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TOUR: THE NORTHERN KINGDOMS
Temples of the Sun and the Moon - Huanchaco - Chan Chan. Royal Tombs of Sipan Museum. Tucume and Lord of Sipan - Trujillo and Chiclayo tour.

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Tour Summary
Spring lasts forever in Trujillo, the sun is always shining illuminating even the most hidden place in the Capital of the Department of La Libertad, cheering the amiable spirit of its inhabitants who live proud of their mud and adobe cities built by the ancient Chimús and Mochicas; their beautiful mansions heritage of the Colonial period, and their Marinera, a national dance in Peru that makes love blossom amongst whirlpools of sensuality and gallantry.

Trujillo's charm goes way further than its pre-Hispanic and Colonial past. You can find the Citadel of Chan-Chan on the Moche Valley, the Capital of the Real of the Great Chimú, considered the largest adobe city in the world (embracing an area of more than 20 square kilometres), and comparable only to the archaeological remains of Teotihuacán in Mexico or the ancient Egyptian cities.

Chiclayo is the Capital of the Department of Lambayeque and it is known as the City of Friendship due to the amiability of its people and its warm weather. In nearby Chiclayo you can visit the Mochica and Chimú ruins, the Museum of the Royal Tombs of Sipán, where you can appreciate a replica of the Lord of Sipán, and the Archaeological Compound of Túcume, also called The Pyramids.

Visit these cities and let yourself be wrapped by its history and indulged by its people, for this will be an unforgettable experience.
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Tour Details
Duration: 5 days / 4 nights
Price: From US$ 449
Starting point: Trujillo, La Libertad
Ending point: Chiclayo, Lambayeque
Tour Type: Archaeological and cultural

Tour Description

All our programmes can be tailor made according to your requirements, whether regarding the length of your tour, any special interests or specific activities, flight reservations, optional destinations or tours

DAY 01: Arrival in Trujillo
Assistance on your arrival in Trujillo, transfer to your selected hotel.

Meals Included: None

DAY 02: Temples of the Sun and the Moon - Huanchaco - Chan Chan
After breakfast. Excursion 15 minutes south of Trujillo to visit the enormous adobe constructions built by the Mochica culture in the 5th century, called Temple of the Sun, considered the largest adobe pyramid in Peru, and the Temple of the Moon, housing an extensive burial ground and some fine polychrome murals in which their deity is often printed. Is believed that both were complementary, one administrative and the other religious.

Proceed to Huanchaco Beach, well Trujillo Tours - Chiclayo Tours, Peru Toursfrequented by beach-goers and surfers, you will have the opportunity to appreciate the local fishermen surfing the waves in their traditional "Caballitos de Totora", little reed boats used for fishing since pre Inca times, by Northern Peruvians.

In the afternoon, visit the largest mud archaeological complex of the pre-Hispanic America, Chan Chan, ancient Capital of the Chimu Empire (13th Century), visiting the Temple del Arco Iris (Rainbow), the site museum and the Tshudi Palace.

Meals Included: Breakfast

DAY 03: Trujillo - Chiclayo: Royal Tombs of Sipan Museum Trujillo Tours - Chiclayo Tours, Peru Tours
Early in the morning, after breakfast, transfer to Trujillo bus station to take the bus to Chiclayo (2 hours 30 minutes approx.).
Upon arrival, transfer to your selected hotel.

In the Afternoon, visit to the Royal Tombs of Sipan Museum, where we can appreciate a Lord of Sipan Tomb replica, additionally we will see several ceramic pieces. Nowadays, this museum is one of the best and modern in South America.

Meals Included: Breakfast

DAY 04: Chiclayo: Tucume and Lord of Sipan
After breakfast, drive 40 minutes from Chiclayo to visit the archaeological complex of Tucume or Valley of the Pyramids, an important archaeological complex of the Lambayeque Culture (BC 1,000 / 1,350 AD), consisting of pyramids from which the extensive pre-Columbian urban site can be surveyed.

Trujillo Tours - Chiclayo Tours, Peru ToursAfter a typical Northern dishes lunch, begin excursion to the impressive Necropolis of Huaca Rajada, a Mochica funeral centre where a great number of tombs have been discovered and where the tombs of the Old Lord of Sipan (3rd Century) and the Lord of Sipan (5th Century), famous for its objects in gold and semi-precious stones, were unearthed in the decade of the 1980's by Peruvian archaeologists led by Dr. Walter Alva. Transfer to your selected hotel.

Meals Included: Breakfast

DAY 05: Chiclayo.
Transfer and assistance on your departure.

Meals Included: Breakfast


End of our services

Tour Inclusions

INCLUDED:
  • 2 nights accommodation in Trujillo
  • 2 nights accommodation in Chiclayo
  • In and out transfers
  • All applicable taxes
  • Bilingual guided tours (english / spanish)
  • Entrance fees for the excursions mentioned above
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • Private car Trujillo/Chiclayo

NOT INCLUDED:
  • International and Domestic flights (Lima / Chiclayo / Lima: US$ 294 aprox.)
  • Airport taxes ($30.25 for international flights and $6.05 for domestic flights)
  • Baggage excess
  • Alcoholic drinks, soda or bottled mineral water
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips
  • International or National personal telephone calls
  • Additional nights for bad weather o flight cancellation
  • Snacks.


Useful Information

ORIENTATION
Peru is located on the central west coast of South America. Its neighboring countries are: Ecuador and Colombia to the N; Chile to the S; Brazil and Bolivia to the E; and the Pacific Ocean to the W. It is the third largest country in South America, with a surface area of 1 285 215,6 km2 (larger than France, Spain, and Germany combined) distributed approximately in the following manner: 12% coastal territory, 28% Andean highlands and 60% Amazon jungle. Its capital, Lima, is located in the coastal area, where the country's greatest economic activities take place.

TIME ZONE
Peruvian time is five hours past Greenwich Mean Time and is similar to Eastern Standard Time in the United States (except when the U.S. goes on daylight savings time from April to October). In reference to other cities, when it is noon in Peru, it is:

Santiago de Chile and Caracas 13:00
Rio de Janeiro 14:00
New York 12:00
Madrid 18:00
Londres 17:00
Tokyo 03:00


TEMPERATURE
Being such a geographically diverse country within the tropical belt, the weather in Peru is determined both by altitude and season. However, it also means that there is almost invariably sunshine somewhere in Peru ! Below is a summary of the weather conditions you can expect to find in each different region of the country at different times of the year.

Coast (Ica, Chiclayo, Lima, Piura, Trujillo, Tumbes)
Northern region: warm year-round with highs of up to 35°C in the summer.
Central and southern regions: two well-defined seasons, winter between April and October, and summer between November and March.

Highlands (Ancash, Arequipa, Ayacucho, Cajamarca, Cusco, Puno)
This region has two seasons, dry season between April and rainy season between November and March.

Rainforest (Iquitos, Madre de Dios, Manu)
High rainforest (over 2,300 feet asl): has a temperate, subtropical climate with abundant rainfall.

WE RECOMMEND YOU TO
- Use boots or sneakers during long excursions.
- Drink a lot of liquid during long excursions.

WHAT TO BRING
- Hiking boots, sneakers and shoes.
- Long pants or slacks.
- Long-sleeved shirts.
- T-shirts.
- Sweaters and a jacket.
- Camera.
- Insect Repellent and sun block.

WEATHER
Trujillo known as the eternal springtime city has a sunny and pleasant climate with year long temperature fluctuating from 18ºC in winter and 28ºC in summer.
No rainy season with mists during the winter (June - August). Chiclayo has a sunny and warm climate all year long with temperatures fluctuating from 20º to 28ºC a a light rainy season during the months of December through March.

ALTITUDE
Trujillo: Sea level, 34 m.a.s.l.
Chiclayo: Sea level, 29 m.a.s.l.

WATER
Tap water in most of Peru is potable, but the chemical content varies from place to place. To avoid problems, we recommend you to always drink bottled water.

VISAS
All travellers should contact the nearest Peruvian consulate in order to ascertain what visa rules apply, since these may change without previous notice.
For more information clic here:
Type of visa to enter Peru

AIRPORT

Hand luggage regulations

a) All liquids must be carried in containers whose capacity can not exceed of 100 ml (or its equivalent in other volumetric units, such as liquid ounces for instance). No liquids will be allowed in containers of more capacity than the said 100 ml, even if the container is not completely full.

b) The containers must be placed in reclosable plastic bags with a maximum capacity of 1 liter. The containers must fit effortlessly in the transparent plastic bag, which must be perfectly sealed.

c) The plastic bag must be presented at the inspection post for its visual examination. Only one plastic bag per passenger can be allowed.

d) Exceptions must be made in case of medications, milk and baby food, as well as in case of passengers who require a special diet. There must be the appropriate means in place to verify the nature of these liquids.

Likewise, exceptions must be made regarding liquids purchased in the duty free shops at the airport or on board an aircraft, provided that these liquids are packed in a sealed plastic container foolproof against undue manipulations, and that a satisfactory proof (receipt) is produced showing that the article was acquired at the airport’s duty free shops, or aboard an aircraft on the traveling day(s) for passengers leaving an airport or being there on transit.

LANGUAGE
The official languages of Peru are Spanish, spoken by 73% of the population, and Quechua spoken by 24% of Peruvians. English is widely spoken in hotels and shops.

CURRENCY
Peru's official currency is the Nuevo sol ; its symbol is S/. The denominations in circulation are bills of 10, 20, 50, 100 and 200 nuevos soles; coins of 1, 2, and 5 nuevos soles; and coins of 5, 10, 20 and 50 céntimos of a nuevo sol. US$ are widely accepted.
At the moment, US$ 1.00 is worth around 3.50 Nuevos Soles.

TIPPING
Whilst tipping is a personal matter, we are happy to give some guidelines:
Most restaurants add a 10% tip. The total tip should be about 15%.
Doorkeepers should be tipped 1 US$ per bag. Taxi drivers do not expect a tip.

Full-day excursion : US$6.00 per person
Half-day excursion : US$3.00 per person

PHOTOGRAPHY
If you are taking photographs of local people, always ask their permission beforehand. Your guide can assist you in this. Do not take photographs of military installations or airports. Film is readily available in all tourist areas. It is advisable to carry your camera in a dust-proof bag. Photography or camera fees are applicable at most sights and museums; your guide can give you details of the latest charges.

ELECTRICITY
Power voltage in Peru is 220 Volts AC, 60 Hz. Most modern electrical appliances do not need adapters since they will accept both 110 as well as 220 AC voltages. Please make sure to check the voltage options of those artefacts you intend to take with you during your trip, such as hair dryers, battery chargers, notebooks and lap tops, video cameras, etc. Most of these do not usually need a special adapter, but it is important that you make sure of that before leaving your country of origin in order not to have to buy special 110 V / 220 V AC adapters, which, however, can be found in the local market here in Peru.

HEALTH
Vaccinations
Full details of the latest health requirements should be obtained from an authorized medical source, such as your doctor. There are no mandatory health requirements for Peru.
Because you are visiting Andean areas, don't forget to take precautions to avoid altitude sickness. Be sure to try hot tea or infusion of coca leaves on your arrival in the altitude; during your first day move slowly and eat lightly.

PERUVIAN GASTRONOMY
Peruvian cuisine is highly varied and spicy. Some of our typical dishes are: "cebiche" (raw fish marinated in lemon juice), "aji de gallina" (de-boned chicken cooked in a milk and aji sauce), and "anticuchos" (shish kebabs of beef heart and meat), apart from the typical dishes from each region.
Be sure to try "Pisco Sour", Peru's typical mixed drink prepared with pisco, lemon, egg white and sugar.

Restaurants during your trip
In Trujillo: International, vegetarian and local food restaurants.
...more about Trujillo restaurants
In Chiclayo: International, vegetarian and local food restaurants.


DRESS CODE
Dress in general is very casual unless you want to eat in one of the more expensive restaurants in Lima for example, in which case a tie and/or jacket will be required and smarter ladies' wear. Due to the altitude, it is important to remember whatever the season, to take some warmer woollens for the nighttimes drop in temperature.

IMPORTANT: We reserve the right to make changes to the order of the trip, without prior notice, due to changes in climate conditions, river water levels, flight or bus arrival and departure times or any other reason relevant to the best development of the trip.

 
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