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The Moche Empire, North of Peru (5Days & 4Nights)

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WHY YOU SHOULD GO

Sun, color and joy await us. The Peruvian North offers impressive ancient sites in inhospitable places, it breathes magic in pyramids and memorial tombs and bedazzles us with golden treasures in museums and archaeological sites. The mystery lies here, we just need to be prepared to unveil its hidden treasures

The Moche Empire, North of Peru (5Days & 4Nights) Highlights

  • HD Larco Herrera Museum and Archeological Museum
  • FD Huaca Rajada archeological site, Pyramids of Tucume and Royal Tombs of Sipan Museum with lunch
  • Private transfer Chiclayo / Trujillo and visit to El Brujo archeological site on route
  • FD Huaca de la Luna archeological site, Chan Chan archeological complex and Huanchaco with lunch

The Moche Empire, North of Peru (5Days & 4Nights) Inclusions

  • Transportation In / Out airports in Peru and for all the excursions mentioned.
  • Guided Tours
  • HD Larco Herrera Museum and Archeological Museum
  • FD Huaca Rajada archeological site, Pyramids of Tucume and Royal Tombs of Sipan Museum with lunch
  • Private transfer Chiclayo / Trujillo and visit to El Brujo archeological site on route
  • FD Huaca de la Luna archeological site, Chan Chan archeological complex and Huanchaco with lunch
  • 01 night of accommodation in Lima - Daily breakfast
  • 02 nights of accommodation in Chiclayo - Daily breakfast
  • 01 night of accommodation in Trujillo - Daily breakfast

Tour Exclusions

  • Personal Expenses
  • Tips

Please Note

  • Please provide your personal information as well as your international flight information so that we can program your transfers and excursions with due anticipation.

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Tour Itinerary

DAY 1: LIMA | INC: -
Arrival in Lima, meet and greet at the airport, transfer to your hotel. Free rest of the day to explore the city. Stayt in Lima.

DAY 2: LIMA/CHICLAYO | INC: B
In the morning Lima will surprise us with two of the best museums in the country. The Archaeological and Anthropological Museum offers a panoramic view of the most representative cultures that lived in ancient Peru. Later on we will visit the Larco Museum; an 18th century mansion built on top a pre-Columbian pyramid circa the 7th century. Lots of treasures often exhibited at the world’s most prestigious museums are there for us to see. Don’t miss the warehouse and the exclusive collection of pre-Columbian erotic ceramics.
Transfer to the airport and departure to Chiclayo. Arrival and welcoming reception. Stay at Chiclayo.

DAY 3: CHICLAYO | INC: B/L
The tour starts with a visit to Huaca Rajada, archaeological site in which the Lord of Sipan remains were found. Then it’s off to the Pyramids Valley in Tucume, an impressive urban center and the most important of its time, located at only 33kms from Chiclayo. The legend of the Naylamp god and the Cetemi queen, who came from the sea, still lives strong among the settlers. We´ll have lunch at one of the restaurants in the area for a chance to try the best traditional local cuisine: a varied and spiced arrange of flavors for our palate. To end the day, a visit to the Royal Tombs of Sipan Museum, known also as the 21st Century Museum. It was built as an exact representation of the original tomb and it is home to amazing gold, silver and precious stones treasures. An incredible experience you will never forget.

DÍA 4: CHICLAYO/TRUJILLO| INC: D.
Departure on private transportation to Trujillo. It is a three hour ride to enjoy the beauty of the valleys. When we reach Casa Grande sugar hacienda we’ll take a detour towards the Brujo Archaeological Complex and Museum, named after the polychrome friezes on its walls. In the surrounding areas a pre-Inca cemetery to be discovered. Then we will visit the Lady of Cao Complex in which we could see this well preserved mummy, discovered a few years ago, and possible ruler of the Moche culture. Transfer to the hotel and free rest of the afternoon to explore the city. Stay in Trujillo.

DAY 5: TRUJILLO/LIMA | INC: D/A.
We shall start the day visiting the Temple of the Moon, at only 5 kms far from town. This Huaca holds beautiful treasures in its polychrome and overexposes friezes and its urban architecture. In the afternoon,
and after visiting the Temple of the Dragon, we will arrive at the largest mud city in South America: Chan Chan, capital of the Chimu Empire. The tour continues with a visit to the Huanchaco fishermen’s cove, famous for its totora reed boats called Totora Horses. Lunch time at one of the best seafood restaurants in the area. Transfer to the airport to catch the flight to Lima to connect with international flights.

End of our services.

DAY 1: LIMA | INC: -
Arrival in Lima, meet and greet at the airport, transfer to your hotel. Free rest of the day to explore the city. Stayt in Lima.

DAY 2: LIMA/CHICLAYO | INC: B
In the morning Lima will surprise us with two of the best museums in the country. The Archaeological and Anthropological Museum offers a panoramic view of the most representative cultures that lived in ancient Peru. Later on we will visit the Larco Museum; an 18th century mansion built on top a pre-Columbian pyramid circa the 7th century. Lots of treasures often exhibited at the world’s most prestigious museums are there for us to see. Don’t miss the warehouse and the exclusive collection of pre-Columbian erotic ceramics.
Transfer to the airport and departure to Chiclayo. Arrival and welcoming reception. Stay at Chiclayo.

DAY 3: CHICLAYO | INC: B/L
The tour starts with a visit to Huaca Rajada, archaeological site in which the Lord of Sipan remains were found. Then it’s off to the Pyramids Valley in Tucume, an impressive urban center and the most important of its time, located at only 33kms from Chiclayo. The legend of the Naylamp god and the Cetemi queen, who came from the sea, still lives strong among the settlers. We´ll have lunch at one of the restaurants in the area for a chance to try the best traditional local cuisine: a varied and spiced arrange of flavors for our palate. To end the day, a visit to the Royal Tombs of Sipan Museum, known also as the 21st Century Museum. It was built as an exact representation of the original tomb and it is home to amazing gold, silver and precious stones treasures. An incredible experience you will never forget.

DÍA 4: CHICLAYO/TRUJILLO| INC: D.
Departure on private transportation to Trujillo. It is a three hour ride to enjoy the beauty of the valleys. When we reach Casa Grande sugar hacienda we’ll take a detour towards the Brujo Archaeological Complex and Museum, named after the polychrome friezes on its walls. In the surrounding areas a pre-Inca cemetery to be discovered. Then we will visit the Lady of Cao Complex in which we could see this well preserved mummy, discovered a few years ago, and possible ruler of the Moche culture. Transfer to the hotel and free rest of the afternoon to explore the city. Stay in Trujillo.

DAY 5: TRUJILLO/LIMA | INC: D/A.
We shall start the day visiting the Temple of the Moon, at only 5 kms far from town. This Huaca holds beautiful treasures in its polychrome and overexposes friezes and its urban architecture. In the afternoon,
and after visiting the Temple of the Dragon, we will arrive at the largest mud city in South America: Chan Chan, capital of the Chimu Empire. The tour continues with a visit to the Huanchaco fishermen’s cove, famous for its totora reed boats called Totora Horses. Lunch time at one of the best seafood restaurants in the area. Transfer to the airport to catch the flight to Lima to connect with international flights.

End of our services.

Pickup Info

We will provide transfer services for all your tours. Your hotels will be located within our reaching areas and will be confirmed according to the category booked. For further details, you may contact us at online@graylineperu.com -- or call our 24 hours department at ( 511) 610-1900 ext 255 or 279

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