Day 01: Huaraz
06:00 Arrival in Huaraz and transfer to the hotel
09:00 City Tour, visiting Plaza de Armas (Main Square), Templo del Señor de la Soledad, Regional Museum, José Olaya Street, old Huaraz street, Trout Fish Farm, and finally we will visit the Baños Termo medicinales de Monterrey (Monterrey Hot Springs).
Overnight in Huaraz
Day 02: Huaraz
Callejón de Huaylas (Huaylas Alley) - Llanganuco Lakes
08:00 We will go trough the Santa River Valley, which is between the white and black Andes, and where we can see picturesque towns and beautiful cities like Carhuaz; which because of its height, winds and temperature, is considerated one of the best weather in Peru. We also see Yungay; which is located 22 kilometers from Carhuaz. We will see too Mancos and Caraz town and the most important mountains of the White Andes. We will go up to the Llanganuco Lakes: Chinacocha Lake (female lake), which has a very intense turquoise color and then the Orkoncocha Lake (male lake). The lakes are located between a narrow galciar, and are flanked by the Huascaran y Huandoy. This lake has an great panorama of blue turquoise waters, varied fauna and flora.
Lunch in Caraz.
Return to Huaraz.
Day 03: Huaraz
Chavín de Huantar
08:00 We will visit the most representative ceremonial center of the High Peruvian Culture, which has more than 3,000 years old, considerated the first high level peruvian culture. Here we will see its monumental architecture, with hidden squares and subterranean galleries. Also we will see the finest lithic work like the Lanzon Monolithic. Also this temple is the place where the Tello Obelisk and Stela Raimondi (which have anthropozooform representations) were found. Also you can see the Portada de las Falcónidas, which has columns and the famous tenon Heads, which are surrounding the Main Temple.
21:30 Bus to Trujillo
Día 04: Trujillo
06:30 Arrival in Trujillo and transfer to the hotel.
10:00 We start the City Tour, visiting the Main Square (Plaza Mayor) where we can see the Liberty Statue, which is a marble baroque sculpture. We will visit also the Cathedral of Trujillo, which was built in 1666, and keeps valuable art works, painting of the cuzqueña school and sculptures. We will also visit the Calonge House, Orbegoso House, which have the virreynal touch, because of their paving stone floors, and art work in their doors, Emancipación House, Iturregui Palace, built in the XIX century, and neoclassic architecture. We can also visit the "Museo de Juguete" (Toy Museum) and/or The Archaeology Museum.
Overnight in Trujillo
Day 05: Trujillo
Tour Huacas del "Sol y la Luna" (Temple of the Sun and Temple of the Moon) - Tour Chan Chan
Transfer to the hotel.
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.
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.