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Trujillo and Chiclayo

A wealth of intriguing and significant archaeological sites.

Overview

This north coastal area has a wealth of intriguing and significant archaeological sites, predominantly from the Chimu and the Moche cultures.

The sites around Trujillo and Chiclayo offer a deeper look into the ancient history of the country. Pyramids, ancient citadels, temples and museums are all in abundance in this area.

Chan Chan, dating back to 850 AD, was the former ancient capital of the Chimu civilisation. Conquered and looted by the Incas in the fifteenth century, the modern day threat to the site now is from the floods of El Niño, which have already played a large role in eroding many parts of this vast site, and former capital.

Another fantastic example and said to be the largest pre Colombian adobe structure in the Americas is The Huaca Del Sol Temple which stands at 41m tall, and is situated in the very centre of what used to be the capital of the Moche Culture until the Spanish occupation in the 17th century.

Our specialist guides from the area will bring alive the wonder of these ancient and mysterious ancient civilizations.

Contact our Peru team to find out more.

Trujillo and Chiclayo Trujillo and Chiclayo

Trujillo and Chiclayo Trujillo and Chiclayo

 

If you would like any more information or to chat over the details of the trip we would be delighted to help. Telephone Telephone01964 552292 for more information or email email us today.

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Accommodation

Hotel Libertador TrujilloHotel Libertador Trujillo

Part of the very good Libertador group of hotels, and with a view of the Cathedral and surrounded by buildings from the colonial and republican eras...

Casa Andina Select – Chiclayo Casa Andina Select – Chiclayo

Fully refurbished in 2012 by Casa Andina, this is the best hotel option in the area and is an iconic modern structure in Chiclayo, capital of the Lambayeque department...

 

If you would like any more information or to chat over the details of the trip we would be delighted to help. Telephone Telephone01964 552292 for more information or email email us today.

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