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!.