In the afternoon, guided visit to city the tour begins with the visit to the Plaza de Armas, the Cathedral, the Convent Santa Maria, and the Chapel of
Verónica. During the tour you are going to visit to Chiclayo's famous
"Mercado Modelo" (Witch Doctor´s Market). One very interesting feature of this market is that you can buy a great variety of
medicines form natural substances, and quite often employed by faith healers and used in folkloric medicine.
Return to the hotel.
DAY 2: CHICLAYO (B-L)
In the morning after breakfast, you will start your visit with Ventarron, is
the site of a 5,000 year old temple which was unearthed in Perú, with the oldest
wall painting of America showing a deer trapped in a net. The site is close to
Sipán, another ancient settlement, is located 35 km to the east of Chiclayo, in
the well-known area as
Huaca Rajada. It is an archaeological
complex that was only discovered in 1987, and occupies some 200 hectares. It is
composed of two pyramids and a platform in which two of the most important
Pre-Inca tombs were found, that of the
Lord of Sipán, and
that of his ancestor, call the "El Viejo Señor", (The Old Man). The Royal
Mausoleum in whose room was found El Señor de Sipan with his retinue of
concubines, servants, and many other objects. It contains valuable objects of
gold, silver, copper, and precious stones.
After breakfast, you will take a bus to the City of Trujillo, located 209 kilometers
south of Chiclayo.
Arrive meeting service at the bus station and transfer to hotel.
DAY 4: TRUJILLO (B-L)
After the breakfast, you will visit Chan
Chan, which is located to 5 kilometers from Trujillo. It was the old religious and administrative capital of the Chimu Kingdom, and probably the largest adobe city in the world 20 square
kilometers. He you can see its temples, urban living area, palaces, public squares, avenues, and walls that are profusely decorated.
Nearby are the pyramidal temples (huacas) of Huanchaco, and a picturesque creek with fishermen who have used famous Merry-go-round boats made from straw. These crafts are of Mochica origin and the fishermen use them for their work and for sport competitions.
You will also visit enormous Colonial houses that have preserved their large living rooms and the gates, that are typical to Trujillo, among them, the Mansion of Marshal Orbegoso,
Emancipation House, and the Iturregui Palace.
Then you will visit the Cassinelli Museum, a private collection where you can see ceramic artifacts of the different Peruvian Pre-Columbian cultures that populated the Northern Region of Peru containing pieces of exceptional quality and rarity.