Moche Route 4 days

Ruta Moche

Moche Route 4 days

What to expect and see:

Visit ancient Peruvian pre-Inca civilization ruins of Moche Culture temple complexes where Sipan Lord (the "Peruvian King Tut") was found and see his treasures that are  in Tumbas Reales Museum in Chiclayo.

The museum houses kings, warriors and priests´precious artifacsts, more than 2000 pieces in gold, artistic pottery, textile work in garments from funerary context and recreation of tombs.

Enjoy interesting sites like El Brujo, Huaca Cao Viejo, the tatooed Cao Lady museum and have a pleasant time in Trujillo city visiting its highlights.

Chiclayo and Trujillo

4 days

Day 01 Chiclayo

PM Arrival in Chiclayo. transfer from airport to hotel.
Overnight in Chiclayo.

Day 02 Chiclayo: Sipán and Moche culture

Chacana Ventarron

AM Visit  4,500 year-old Huaca Ventarron archaeological site that shows first civilization evidence in northern Peru.

Earliest ancient temples devoted to Fire god  and “Andean Cross” or “Chacana” were found in Huaca Ventarron by Archaeologists. The site is also Moche culture origin craddle.

Huaca Rajada

Then we will drive to Huaca Rajada archaeological site,  famous powerful  Moche ruler Lord of Sipán tomb, who had absolute power, his tomb witnesses Moche rulers´ splendor

Fine gold, silver and copper jewelry plus ceremonial utensils help archaeologists better understand Moche culture. Its on-site museum exhibits Moche elites findings from burials.

Museo Tumbas R

PM After lunch we will visit "Señor de Sipan" Royal Tombs of Sipán Museum, (impressive archaeological museum in South America)

Sipan Royal Tombs Museum holds Moche artwork collection like silver and gold jewelry, fine weaving, religious and military emblems and ceremonial utensils.

Oro Sr Sipan

Overnight Chiclayo.
Meals: Lunch.

Day 3 Chiclayo - Trujillo

huaca brujo

Today we will drive south towards Trujillo. En route we will detour to visit El Brujo archaeological site and Cao Museum.

El Brujo is composed by different temples built by  Moche people, who lived between 100 B.C. and 700 D.C.

Archaeologists found at Main temple Huaca Cao Viejo ceremonial room, 50 high-relief  mythical animals, shamans, warriors, human sacrifice,  navigating and fishing iconographic designs

Huaca Cao

At Huaca Cao Viejo archaeologists found "Dama de Cao" (Lady of Cao)  mummy, famous tattooed Moche governor woman.

Dama Cao

Once in Trujillo we will have lunch and proceed to visit downtown city center with its Main Square or Plaza de Armas, see colonial architecture with beautiful facades in colonial houses.

Sightseeing Cathedral Church, walk along Pizarro Street and finally visit Casa de La Emancipación, where Peru´s independence was claimed first time in  XIX AD.


Overnight in Trujillo.
Meals: Lunch.

Day 4 Trujillo

AM Departure to Moche Valley where archaeologists think it was Moche kingdom capital. Moche civilization mastered pottery with diverse iconography.

Valle Mochik

First visit is at “Inconceivable Face” artisan’s workshop, to learn about modern Moche ceramics production. These craftsmen keep their ancestors´age-old techniques like using mud molds.

While visiting workshop we will have some native Moche music performed by "The Caymans" playing traditional instruments,  living culture touch to your Moche experience.

Finally  we go to Huacas del Sol y de la Luna (Sun and Moon Temples) archaeological complex and the Museum Huacas de Moche.

Templo de la Luna (Moon Temple) is exquisitely decorated, main spiritual center of the Moche culture. The monument is composed by temples built one above each other for many years.

Archaeologists have found many ceremonial objects and about 40 sacrificed soldiers´skeletons.

From its ramparts you can see enormous walls decorated with multi-colored divinities´ figures  like Moche “Mountain God ”.

Mountain God

After typical marine food lunch in Huanchaco coastal town, we visit  Chan Chan, UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Chimu Empire capital was Chan Chan, 900-1470 AD., world´s largest non-pyramidal adobe built complex, 500 acres big and divided into 9 separate smaller cities.

Chan Chan

Then we´ll take you to Trujillo airport. Fly to Lima.
Meals: Lunch.
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Moche Route 4 days


Price of tour:

1 Pax                      US$ 1175
2 Paxs      each      US$ 776
3 Paxs      each      US$ 732
4-5 Paxs   each      US$ 692


All Taxes
02 nights of accomodation in Casa Andina Hotel in Chiclayo or similar
01 night in Libertador Hotel in Trujillo or similar
All ground transportation in private vehicle
Local knowledgeable Tour Guide
Entrance fees to the sites mentioned in program itinerary
3 meals (lunches) mentioned in tour
Snack and bottle of water on board

Not included:

Domestic flight
Beverages and soft drinks
Tips (gratuities) to Tour Guide and driver

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Ask for our special hotel  and  group rates.