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.