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“The Huacas with Trujillo del Peru operator”

Huaca del Sol y la Luna
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Ranked #2 of 61 things to do in Trujillo
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Reviewed 19 January 2014

We organised a 5 day/4 night gold service (private) Trujillo/Chiclayo tour with Trujillo Del Peru tour operators.
We visited the Huacas, Chan Chan, El Brujo, Tucume pyramids, Lord of Sipan, lady of Cao, etc.
Firstly, the tour operators were fantastic . We cannot speak highly enough of the service that Alfredo and his team gave us. All guides were extremely knowledgeable and spoke perfect english.
Secondly, the areas that we visited were amazing.
Most people think that Peru is all about the Incas, however the Mochica and then Chimu cultures which pre-date the Incas, with their adobe pyramids and temples, their pottery and their customs need to be explored first to fully appreciate what came after.
The Huaca de la Luna is an impressive sight. This site has been excavated to a fuller extent showing the murals at the different levels.

In our opinion, this area of Peru is a must visit.

Thank zach42
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Reviewed 13 January 2014

Visiting the Huaca was my first encounter with the Mochica culture and Im still impressed by these people. There are still excavations in the area and its quite fascinating. I love how well preserved are many of the depictions. Highly recommended!

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Reviewed 17 December 2013

Some distance from centre, very interesting and unexpected excavations with wall paintings, rooms etc. Artifacts are to be found in local or Lima museums. I never suspected such a complex and long civilisation, before Incas' and Spanish conquests.

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Reviewed 12 December 2013

This is said to be the largest mud brick structure in Pre-Columbian America. It is estimated that it took in excess of 140 million bricks to build the complex. Several pyramids where built over each other so once entering the complex the individual levels can be seen. Well worth a visit.

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Reviewed 9 December 2013

Just returned from the temples of the moon and the sun near Trujillo. Very glad we went! The museum presents the Mochi culture quite well and the Huaca de la Luna is a very impressive site. You have to visit it with one of the guides who are waiting at the reception and that actually makes the visit much better. We would have had no clue about what we were looking at had we been allowed to wonder around on our own.

We started a bit late from Huanchaco so we took a cab to Trujillo (for 10 NS) to save some time (took us about 20 mins). If you do the same, ask to be dropped off at Ovalo Grau. Alternatively, you can take a bus (for 1.5 NS) to the same place, i.e. Ovalo Grau (about 45-50 mins). Once at the Ovalo Grau, you can catch a combi/van (for 1.4 NS) all the way to the museum and the ruins themselves. Wait for the combi (saying Campinas or something similar on the front) at the driveway to the gas station.

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