CHAN CHAN PERU TOUR PACKAGE

USD $ 815

During the 5-Day Chan Chan Peru Tour, you will discover the Moche and Chimú civilizations that thrived in the northern coast of Peru, and you will explore their archaeological sites and monuments which are part of their legacy.

Price per person, double occupancy. Three-stars hotels. Private service except bus transfer to Chiclayo, all meals and excursions, transfers, and entrance fees. Domestic airfares are not included.

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    Chan Chan Peru Tour

    Legacy of the Chimu pre-Inca culture, Chan Chan means “Sun-Sun”. It is known as the oldest city of clay in pre-Columbian America.

    The 5-Day Chan Chan Peru Package will take you through a fascinating discovery of the most outstanding cultures of the north of Peru — Moche and Chimú, remarkable civilizations overtaken by the Incas later on.

    Highlights of the Chan Chan Peru Package:

    • You will visit Huacas de Moche, a representative architectonic complex of the Moche culture.
    • Lady of Cao, the oldest female ruler ever recognized in ancient Peru.
    • The Lord of Sicán’s tombs and funerary pieces and the Historical Sanctuary of Pómac Forest.
    • Túcume and the Valley of the Pyramids.
    • Huaca Rajada, the place where the Lord of Sipán was discovered.
    • The Royal Tombs of Sipán Museum, listed as the most modern in Latin America and one of the best ten in the world.

    If you also are interested in visiting Cusco, we highly recommend you to check our:

    1. DAY 1 Arrival and City tour in Trujillo

      Flight Lima – Trujillo (not included). Your tour guide will be waiting for you at the airport to transfer you to your hotel in Trujillo.

      Later in the day, we will pick you up from your hotel and begin the city tour of one of the most beautiful colonial cities in northern Peru. Walk through its streets full of mansions and architectonic neoclassical and baroque style, among other masterpieces. Trujillo is part of the Moche Valley, where the important pre-Inca cultures of Moche and Chimú developed. Trujillo was the first Peruvian city to declare independence from Spain in 1820.

      Evening free.

      Overnight in Trujillo.

      Meals included: none.

    2. DAY 2 Chan Chan and Moche Culture Tour

      You will visit the archeological complex of Huacas de Moche—an admirable ancient remainings of the main center of the Moche culture, by the Cerro Blanco peak, strategically located near the mouth of the Moche River Valley. Huaca del Sol was built for administrative and residential purposes, and Huaca de la Luna was a ceremonial and religious center. This monumental site bears proof of the Moche power, a civilization that expanded between A.D. 100 and 900.

      After lunch, you will continue to Huanchaco, a traditional fishermen town key port for the Moche, the Chimu, and the Incas in the past. Presently we still find the outstanding “Caballitos de totora”, small reed boats used to surf the waves, a tradition that dates back more than 3,000 years.

      Finally, only 4 km further is your last stop: Chan Chan, the capital and largest pre-Columbian Chimu city. A magnificent architectural masterpiece, that was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986.

      Evening free.

      Overnight in Trujillo.

      Meals included: B L

    3. DAY 3 Complex “El Brujo” and Lady of Cao Tour

      After breakfast, you will visit the complex of “El Brujo” (the wizard). It is an ancient ceremonial center where we will be able to admire 5,000 years of legacy of human occupation in this region: from the nomads to the Cupisnic, Moche, Lambayeque, Chimu, and Inca cultures until the colonial period and nowadays.

      We will also learn the history of the most powerful Mochica woman who ruled the northern part of Peru in A.D. 300 — the famous Lady of Cao (duration: 3 hours). Lunch on route. Return to your hotel.

      At night, transfer to the bus station to take your bus to Chiclayo (duration: 4 hours approx). Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel in Chiclayo.

      Evening free.

      Overnight in Chiclayo

      Meals included: B L

    4. DAY 4 Lord of Sican’s Tour

      Today you will visit the National Museum of Sicán, which reveals the customs and lifestyle of Sicán and harbors the Lord of Sicán’s tombs and funerary pieces.

      We will continue to the historical sanctuary of Pómac Forest. The tour includes the Dry carob forest, a stop at the Interpretation center, a close sight of the spectacular Millennium tree, and the visit of “Las Salinas” viewpoint and Batán Grande archaeological complex.

      Finally, and after enjoying a delicious lunch, you will visit Túcume and the Valley of the Pyramids on 220 hectares. Túcume is the largest archaeological opencast complex, found in the middle of an arid desert with a beautiful dry forest. Return to your hotel.

      Evening free.

      Overnight in Chiclayo.

      Meals included: B L

    5. DAY 5 Lord of Sipan Full-Day Tour

      Pick-up from your hotel. We will start with the famous and miraculously intact Lord of Sipán at Huaca Rajada — a member of the Moche Dynasty and the first royal mummy to be discovered in Peru. The tour will continue to the Museum of Huaca Rajada that exhibits his remains.

      After lunch, you will visit the Museum of the Royal Tombs of Sipán, listed as the most modern in Latin America, where the real gems of the Mochica art are kept, as well as the remains of the old dignitary of Sipán. Return to your hotel in Chiclayo.

      Finally, pick up from your hotel and transfer to the airport to take your flight Chiclayo – Lima (not included).

      Meals included: B L

    Legend
    B Breakfast
    S Snack
    L Lunch
    D Dinner
    BL Boxed Lunch

    Price Per Person

    3 Stars
    Double room in private service with transfer to Chiclayo by bus US$815
    Single supplement US$561
    Additional in private transfer to Chiclayo US$10

     

    4 Stars
    Double room in private service with transfer to Chiclayo by bus US$857
    Single supplement US$609
    Additional in private transfer to Chiclayo US$10

     

    TOUR NOTES:

    The Chan Chan Peru Package is customizable. If you prefer to travel for fewer days or add days or destinations to your trip, please let us know in the Comments Section of the Get Free Quote form. You can fill out our Present Design Your Trip form or Contact Us form with your specific needs.

     

    • This trip is available every day of the year.
    • Price does not include payment transaction fees.
    • Price includes hotel accommodation based on double occupancy with 1 queen/king-size bed or 2 twin/full-size beds.
    • Price does not include local sales taxes; as foreign travelers are sales tax exempt according to Peruvian Law.
    • If you also are interested to visit Cusco, we highly recommend you check our 4-day Machu Picchu Tour. 
    What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
    • Hotel accommodations according to itinerary.
    • Meals according to itinerary.
    • All guided excursions in English in private service.
    • All tours and intermediate transfers.
    • All entrance tickets.
    • Commercial bus: Trujillo – Chiclayo.
    What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
    • International and domestic flights.
    • Visas required for entry.
    • Airport taxes.
    • Drinks and tips.
    • Airport transfers, hotel, and tours in Lima.
    • Processing and wire transfer fees.

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