ARCHAEOLOGICAL COMPLEX EL BRUJO + CAO MUSEUM (5 HRS.)

(Daily visits, morning- afternoon)

Out on the Panamerican Highway north to Chicama valley where you can see the extensive sugar cane crops. In this valley there is the greatest amount of sugar in the country, with factories Cartavio and Casa Grande. Before reaching Chocope, take the road west to “El Brujo” where’s the Archaeological Complex that consists of 3 huacas: Cao, Partida and Prieta. In Huaca Cao there were found: polychrome paintings in different levels representing prisoners, dancing, fishing scenes, war and mythology of Moche beings. They also look at new and recently opened Museum in honor of the Lady of Cao mummy that was a governor of the Mochica culture, discovered by a team of archaeologists, this discovery is compared with the one of The Lord of Sipan, before this one it was thought that only men exercised official charges in ancient Peru.

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