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Huaca Rajada (Sipán) Tours and Activities

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Every archaeologist dreams of finding a place like Huaca Rajada(Sipán). Forgotten in the desert for over 1,700 years, Huaca Rajada(Sipán) was a sacred burial site for Moche nobility and royalty. When local looters in 1987 were found with lavish gold artifacts, it tipped off police that a large discovery might be buried in the nearby desert. An archaeologist, Walter Alva, was called to the site to examine the possibility that other tombs might exist, and when his team unearthed the “Lord of Sipan” and his tomb of jewels and gold, it was heralded as the greatest discovery of the last 50 years of archaeology.

Today, travelers can visit the archaeological site where excavations are still taking place. Though many of the larger artifacts and displays have been moved to Chiclayo museums (notably the Royal Tombs Museum of Sipan and the Brüning National Archaeological Museum), there is still a small museum on site that displays some of the findings. Of particular interest are the re-created tombs that show the position the Lord of Sipan was found in after having been buried over 1,700 years ago.

In addition to the extravagant headdresses and jewelry, the tomb contained the remains of a priest, a child, a llama, two dogs, three concubines and a guard who was buried without feet. This, archaeologists say, is meant to symbolize the guard’s inability to ever flee from his post, and it’s just one of the many tales of lore which lay buried in the sands of Sipan.

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9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday
Sipan, Chiclayo, Peru
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Daily excursion to Sipán (museum and archeological site) we start earlier.

Daily excursion to Sipán (museum and archeological site) we start earlier.

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We started two hours before the competition, at 8:30 in the morning, this gives us more time in each place to visit. Our tour guides are bilingual and the office staff too. Ventarrón, our oldest pyramid, sometimes needs repair of structures or maintenance, so if it is not possible to visit it we offer you the Brünning museum, here is a very complete sample of the entire history of our region with more than two thousand archaeological pieces originals Consider this in case a change is necessary. We always do three places per day. We stop at Lambayeque, in a traditional restaurant, for lunch, which is not included. Upon return we leave the group at your hotel, bus station or in the main city square.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$25.65
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Huaca Rajada (Lord of Sipán) and Site Museum Private Tour

Huaca Rajada (Lord of Sipán) and Site Museum Private Tour

Your tour will start at the Huaca Rajada archaeological complex. It is a group of huge mud pyramids that date from centuries back. The place gained special notoriety in 1987 when authorities became aware of illegal excavations that had been made, and what began as a protection plan ended with the magnificent discovery of Lord of Sipans tomb, one of the most impressive pre-Columbian burials in Peru.You will also visit the site museum before you are transferred back to your hotel.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$130.00
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3 Day Empires of the North, Mochicas & Chimus (Chiclayo & Trujillo)

3 Day Empires of the North, Mochicas & Chimus (Chiclayo & Trujillo)

Peru may be known for its Inca heritage, but the country was also home to many fascinating pre-Incan peoples. Explore their history and cultures on a guided 3-day archeological tour from Chiclayo to Trujillo. Delve into the ancient worlds of the Sicán, Chimú, and Moche civilizations with visits to Huaca Rajada (1987 excavation site of the Lord of Sipán mummy ) the Valley of the Pryamids, the former Chimú captial of Chan Chan and much more. Choose from a variety of budget-friendly lodgings to further enchance this multi-day trip.
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  • 3 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$692.00
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Lord Of Sipan Tomb & Site Museum Day Tour in Chiclayo

Lord Of Sipan Tomb & Site Museum Day Tour in Chiclayo

Discover the riches of the ancient cultures of northern Peru, with our fantastic Sipan tour & Site museum. Do not miss this opportunity, and visit important archaeological sites, as well as museums with unrivaled collections.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Tour to Túcume, Royal Tombs of Sipán museum and Huaca Rajada and lunch - Private

Tour to Túcume, Royal Tombs of Sipán museum and Huaca Rajada and lunch - Private

Star visiting Tucume Archaeological Complex. It has 26 buildings of monumental structures associated with lower rank buildings as squares, walls, patios, and canals, reflecting a system of planned growth and the complicated social structure of Lambayeque. Visit also its museum, to get a better idea of what life was like during that period. Then you will head towards Lambayeque where you will visit the Royal Tombs Museum. Due to the Lord of Sipan's discovery, whose importance was shown in the complexity of its burial and apparent semi-divine status, the creation of a new museum was necessary to be in accordance with the discovery. After having lunch, you will head to the Huaca Rajada Archaeological Complex. This is a set of huge mud pyramids that date from centuries back. The place gained special notoriety in 1987 when authorities became aware of illegal excavations that had been made. And what began as a protection plan ended with the magnificent discovery of Lord of Sipan's tomb.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Huaca Rajada (Sipán) hours of operation: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Huaca Rajada (Sipán) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 5 Huaca Rajada (Sipán) tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Huaca Rajada (Sipán) 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Huaca Rajada (Sipán) costs USD 25.65. Guided Huaca Rajada (Sipán) tours start around USD 25.65 per person. See all 5 Huaca Rajada (Sipán) tickets and tours on Viator.
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