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Túcume (Valley of the Pyramids)
Túcume (Valley of the Pyramids)

Túcume (Valley of the Pyramids)

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When comparing the ancient ruins of the world, Túcume might be the most fascinating site that most people have never heard of. Located 21 miles to the north of Chiclayo, Túcume is home to 26 pyramids that were built over 1,000 years ago. One of these pyramids—Huaca Larga—has a base that is over 2,000 ft. in length and was the largest pyramid in the world.

Due to heavy rains, however, these dusty, sand-carved, ancient pyramids have been reduced to eroded mounds, although archeological discoveries continue to be made in the burial chambers below. At Huaca Larga, 119 bodies were discovered deep beneath the pyramid, and evidence suggests that the bodies were part of a mass human sacrifice to the gods. Other findings are less grotesque, such as the murals and carvings of the Lambayeque god Naymlap, a revered deity who emerged from the sea and gave rise to the powerful city.

As the ancient people of the Lambayeque Valley constructed these towering pyramids, they subsequently abandoned the massive structures when they felt it would please the gods. Today, the area around Túcume is still largely abandoned, the main reason being that local villagers are wary of the spiritual past; only healers and traditional shamans will visit Túcume by night, and there is a palpable sense of power and history when touring Túcume today.

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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
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Nature sighting, forest walks or wetlands

Nature sighting, forest walks or wetlands

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We want our activity to develop the culture of observation of nature and wildlife in our region, some of the places where we go are NOT common tourist destinations and depend on you coming to visit them so that the owners (families or communities) see the benefit of conserving your forest and not destroy it. We are implementing the adoption of one tree per group, in this way, doing tourism with us you give one more inhabitant to the forest and leave a greener world. We have good teams and professionals of good level who speak English and Spanish, we are qualified for the activity and we have more than ten years of experience. These walks are healthy because we do them in places with very little traffic, we are almost always the only group in the area.
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Archeological Tour: Huaca Rajada, Tucume and Sipan Royal Tombs

Archeological Tour: Huaca Rajada, Tucume and Sipan Royal Tombs

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Learn about two ancient Peruvian cultures and visiting related archeological sites on this day-long private tour from Chiclayo. Your guided excursion begins at Huaca Rajada, where archeologists discovered the Moche civilization's Lord of Sipán mummy in 1987. You'll also explore Túcume, an 8th century site encompassing dozens of mounds and pyramids once belonging to the Sican culture, and the Lord of Sipán Royal Tombs Museum, home to Moche artifacts including jewelry and headdresses.
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  • 8 hours
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Tucume Pyramids & Royal Tombs Of Sipán Museum

Tucume Pyramids & Royal Tombs Of Sipán Museum

Don't miss the incredible Túcume Pyramids, archeological complex with a lot of history, and also to other important centers such as Huaca Las Balsas, or the Museum Royal Tombs of Sipan. Explore northern Peru, and its ancient civilizations with our archaeological tour Tucume Pyramids & Royal Tombs of Sipán Museum
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  • 5 hours
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Tour to Túcume, Royal Tombs of Sipán Museum and Huaca Rajada Including Lunch

Tour to Túcume, Royal Tombs of Sipán Museum and Huaca Rajada Including Lunch

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
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6 hour Chiclayo Private Tour

6 hour Chiclayo Private Tour

We offer a private and personalized tour according to your schedule with a specialized guide in English, French or Spanish. At least 2 people are required for your reservation.
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Túcume (Valley of the Pyramids) 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 6 Túcume (Valley of the Pyramids) tickets and tours on Viator.

Currently, an entrance ticket to Túcume (Valley of the Pyramids) costs USD 38.98. Guided Túcume (Valley of the Pyramids) tours start around USD 38.98 per person. See all 6 Túcume (Valley of the Pyramids) tickets and tours on Viator.