Pre-Inca Archaeological Sites

Attractions & Activities In Trujillo & Chiclayo

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With so much attention focused on the remarkable achievements of the Incas, travelers exploring Peru tend to forget all about the fascinating cultures that preceded them. In Chiclayo, it will be hard to ignore the precursors to the Incas. This region is replete with ancient Moche archaeological sites, including the Huaca Rajada complex, home to the tomb of the Lord of Sipán. This tomb, which was discovered in 1987 and contained a multitude of extraordinary treasures, was heralded as one of the greatest archaeological finds of the past century. So valuable were the objects found here that experts dubbed the tomb the “Peruvian King Tut.”

Then there is the Túcume site, which features 26 spectacular adobe pyramids and mounds, and is believed to have been occupied by the Lambayeque and Chimú people before the Incas came to town. Last, but by no means least, is ancient city of Poma, now part of the Batán Grande national park. This city was built by the Lambayeque people around 800 B.C. Over the years, it was targeted by looters and many of the most precious goods were removed from the site, but over 20 pyramids still remain standing. A small on-site museum complete with a scale model and interpretive notes help gives visitors a sense of how the ancient complex would once have looked.

No one with even a passing interest in history should pass through Chiclayo without taking personalized tours of Peru’s compelling pre-Inca archaeological sites.  Contact us today and get your free Peru trip quote.  At Kuoda Travel, all trips are custom and personally designed for you by one of our professional travel experts.

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Things to Do and See in Trujillo & Chiclayo...

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Embark on a private Peru tour to hike the famous Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

Crossroads of History

10 DAYS / 09 NIGHTS

Venture into the heart of the ancient Inca Empire as you challenge yourself to complete the epic and world-famous Inca Trail. Tramp along the very same trails …

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Private luxury Peru tour including the Amazon Rain forest, Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca

The Jungle, Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca

12 DAYS / 11 NIGHTS

From the verdant Amazon interior to the mist-shrouded Andean summits to the stark coastal deserts, this sample tour of Peru spotlights…

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Classic Private Luxury Peru Tour to Machu Picchu

Journey to the Center of the Inca Empire

08 DAYS / 07 NIGHTS

Masters of farming, engineering geniuses and creators of a religion that combined features of animism, fetishism and nature worship; the Incas are, without…

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