Explore an alternative cultural tour outside the traditional circuit of the south of the Peru. One of the best experiences is the well known The Moche Route Tour, a travel package which crosses the cities where the Mochica culture developed in the current province of Trujillo up to the north coast of Peru.
The desert places where these pyramids called Huacas hide have a special charm and mystery that still seems to resonate among the ruins of these buildings. It is the land of great lords like the Lord of Sipan or the Lady of Cao, who were buried with all the splendor in sacred and ancestral spaces.
During a 5D/4N Moche Route tour we will discover the traditions, ceramics, objects and the rest of the legacy left by this ancient civilization.
On the first day of our adventure our staff will be waiting for you when you arrive at Jorge Chavez International Airport in Lima, for your assistance and transfer to the hotel.
We will have the day off to get to know the city, have a pisco sour (a Peruvian flag drink) and taste its delicious gastronomy.
In the morning of today we will wake up in Lima to visit two of the best museums in the city and soak up some of Peru’s pre-Inca cultures.
We will start with the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology that will give us a broad vision to understand the diverse manifestations that developed in ancient Peru, and later visit the Larco Museum, considered one of the 25 best museums in the world and that hides among its walls up to 45 thousand pieces of the Chavín, Chimú, Nasca, Paracas, Cupisnique, Lambayeque and Inca cultures.
In the afternoon we will travel to the airport to catch a plane to Chiclayo. Once in the city, our staff will be waiting for you to transfer you to your hotel.
We will start the Moche Route from the city of Chiclayo visiting Huaca Rajada, an enclave where the burial of El Señor de Sipán was found -almost intact-.
After discovering one of the jewels of Peruvian and world archaeology, we will continue our trip to the Valley of the Pyramids in Tucume, the most important capital of its time, 33 km from the city of Chiclayo.
This city has 26 adobe pyramids dating from the 11th century AD. and took up to 500 years to build.
After this visit we will go to get to know another of the great attractions of the Moche Route: its spectacular gastronomy. Considered as the best food in the country, the northern food will become an authentic pleasure for our palates.
We will end the day visiting the Museum of the Royal Tombs of Sipán, where we will be able to observe the original tomb and funeral parlour of the Lord of Sipán.
If the Lord of Sipán didn’t leave us breathless, we can still travel the Moche Route to the city of Trujillo, 3 hours from Chiclayo.
Here we will visit La Huaca de El Brujo, with beautiful polychrome friezes. From here we will go to the Museum of the Señora de Cao (Lady of Cao), where we will be able to observe the mummy of this Mochica leader who revolutionized the world of archaeology after its discovery in 2005, when shedding theories that said that ancient Peru was a patriarchy.
In the afternoon, our staff will assist you in moving them to your hotel. You will have the afternoon free to visit the city and inspect the surroundings of your accommodation.
We will end our cultural route to the north by visiting Huacas del Sol y de la Luna, capital of the Moche culture between the 1st and 7th centuries AD. This area was an important political-religious center. Inside the temple, a burial with up to 40 Mochica warriors has been discovered.
In the afternoon, after visiting the Dragon Temple, we will leave for the mud city of Chan Chan, the largest in South America and capital of the Chimu Empire, which occupied the Moche territory after its collapse.
We could not finish our tour without visiting the cove of Huanchaco, one of the best beaches in the north, and famous for its Caballitos de Totora, ancient boats built on the basis of a species of rod, with which fishermen go into the sea.
After picking up our luggage we will transfer to the airport to be able to take a plane back to Lima.
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