Day 1 - Lima/Trujillo
Afternoon flight north from Lima to Trujillo, located in the fertile Moche Valley. Inhabited since ancient times by fishermen and farmers, these territories belonged to one of the most famous ancient cultures of Peru, the Mochica, whose many impressive remains can still be found around Trujillo. Two nights at the Libertador Hotel, well located on Trujillo's central plaza.
Day 2 - Trujillo
Morning visit to the Sun and Moon Pyramids, an archaeological site consisting of enormous adobe constructions built by the Mochica culture. The Sun Pyramid is considered the largest adobe pyramid in Peru. Continue to the coast and enjoy a local lunch at Huanchaco beach, famous for its Caballitos de Totora (small reed crafts used for fishing) that brave the Pacific waves on a daily basis.
Afternoon visit to Chan Chan, the capital of the Chimu culture and the largest adobe city in pre-Hispanic America.
Day 3 - Trujillo/Chiclayo/Lima
Morning drive to the city of Chiclayo, a region of successive pre-Hispanic cultures, whose remains are only now being revealed to the world. In 1987 a group of archaeologists discovered the most famous of these, the royal tombs of Sipan. Sipan, the richest pre-Hispanic burial yet discovered in the Americas, belonged to a young Mochica dignitary of the fourth century AD, whom they called the Lord of Sipan.
Afternoon visit to the Royal Tombs Museum. The museum has its origin in a project of archaeological rescue, when a small team of Peruvian archaeologists assumed the responsibility to save the sanctuary of Sipan from looting. Today, the museum proudly and safely displays the magnificent jewels and ornaments found in the tomb of the Lord of Sipan.
Afternoon transfer to Chiclayo airport for the evening flight to Lima.
Northern Cultures of Peru
Best time to be there
Being such a geographically diverse country the weather in Peru is determined both by altitude and season. May to October is the best time to travel although the Amazon area is hot and humid throughout the year.
Lima - LAN Airlines, daily via Madrid
GMT -5 hours
Not required for UK passport holders
Yellow fever certificate required if arriving from an infected area.
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Peru; 3 Nights
Day 1 - Lima/Trujillo
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The Higham Bingham, Orient Express Train was another highlight in both directions which included Lunch going over to Machu Piccu and Dinner on our return to Cusco..absolutely fantastic.
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Peking to Paris Rally
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Children of the Rainbow
Supplies meals, medical care, education and hope for deprived children in the area surrounding the Sacred Valley of the Incas who are exposed to many risks as a result of deep poverty.