DAY 1. CHICLAYO: Upon arrival reception, assistance and transfer to the hotel.
DAY 2. SIPAN – TUCUME – TUMBAS REALES MUSEUM: Morning excursion to the mud-brick burial platform of Huaca Rajada, where the fabulous tomb of the Lord of Sipan was discovered with gold artifacts and precious stone that have revealed a wealth of information about the little known ancient Moche civilization. Afternoon tour to Tucume, an imposing site consisting of 26 mud-brick pyramids that served as the political and religious center of the Lambayeque culture. Visit the spectacular Tumbas Reales Museum and return to hotel. Optional: Typical lunch at a local restaurant in Lambayeque.
(Possible one extra day extension to vist the Sican museum, the Pomac forest – where new ceremonial pyramids and tombs are being discovered – and to the Brüning museum in Lambayeque).
DAY 3. CHICLAYO – TRUJILLO: In a 6 hours trip toward South, will be possible to appreciate the different valleys fertile and important sugar country properties . Visit to “Huaca El Brujo”, a very important Moche ritual center. Arrival in Trujillo, hotel.
DAY 4. TRUJILLO City tour, including beautiful colonial mansions with their well-preserved, imposing portals, balconies and churches, and visit to the private Cassinelli museum. Drive to the seaside town of Huanchaco to enjoy the beach atmosphere and watch the local fishermen on their ‘caballitos de totora’ reed boats and to enjoy an optional sea food lunch. In the afternoon visit to the Huacas de la Luna y del Sol, one of the Trujillo highlights. Hotel.
DAY 5. TRUJILLO Visit to the royal palace complex of Chan Chan, capital of the Chimu culture. This enormous complex, the largest in pre-Columbian America, is divided into nine separate citadels. Transfer to the airport.