Moche and Chimu civilizations and Northern Peru

Destination Lima Trujillo Chiclayo Mancora
Duration 8 days 7 nights
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Tour Highlights

 

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Pre-Inca civilizations Archaeological heritage Moche and Chimu cultures Humpback whales

 

 

Experiences

Discover the heritage of Pre-Columbian Moche and Chimu civilizations by visiting the city of Trujillo. Explore the archeological sites of Chiclayo to learn about the rulers and traditions of Moche civilization. Learn about the role of the women during the Mochica era by visiting the archeological complex El Brujo. Enjoy the beach and observe the marine life of Mancora.

 

Your tour at a glance

This luxury private tour will give you the opportunity to discover the Northern Peru off the beaten tracks. The heritage left by pre-Columbian civilizations Moche and Chimu will be the main common thread of your luxury travel in Peru. During the entire trip you will be with your dedicated guide always ready to answer to all your questions. You will finish your luxury travel in Mancora to enjoy the beach or just relax at your hotel, an oasis of tranquility.

 

Day 1 : Arrival in Lima
Day 1 : Arrival in Lima

Your journey through the rich archeological heritage of ancient civilizations will begin with your arrival in Lima. Your private guide will meet you at Lima International Airport upon your arrival and will take you to your hotel located in the heart of one of Lima's most beautiful districts, Miraflores. According to your arrival time, you can make a first visit of the National Archeological Museum of Lima, as an introduction to your tour to have already a general idea about the civilizations of Chavins, Chimu, Moche etc. Your private guide will be always at your disposal. Lima has a lot to offer to its visitors, according to their points of interest. Here you can find also the archeological remains of Huaca Pucllana of Wari civilization dating back to IX-X centuries, located in Miraflores neighborhood. What makes unique this big pyramid and what was the function of this site? Your private guide will be happy to answers to all your questions. Overnight in Lima.

Day 2 : Flight from Lima to Trujillo
Day 2 : Flight from Lima to Trujillo

Today you will take the plane with your guide to reach Trujillo, a typical city of Spanish colonial period sheltering unique architectural monuments dating back to Moche (II-VIII centuries) and Chimu (XI-XV centuries) civilizations era. The proximity to the ancient city of Chan Chan where archaeological excavations are carried out today is another reason for the travelers to make a stop in this charming city. Today you will discover the timeless citadel of Chan Chan with Nikan Palace and its ceremonial courtyards, the ancient capital of the Chimu civilization, inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. By studying the different platforms of the site, reflecting strict social and political strategy, you will see how the local life was organized at that time. Later, your guide will take you back to Trujillo. Overnight in Trujillo.

Meals : Breakfast
Day 3 : Trujillo sightseeing
Day 3 : Trujillo sightseeing

Today you will discover not only the marvelous heritage of Chimu civilization but also some monuments dating back to Moche civilization, traveling back to II-VII centuries. You will explore the famous Huaca del sol y de la luna. These names were assigned to the temples by the conquistadors, however no written record was kept as to their original names in order to better understand for what religious rituals they were used exactly. But your private guide will be there to present you other interesting facts about this stunning constructions according to the well preserved frescoes and reliefs. Later, you will explore also the Dragon Temple (also known as Huaco del Arco Iris). This pyramid decorated with beautiful reliefs representing anthropomorphic and geometric figures, dates back to the time of pre-Columbian civilization Chimu. There are sculptures of dragons where the name comes from and according to other hypotheses, the temple was used during the rituals to honor the rainbow (from where its other name originated). Late afternoon, you can visit Huanchaco, the fishing village where the villagers will be glad to show you the little reed boats which have been used by Peruvian fishermen even 3000 years ago. Overnight in Trujillo.

Meals : Breakfast
Day 4 : From Trujillo to Chiclayo (4h driving)
Day 4 : From Trujillo to Chiclayo (4h driving)

Chiclayo will be the next step of your archeological journey, well known especially for its museums and pre-Inca archaeological sites (dating back to the time of the Moche and Sican civilizations). On the way, you will make a detour to discover also the archaeological complex of El Brujo. What makes it important and what is the main discovery of the complex? You will learn about it during your visit. Would you like to see also a mummy with tattoos representing religious symbolism? Then, visit also the local museum with your guide. Later you will arrive to Chiclayo. Overnight in Chiclayo.

Meals : Breakfast
Day 5 : Chiclayo sightseeing
Day 5 : Chiclayo sightseeing

Today you can explore Chiclayo and its surroundings with its various archeological sites from the pre-Inca era. Your guide will take you to the Huaca Rajada funeral complex (also known as Sipan), from Moche civilization. This place includes two adobe pyramids and the funeral chamber of the Lord of Sipan where he was found with sacrificed servants, warriors, llamas, offerings and ceramics. It’s an important discovery allowing to get more detailed information about the rulers and tradition of Moche civilization. How was the purgatory in IX century? Your guide will take you today to the valley of the Tucume pyramids to show you this. This spectacular archaeological complex consists of 26 adobe pyramids, is one of the most important archaeological sites in Peru from Sican civilization. Later, your guide will drive you back to Chiclayo and you will have free time at your leisure. Overnight in Chiclayo.

Meals : Breakfast
Day 6 : From Chiclayo to Mancora (5h driving)
Day 6 : From Chiclayo to Mancora (5h driving)

Today you will conclude your archeological journey and your guide will take you to Mancora for 2 days relaxation at the end of the tour. Mancora is a nice destination for lovers of well-being (natural SPA with healing properties, massages etc.), as well as for lovers of nautical events. Along the way, you will make a last archeological discovery in Piura by visiting the Vicus Museum. It will give you the opportunity to discover also some artifacts dating back to the time of the Vicus culture (5th century BC to the 6th century AD). Later you will arrive to Mancora, with nice weather and pleasant water temperatures during the whole year. You can enjoy the beach or just relax at your hotel, an oasis of tranquility, far from mass tourism. Overnight in Mancora.

Meals : Breakfast
Day 7 : Mancora sightseeing
Day 7 : Mancora sightseeing

This morning, you will go for a boat tour to observe the marine life of Mancora. You will have the opportunity to spot dolphins, sea lions, sea turtles, and birds like the blue-footed booby. Until the end of July and during the months of August, September and October, it is also possible to see humpback whales. In the afternoon you will have free time for relaxation at the beach. Of course, your guide will be at your disposal for any additional sightseeing you would like to do. Overnight in Mancora.

Meals : Breakfast
Day 8 : From Mancora to Tumbes Airport (2h driving)
Day 8 : From Mancora to Tumbes Airport (2h driving)

This morning, after your breakfast at your hotel, your guide will take you to Tumbes from where you can take your flight to Lima. Once in Lima, another driver will meet you at the airport and will take you to your airport hotel, from where you will easily take your homebound flight. Your driver will be at your disposal until your departure time.

Meals : Breakfast

Hotels during this exclusive luxury trip to Peru

 

Belmond Miraflores Park, Lima - 5*
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Why we chose it?


Incarnation of urban elegance beside the city's cultural gems

Rooftop pool with ocean view

Amazonian-inspired wellness

Exquisitely decorated interior bearing native accents of Peru 

 

Overview

The hotel Miraflores is a luxury accommodation set in the heart of the verdant Miraflores Park, Lima’s most fashionable areas, with panoramic ocean views. Enjoy the nourishing therapies of the local Spa or just relax in your spacious marble bathroom with bathtub and separate shower. Don’t miss the opportunity to have your dinner in the stylish, framed by impeccable gardens restaurant of the hotel, and make a complete immersion in the South America’s culinary capital.

 


 

Costa del Sol Centro Hotel, Trujillo - 4*
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Why we chose it?


Colonial period atmosphere and central location

Outdoor pool and a 24-hour fitness center

Spa equipped with a sauna and a steam room 

 

Overview

The Trujillo Centro hotel is the ideal location for the overnight to feel the real colonial atmosphere of the city. The hotel offers to its guests all necessary amenities for a pleasant stay: a spa with sauna and steam room, a fitness center, an outdoor pool as well as 24-hour room service.

 


 

Casa Andina Select, Chiclayo - 4*
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Why we chose it?


Services emphasizing details

Functional luxury hotel

Located close to city-center 

 

Overview

The hotel Casa Andina Select Chiclayo is today one of the rare luxury properties of Chiclayo that provides services emphasizing details. It provides to its guests all the necessary amenities: a Spa, where you can enjoy a relaxing massage, a gym and an outdoor swimming pool where you can enjoy also a tropical cocktail.

 


 

Dco Suites Lounge & Spa, Mancora - 4*
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Why we chose it?


Bright and cozy rooms with ocean view

Boutique beach hotel far from mass tourism

Master suite with its own private Jacuzzi and a unique selection of furniture

 

Overview

The Dco Suite hotel is the ideal place for a complete relaxation far from mass tourism at the end of your cultural tour. The special master suite room with its smooth combinations in the decoration as in the forms and colors of its furniture creates a unique atmosphere for to the guests rest and harmony. The outdoor pool as well as all spaces of the hotel have view to the Pacific Ocean.

 


 

Costa del Sol Wyndham, Lima Airport - 4*
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Why we chose it?


Located within Lima's International Airport

Rooms with separate living room and hot tub

Thoughtful in-room touches 

 

Overview

The main advantage of Costa del Sol Wyndham hotel is that it is linked directly to Lima’s International Airport. It will give you the opportunity to spend your last hours in Peru without worrying to be late from your homebound flight or without spending some hours on the route to the airport in the chaotic traffic of Lima. The hotel is just at 5 minutes by walk from the airport and it offers all the necessary amenities to ensure a complete rest before your departure.

 


 

 

Your tour includes:

- All private transfers with air conditioned high end SUV with all applicable transport taxes
- Dedicated English speaking guide-driver and his living expenses
- All luxury accommodations with full breakfast daily
- Internal flight from Lima to Trujillo
- Internal flight from Tumbes to Lima
- All entrance fees as per described itinerary
- Courtesy of fresh bottled water at all times in the car
- Car and passenger insurance
- All parking fees

 

Your tour does not include:

- Meals and drinks (except as specified above)
- Personal expenses (tips, telephone calls etc...)
- International airfare

 

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