peruvian coast 11 Days 10 nights
|This tour package mix you culture and relax,
inviting you to see the North of Peru with the legacy left by Lord
of Sipan, the enigmatic Nazca Lines, the beauty of our sea
landscapes, where you will get to know the sealions and different
kind of marine life, also you will have the oportunity to relax on
one of the best beach of Peru: Punta Sal.
|Lima, Chiclayo, Trujillo,
Ballestas Island, Nazca Lines, Tumbes
DAY 1 LIMA
Pick up upon arrival at Lima’s airport and transportation to the
hotel. Overnight (No meals)
DAY 2 LIMA - CHICLAYO
Early in the morning transfer to the airport where you will take the
flight to Chiclayo (airfare not included).
Upon arrival transfer to the hotel and after some rest time we set
off for the mud-brick pyramid that made world headlines in 1987 with
one of the most sensational finds of recent archaeology. Known as
the Huaca Rajada -- the "Cracked Pyramid", because of the deep
gulleys weathered into its flanks -- this eroded adobe platform
yielded fabulous ancient treasures from a series of deeply buried
tombs of the pre-Inca Moche culture, who lived in the valleys of
Peru's north coast 1,500 years ago. To get there we drive east up
the broad, flat Reque valley past fields of sugarcane studded with
varicolored pastel foothills of the great Andean chain, then
arriving at the modern village of Sipán. Here we see the tombs
themselves, with superb reconstructions of the burials of priests
and chieftains, together with their sacrificed guards and companions.
A highly informative site museum tells the story of this
extraordinary civilization, who created some of the finest pottery,
jewelry and goldworking of the Americas -- while also staging
macabre costumed rituals of combat, sacrifice and propitiation as
they sought to mediate a never-ending struggle between the forces of
Order and Chaos.
We return to Chiclayo for a delicious lunch of Peru's northern-style
cuisine, and then continue on to Lambayeque, where we visit the
Royal Tombs of Sipán Museum. This modern building, representing the
style of a Moche pyramid, was built to house the stunning and
priceless objects unearthed at Sipán. (A single looted object from
the tombs was intercepted at an auction in the U.S. -- carrying a
reserve price of $1.6 million!)
Here we see the incredible array of precious symbols and images,
stones and shell necklaces, ear-plugs and headdresses that were worn
and displayed at Moche ceremonies, and also learn what is known of
their meaning. This astonishing visit ends at an "animated waxworks"
exhibit of the lords and retinue of the Moche court, allowing us to
glimpse and imagine the world of an unfamiliar but dazzling
civilization that thrived here at a time when Europe was sliding
into the Dark Ages after the fall of the Roman Empire.
After these sensational experiences we drive to an oasis of calm at
Tucumé, today's final destination. Here we see the chronological
sequence that followed the fall of the Moche, at a site where their
descendants, the Sicán culture, continued to amass millions of adobe
bricks for the building of mighty pyramids -- including the longest
of its kind in the world, at more than 700m/2,300ft -- but were now
influenced by highland tribes, and began to abandon their old ways.
The history of this scenic site -- extensively investigated by the
famed Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl -- leads us all the way to
the Incas, who conquered the region not long before they, in turn,
were conquered by the Spanish. We can climb to a viewing platform
with superb views of the surrounding pyramids and the dry woodland
habitat of the Leche valley. We can also visit the small, intimate
and low-tech site museum, to enjoy the excellent collection of
excavated objects, dioramas of daily life, and models of the
We return to Chiclayo for an overnight stay. (L)
DAY 3 CHICLAYO TO TRUJILLO: ACROSS THE NORTH PERUVIAN DESERT TO
TRUJILLO AND THE MOCHE PYRAMIDS OF THE SUN AND MOON.
In the morning, we'll travel with our guide by private car or bus to
Trujillo. This half-day journey south down the Pan-American highway
offers a shifting panorama of scenes from coastal Peru, alternating
irrigated river valleys such as the Jequetepeque and Chicama, with
stretches of arid dune and rocky desert. We make a stop at pacasmayo
to enjoy a delicious lunch.
Upon request optional visit the archaeological site of El Brujo:
This site featured in National Geographic magazine after the
sensational discovery here of the mummy of a tattooed priestess,
buried with a variety of ceremonial and military accoutrements. An
extraordinary array of multicolored murals dating from seven or more
phases of construction depicts both scenes from the daily lives of
the Moche, and gory rituals of sacrifice.
Additional: $76 per person based on single and $46 based on double
We arrive in Trujillo in the early afternoon. This city, founded in
1534 on the orders of Francisco Pizarro, maintains a colonial
atmosphere, with its spacious main square, and marvelous
colonial-period adobe buildings in the coastal colonial style,
featuring huge barred windows and massive wooden doorways. We
continue onwards, driving a short way from Trujillo, to visit the
Huaca de la Luna, and the Huaca del Sol, two huge flat-topped
pyramids built by the Moche culture between 0 and 600A.D. The Huaca
de la Luna is an extraordinary demonstration of what patient
long-term archaeology can achieve. Here, at a site that has been
well known and frequently looted for centuries, excavations have
revealed layer upon layer of ancient construction, uncovering wall
after wall of colorful friezes that were intentionally buried by the
Moche, and had not seen the light of day for one-and-a-half thousand
years. Bloodthirsty fanged deities and exotic gods in the form of
spiders, snakes felines, octopi and other marine creatures rub
shoulders with lines of dancers, warriors and naked prisoners, and
scenes of ritual combat. One wall is covered with such a multitude
of mystifying symbols that it has been labeled simply "The
Complicated Theme" -- until some future archaeologist can offer a
plausible explanation of them. A site museum to display material
unearthed here is under construction, and when opened it will be
part of this visit.
We return to Trujillo to spend the night. Overnight. (B, L)
DAY 4 TRUJILLO TO LIMA: COLONIAL TRUJILLO, THE PICTURESQUE BEACH
RESORT OF HUANCHACO, AND THE PRE-INCA CITY OF CHAN CHAN.
In the morning we tour the historic center of Trujillo, a city whose
heart still pulses with colonial splendor. We visit the immense main
square and the spacious mansions built by Spanish and Creole gentry
during the 17th and 18th centuries. Then we make our way through
Trujillo towards the coast, arriving at the great Chimú center of
Chan Chan, the largest adobe city ever built. It was in fact an
elite settlement, a series of nine enormous palaces belonging to
successive rulers of the Chimú realm. At its height the population
here may have reached 50,000 people. Many of them were artists and
craftspeople, who made the sumptuous goldwork, textiles and pottery
for which the Chimú were famous. At the Tschudi palace enclosure we
enter a labyrinthine series of courtyards lined with clay friezes of
fish and ocean birds, and walled in places with an open meshwork
adobe building style believed to represent fishing nets. We visit
inner patios, residences, administrative buildings, temples,
platforms and storehouses, and a huge reservoir where "sunken
gardens" may have produced specialized crops for the Chimu nobility.
We continue on to the nearby beach resort of Huanchaco, where we
have a chance to try the superb seafood of Trujillo at a restaurant
overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Here fishermen still paddle out to
sea, kneeling on caballitos de totora -- little one-man reed rafts
which have been used for millennia to collect the abundant bounty of
the Pacific ocean.
In the afternoon we drive to the airport in time for our flight to
Lima (Airfare Not included) Upon arrival transfer to your
accommodation. Overnight (B,L)
DAY 5 FULL DAY PACHACAMAC RUINS & LIMA CITY TOUR
Breakfast, then you will be picked up from your hotel around 9.00am.
We will visit a place that is near Lima, there is an archaeological
enclosure whose constructions conserve the mysticism and religiosity
of their past. Its name: PACHACAMAC
Guided tour of the splendid and vast archaeological citadel of
Pachacamac, the temple of the deity, Pachacamac, believed to be the
creator of the universe and a divinity adored by old Andean
civilizations. A sacred and ceremonial site dating back to the
beginnings of Christianity where thousands of pilgrims converged to
pay tribute and consult the Pachacamac oracle, who they believed
could see the past, the future and people’s fate.
The site comprises pyramidal temples and enclosures built by
successive pre-Colombian civilizations and finally the Incas.
Highlights include the Temple of Pachacamac, the Sun God shrine, and
the Palace of the Chosen Women or Virgins of the Sun. At the site
museum there is an idol of the deity, Pachacamac, which couldn’t be
seen by the profane, and was reserved for the high priests who kept,
revered and interpreted the divine oracle in the old times. A sacred
site, the temple was considered to be part of the planet’s mystical
Then we return to Lima to take our buffet lunch to continue with the
Lima City tour. We will visit the colonial area and to the Plaza de
Armas where you will see the Government Palace, the Cathedral, the
Archbishop's Palace and the City Hall as well as the XVII century
church and cloister of San Francisco, a world cultural heritage.
Then we will go to the modern downtown with a view of the Pacific
Ocean and the modern residential suburb of San Isidro. Finally,
transfer to the hotel and overnight. (B,L)
DAY 6 NASCA LINES
Early Breakfast. Pick up at your hotel early morning and transfer to
the Bus Station to take the Bus to Ica that departs at 07:00 am
arriving at 11:30 am. Approx. Assistance upon arrival and transfer
to the Hotel. At 12:00 am transfer to Nazca (it takes around two
hours) and flight over the mysterious Nazca Lines (Airfare included)
as well as a brief explanation of them on the Maria Reiche In-Situ
Museum and in the sighting tower from where you will see the hand
and the tree part of the Nazca drawing .Lunch included. At 5.30pm.
approx return to Ica .Hotel Overnight .(B, L)
DAY 7 BALLESTAS ISLANDS
At 7:00 am approx. departure time to Paracas to 60 Km. (37 miles) On
route is appreciated the fields of crops in some export products
such as paprika, asparagus, artichokes, etc, driving north to
Paracas for an excursion by boat to the Ballestas Islands to view
thousands of birds, sea lions and fur seals in their natural
surroundings. The famous candlestick design, a Nazca civilization
figure etched on the desert face, can also be seen from the boat and
at the end transfer to the national reserve of Paracas. Where we
will visit the Interpretation Centre of the RNP, The Cathedral,
Lagunilla beach, Red Beach and Yumaque beach to see petrified
dinosaur eggs (in studio) and finally the Independence Obelisk.
Then at 14:30hrs departure Bus time Bus to Lima arriving at 19:30
approx. Upon arrival, reception and transfer to your Hotel in Lima.
DAY 8: LIMA / TUMBES / PUNTA SAL
Breakfast. Day at leisure. Transfer to the airport to take your
flight to Tumbes.
(Airfare not included). Upon arrival transfer to the hotel.
DAY 9: PUNTA SAL
Full Board and rest of day free to relax on the beach and visit the
surroundings by your self.
Hotel offers you:
Deep Sea Fishing
Yacht Trip and Horseback riding
Swimming pool and Jacuzzi
Game zone: Pool table, table tennis and table soccer
DAY 10: PUNTA SAL / LIMA
Breakfast and transfer to the airport to take your flight to Lima
(airfare not included) Reception in the Lima airport and transfer to
the Hotel located in Miraflores, Lima. Overnight.
DAY 11: TRANSFERT OUT
Transfer to the airport for your international flight and end of the
END OF SERVICES
INCLUDES: All hotel and lodge
accommodations based on double
occupancy. All scheduled
transportation. All transfers. All
scheduled excursions with
English-speaking guide services. All
entrance fees. Meals as specified in
the itinerary. B=Breakfast; L=Lunch;
IMPORTANT: For a better service, the
company informs you that it has
autonomy to change the Hotels
mentioned in the itinerary with
another one of similar category if
therefore sees it by advisable
taking into account justifiable
availability of spaces or other
reasons, if this it is the case you
will be notified ahead of time.
NOT INCLUDE: Nazca lines airport tax
USD14 approx. per person.
International and domestic airfares,
airport departure taxes or visa
fees, excess baggage charges,
additional nights during the trip
due to flight cancellations,
alcoholic and non-alcoholic
beverages or bottled water, snacks,
insurance of any kind, laundry,
phone calls, radio calls or
messages, reconfirmation of
international flights and items of
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