Trujillo and Chan Chan Ruins

Cultural Insight

Take one of our Trujillo Tours and discover the north of Peru. Learn more about the cultural heritage left by the Northern pre-Inca civilizations and explore the Chan Chan ruins. Trujillo is Peru’s third-largest city and was one of the first to be founded by the Spanish.

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Explore the pre-Inca archaeological legacy and teh famous Chan Chan Ruins.

Vist the newest discoveries: the mummy of the Lady of Cao and 4000-year old murals in Ventarron.

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itinerary & includes

Day 1: Lima, Chiclayo

Day 2: Chiclayo

Day 3: Chiclayo, Trujillo Peru

Day 4: Trujillo Peru, Lima

Included in this tour:

3 nights accommodation with breakfast.
Private transfers and excursions.
Entrance fees to the sites mentioned in the itinerary.

Day 1: Lima, Chiclayo
Flight to Chiclayo. Arrival and transfer to the hotel Casa Andina Select Chiclayo.

Day 2: Chiclayo
You will start your archaeological exploration heading to Ventarron. This temple is one of the cradles of the civilizations of northern Peru and is home to the oldest wall painting of the American continent. Afterwards you will continue to the Huaca Rajada at Sipan. This is the place where the elaborate, jewelry-filled tomb of the Lord of Sipan was discovered in 1987. After lunch start your visit to the emblematic museum, shaped like a Moche pyramid. It contains gold masks, scepters, jewelry and other objects of the royal Moche tomb discovered 1987. (breakfast, lunch)

Day 3: Chiclayo, Trujillo
Drive of approx. 3,5 hours to Trujillo. On the way visit to El Brujo Complex, comprising three pyramids: Huaca El Brujo, Huaca Prieta and Huaca Cao. Only the last one can be visited and it was here that a well preserved mummy of a woman and a rich array of funeral objects including fine jewelry and weapons were found in 2006. From the top of Huaca Cao you can enjoy a panorama of the surrounding pyramids. Overnight at Libertador Trujillo. (breakfast)

Day 4: Chan Chan Ruins, Lima
In the morning you will drive south to visit the Temples of the Sun and Moon, built by the Moche Culture. Some of the walls feature multi-colored murals indicating that they were warlike people often motivated by the need for sacrifice victims to appease the gods. As you stroll through the Temple of Moon you can get a panoramic view over the Temple of the Sun considered one of the largest adobe structures in the Americas. Lunch in local restaurant in a charming village. In the afternoon you will explore the capital of the former kingdom of the Chimu culture (1200 and 1470 AD): Chan Chan Ruins. This enormous archaeological complex, covering an area of 18 km², was the largest Pre-Columbian mud city in South America and remained the capital of the Chimu civilization until they were conquered by the Inca in the 15th century. Afterwards you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Lima. (breakfast, lunch)

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