Day 1 - Lima - Chiclayo - Pampa Grande - Tucume - Pimentel Bay
Morning flight from Lima to Chiclayo where you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Morning you will meet with our local archaeologist guide and visit the most important site of the Lord of Sipans Tomb and the site of Pampa Grande where Dr. Walter Alvas is credited to the most significant archaeological discovery in the western hemisphere. Later proceed north to the site of Tucume, known as the last capital of the Lambayeque kingdom. Here lies some 26 pyramid type structures that served as housings and temples his is where the noted archaeologist Thor Heyderdahl is credited (amongst other accomplishments ) for the scientific excavations. Return to Chiclayo in the late afternoon.
(Time permitting) a visit to the seaside town at Pimentel Bay where the local fisherman build the typical reed boats & you can watch the sunset. Afterwards return to Chiclayo and your hotel. Overnight at your hotel.
Day 2 - Sipan Museum - Lord of Sipans Tomb - Trujillo - Temples of Sun & Moon
Morning you will be met by our local archaeologist guide for visit the Royal Tombs of the Lord of Sipan Museum where numerous artifacts of the Moche civilization including the Lord of Sipan tomb are secure for public viewing. Later you will depart by private car via the Pan American Highway to Trujillo with visits to the Sun & Moon temples. Late afternoon arrival into Trujillo where you will transfer to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel. (B)
Day 3 - El Dragon Ruins - Chan Chan - Lima
Full day of tours to El Dragon Ruins & Chan Chan. Built by the Chimu Empire approximately 1200 AD, the citadel of Chan Chan consisted of nine major sub-cities. Each built by a previous leader and at their height, housed more than 50,000 people. With a span of more than 45 square miles it was the largest pre-Columbian city in the Americas and the largest mud city in the world. Early evening you will be met and transferred to the Trujillo airport for the flight to Lima. (B)
NOTE : All hotels include either Continental or Buffet breakfast.
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Local air, meals, departure taxes and additional incidentals are not included.
Note room type: BV = Best View; CR = Colonial; DR = Deluxe; JS = Junior Suite.