the mochica and chimu empires


  • 03 Days / 02 Nights

  • TRUJILLO... +3




Day to day itinerary

Upon arrival in Trujillo, meet and transfer to selected hotel.

Colonial city located 560 Km. from Lima, connected by a good highway with the capital. During pre-Columbian times, Trujillo was inhabited by the Mochica and Chimu civilizations. Remains of both cultures are in this area. The city of “The Eternal Spring”, as it’ s known, is also the capital of the Marinera (typical coastal dance) and the cradle of breeding Peruvian Paso horses. Beaches near Trujillo are ideal for visitors, not only because of their excellent meals based on fish, but also the opportunities to experience adventure sports and connect with tradition. Overnight.

City tour including the Pyramids of the Sun and the Moon, extraordinary example of architecture of the Old Mochicas. Lunch at Huanchaco fishing village where you will be able to appreciate the fantastic “Caballitos de Totora” (made of totora reed). In the afternoon visit Chan Chan, the capital of the Chimu empire and the largest complex of adobe in America pre-Hispanic whose heyday occurred between the XII and XIV centuries. Overnight. (B/L)

Early departure by private car headed to Chiclayo. En route stopover at El Brujo archaeological complex where you can appreciate their fabulous polychrome adobe walls. Upon arrival to Chiclayo area visit the Museum of Sican whichi exposes a variety of piece founded in the tomb of this emperor. Lunch at local restaurant before going to the Tumbas Reales Museum, which exhibits all pieces founded en Huaca Rajada (where the important Sir Sipan was buried). Museums closed on Mondays. Tour ends at the airport to take flight to Lima. (B/L)

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