(Lima, Trujillo, Chiclayo, Piura)
Experience Peru’s most ancient civilizations while you venture off the beaten path in Northern Peru and its beaches. Discover Chiclayo and Trujillo, known for the famous Moche civilization noted for their elaborate painted ceramics, gold work, monumental constructions and irrigation systems. Among notable Moche Route sites are the mud metropolis Chan Chan meaning “Sun Sun”, which was once the largest adobe settlements in the world, and still has temples and pyramids which remain standing, as well as the Musem of the Royal Tombs of Sipan in Lambayegue, which showcases artifacts found in the royal tomb of the lord of Sipan who died over 1770 years ago and was discovered in 1987. The discovery of the nobleman’s tomb and the accompanying gold and silver artifacts drew comparisons with the discovery of Tutankhamen’s tomb in Egypt, and the Peruvian discovery was featured on the cover of National Geographic magazine. Trujillo, dubbed “the capital of the eternal spring”, is the third largest city in Peru, and boasts a wonderful historic center highlighted by a large main square surrounded by beautiful colonial churches and homes.
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Private airport transfer in Lima with a driver and guide.
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Enjoy an airport transfer with private vehicle and professional driver.
Depart with private vehicle and English speaking guide for a morning city tour including the Cathedral and El Carmen Monastery. Explore the historic center of the colonial city of Trujillo for its main plazas, grand architecture, cathedrals and museums. Besides incredible colonial buildings and archaeology sites due to its geographic location, Trujillo is also known for its seafood, nearby beaches and surfing. Trujillo is also known for quality leather goods (particularly shoes), woodcarvings and replicas of Precolombian ceramics. You will then depart on to the Moche Pyramids of Huacas del Sol y de la Luna. This construction was built for ceremonial purposes and it is formed by six superimposed temples built during different periods of the Mochica culture.
Enjoy lunch (included) at a local restaurant in Huanchaco. After lunch is a visit to Chan Chan, the capital of the Chimu Empire, claimed to be the largest pre-Columbian city in the Americas and the largest mud-brick city in the world. Later is a visit to Huanchaco Beach, famous for its fishermen’s use of the caballitos de totora, which are lightweight boats made of totora reeds that have been used for fishing in the ocean since the time of the Mochicas and Chimús. Entrance fees are included.
Enjoy a private vehicle transfer with English speaking guide from Trujillo to Chiclayo. On the way you will visit El Brujo, an archaeological complex 35 Km (22 miles) north of Trujillo still under study. It is located in the lower Chicama Valley on a natural terrace 17 meters above sea level but close to the seashore. The site has two monumental constructions, called Huaca El Brujo (or Huaca Cortada) and Huaca Cao Viejo (or Huaca Blanca). The best preserved of these is Huaca Cao Viejo. An earlier preceramic settlement is also present near the complex, called Huaca Prieta; it is where evidence for early domestication of chile peppers has been identified. The sight belongs to the Mochica civilization and its main attractions are the big adobe walls with dancers holdings hands and some fight scenes in bas-reliefs and full colour. Lunch (included) at a local restaurant. Upon arrival in Chiclayo, you will be transferred to your hotel. Entrance fees are included.
Depart with private vehicle and English speaking guide for an excursion to the magnificent mud-brick burial platform of Huaca Rajada where the world famous Tomb of the Lord of Sipan was discovered. Admire fabulous gold artifacts, precious stones and the ancient Moche civilization’s history. Then you will visit Tucume, an imposing 26 pyramid site of the Lambayeque culture. Constructed about 1000 years ago, the complex features over two-dozen pyramids, in various states of erosion. Afterwards, visit the brand new Tumbas Reales Museum and discover the historical richness. It holds one of Peru's most spectacular exhibits, the tomb of the Lord of Sipán, discovered in 1987, which ranks as one of the most important archaeological discoveries in Peru of the past 50 years. Lunch is included at a local restaurant. Entrance fees are included.
Enjoy a private vehicle transfer to Piura via Mancora with English speaking guide. Mancora is a beach town lined with different beach resorts and is located in the Talara Province. The area is known for its turquoise beaches and good waves, making it a surf destination. Continue onwards to Piura.
Enjoy a full day at leisure, as you spend some time exploring the Piura area (perhaps swimming in the warm waters of the lengthy Colan Beach), or relaxing at your hotel. The day is yours.
Enjoy a private vehicle transfer from Hotel to the Airport.
Hilton Lima Miraflores is conveniently located in the heart of the Miraflores district of Lima, Peru. Just 11 miles from the Jorge Chavez International Airport (LIM), the hotel offers a prime location in the vibrant Larcomar entertainment area. Every guest room, suite and executive room within the Hilton Lima Miraflores Hotel is designed to reflect a refreshing sense of hospitality with a Peruvian feel. Each spacious room boasts stylish décor and is infused with natural light from the large windows. The hotel combines traditional 18th-century Peruvian architectural elements with contemporary decor to create the perfect ambience while delivering the impeccable service that travelers demand.
The Libertador Truijillo is situated on a privileged corner of the city’s main plaza, with a view of the Cathedral and surrounded by buildings from the colonial and republican eras. Only 10 minutes away from the pre-Inca Chan Chan ruins, the largest adobe city in the world, and the impressive Sun and Moon Temples, the hotel is the best alternative in the city as a starting point for a visit to these archaeological destinations. Libertador Trujillo Hotel is located in the main square of the city’s historic center, offering the guest the best in services amidst elegant colonial style surroundings. Libertador Trujillo Hotel is considered one of the best in town owing to the quality of the services and amenities offered to the guests and the warm hospitality of their highly trained staff.
Casa Andina Select Chiclayo is an iconic structure conveniently located just minutes from downtown and the airport. The hotel features rooms distributed on 7 floors. These comfortable and spacious rooms offer all the amenities needed for a relaxing vacation. The hotel features an outdoor pool, spa and sauna for guests to enjoy. Guests can start their morning off with a tasty breakfast and coffee at the hotel’s breakfast buffet. Guests can enjoy a delicious lunch and dinner at La Plaza Restaurant.
DCO Suites Lounge and Spa (5*) is a contemporary boutique beach hotel with its own personality of purity and discrete elegance. Its location avoids the strict etiquette of a massive tourism destination. Eight guest rooms offer ultimate luxury in its amenities like a pillow menu and a walkie-talkie for personalized attention. DCO is an oasis of tranquility and privacy that dialogues with its natural environment. It also offers special characteristics and unique services like no other: the DCO restaurant, the terrace and beach lounge, and the couple spa. DCO Suites Lounge and Spa is recommended mainly for couples.
December 12, 2014
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December 12, 2014
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December 12, 2014
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December 12, 2014
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April 21, 2014
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April 21, 2014
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April 21, 2014
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April 21, 2014
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April 21, 2014
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