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trujillo Chiclayo is the capital city of the Lambayeque region in northern Peru. It is located 13 kilometers inland from the Pacific coast and 770 kilometers from the nation's capital, Lima. Founded by Spanish explorers as "Santa María de los Valles de Chiclayo" in the 16th century, it was given the title of "city" on 15 April 1835 by president Felipe Santiago Salaverry. He also gave the city the honorary name of "Heroic City", a title which it still holds to this day, recognizing the courage of its citizens in the fight for independence. Currently, Chiclayo is one of the most important urban areas of Peru. It has grown to become the country's fourth-largest city after Lima, Arequipa, and Trujillo. The city has a population of 738,000 while the metropolitan area has a population of 972,713 (2009 - World-Gazetteer.com). Additionally, the city is very commercialized and has many modern characteristics, as well as being known as one of the friendliest cities in Peru. Because of this attribute, Chiclayo is known as "The Capital of Friendship" and the "Pearl of the North". The city was founded near what has been discovered as an important prehistoric archaeological site, the Northern Wari ruins, which constitute the remains of a city from the 7th-12th century Wari Empire.


CHAN CHAN HALF DAY TOUR

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Pick up from the hotel and departure to visti the Chan Chan citadel. Chan Chan, which spans an area of 20 square km, is the largest mud-brick citadel dating back to the pre-Hispanic era. To build it, the Chimú architects used clay, mud, pebbles, wood, reeds, straw and cane, materials which enable the citadel to blend in with the sandy coasts. The complex is made up of many cities within a city, each of which has its own single entrance which leads down a corridor that opens up into other passageways lining walls and buildings featuring some marvelous rectangular architecture: inner patios, residences, administrative buildings, temples, platforms and storehouses. The walls were decorated with haut-relief friezes done in geometric and animal figures. After this impressing visit we will return to the hotel.

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SUN AND MOON TEMPLES TOURS

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Pick up from the hotel in Trujillo. Then we will board a private vehicle and will leave to the Moche Valley. The Pyramids of the Moon and the Sun are located 8 kilometers from the city of Trujillo. Visit to the Moon Temple, for which it will be necessary to climb a small hill to reach its gate. Inside of the pyramid the guide will show you the different levels of the site. Here you will be able to see various polychrome reliefs showing bloody rituals and religious ceremonies in honor to the god named AIA-PAEC, whose image can be found on different walls. It is said that the constant natural disasters caused by El Niño phenomenon brought floods, tragedy and death to these lands, that the Moche people got so desperate that they started to make human sacrifices, mainly of young people, in order to pleased their gods, who they believed controlled the natural disasters. After visiting all the most important sectors we will reach the highest part of the moon temple from where it will be possible to observe the great Moche Valley and the Sun temple, which access is forbidden due to archaeological studies. Return to the hotel.

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ROYAL TOMBS OF SIPAN TOUR

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Pick up from the hotel in Chiclayo and transfer to the town of Lambayeque. This short trip only lasts 15 minutes. Upon arrival, you will guide inside this huge concrete pyramid, following a sequence of levels that will allow you to experience the same sensation archeologist felt in the process of the investigation and discovery of the royal tombs of Sipan. We start off our tour at the level 3. On this level we will learn in a thematic way about the archaeological discoveries that took place in this region and also about the evolution, social organization, religion and political structure of the Mochica culture. Then we will go on level 2, in which we will see through impressive pictures the precise moments of the discovery of the graves of Sipan. We will see a faithful reproduction of the grave of the Lord of Sipan, exactly as it was seen by the archaeologists at the moment of his discovery. You will see in details its complete funeral chamber, with its wooden coffin at the center adorned with gold and other precious metals, his concubines, sacrificed slaves, even a child and a dog, no doubt companions for the afterlife. Later on we will continue to the level one, where you will find the oldest lord of Sipan. At this room you will see amazing jewelry, mainly ornaments made of gold representing animal divinities, such as crabs and octopus, creatures they believed to be important. Finally we will visit a huge room where you will see a recreation of a ceremony led by the lord of Sipan himself accompanied by all his entourage (dummies), including natural sounds made with local musical instruments. Afterwards, we will return to the city of Chiclayo.

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