Step back in time in Chiclayo’s impressive Mausoleum of Sipán, a remnant of the lost civilization of Moche Indians. In this verdant area filled with rice and sugarcane fields (evidence of a strong Asian immigrant population) the most fascinating attraction is a visit to The Royal Tombs of Sipán, to watch archaeologists at work unraveling the mysteries of the region.

Highlights

  • Royal Tombs of Sipan
  • Huaca Rajada
  • Sican National Museum

 Places to stay

Enchanting Travels Peru Tours - Chiclayo hotels - Casa Andina Select Chiclayo 6

Casa Andina Select Chiclayo

Hotel Style: International

Located in the centre of Chiclayo, the Casa Andina Select Chiclayo offers 123 pleasant and modestly designed rooms, which make it an ideal base for a stay in North Peru.  See Hotel

 Things to do

Half day visit to Sipán & Huaca Rajada from Chiclayo

Visit to the Huaca Rajada where the Lord of Sipan was discovered. Explore the tomb and learn about the Moche people who built these monuments. An important part of Perúvian history is revealed here, which offer deeper insights into the cultural diversity of the country. (Approximately 4 hours 30 minutes, if you have a preference for timing, please tell your travel consultant at the time of booking, otherwise our team will schedule the tour at the best available time. Private Activity)

Half day visit to Sican Museum

Visit the Peruvian National Museum of Sicán to explore the many artefacts of the Sican (also known as the Sipan) and Moche people. An important part of Perúvian history is revealed here, which offer deeper insights into the cultural diversity of the country. (Duration 3 hours, if you have a preference for timing, please tell your travel consultant at the time of booking, otherwise our team will schedule the tour at the best available time. Private Activity)

Visit to the Tucume Pyramids and the Royal Tombs of Sipan Museum

Begin the morning with a visit to the Huaca Rajada where the Lord of Sipan was discovered. Next visit Tucume, center of the Moche culture. Considered to be the most important finds, this site is laid out in the form of a pyramid, reflecting the culture’s sun-worship practices. After lunch enchance your understanding of the Moche people by exploring the Royal Tombs of Sipan Museum. The highlight of the musuem is the mummy of the Lord of Sipan and his mummified entourage as well as other artefacts of the Moche. (09:00 to 17:00. Private Activity, Lunch Included.)

Visit to El Brujo complex & transfer from Chiclayo to Trujillo

On your transfer from Chiclayo to Trujillo, stop and discover the ancient monument of the Moche culture on this tour of the El Brujo Archaeological Complex. Located between these two cities and next to the sea, Huaca El Brujo and Huaca Cao Viejo were built by the Moche people sometime between 1 and 600 AD and are famed for the polychrome reliefs and mural paintings. (Duration: 1.5 hours walking tour at El Brujo. 3 hours transfer from Chiclayo to Trujillo, if you have a preference for timing, please tell your travel consultant at the time of booking, otherwise our team will schedule the tour at the best available time. Private Activity.)

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