day 3: Visit Trujillo and its region.
Visit the archaeological sites ot the Sun and the Moon. composed by two great pyramids of the Mochica culture (II and VIII centuries). it is a main religious center of the Mochica Empire, where you will visit the Moon's Huaca, placed in the desert. It took several centuries to build the structure. To discover in particular a wall covered by a series of brightly coloured friezes and surprisingly well preserved.
Then visit to the Huaca Dragon, also named Huaca Rainbow, placed minutes away from Trujillo. this square pyramid totally build in cob and is decorated with bas-reliefs, which represent religious symbols. At the top of the temple, it is possible to see several chests that again preserve their mysteries.
Then way towards Huanchaco, seaside resort , where you will discover the local fisherman with their "Caballitos de totora"
Lunch on your own in Huanchaco.
The archaeological site of Chan-chan, build in 1300. which covers an impressive area. It is the former capital of the Chimú kingdom, and the largest pre-Columbian city built in cob (adobe in Spanish), and many traces of the empire's grandeur and prosperity have been found, but the site has suffered greatly from the climatic phenomenon of the Niño (heavy rains throughout the region). It should be noted that the city was composed of 9 distinct citadels, each fortified and autonomous.
Dinner on your own.
Overnight in Trujillo.
Steps: North CoastChan-ChanThe Huaca del SolSeñor de SipanMuseum of ArchaeologyNational Museum of SipanTumbas reales Museum