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Extension - Trujillo & Chiclayo Explorer tour

Extension - Trujillo & Chiclayo Explorer

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Physical Level: Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
7 days
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Highlights

  • Enjoy Trujillo City Tour
  • See Moche Valley, Rainbow Temple, Huanchaco Beach and Chan Chan
  • Visit Trujillo, El Brujo Archaelogical Complex
  • See Huaca Rajada, Pyramids of Tucume and The Royal Tombs of Sipan Museum

Short Description

Discover the ancient ruins and fascinating archaeological sites of Northern Peru on this 4-day itinerary from Trujillo. Explore the Moche religious sites at Huaca de la Luna and Huaca del Sol, wander the UNESCO World Heritage-listed ruins of Chan Chan, witness the cosmic and mythological murals of El Brujo and visit one of South America’s most impressive archaeological museums in Lambayeque.

Small groups are usually defined as between 10 and 24 travelers, often less. If you're the kind of person who enjoys more intimate experiences and personal service this is a good choice. All else being equal you will pay a premium for this style vs a larger group tour.
Trip Type Small Group Tour
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Itinerary Focus N/A
Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Lodging Level Value - 3 star
Flights & Transport Only ground transport
Start City Trujillo
End City Chiclayo

Travel Theme

Hiking & Walking

Destinations

Peru

Cities & Attractions

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Activities

Culture Hiking Nature

Age Requirement

8

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Trip Includes

  • All Accommodations as outlined on the itinerary
  • All meals as outlined on the itinerary
  • Service of a bilingual guide (Spanish/English
  • All transportation while on tour
  • Full service of our Adventure Consultants

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Itinerary

Day 1: Trujillo City Tour

Meals: Lunch

Accommodation : Trujillo Hotel

You’re greeted by your guides upon arrive in Trujillo. After checking into your hotel, set off on your guided tour of the city. We begin our tour in Colonial Trujillo with a stop at the Main Square and its Freedom Monument. From there, we visit the Cathedral, the Calonge Urquiaga House whose neoclassical house has been renovated into a museum housing Chimu gold, the Emancipation House, Recreo Park, and “La Merced” Church. After our town tour, we have time to visit the UNT Archeological Museum. Located in the “Risco House,” this museum follows the north coast’s cultural development from 10,000 BC to the arrival of the conquerors in 1532.

After our full day, return to your hotel.

Day 2: Moche Valley, Rainbow Temple, Huanchaco Beach and Chan Chan

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Accommodation: Trujillo Hotel

Rise early and enjoy breakfast before meeting with your guides at the hotel. Then set off for the day’s adventures into the Moche countryside where you visit the Huacas de Moche Museum, known for its pottery exhibitions featuring Moche iconography.

Up next, visit Huaca de la Luna, or Temple of the Moon,  a Moche religious center lined with murals depicting their god Aiapaec, or the beheaded, as well as warriors, dancers, animals, giant spiders, abstract motifs and more.  From here we venture to the Huaca del Sol, or Temple of the Sun. This pyramid stands 43 meters high and was built for administrative purposes in the Moche Urban Area; it formerly housed the upper class Moche people. 

This afternoon, we continue our travels to the Temple of the Rainbow, or Temple of the Dragon. The Chimu people crafted this temple and decorated it with fertility figures as a place of worship. From here, we continue on to the traditional seaside village of Huanchaco. Enjoy a fresh seafood lunch and sights of the local fishermen venturing out on their “Caballitos de Totora,” or reed boats.

By late afternoon, we finish up with a visit to Chan Chan, a UNESCO World Heritage Site once home to 100,000 habitants who resisted the expansion of the Inca Empire. The city of Chan Chan was the capital of the Chimu Empire, which grew in the region after the fall of the Moche Empire. It is the first and largest non-pyramidal structure built with mud brick “adobe.”

Return to your hotel and enjoy another Peruvian dinner.

Day 3: Trujillo, El Brujo Archaelogical Complex, Cuseum of Cao and Chiclayo

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Accommodation: Chiclayo Hotel

Rise early and travel to Chiclayo City. On the way we visit the archeological complex of  El Brujo and the museum of Cao. The complex of El Brujo comprises Huaca Prieta, Huaca Partida and Huaca Cao Viejo, which has decorations in high relief of the god Aiapaec depicted in murals. Wonder up at the mural depicting around 50 figures related to the cosmic world, mythological animals, shamans, warriors, and human sacrifices.

Also discover where the mummy of Lady of Cao, the probably ruler and priestess, was discovered. The Lady of Cao is also known as the “Lady of the Tattoos” because her arms and legs are coursed with tattoos of spiders and snakes; the tattoos themselves are well-preserved and can be seen in detail. You may even look upon the jewelry, precious stones, pottery and textiles discovered in the tomb along with the Lady of Cao. Our afternoon adventures take us to Chiclayo, there you are free to explore the city for the rest of the afternoon.

Day 4: Huaca Rajada, Pyramids of Tucume and The Royal Tombs of Sipan Museum

After an early breakfast, our morning’s adventures take you to Huaca Rajada where the  Tomb of the Lord of Sipan, one of the most powerful Moche governors, was discovered in 1987. His tomb  is representative of the Mochica governor’s splendor and power.

Next, we go to the Tucume Pyramids Arachaeological Complex, a valley filled with 26 mud brick pyramids. This archeological site was the last capital of the Lambayeque and Chimu kingdom before the Inca’s arrival in northern Perú. Here, the Túcume lords resided in luxury, decorated expansive palaces in mythic reliefs, and furnished their spaces in fine furniture and jewelry. After our explorations, we relax with some lunch at a local restaurant in Lambayeque “El Cántaro.”

This afternoon, we continue our journey with a visit to the Royal Tombs of Sipan Museum in Lambayeque. Here we find the remains of the Lord of Sipan and witness one of South America’s most impressive archaeological museums. Once we’ve completed our tour, travel to the airport to catch your return flight home.

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Small Group - 24 max

Cancellation Policy:

CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS

If you find it necessary to cancel your trip, you should notify Adventure Unbound in writing, by e-mail or fax immediately.  If written cancellation is received (call to verify) before the final balance is due, you will be given a refund less the amount of the deposit.  Deposits are not refundable.  If cancellations are made on or after the final due date, no money will be refunded.  If you are unable to go on the trip, you are welcome to find a replacement for yourself.  Please understand that once you’ve signed up, we lose the right to sell your reserved space to other individuals or groups.  Therefore, we regret that we cannot make exceptions for personal emergencies.  For this reason we strongly recommend you consider purchasing the Travel Protection Plan we offer.

For non USA-based trips, Adventure Unbound must make substantial payments to its suppliers (hotels, transportation companies, etc.) far in advance of the trip departure date.  If Adventure Unbound cancels any tour, trip or expedition due to acts of insurrection, force majeure, strikes, popular demonstrations, acts of God, earthquake, flooding, or any cause beyond its control, Adventure Unbound will refund the portion of the trip cost not already advanced to suppliers and use its best efforts to recover and refund the balance as promptly as possible.

If we are not able to provide a substitute trip, river, or altered itinerary and have to cancel the departure completely, you will be refunded in full. Refunds are limited to the amount actually paid to Adventure Unbound.

CANCELLATIONS FOR EXTENSIONS

There is a $100 per person non-refundable cancellation fee for all extensions.  Cancellations must be received no later than 60 days prior to departure to avoid additional penalties.  Cancellations made 59-30 days prior to departure incur a cancellation fee of 50% of the total fare.  Cancellations made 29-0 days prior to departure forfeit all fees paid.  For groups of 10 or more, cancellations must be received no later than 120 days prior to departure.  Cancellations made between 119-60 days incur a cancellation fee of 25% of the total fare.

Age Notes

Min. Age: 8

Additional Information:

When is the best time to visit Peru?

Weather in Peru varies by region, for the coast (Lima, Ica, Nazca, Mancora, Trujillo) the best time to visit are the months of November to March when it is summer on the coast. In February in particular you have events like Carnaval, a very fun time of year on the coast. You can visit coastal cities during the winter (June to August) but Lima will be fairly overcast and cold as well as some other coastal cities. For Andean cities such as Cusco, Ayacucho, Huaraz, Puno and Cajamarca the best time to visit is during their dry season which runs from May to September. During this time you can expect warm days and chilly nights and very little rain.

The Amazon Jungles of Peru have two season and they both can be equally rewarding. If seeing lots of birds and mammals (and enjoying a slightly cooler temperature) is your thing, then the December to May might be your best choice. (Remember: Despite being the "rainy" season, the Amazon only gets about 10% more rain than falls in the low water season). If jungle hikes, exotic migratory on their way through Amazonia, still having the chance to see monkeys and other mammals, and going on great fishing expeditions top your list, you might be happier choosing the warmer, low water season (June - November).

Do I need a Visa to visit Peru?

U.S citizens do not need a visa to visit Peru as long as it's a tourist visit of less than 90 days. You will be given your visa upon arrival in Lima. It's important that you hold on to this visa as many hotels will ask to see this document in order to exempt you from the IGV or Peruvian Sales Tax. As Visa and Entry Requirements can change without prior notice, we recommend you check the current regulations before your trip to Peru with the nearest Peruvian Consulate or Embassy.

What should I pack for my trip?

Packing for your trip depends on the season and locations you will be visiting. Peru has almost all of the world’s climates nestled between the coast, the Andes and the Jungle. For that reason it is important that you to pack layered clothing, that is bring a piece of clothing for both hot and warm conditions, clothing you can take on and off easily as the climates change. Refer to the provided packing list for details of what to bring on your specific trip.

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