This program allows travelers to learn about the most important cultures of the North of Peru: Moches, Chimus, But it also gives an excellent introduction to the unique flora and fauna of the dry forest including a spectacled bear conservation project.
The area is still new to tourism, but we have taken every care to provide as comfortable a stay as possible, with air-conditioned vehicles and expert guides.
Arrival to Trujillo, reception and transfer to Libertador Hotel. The first destination will be the Sun and Moon temples built by the Moches. 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.
After lunch at Huanchaco, 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.
Early depart to Chaparri Reserve in Chiclayo. On the way, visit El Brujo Archaeological complex recently featured at National Geographic because a tattooed mummy was found by a team of archaeologist here. After lunch at local hacienda with a presentation of the famous Peruvian horse, depart to Chiclayo and then to Chaparri reserve locate in the dry forest.
Explore the trails at Chaparri where guides will inform you about the different species of the dry forest and the Spectacled bear conservation project. Then return to Chiclayo visiting Sipan archaeological site on the way. Here 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.
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.
Then continue to Lambayeque to visit the Royal Tombs of Sipan Museum, considered as of of the best new museums in the world. At appropriate hour transfer to the airport.
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