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.

Interests

  • Adventure
  • Heritage
  • Landscape

Highlights

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

Places to Stay

Casa Andina Select Chiclayo

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.

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Los Portales

Style: International

Los Portales is situated just 5 blocks away from the Plaza de Armas and has been created to offer modern amenities, relaxing ambience and functional yet pleasant furnishings in all of its 35 rooms.

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Activities in Chiclayo

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.)

Cajamarca (part 5/5) Chachapoyas 5D/4N night in Chiclayo

Rise early as your head out on this full day drive to Chiclayo, admiring the changing scenery as you go. From the lush mountain greenery of Chachapoyas and the Amazonas region, you will find yourself climbing up through the Andes before descending down to the sandy desert dunes of the Peruvian coast. (Approx 8 hours drive, Private Activity, Boxed Lunch Included)

Cajamarca (part 4/4) Chachapoyas 4D/3N w/ Revash night in Chiclayo

Rise early as your head out on this full day drive to Chiclayo, admiring the changing scenery as you go. From the lush mountain greenery of Chachapoyas and the Amazonas region, you will find yourself climbing up through the Andes before descending down to the sandy desert dunes of the Peruvian coast. (Approx 8 hours drive, Private Activity, Boxed Lunch Included)

Cajamarca (part 4/4) Chachapoyas 4D/3N w/ Karajia night in Chiclayo

Rise early as your head out on this full day drive to Chiclayo, admiring the changing scenery as you go. From the lush mountain greenery of Chachapoyas and the Amazonas region, you will find yourself climbing up through the Andes before descending down to the sandy desert dunes of the Peruvian coast. (Approx 8 hours drive, Private Activity, Boxed Lunch Included)

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