The Moche Route 3 days 2 nights

The Moche Route 3 days 2 nights

(Trujillo - Chiclayo)

DAY 1: TRUJILLO - TEMPLES OF THE SUN AND THE MOON - CHAN CHAN - HUANCHACO

AM Transfer from the airport or bus terminal in Trujillo to the hotel.

We start the excursion visiting the HUACA DRAGON (RAINBOW TEMPLE), built by the Chimu people, then we head to CHAN CHAN CITADEL, Chimu capital, which is a colossal citadel and the largest made of mud bricks in the world and is part of UNESCO Heritage.

chan chan trujillo

We end the tour in HUANCHACO, fishing village where the famous "little reed horses" is a delightful to watch, these ancient pre Columbian canoes, were used by the Moche people and are still used by fishermen of Huanchaco.

huanchaco peru

We visit the TEMPLES OF THE SUN AND MOON, Moche capital, in the TEMPLE OF THE MOON, we observe colorful murals with mythical representations of their rituals, and their Moche God Ai-Paec. After that we visit THE HUACAS DE MOCHE MUSEUM, where several objects such as ceramics and fine metalwork found during excavations of the Moche Temples Project can be seen.

huacas de moche trujillo

We return to Trujillo.

Hotel accommodation in Trujillo.

DAY 2: EL BRUJO COMPLEX- CAO MUSEUM 

AM We travel north, to the EL BRUJO ARCHAEOLOGICAL COMPLEX. We visit the HUACA CAO VIEJO, that follows the moche style of colorful mural paitings, this time we see warriors, prisioners, and diferent moche figures, that were part of their rituals and myths. We will also see Huaca Prieta and Huaca Partida. Finally we visit the CAO MUSEUM, which displays the ornaments found in Huaca Cao Viejo together with the mummy of the LADY OF CAO, moche shaman and ruler, which arms and legs are full of ritual tattoos, than can be clearly seen.  

brujo cao museum

We will travel to Chiclayo.

In Chiclayo we pic you up and take you to the hotel.

Hotel accommodation in Chiclayo.

DAY 3: CHICLAYO: HUACA RAJADA (CRACKED PYRAMID) - TUCUME PYRAMIDS - ROYAL TOMBS OF SIPAN MUSEUM

We start this expedition visiting HUACA RAJADA, place where the Lord of Sipan was found, together with his rich funerary belongings. Then we will visit the HUACA RAJADA SITE MUSEUM, that shows us a clear view about the contrsction of this pyramid, and its functions in the Moche civilization, this way we will get to know more about the Lambayeque people and culture. 

huaca rajada cix

We travel to the small town of Tucume. Here we find the famous TUCUME PYRAMIDS. This place is known as the valley of the pyramids, due to the several mud brick buildings. The site is surrounding by mistery which its ancient temples will take us to pre columbian times. We will hike the Purgatorio Hill, and then we visit the new TUCUME MUSEUM. This museum displays many objects found in different pyramids during the archaeological diggings.

tucume

We continue our archaeological adventure, that take us to Lambayeque. Here we visit the ROYAL TOMBS OF SIPAN MUSEUM. This flat-topped mochica like pyramid shaped museum, hosts one of the richest treasures of the planet, the belongings of the Lord of Sipan. The showcases keep safe one of the richest treasures of the planet: several artifacts made of gold, silver and semi precious stones, also cotton textiles and feathers. You will see beautiful chestdresses, earrings, noserings, crowns, etc, that are part of the findings in Huaca Rajada (Sipan), and that now are kept in this modern Royal Tombs of Sipan Museum. 

lord of sipan trujillo chiclayo

Return to Chiclayo.

Transfer to the airport or bus terminal.

INCLUDED:

  • Transfer airport - hotel - airport.
  • Breakfast
  • 01 Night accommodation in Trujillo.
  • 01 Night accommodation in Chiclayo. 
  • Transprotation for the tours.
  • English speaking guide.
  • Bus Trujillo Chiclayo.
  • All tickets.

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