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Ancestral North: Trujillo Chiclayo- Cajamarca 5 days 4 nights

Trujillo - Chiclayo - Cajamarca included

Day 01: Trujillo

Tour Huacas del "Sol y la Luna" (Temple of the Sun and Temple of the Moon) - Tour Chan Chan

Transfer to the hotel.Huaca de la Luna

10:30 We will head to Huaca de la Luna (Temple of the Moon also called Moon Pyramid), enjoying the landscape of the Moche countryside, then we will visit the most important part of our journey, the ceremonial and religious center of the Moche people, where we can see polychrome walls, and also the representation of their Moche God: AIA-PAEC. The walls and friezes show characters, like animals and anthropomorphic shapes, and also like the sun, the stars and abstract figures. The purpose of this temple is still not clear, but so far we know, Huaca del Sol (Temple of the Sun) was the politic center of the Moche Kingdom, while Huaca de la Luna (Temple of the Moon) was their religious center. Huaca de la Luna is smaller than Huaca del Sol. From the top of Huaca de la Luna, we can see Huaca del Sol. Huaca del Sol is the biggest massive built construction of the american continent. To build Huaca del Sol, 140 millions mud bricks were needed.Chan Chan


14:00 Lunch (Optional)

14:30 We will head to the territories of Chan Chan, capital of the Chimu Kingdom, and where we will visit Huaca Arco Iris (Rainbow Temple) (also called Huaca Dragón (Dragon Temple)). Then we will visit the Chan Chan Museum, in which a huge computarized Chan Chan archaeological complex scale model is exhibited. We continue our visit through Tshudi Palace, which is one of the 9 palaces of Chan Chan Citadel. Chan Chan was added as a Unesco World Heritage Site in 1986. Finally we will go to Huanchaco Beach, where you can enjoy watching or riding the famous "Caballitos de totora" (totora reed boats).

18:30 Transfer to the hotel.

 

Day 02: Chiclayo

Huaca Rajada - Túcume Pyramids - Royal Tombs of Sipan

Huaca Rajada

06:00 Bus Trujillo - Chiclayo.

09:00 Arrival to Chiclayo and transfer to your Hotel.

10:30 We start the tour, visiting Huaca Rajada, the place where the Lord of Sipan was found. Then we will go to the Túcume Pyramids, also we will visit the site museum.

Museo Tumbas Reales

14:30 We will visit the Royal Tombs of Sipan Museum, where we can see the Lord of Sipan's treasures like necklaces, ear ornaments, collars and the golden scepter. There we can also see the finest jewelry made in gold and silver, which belong to the Sipan Culture..

18:30 Transfer to the hotel

 

Day 03: Chiclayo Out

Morning: free.

22:45 Bus Chiclayo - Cajamarca.

 

Day 04: Cajamarca

Cumbe Mayo - Ventanillas de Otuzco

Cumbemayo

Arrival in Cajamarca and transfer to the hotel.

07:30 Breakfast.

08:00 We will visit the Archaeological Complex Cumbe Mayo, located 20km. from Cajamarca, and surrounded by a Stone Forest called Frailones. It's also interesting to visit: The Aqueduct, which is an unique work of pre-inca engineering, The Sanctuary and the Caves of Cumbe Mayo.

13:00 Lunch (Optional).

14:00 We will visit the Ventanillas de Otuzco (pre-inca tombs carved in volcanic rock), Hacienda Tres Molinos, Fundo Los Alpes, and the Hortensias Garden.Ventanillas de Otuzco

18:30 Transfer to the hotel

 

Day 05: Cajamarca Out

 

Transfer to the bus agency or airport.