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Tour from Trujillo:Chan Chan, Huanchaco, Sun and Moon Temples, and Dragon Temple

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    After hotel pickup in Trujillo, relax during the short drive to your first destination in an air-conditioned minivan. Arrive at the ancient site of the Temple of the Sun and the Temple of the Moon, collectively known as the Temples of Moche, and set out to discover the fascinating past of the structures. Learn about the precise architecture and unlikely construction materials used; admire the intricate friezes that decorate the walls; and gain insight into the ceremonial functions of the colossal buildings. 

    Next, venture to the fearsome Temple of the Dragon to immerse yourself in the captivating customs of the Chimu civilization; admire the pyramid’s detailed depictions of deities before returning to the minivan to travel to the next site. 

    Take a curvaceous coastal road to the provincial village of Huanchaco, a fishing pueblo famed for its idyllic seaside situation and traditional fishing boats. Learn about the cultural significance of these unique sea vessels then feast upon home cooked regional specialties in an authentic restaurant. Sample sublime seafood and sip refreshing beverages during your meal. 

    Revitalized, head to the enormous archeological site of Chan Chan, declared the largest ancient city in South America. As the former center of Chimu politics and commerce, the 7-square-mile (18-sq-km) site boasts shrines, cemeteries, ceremonial plazas and reservoirs. Tour all of the significant features with your guide, discovering architectural precision and delving deeper into its ancient history. 

    Digest your newfound knowledge during to return journey to your Trujillo hotel, where your tour concludes.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Departure Point: Tour departs from most centrally located Trujillo hotels
    Please Note: This service doesn't include pick up in private residencies, example; Airbnb
    Dates: Daily
    Return point: Returns to original departure point
    Departure Time
    9:00 AM
    Duration
    8h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Professional guide
    • Lunch
    • Entry/Admission - La Huaca del Sol
    • Entry/Admission - Huaca Arco-Iris or Huaca El Dragon
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 5 February 2018

    This is a dry area and the structures created by inhabitants of this area are amazing. However, they have been somewhat degraded by time and weather. Interesting to see but not up there with some other ruins -- say Machu Picchu.More

    Date of experience: January 2018
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    VIPACPERU, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Viajes Pacifico, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2018

    Dear Christineineden, It is a pleasure to greet you and thank you for sharing your experience in this site. We are pleased that you had a good experience in Peru, because our goal is to always give our customers a memorable experience, an experience that...More

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    Hello there, My name is Julio Gonzalez - manager of this new concept called Mochilea Peru (the best experience you can get on a backpacker budget) on our company we offer a complete full day tour covering the most important... More
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    • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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