Tour Trail Combo
In 1987, the archaeologist Dr. Walter Alva was called by the police chief to come in for questioning about some objects that were found. Upon his arrival the officer produced several large metal objects that had been confiscated from grave looters. Dr. Alva was in disbelief at what he saw. His studies of this region and the Moche Culture had never produced this type of art work in metals. He was almost positive that the artifacts were of the high Moche leader or The Lord of Sipan. After an intense and careful excavation of the Pampa Grande site, Dr. Alva uncovered the most significant archaeological discovery in the western hemisphere. Compared by many to that of the Egyptian pharaoh, King Tutankhamen. Since the discovery, a total of four tombs dating back from the time of Christ to 700 AD has been unearthed in Sipans Hauca Rajada, near the coastal city of Chiclayo. Sipans treasure shows the Moches cultural ability to work with different types of metal and stone in the crafting of masks, jewelry and ornamental weapons. These priceless treasures are on exhibit in the Bruning Museum located in the city of Lambayque, near Chiclayo. Also, located north of Chiclayo, are several ‘‘Moche Pyramids'' in the Valley of the Pyramids. The largest complex discovered is El Tucume and is currently under excavation by the explorer Thor Heyderdahl and his crew. He has also recently written a very detailed book titled "Pyramids of Tumcume" that will give you a better idea about this archaeological wonder.
**BASED ON DOUBLE PER PERSON**
Package includes: All information listed above: Two days one night in Chiclayo, english & multi-lingual speaking guides, all tours, transfers, entry fees and meals where noted on the program.
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