Multi-Day Tour | Private

Moche Route (Northern Peru Extension) (4 days)

Metropolitan Touring - Peru

Lima, Peru To Lima, Peru

Valid for Departures Now Through: 30 Nov 2018

Moche Route (Northern Peru Extension) (4 days)

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Lima, Peru
Trujillo, Peru
None None

Day 01 - Peru / Trujillo

Transfer Airport / Hotel (private)

Upon arrival in Trujillo early in the morning, you will be met by our representative and private driver and will be transferred to your hotel. Our representative will assist you with check-in procedures.

Full day Huaca de la Luna (Moon Pyramid), Huanchaco Beach and Chan-Chan Citadel (private)

Today you will head to the Moche Valley, where you will be met by a traditional family that descends from the ancient people who built the amazing Sun and Moon Pyramids, the center of power in the northern coast of Peru during Moche times.

Here you will be able to observe the undeniable traces of their monuments, be impressed by a stunning set of mud-brick friezes on the walls of the Temple of the Moon excavated by archaeologist and appreciate several artifacts and tombs of the Mochica Culture at the on-site museum Huacas de Moche displaying various utensils and high artistic ceramics.

Then, take some time to enjoy the taste of the local cuisine that will reveal thousands of years of culinary tradition (lunch is on your own). After lunch, head to Arco Iris Temple (or Huaca Dragon) from the Chimu Culture and then reach the archeological complex of Chan-Chan located 6 Kms. (3.7 miles). It was declared a World Patrimony by the UNESCO in 1986. The archaeological remains of Chan-Chan, are rather well preserved although built with mud bricks. Continue to Huanchaco Beach, a traditional cove, whose inhabitants still maintain some customs inherited from their ancestors, like the Caballitos de Totora (totora horses), reed boats used by local fishermen.

After the excursion, you will be transferred to your hotel.

Overnight in Trujillo.

Day 2
Trujillo, Peru
Chiclayo, Peru
None Breakfast, Lunch

Day 02 - Trujillo / Chiclayo

Full day Trujillo City Tour, then continue to Chiclayo including an en-route visit to El Brujo Complex (private)

Today visit begins with the city tour of one of the most beautiful colonial towns of Northern Peru: Trujillo, founded in 1534. Walk through its streets full of mansions and architectonic masterpieces expressed in the diverse style of construction, neoclassical and rococo, among others. Then visit the Archaeological Museum of Universidad Nacional de Trujillo for an overview of the region’s pre-Columbian cultures. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant in Pacasmayo (set menu) After lunch, continue to Chiclayo and on the way, stop to visit the Archaeological Complex of El Brujo, once one of the most important religious and political centers of the Moche Culture.

El Brujo pyramid rises about 98 feet above the surrounding desert and covers an area of roughly 330 by 330 feet. Just some years ago, a well preserved tattooed mummy of a young woman, who belongs to the Moche Royalty, was been discovered deep inside El Brujo pyramid. She has been called Señora de Cao and is exhibited in the Lady of Cao Museum.

Upon arrival to Chiclayo, you will be transferred to your hotel.

Overnight in Chiclayo

Day 3
Chiclayo, Peru
None Breakfast, Lunch

Day 03 - Chiclayo

Full day Sican National Museum, Pomac Forest Sanctuary and Tucume Pyramids including lunch (private)

At the appropriate time, begin today’s excursion with a visit to the Sican National Museum, located in Ferreñafe, about 25 minutes from the city of Chiclayo. Here, a door will be open to the knowledge of the lifestyle of the ancient people who made of the dry forest a strategic point for developing one of the most important cultures of northern Peru: Sicán, also known as Lambayeque. The museum exhibits aspects of daily life of the Sican culture, including pottery making and metal crafts.

Continue to the Historical Sanctuary of the Pomac Forest, located 35 km north of Chiclayo, stands imposing and vigorous, being the oldest and best preserved equatorial dry forest of 5,887.38 ha. This incredible vast forest of Algarrobo trees, an icon of veneration for the local populations guardians of myths and legends created around this tree.

End your day with a visit to Tucume and the Valley of the Pyramids and 26 religious groups spread on 220 hectares. Tucume is the biggest Archaeological Opencast Complex in the world, in the middle of an arid desert with a beautiful dry forest.

Overnight in Chiclayo

Day 4
Chiclayo, Peru
Lima, Peru
None Breakfast, Lunch

Day 04 - Chiclayo / Lima

Full day Huaca Rajada and Royal Tombs National Museum (private)

Morning excursion to the magnificent mud-brick burial platform of Huaca Rajada where the worldfamous Tomb of the Lord of Sipan was discovered. Admire fabulous gold artifacts, precious stones and the ancient Moche civilization’s history. The Lord of Sipan was a member of the Moche dynasty and the archaeologists have tried to find out who he was exactly and per recent excavations, it seems like this man was the fourth character in the hierarchy. Our next point will be Lambayeque, where a delicious meal will be awaiting us.

Afterwards, visit the Tumbas Reales Museum and discover its historical richness. The Museum is listed as the most modern in Latin America and one of the ten best in the world. The Royal Tombs Museum shelters real gems of Mochica art and keeps the remains of the old dignitary of Sipan.

Finally, you will be transferred to the Chiclayo Airport to board your flight back to Lima.

Tour Features

Experience(s)

  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Family Vacations
  • Sightseeing

Description

Northern Peru, surrounded by carob tree forests, sand and the sea, constitute the perfect setting to discover the impressive legacy of its inhabitants. This land of great cultures is full of skilled potters, impressive buildings, traditions and exquisite food, a collection of wonders that will make your visit an unforgettable experience.

About Us

Metropolitan Touring - Peru is a very agile and extremely reliable DMC in Peru providing outstanding custom-made travel experiences. Originally founded as Receptour in the 1960’s, we became Metropolitan Touring Peru in 2007. By merging the local knowledge of our 100% Peruvian staff and the continuous innovation of the Metropolitan Touring network, we are able to constantly exceed our guests’ expectations and to offer important advantages for multi-country trips (ie. Peru & Galapagos combination). Our Dedicated Travel Advisor Desk’s goal is to provide exclusive assistance to the agent community to deliver a perfect travel experience.

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Reviewed on: 03 Feb 2018

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Reviewed on: 23 Jul 2018

Everything went perfectly. And we loved our guide for the Sacred Valley and Machu Pichu. We kept trying to come up with a question she couldn't answer, but were unsuccessful. Our hotels were amazing - completely comfortable, interesting, and with excellent cuisine. The lunch stops were fabulous. I can't say enough about how great this tour company is.
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By: Susan KW


Reviewed on: 14 Sep 2018

Metropolitan Touring provided a private guide and driver for the various Inca sites in Peru including Machu Picchu, Cusco and the Sacred Valley. The guide was terrific with our teenagers and took the time to converse with my son in Spanish, who is learning the language. He was well versed in the history of the Incas so we learned quite a bit about the culture including the history and significance of each site. Hotels selected were top notch and we were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the restaurants that came with our reservation. We would highly recommend
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