Our Private Tour explores northern Peru’s ancient civilizations that are as significant as the better-known Inca. Our extensive private touring of the best sites includes the Tomb of the Lord of Sipan, Chan Chan and the Moche Temples.
Welcome to Chiclayo
In the early morning, you’ll be met upon arrival in Chiclayo, a charming colonial town founded in 1560. Join your guide to begin your exploration into the ancient cultures of northern Peru, beginning with in-depth sightseeing at Huaca Rajada, the site of an amazing archaeological discovery made in 1987. The Tomb of the Lord of Sipán is the 1,700-year-old burial site of an important governor of the ancient Moche civilization. Remarkably preserved, the excavation revealed his noble attire and accessories including necklaces, breastplates, ear spools, nose rings, helmets, bracelets and scepters made of gold and silver, amazing pieces that you’ll see in the Tumbas Reales Museum built specially to house these treasures.. You will also visit the Tucume Pyramids, an important ceremonial complex of 26 pyramids constructed nearly 1,000 years ago. After sightseeing, transfer to the first class Casa Andina Select Hotel for a restful overnight. Meals L
Chiclayo to Trujillo
Set out this morning and visit El Brujo, an ancient center of the Moche culture which flourished in the region between the 1st and 7th centuries A.D. Continue on to Trujillo and check into the Casa Andina Premium, overlooking the main square in the historic part of town. Meals, B, L
Start your discoveries today with two remarkable adobe pyramids built around 500 A.D., the Temple of the Sun and the Temple of the Moon. Not far away, Huanchaca is the main port in this region established in 1383 by the Incas. The highlight of the day’s sightseeing will of course be Chan Chan, one of the most important archaeological sites in all of Peru. This enormous adobe city in the Moche Valley was the capital of the Chimú Empire which flourished before the Inca conquest and at one time stretched for nearly 600 miles along the northern coast of Peru. After sightseeing, transfer to the airport for an evening flight for your onward journey. Meals L