Northern Jewels 05 Days

Trujillo, TOURS IN PERU

This program includes visits to the most important archaeological sites in Northern Peru.
Visits to Chan Chan Citadel in Trujillo, Lord of SIpan Royal Tombs, and Tucume in Chiclayo, and Cumbemayo and Ventanillas de Otuzco in Cajamarca.

ITINERARY

DAY 01 : TRUJILLO  

Arrival in Trujillo and transfer to your hotel for lunch. Afternoon city tour including a panoramic visit of the downtown, surrounded by colonial mansions now recovered to their full magnificence by local institutions: La Casa Urquiaga (now housing the Banco de la Reserva) and la Casa Risco (now houses the Museum of Archaeology ) are very good samples of XVII century mansions with iron balconies. Visit the Cathedral with its collection of paintings from the Quito School and the Monastery of El Carmen and Art Museum. Return to your hotel for dinner.

DAY 02 : CHAN CHAN / CHICLAYO 

Breakfast and visit to Chan Chan, the ancient Capital of the Chimu Kingdom is a "must" for all visitors; is considered to be the largest mud-brick city in the pre-Hispanic Latin America, its higher development were reached between the XII and XIV centuries, then it was conquered by the Incas and finally abandoned before the arrival of the Spaniards. From the remains of this immense complex, we can deduce that the Chimu people were excellent engineers and architects. A stop is made at the Temple of the Dragon consecrated to the rainbow with beautiful bas-reliefs. Huanchaco is a fisher's village near Chan-Chan ideal for lunch at one of its typical restaurants, also an opportunity to watch "Caballitos de Totora" or reed boats returning from morning fishing duty. Departure for Chiclayo. Arrival and transfer to your hotel.

DAY 03 : SIPAN / CAJAMARCA 

This will be a long day visiting the tomb of the Lord of Sipan located 33 Km (20 miles) southeast of the city on the terrain of a sugar-cane plantation. The Lord of Sipan was found intact with all his treasures: over 200 pieces of pottery and more than 100 pieces of gold, silver and copper jewelry. We will continue our visit to the Tumbas Reales de Sipan Museum is an excellent and modern museum build specially to host the marvelous founded at the Sipan's site. The most complete collection of archaeological treasures from the northern coast, including samples from the Vicus civilization. Lunch. Then we will visit Tucume, a complex of pyramids surrounding by an imposing site and is considered as an important political and religious center. Explore the ruins and climb up to the lookout for a breathtaking view of Tucume and the countryside. Transfer to Cajamarca. Arrival and transfer to your hotel.

DAY 04 :CUMBEMAYO

At 3400 m (11300 ft) and only the Km (9.5 miles) southeast of Cajamarca you will find a group of geological formations and archaeological remains including three large pre-Inca complexes: The Aqueduct carved into volcanic rock which shows the incredible knowledge of hydraulic the ancient Peruvians had; the Sanctuary in the shape of a big human head; and the Caves where the visitor may find some petroglyphs. After lunch we will visit the necropolis of Otuzco located at 7 Km (4.5 miles) northeast of the city consists of a series of burial chambers or niches carved into volcanic rock in the upper hills surrounded by a nice landscape. Return to the hotel.

DAY 05 : CAJAMARCA

  • Breakfast and transfer to the airport or bus station.

INCLUDES

  • All transfers. 
  • 01 night in selected hotel in Trujillo.
  • 01 night in selected hotel in Chiclayo.
  • 02 nights in selected hotel in Cajamarca. 
  • Tours as described .
  • Private guiding and assistance. 
  • All entrances fees and tickets.

Not Included

  • Alcoholic beverages / Meals.
  • Extras.
  • Tips or taxes.
  • Insurance and airline tickets (where applicable).