North Orient 6 days 5 nights

Peru North-Orient 6 days 5 nights

(Trujillo - Chiclayo - Chachapoyas)

DAY 1: TRUJILLO - CHAN CHAN SITE MUSEUM - CHAN CHAN CITY - HUANCHACO - TEMPLES OF THE SUN AND THE MOON - MOCHE TEMPLES SITE MUSEUM

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 citadel trujillo chimu

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 fishing village trujillo

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.

temple of the moon trujillo

We return to Trujillo.

Hotel accommodation in Trujillo.

DAY 2: EL BRUJO COMPLEX - MUSEUM OF THE LADY OF CAO 

AM Our route takes us to the valley of Chicama, here we will get to learn about THE BRUJO ARCHAEOLOGICAL COMPLEX. We visit Huaca Cao Viejo, that follows the Moche style with polychrome murals depicting warriors and their prisoners, and designs of the Moche worldview, both ritual and mythology. Huaca Prieta and Huaca Partida can be observed also, and finally we visit the MUSEUM OF CAO, where we find the ornaments and the mummified body of the Lady of Cao, priestess found in Huaca Cao, whose arms and legs show details of ritual tattoos, denoting their importance in the Moche kingdom.

brujo complex murals lady of cao

We will travel to Chachapoyas by VIP bus.

DAY 3: CHACHAPOYAS - KUELAP

Upon arrival in Chachapoyas. Transfer to the selected hotel.

AM Departure to KUELAP, an almost impenetrable Chachapoya fortress. Some walls have high relief work in the stones, representing human figures and animals. It is located in an elevated area, which we will access by doing a short walk. From the top of the site we enjoy a stunning and beautiful landscape. We will visit also the Macro Towers.

kuelap fortress chachapoyas

Hotel accommodation in Chachaoyas.

DAY 4: GOCTA CATARACT

AM Departure to the CATARACT OF GOCTA, considered the third highest in the world, measuring 771 meters. The Gocta Cataract falls in two big jumps. We will get there doing a walk for 2 hours through the cloud forest, stopping to observe the landscape, flora and fauna of this diverse place, especially of birds.

gocta catarata chachapoyas

Bus Chachapoyas Chiclayo. 

DAY 5: CHICLAYO: HUACA RAJADA (CRACKED PYRAMID) - TUCUME PYRAMIDS - ROYAL TOMBS OF SIPAN MUSEUM

Upon arrival in Chiclayo, transfer to the hotel.

AM Departure to HUACA RAJADA (CRACKED PYRAMID), an important place for the Moche people. Here is where the Lord of Sipan was found together with all his rich tomb (fine gold jewerly). Also we visit the SITE MUSEUM.

sipan museum

We visit the TUCUME PYRAMIDS, located on the Leche Valley. This big complex comprises 26 pyramids of the Sican or Lambayeque culture. Here also it is possible to hike to the advantage point to see the valley and the majestic pyramids. We will stop at the TUCUME MUSEUM to make a visit.

tucume piramides

Finally we will visit the ROYAL TOMBS OF SIPAN MUSEUM, located in Lambayeque, the museum keeps inside the artifacts found in Sipan in the tomb of Sipan. We will be absolutely delighted with the fine art of methal work and beauty of gold and silver, which are one of the richest treasures of the world.

senor de sipan lambayeque

Return to Chiclayo.

Hotel accommodation in Chiclayo.

DAY 6: MUSEUM OF SICAN - POMAC FOREST

AM Departure to the NATIONAL MUSEUM OF SICAN, here we will see ceramics and goldsmith found during excavations at the Batan Grande Complex. This objects belongs to the Sican or Lambayeque culture. Prominent among the work of the Sican are the gold funerary masks and ceremonial knives (Tumi).

sican

Then visit the FOREST OF POMAC, a dry equatorial forest type, where the predominant flora species is the carob tree, and also presents wildlife such as foxes, endemic birds and smal mamals. This Archaeological Historical Sanctuary contains several huacas (temples or pyramids), including the Huaca El Oro, known for being where Lord of Sican was found with all his gold and silver.

pomac forest huaca las ventanas

Return to Chiclayo.

Transfer to the airport or bus terminal.

INCLUDED:

  • Transfers airport - hotel - airport
  • Breakfast
  • 01 Night Hotel accommodation in Trujillo.
  • 01 Night Hotel accommodation in Chiclayo
  • 01 Night Hotel accommodation in Chachapoyas.
  • Bus Trujillo Chachapoyas VIP
  • Bus Chachapoyas Chiclayo VIP 
  • Transport for the tours.
  • English speaking guide.
  • All entry tickets.

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