (TRU H101)
A short ride in Trujillo will take you to Chan Chan, the former home of the Chimu Empire. This pre-Columbian adobe city is famous for its geometrical patterns and is the largest archaeological city in South America! From Chan Chan you will pay a visit to the beach village of Huanchaco, known for its totoras (small reed boats used for fishing). (3h.)

Sun and Moon Temples (TRU H102)
Visit one of the most important centers of the ancient Moche. This pre-Inca civilization, a warrior culture, once dominated the valleys of the northern coast of Peru. Experience the amazing adobe engineering of the Temple of the Sun (sol), the tallest pyramid in the Americas at a height of 48 meters, which is estimated to have involved over 200,000 workers in its construction and over 140 million adobe bricks. Steps away is the temple of the Moon (Luna), the Moche political center where recently uncovered friezes of mystical images are believed to belong to a divinity of sacrifices. (2h)

City Tour, Huanchaco, Dragon, Chan Chan (TRU F100)
Visit the city of Trujillo, known as "the City of the Eternal Spring", where you will visit the Main Square, the Cathedral and the beautiful residential and commercial areas which contain grandiose colonial houses and well preserved porches, balconies and churches such as the Colonial Mansions of "Casa Iturregui" and "Casa Bracamonte". Then visit Chan Chan, the former capital of Chimu Empire. This Empire reached its apogee in the 15th century, not long before falling to the Incas. The planning of this huge city, the largest in pre-Columbian America, reflects a strict political and social strategy, marked by the city's division into nine 'citadels' or 'palaces' forming autonomous units. This pre-Columbian adobe city is famous for its archaeological site in South America! A stop is made at Huaca Dragon to visit this restored, pyramidal, adobe temple consecrated to the rainbow, with beautiful bas-reliefs and a small archaeological museum. From Chan Chan you will visit the seashore village of Huanchaco, known for its totora seahorses - a typical small reed boat used for fishing. (L) (6h)

 

CHICLAYO
City Tour & Witch Market (CIX H100)

Visit to the most important sites of the city including the Cathedral and the main square. A visit to the "witch doctors market" where a big selection of herbs and tools used by "shamans" are displayed. (3h)

Bruning Museum (CIX H101)
Tour Chiclayo’s major sites. Then visit the Bruning Museum, home of Peru’s significant collection of Moche treasures and pieces. The Moche dominated the northern coast of Peru from the first to the eighth century before Christ, many centuries before the Incas. (3 1/2h.)

Sipan & Pampagrande (CIX H102)
This tour takes us to visit the tomb of the world famous "Lord of Sipan". Now restored and in exhibition. Scientists believe that the Lord of Sipan was a political, military and religious authority buried approximately 1,500 years ago along with an entourage of people and animals. After leaving Sipan, we visit Pampagrande. (5h.)

Beach Circuit & Monsefu (CIX H104)
Visit to Pimentel beach where you will see the fishermen in the totora reed boats doing the daily journal like their ancestors did in memorial times, after this there is a visit to Santa Rosa and finally there is a visit to Monsefu a colorful village where a variety of handicraft like straw hat, ponchos, etc are display. (3h)

Sipan Archaeological site & Royal Tombs Museum  (CIX H106)
Visit the complex of Huaja Rajada which comprises two huge pyramids mad of adobe mud in front of which there is a platform which is to have contained the royal mausoleum. The intact remains of an important Mochica ruler known as the Lord of Sipan were discovered here in 1987. Then continue to the Royal Tombs of Sipan Museum, a museum inaugurated in November 2002. Rated as one of the most outstanding archaeological museums in South America, the building is modeled after an ancient pyramid of the region. Here you can find a reconstruction of the tomb of Sipan, dubbed the "Tutankhamen of the Americas" because of the golden splendor of his tomb : hundreds of pieces of pottery and exquisite gold jewelry. (5h.)

Sican Museum
The Sican Museum which opened on November 2001. This museum exhibits the treasure of pure gold artifacts discovered in the tombs. These pieces reveal their culture's surprising command of metallurgy and its exquisite artistry in gold and silver, in addition to its known excellence in ceramics.