DAY 01: TRUJILLO IN / CITY TOUR
Reception at the airport or bus agency and transfer to hotel. We start the city tour, visiting Colonial Trujillo. We visit the Main Square and the Freedom Monument, the Cathedral, The Calonge Urquiaga House (neoclassical-style house adapted as a museum, which has in exhibition pieces of gold of the Chimu culture, as well as furniture of the virreynal and republican times), Emancipation House, Recreo Park, “La Merced” Church, then we will have a guided visit to the museum of your choice: UNT Archeological Museum, located in the “Risco House”. The museum shows the cultural development of the north coast from 10,000 BC until the arrival of the conquerors in 1532, or the Toy Museum, where we find toys from all around the world, from pre-Columbian era to 1960. It is divided into diferent areas: the area of the girls, the area of the boys, and a third area of the popular culture and the latest area for pre-Columbian toys; or Casinelli Museum, which houses a collection of pieces from the Cupisnique culture, Salinar culture, Moche culture, Chavin culture, Recuay culture and Nazca culture. Overnight in Trujillo.
DAY 02: TEMPLE OF THE SUN AND THE MOON / CHAN CHAN/ HUANCHACO
Pick up from your hotel. We head to Moche countryside. We visit the "Huacas de Moche" Museum, which has pottery showing the Moche iconography. Then we visit the Huaca de la Luna (Temple of the Moon), Moche religious center, full of murals in high relief depicting their god AIAPAEC or the beheader, warriors, dancers, animals, giant spiders, abstract motifs, and so on. From here we will see the Huaca del Sol (Temple of the Sun), pyramid 43 meters high, built for administrative purposes and the Moche Urban Area, place where the upper class moche people used to live. Finally in the Area of Artisans, we will see pieces of pottery made with the style, colors, forms used by the ancient Moche artisans and which are still used nowadays. Lunch. We start the visit to Temple of the Rainbow also called Temple of the Dragon, used by the ancient Chimu people to worship their god, this temple is decorated with figures rmeaning the fertility of the Earth. We visit the site museum of Chan Chan, where we will learn about pottery, silverware and lifestyle of the chimu people. Then we will go through one the 9 palaces of Chan Chan Citadel, the Nikan Palace (ex Tschudi Palace), which has different rooms decorated with friezes and carvings like the ceremonial center, the fish and birds corridor, the Huachaque (reservoir) ,among others. Finally we will go to Huanchaco, where according to the legend, here Takaynamo, the first king of the Chimu, disembarked together with his court. We can buy handycrafts and souveniers, see totora reed boats ("little totora reed horses") and walk along the pier. Overnight in Trujillo.
DAY 03: TOUR THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL COMPLEX "EL BRUJO" AND THE LADY OF CAO
Departure to the Chicama Valley to the town of Magdalena de Cao to visit the "El Brujo" Archaeological Complex, which comprises Huaca Prieta, Huaca Partida (Huaca el Brujo) and Huaca Cao Viejo, which has decorations in high relief of the god Aiapaec depicted in murals, here was also found the Lady of Cao, and who was probably the ruler and priestess of that place. At the Museum of Cao, we can see the pieces found in the tomb of the Lady of Cao (jewelry made of gold, silver and precious stones, also pottery, textiles, etc.). Also we will see the mummy of the Lady of Cao, , whose tattoos of spiders and snakes on her arms and legs are incredibly well preserved and can be seen in detail. Arrival at Trujillo. Overnight in Trujillo.
DAY 04: PERUVIAN PASO HORSE AND MARINERA / TRUJILLO OUT
We start with a walk inside the Hacienda, pergola, the stables. Presentation of the Peruvian Paso Horse and his background story, training and lifestyle. Presentation of Marinera dance couple. Choreography twists and lathes, called the Dance of the Eight. Peruvian Paso horses dancing Marinera. Choreography with the participation of the audience. Tondero dance, waltz. Invitation to horseback ride and photo shoot. Return to Trujillo. Free time for shopping (shoes, crafts, kingkones, etc). At an appropriate time, transfer to the airport or bus agency.
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