Excursions in Trujillo
You will be picked up from your hotel to visit el Brujo ruins. This is considered one of the most important religious and political centres of the Moche culture, which flourished between 100 and 750 AD. One of its finest attractions consists of murals in relief on the walls of the pyramids and the burial site of the Lady of Cao, a noblewoman of around 25 whose skin was tattooed with snakes and spiders. At the end of the visit you will be transferred back to your hotel."
Visit to the Chan Chan* complex, the capital of the ancient Chimu empire, considered as the largest adobe city in the world. After a tour of the citadel, continue to Huaca Dragon and to the beach of Huanchaco with its famous "caballitos de totora", small boats made out of straw. *UNESCO World Heritage Site"
Excursion to the south of Trujillo to visit a religious center of the Mochica culture, built in the fifth century. Admire the temples of the Sun and the Moon that constituted the center of the ancient Moche culture, which developed between 100 AD and 900 AD. Both huacas are separated by 500 meters, where the urban center that housed the Moche elite is still preserved underground. The archeological complex includes two large pyramids, the Huaca Las Estrellas, Huaca del Cerro Blanco, the Spider geoglyph and other buildings. Also visit the workshop of a traditional artisans Moche family and the Huacas de Moche Museum, which complements the visit of the huacas with its representation of aspects of life, city and environment of the Moche culture.Its collection of ceramics of great beauty and symbolism clearly stand out. After the visit, return to your hotel."