TOUR 1: TRUJILLO / CHICLAYO / LIMA
3 days / 2¤t=5 nights

LIMA / TRUJILLO – SUN AND MOON TEMPEL - CHAN CHAN / HUANCHACO
DAY 1: LIMA / TRUJILLO – SUN AND MOON TEMPEL - CHAN CHAN / HUANCHACO

Morning flight to Trujillo and transfer to your hotel. Trujillo, today the 3rd largest city of Peru and called the “City of Eternal Spring”, was founded in december 1534 by order of the conquistador Francisco Pizarro and still maintains a colonial atmosphere. Before lunch we visit the Huaca de la Luna – the religious centre of the Moche Culture ( 100 – 800 AD ) where archaeologists have discovered beautiful friezes and wall paintings. In the afternoon we continue on to Chan Chan, the largest adobe citadel of America and former capital of the Chimu Empire. Then we stroll along Huanchaco beach to admire the traditional reed boats known as “Caballitos de Totora” used by local fishermen in the same way as their Moche and Chimu ancestors. Overnight in Trujillo.

   
TRUJILLO – CITY TOUR - / CHICLAYO / TUCUMÉ
DAY 2: TRUJILLO – CITY TOUR - / CHICLAYO / TUCUMÉ

After breakfast we begin the city tour which includes Trujillo´s magnificent Main Square with its cathedral from the 17th century, ornate colonial mansions and the archaeological museum, which offers a collection of archaeological finds from all the different pre-Colombian cultures of the Northern Peruvian coast. In the mid morning we will board our vehicle which takes us through desert landscapes, interspersed by fertile river valleys with expansive suger cane and rice fields and we reach Chiclayo 3 hours later. Accommodation at your hotel and after lunch we visit the Túcume Pyramids with the impressive temple Huaca Larga, the largest adobe building in the world ( approx. 2300 ft long ). The Norwegian adventurer Thor Heyerdahl of Kon-Tiki fame, explored these pyramids which revealed burial sites with textiles, Incan figurines and paintings. In the local museum managed by the inhabitants of the area, you will appreciate a realistic depiction of how people lived here 1000 years ago. Overnight in Chiclayo.

   
HUACA RAJADA / MUSEUM OF THE ROYAL TOMBS / LIMA
DAY 3: HUACA RAJADA / MUSEUM OF THE ROYAL TOMBS / LIMA

In the morning we depart from Chiclayo to the famous archaeological site of Huaca Rajada close to the village of Sipan, where the amazing treasures of the Lord of Sipan were found in 1987 by the Peruvian archaeologist Dr.Walter Alva. Then, in Lambayeque, we visit the excellent Museum of the Royal Tombs - a real highlight of this tour. Hundreds of gold, silver and ceramic treasures of the Lord of Sipan and other important Moche governors discovered at Huaca Rajada are exhibited in this museum. Afternoon free to explore Chiclayo before the evening transfer to the airport for the flight to Lima.

   

Price in US $ per person  ( double room )

Pax Hotel Price
2 US $ 390.00  
4 US $ 350.00  
6 US $ 310.00  
2 US $ 520.00  
4 US $ 480.00  
6 US $ 440.00  

 

Services Included

2 overnight stays in 3* or 4*hotels with breakfast, all tours with English speaking guides, entrance fees to museums and archaeological sites, private transportation and modern intercity bus, transfers on arrival and departure.

Services Not Included

Airline tickets and airport taxes, meals, beverages, tips, insurance.




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