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Machu Picchu tours - Trujillo - Chiclayo day trips and short tours - Peru

Trujillo - Chiclayo Tours

TRUJILLO

City Tour & Museum
Visit the city of Trujillo, known as "the City of the Eternal Spring", where you will visit the Main Square, the Cathedral and the beautiful residential and commercial areas which contain grandiose colonial houses and well preserved porches, balconies and churches such as the Colonial Mansions of "Casa Iturregui" and "Casa Bracamonte". Then visit the Casinelli Museum, which houses a fine collection of Mochica and Chimu ceramics.(3h.)

Chan Chan Ruins & Huanchaco
A short ride in Trujillo will take you to Chan Chan, the former home of the Chimu Empire. This pre-Columbian adobe city is famous for its geometrical patterns and is the largest archaeological city in South America! From Chan Chan you will pay a visit to the beach village of Huanchaco, known for its totoras (small reed boats used for fishing). (3h.)

Huacas del Sol y La Luna
Visit one of the most important centers of the ancient Moche. This pre-Inca civilization, a warrior culture, once dominated the valleys of the northern coast of Peru. Experience the amazing adobe engineering of the Temple of the Sun (sol), the tallest pyramid in the Americas at a height of 48 meters, which is estimated to have involved over 200,000 workers in its construction and over 140 million adobe bricks. Steps away is the temple of the Moon (Luna), the Moche political center where recently uncovered friezes of mystical images are believed to belong to a divinity of sacrifices. (2h)

City Tour, Huanchaco, Dragon, Chan Chan
Visit the city of Trujillo, known as "the City of the Eternal Spring", where you will visit the Main Square, the Cathedral and the beautiful residential and commercial areas which contain grandiose colonial houses and well preserved porches, balconies and churches such as the Colonial Mansions of "Casa Iturregui" and "Casa Bracamonte". Then visit Chan Chan, the former capital of Chimu Empire. This Empire reached its apogee in the 15th century, not long before falling to the Incas. The planning of this huge city, the largest in pre-Columbian America, reflects a strict political and social strategy, marked by the city's division into nine 'citadels' or 'palaces' forming autonomous units. This pre-Columbian adobe city is famous for its archaeological site in South America! A stop is made at Huaca Dragon to visit this restored, pyramidal, adobe temple consecrated to the rainbow, with beautiful bas-reliefs and a small archaeological museum. From Chan Chan you will visit the seashore village of Huanchaco, known for its totora seahorses - a typical small reed boat used for fishing. (6h)

CHICLAYO

City Tour & Witch Market
Visit to the most important sites of the city including the Cathedral and the main square. A visit to the "witch doctors market" where a big selection of herbs and tools used by "shamans" are displayed. (3h)

Brunning Museum
Tour Chiclayo’s major sites. Then visit the Bruning Museum, home of Peru’s significant collection of Moche treasures and pieces. The Moche dominated the northern coast of Peru from the first to the eighth century before Christ, many centuries before the Incas. (3 1/2h.)

Sipan & Pampagrande
This tour takes us to visit the tomb of the world famous "Lord of Sipan". Now restored and in exhibition. Scientists believe that the Lord of Sipan was a political, military and religious authority buried approximately 1,500 years ago along with an entourage of people and animals. After leaving Sipan, we visit Pampagrande. (5h.)

Beach Circuit & Monsefu
Visit to Pimentel beach where you will see the fishermen in the totora reed boats doing the daily journal like their ancestors did in memorial times, after this there is a visit to Santa Rosa and finally there is a visit to Monsefu a colorful village where a variety of handicraft like straw hat, ponchos, etc are display. (3h)

Sipan Archaeological site & Royal Tombs Museum 
Depart toward Lambayeque to visit the Tucume Pyramids and its site museum. Then we continue our visit to the Royal Tombs ofSipan Museum where the exhibition also shows a reconstruction of the Lord of Sipan tomb with his values jewels of gold , silver , copper and some additional tombs of warriors. (5h.)

Sican Museum
The Sican Museum which opened on November 2001. This museum exhibits the treasure of pure gold artifacts discovered in the tombs. These pieces reveal their culture's surprising command of metallurgy and its exquisite artistry in gold and silver, in addition to its known excellence in ceramics.