CHICLAYO AND TRUJILLO - CHAN CHAN
The largest Pre-Columbian city in South America, Chan Chan is an archaeological site located in the Peruvian region of La Libertad, five km west of Trujillo. Covering an area of approximately 20 km², Chan Chan was constructed by the Chimor (the kingdom of the Chimú), a late intermediate period civilization which grew out of the remnants of the Moche civilization
CHICLAYO AND TRUJILLO TOURS
Price per person:
Tourist class Hotel 3stars US$ 498
based on double occupancy
First class Hotel 4stars US$ 586
based on double occupancy
Don't includes the flight tickets
Additional Domestic Transportation Costs:
Flights: Lima- Chiclayo & Trujillo- Lima US$ 420
Arrival Chiclayo, "The Capital of the Friendship" and transfer to Hotel. Then we'll visit Sipan, where the tomb of the Lord of Sipan was discovered. The Lord ruled around 200 AD over the Moche culture, and his gold-laden tomb is considered to be the richest in the Americas. We will travel to the town of Lambayeque to visit the Royal Tombs of Sipan Museum where many of these
riches are displayed. After lunch, we'll visit the 26 pre-Columbian pyramids of Tucume. These pyramids were excavated by Thor Heyerdahl (of Kon-tiki fame), who discovered burial sites, textiles, Incan figurines and depictions of reed boats. This, together with goods from far-flung corners of the South America, allowed Heyerdahl to prove that the ancient people of Tucume were experienced voyagers and traders. We'll return to Chiclayo for the night.
Day 2 - Chiclayo to Trujillo
In the morning, we'll travel by private car or bus to Trujillo. This city keeps the colonial atmosphere and it was was founded in 1534 on the orders of Francisco Pizarro. In the morning, we'll head south of town to visit the Temples of theSun and Moon, built by the Moche Culture in around 500 AD. These 130-foot-tall pyramids
are thought to be the largest adobe structures in the Americas. We return to Trujillo to spend the night. We'll then visit the royal palace complex of Chan Chan, built by the Chimu culture in pre-Inca times. This enormous complex, the largest in pre-Columbian America, is divided into nine separate citadels. We return to Trujillo to spend the night.
Day 3 - Trujillo to Lima
Take a short tour of Trujillo in the morning, including the Casa del Mayorazgo, Casa Orbegozo, Casa de la Emancipacion, and La Merced Church. You'll stroll along the grand central plaza and the streets lined with colonial mansions.
Before returning to the airport for a late afternoon flight to Lima.