Chiclayo and Trujillo (3 Days / 2 Nights)
The diversity of Trujillo is enormous. From the
archeology that brings together the Mochica and Chimu cultures
with architectural expressions such as Chan Chan and the Huacas
of Sun & Moon respectively, to the spectacular beaches of
Huanchaco where we can see Caballitos de Totora, and passing
through the area of the historic center with a unique color.
The domains of Lord of Sipan have no comparison. The Royal
Tombs of Sipan Museum, one of the best in the world. Visit the
Huaca Rajada and immerse yourself into the Moche culture in a
journey through time. Do not miss the imposing pyramids of Tucume.
Chiclayo and Trujillo 3 Days / 2 Nights
Day 1: Chan Chan - Huacas of Sun & Moon
Arrival in the morning to Trujillo and transfer to the selected hotel.
Start of the Chimu route, heading to the Huaca Arco Iris
(Huaca Dragon), used for worship by the ancient Chimus, who
decorated this temple with representative figures of the fertility
of the earth. Departure to the Chan Chan Site Museum, which has
three permanent and one temporary rooms. Here we will learn about
the way of life of the Chimu settlers, ceramics and goldsmith's
pieces. Then we will visit one of the 9 Palaces of the Citadel
of Chan Chan, the Nikan Palace (former Tschudi Palace), which
has environments decorated with friezes of various marine motifs,
among them: the ceremonial plaza, fish and bird corridor, the
hall of the altarpiece, shrines or audiences, Huachaque or
ceremonial well, the room with 24 niches, second plaza and
funeral platform. Free time to have lunch.
HUACAS of Sun & Moon
Departure to the Moche Countryside and start of the excursion
to the Huaca of the Moon. Arrival at the Huacas of Moche Museum,
which has ceramic pieces that show the iconography and activities
of the Moche people. Then visit the Huaca of the Moon, Moche
religious center, where we will walk through its rooms full of
high relief murals with the representation of their god AIAPAEC
(The Decapitador), warriors, naked prisoners, dancers,
animals, giant spiders, the Sun, the stars, abstract motifs,
etc. From Huaca of the Moon, we will appreciate the Huaca of
the Sun, a pyramid 43 meters high, built for administrative
purposes. We will also spot the Mochica Urban Zone, which was
the area where high society of the Moches lived. Finally, in
the Craftsmen's Area, we will see pieces of ceramics made with
the style, colors and shapes that the ancient moches used, that
the artisans maintain until our days. Transfer to the hotel
in Trujillo. Overnight in Trujillo.
Day 2: Bus to Chiclayo. Sipan Museum - Huaca Rajada.
After breakfast we will go to Bus Terminal for our trip to Chiclayo.
Reception and transfer to the hotel. Pick up from your hotel and transfer to the Sipan Museum.
It is a Peruvian archaeological museum inaugurated in 2002,
it is located in the city of Lambayeque, Region of Lambayeque.
Its architectural design has been inspired by the ancient
truncated pyramids of the pre-Inca Mochica culture (1st to 7th
century AD). The museum concentrates more than two thousand
pieces of gold. The purpose of the museum is to show the tomb
of the Lord of Sipan, which was found in 1987 by Peruvian
archaeologists Walter Alva Alva and Luis Chero Zurita. Among
its pieces are jewelry, ceramics and grave goods. The discovery
of the Royal Tombs of the Lord of Sipan marked an important
milestone in the archeology of the continent, because for the
first time the magnificence and majesty of the only ruler of
ancient Peru found until that date was revealed.
Then we will go to Huaca Rajada, which was an area devastated
by huaqueros or huacas thieves, until in 1987 the Peruvian
archaeologist Walter Alva and his team, with the help of the
authorities, undertook a project to rescue the archaeological
site. The result of his research was the discovery of the famous
tomb of the Lord of Sipán (July 26, 1987), the only tomb of a
pre-Columbian governor found intact in Peru and dating from
the third century (Tomb 1). It is about a man of 1.65 m, and
about 40 to 45 years old. He was found next to the remains of
8 people (three women, two men, one child and two guardians)
and animals (two llamas and a dog), presumably sacrificed so
that they would continue to serve him in the afterlife,
according to the belief moche.
The remains of the Lord of Sipan rested in the center of a
mortuary chamber, sheltered in a large coffin made of large
boards. On the other hand, the catafalque of his companions
were made of reeds. They also found 209 ceramics, many of which
contained offerings. The body of the main character was covered
with numerous ornaments, weapons and emblems of gold, silver
and golden copper.
Also, spondyllus shells, of ritual significance, were
surrounded by the body. The most lavish jewels are the earmuffs,
all in gold with lapis lazuli inlays. Another exquisite
piece is a necklace of beads in the shape of peanuts or
peanuts, half of them in gold and the other half in silver.
Months after this discovery, two more tombs were found:
that of a contemporary priest to the Lord of Sipan (Tomb 2),
and that of a warrior who was baptized as the Old
Lord of Sipan, because he was older (Tomb 3).
After the tour of the Huaca Rajada we will return to
the hotel. Overnight in Chiclayo
Day 3: Transfer to the airport or bus terminal
After breakfast at the hotel we will transfer you to the bus terminal or the airport.
End of services.
- Transfer hotel-Museum Señor de Sipán-Huaca Rajada-hotel.
- Transfer hotel-Chan Chan-Huaca del Sol and Luna-hotel.
- Tour guide.
- Tourist transport.
- Bus Trujillo-Chiclayo.
- Accommodation for 2 nights with breakfast.
- Personalized attention.
- Personal expenses.