Excursions in Chiclayo
Your exploration begins at the Huaca Rajada archaeological complex This a set of enormous mud-brick truncated pyramids that are partially destroyed due to harsh weather conditions over many centuries. The site made it to the headlines in 1987 when a graverobbery at that location was reported to Walter Alva, then director of the Brünning Museum in Lambayeque. The well executed protection plan ended with the discovery of the grave of the Lord of Sipan, one of the most impressive pre-Hispanic burials in the Americas. Visit the site museum for a complete understanding of the site before being transferred back to your hotel."
Today your tour starts at the archaeological complex of Tucume. Covering more than 200 hectares, the complex contains 26 great buildings associated with lesser structures such as squares, walls, patios and canal systems. Such monumental architecture reflecs a planned growth and the complex social structure prevailing in Lambayeque. Tour the site museum for a further understanding of the societies that inhabited the area (Lambayeque, Moche, Chimu and Inca). Atop Cerro Purgatorio ""Purgatory Hill"" the panoramic view dominates the valley and there ir no doubt this was for sure a ritual scenario. Finally, transfer is ready to take you back to your hotel.
Your tour starts heading in direction of the town of Lambayeque where visiting the Royal Tombs Museum is a must. The discovery of the Lord of Sipan, whose importance is illustrated by the complexity of the burial and his semi-divine status, lead to the creation of a new museum to display the finds. After recovering, researching and restoring the archaeological items involved, the Royal Tombs Museum opened to the general public. It now stands as a one of its kind given that the entire building exhibits merely two ritual burial sites. This is a clear indication of the dimensions and splendour of the Lord in former times. There is enough time to visit local handicrafts producers before being transferred back to your hotel."