Day 1 – Lima to Chiclayo
Arrival Chiclayo, “The Capital of the Friendship” and transfer to the hotel Costa del Sol Chiclayo to check-in. 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 at the Costa del Sol Chiclayo.
Day 2 – Chiclayo to Trujillo
In the morning, we'll travel by car to Trujillo. This city was founded in 1534 on the orders of Francisco Pizarro and maintains its colonial atmosphere.
In the afternoon, we'll head south of town to visit the Temples of the Sun and Moon, built by the Moche people 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 at the Libertador Hotel Trujillo located on the main plaza.
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.
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'll travel to the charming seaside town of nearby Huanchaco for lunch, before traveling to the Trujillo airport for a late afternoon flight to Lima.
|The Moche Route||2019|
|3 days/2 nights|
|Private Departures: Daily all year-round.|
|Prices per person||1||2||3||4/up||Sing Supp|