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From Trujillo: Temple of the Moon and Sun and Chan Chan

Tours Sightseeing Tours Culture & History Religious & Spiritual Activities Ancient History

Visit Trujillo, including tourist attractions such as the Huaca del Sol in the Moche countryside. This is followed with a visit to the Huacas de Moche Museum, and finally the archaeological complex of Chan Chan.

Highlights

  • Learn about the Moche civilization
  • Visit the Sun and Moon temples
  • Explore the Chan Chan Site Museum

Description

Your experience begins with pickup from your accommodation in Trujillo at around 10:00AM. From there, depart for Campiña de Moche, a 20-minute drive away. Once there, begin with the Huacas de Moche Museum, where you can appreciate archaeological remain exhibited in three rooms. Following that, proceed to Huaca de La Luna, a religious architectural complex made of adobe, where the image of their deity Aia Paec is displayed. On top of that, iconography of warriors, dancers, spiders, and snakes can also be spotted. From the highest level of the Huaca de la Luna, you can see the 43-meter-high Huaca del Sol, which is used for administrative purposes for research. Next, travel to a restaurant where you are gifted time to enjoy lunch. Following lunch at 2:45PM, begin your Chan Chan tour with a visit to Huaca Arco Iris. This site is in the district of Hope and is also known as the Huaca del Dragon; dedicated to the rainbow as a symbol of fertility. Later, travel to the Chan Chan Site Museum, where ceramics, textiles, metal works, and construction materials are exhibited. In the second room you can see the pre-Hispanic cultural development of the region, before you finish with the room in which the Chimú story is told through projections of lights and sound effects. At the conclusion of your day, return to the city of Trujillo at 6:00PM.

Includes

Pickup from your hotel in the Trujillo city center Transportation Tickets to Huaca de la Luna including its museum Entrances to Chan Chan Professional bilingual guide Drop-off to the Trujillo's main square
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