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Chan Chan - Sipan - 4 Days / 3 Nights

Day 1 : Arrival in Trujillo

Trujillo is also known as the city of eternal spring because of its blessed climate and festive atmosphere. The area was inhabited by two important, ancient Peruvian civilizations, the Mochica and the Chimú.
Upon arrival a host will meet and assist you in transferring to the hotel and in registering.

Day 2 : Trujillo – City Tour, Temple of the Moon, Peruvian Paso Horse Show, Huanchaco and Chan Chan (B, L)

City Tour includes the Main Square, the Cathedral and the beautiful residential and commercial areas with magnificent colonial houses and well preserved porches, balconies and churches such as the Colonial Mansions of "Casa Iturregui" and "Casa Bracamonte". Visit the National University of Trujillo Museum where you will find cultural expressions of Peru´s diverse Pre-Hispanic periods.
Temple of the Moon

The Temple of the Moon is a beautifully decorated temple representing the spiritual center of the Moche culture. The monument consists of a series of temples built one above the other along several years. At the top of the ramps of mud can be seen the remains of massive walls decorated with colorful figures of deities, the most important god man Ai-Aipek feline content within sophisticated geometric designs of vibrant colors, yellow, red, ocher, black and white.

Trujillo – Tour includes a Peruvian Paso Horse Show
“Caballo de Paso” known worldwide for their smooth gaited movements and unusual spirit. No other horse combines strength, intelligence and beauty so perfectly as the Peruvian Paso Horse. The particular characteristic of the Paso Horse is precisely the reason for its name: the sublime charm of its typical step. As it walks, its front legs step very high and forward while the hooves sway to the sides in a graceful and synchronized movement. Enjoy a delightful demonstration of the skills of this unique member of the horse kingdom.

Huanchaco and Chan Chan Archaeological Site
Lunch is at the seashore village of Huanchaco, known for its totora seahorses - a typical small reed boat used for fishing. Continue to 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!.

Day 3 : Trujillo – Chiclayo on the way visit the archaeological site of El Brujo

In the morning, we'll travel with our guide by private car to Trujillo. This half-day journey south down the Pan-American highway offers a shifting panorama of scenes from coastal Peru, alternating irrigated river valleys such as the Jequetepeque and Chicama, with stretches of arid dune and rocky desert.

La Sra de Cao at the archaeological site of El Brujo
This site featured in National Geographic magazine after the sensational discovery here of the mummy of a tattooed priestess Sra de Cao, buried with a variety of ceremonial and military accoutrements. An extraordinary array of multicoloured murals dating from seven or more phases of construction depicts both scenes from the daily lives of the Moche, and gory rituals of sacrifice. Continue to Chiclayo. Arrive and registering in the hotel.

Sican Museum
The Sican Museum exhibits the treasure of pure gold artefacts 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.Lunch is included.

Day 4 - Chiclayo – Lima Sipan archaeological site and The Royal Tombs of Sipan Museum, Lunch and transfer to the airport (B,L)

Excursion to visit the Lord of Sipan archaeological site and Museum. In the fourth century AD, the Moche people buried one of their greatest warlords. He was buried with his head pointing south, his nose and ears covered with gold relics and his feet clad in silver. Also known as The Lord of Sipan, he was accompanied by his sacrificed subjects; women, children and llamas, similar to the way the finest warriors of the era accompanied their overlord on his voyage to the Afterlife. Visit the complex of Huaca Rajada, which comprises two huge pyramids made of adobe mud in front of which there is a platform wit two royal mausoleum. The intact remains of this important Mochica ruler were discovered here in 1987.

Continue to the Royal Tombs of Sipan Museum, rated as one of the most outstanding archaeological museums in South America, the building is modeled after an ancient pyramid of the region. Here you can find a reconstruction of the tomb of Sipan, dubbed the "Tutankhamen of the Americas" because of the golden splendor of hundreds of pieces of pottery and exquisite gold jewelry found at the site.
Lunch is included.
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Lima.

2016 Prices per person: Prices available upon request

Hotels to use: Tourist Class: Los Conquistadores in Trujillo, Garza Hotel in Chiclayo
Tourist Superior: El Gran Marques in Trujillo, Garza Hotel in Chiclayo
First Class / Deluxe / Luxury: Libertador Trujillo, Casa Andina Select Chiclayo