CHICLAYO TOURS

(PERU'S NORTH) 

CITY TOUR + WIZARDS' MARKET (2:30 HRS.)
(Daily Visits: during morning or afternoon)
Chiclayo is called "City of Friendship" due to the kindness of its people. Considered one of the most commercial cities of the country. Among its attractions have the Plaza de Armas, Cathedral of Santa Maria and modern architectural lines. The Municipality adorned with large windows and wrought iron gates, Basilica of St. Anthony, St. Veronica Church founded in 1868 unique in its structure, the altar and the altarpiece adjacent are gilded in silver and gold leaf. Walk of the Muses, Republican mansions, squares and main streets of the city.
After visiting the market of Chiclayo and the area known as the Witches Market where you can find various potions, herbs and other tools used by shamans for their activities. This market is very attractive because it offers a variety of herbs and objects used in traditional medicine or "quackery" deeply rooted and widespread activity in the area.

BRÜNING MUSEUM - LAMBAYEQUE (2 HOURS)
(Visits daily - except Monday)
Located in Lambayeque, colonial town located 12 kilometers from Chiclayo, the Bruning Museum is known as "National Archaeological Museum", the most important in the entire northern part of Peru. It has four exhibition floors housing a collection of gold, silver and copper in various cultures developed in the region for 4,000 years, and the treasures of the Lord of Sipan.

SIPAN (SIPAN COMPLEX) (2:30 HRS.)
(Daily Visits: morning or afternoon)
In Pomalca is located Sipan, where they found the intact tomb of an elite character (Moche 200-700 AD) by the magnificence of its ornaments and the high degree of technological development of culture that is considered the most important archaeological discovery of the century . Visit its museum exploration and excavation, in our way to return we’ll see Pomalca that’s the North sugar center.

TÚCUME (VALLEY OF THE PYRAMIDS) (3 HRS.)
(Daily Visits: morning or afternoon)
It is located 33 kilometers north of Chiclayo, it is a vast archaeological site at the foot of Mount Purgatory or La Raya, where you can see 25 pyramids. On this visit we get to know the Huaca Las Estacas, Mirador, including Huaca Larga and its museum.

MONSEFÚ BEACH TOUR (4 HRS.)
(Daily Visits: morning or afternoon)
When we get to Pimentel we visit its Beach in the main department, here it’s develop the traditional Olympic Games such as surfing competitions, beach volleyball, caballitos de totora and fishing line, it is still preserved the century architecture and contemporary buildings with a wide boardwalk and also with its old dock. La Caleta de Santa Rosa picturesque by the use of the caballitos de totora, you can appreciate the Sanctuary of the Lord of Miracles, Puerto Eten and then we’ll go to the town of Monsefú famous for its straw weaving and cotton yarn, which a large number of artisans show in their craft market.

ROYAL TOMBS OF SIPAN (2 HRS.)
(Visits daily- except Monday)
Located in the city of Lambayeque, the length of your tour is 2-3 hours. It has the design of a truncated pyramid. Pre-Hispanic access ramp construction imitates the Moche culture of 1700 years ago AC.
Location Description: it has 10 rooms all the way. Going up the ramp to the museum we’ll see a 1 minute video with the representation of the Lord of Sipan and Moche elite. The first floor speaks of the ceramic period throughout the Moche civilization from phase 1 to phase 5 ( 2ndCentury – 7th Century) representing  its flora, fauna, customs, physical features, states, military, religious, etc. In the second room it shows the archaeological sites discovered in the north coast of the Moche culture between Purulen, 2 Heads, Sipan, Warlock, the Sun and Moon. In the third room there are large photographs of the archaeological complex of Sipan and middle valleys of Lambayeque then exposed:

OTHER IMPORTANT TOURS
SICAN MUSEUM (2:30 HRS.)
(Visits daily- except Monday)
Sican, located in the city of Ferreñafe, was a culture of unique characteristics, which developed in the region of Lambayeque, after the collapse of the Moche domain, around the years 600 B.C.
It was inaugurated on March 20th, 2001, as a result of 23 years of uninterrupted research of Sican Archaeological Project.
It had the political and religious center in Pomac Forest, located in the valley of the Milk River, 30 kilometers north east of Chiclayo, its artistic and museological exhibition recreates the things that were found in the East and West Tombs of Huaca Parrot, also the ceremonial knife, that was wanted in that time, this is why its workmen were searched for working in gold and jewels for monarchs and personalities of the time.

BATAN GRANDE (3:30 HRS.)
(Daily Visits)
A 50 km east of Chiclayo, called the "Golden Pantry" of Batan Grande religious funerary enclosure of Sican Culture, located in the Valley Milk in Lambayeque, this place where culture flourished formerly known as Sican we find the Forest Historical Sanctuary of Pomac, with about 30 huacas dispersed, and has an interpretation center, very close to the trail is the old ancient carob tree.

CHAPARRÍ RESERVE (06 HOURS)
The Chaparrí Private Conservation Area covers an area of ​​34.412 hectares and comprises several villages or towns as Tierras Blancas, Piedra Parada, Juana Ríos, Las Colmenas, Los Cerrillos, El Mirador, Overazal, Paredones, Tinajones, La Ramada, La Montería and others.
La Huerta Encantada  is the area for visits currently developed, it is in the north zone of the reserve and it takes about 1 ½ hours to arrive from Chiclayo, we keep traveling 65 km of paved road until Chongoyape then another path (entering the diversion to Tocmoche) of approximately 15 km of dirt road to the "Huerta Encantada", located on the eastern slope of Cerro Chaparrí, the guardian mountain of this area which name was taken to appoint the entire reservation.
La Huerta Encantada and Chaparrí constitute an easement and a strategic alliance between conservation and ecotourism between Muchik Rural Community and private enterprise.
Recommendations: Carry a small backpack, a water bottle, a hat, avoid light colored clothing or bright, sunscreen, insect repellent, sunglasses, binoculars, camera and shoes suitable for walking over rough terrain will help a lot in its path.