Sipan Museum, Tucume and Huaca Rajada

Chiclayo, Peru

Spend the day exploring Chiclayo's archaeological gems including the ancient pyramids of Tucume, the tomb of Lord Sipan and a rich collection of Moche relics at the Royal Tombs Museum.

Your first stop is the Valley of Pyramids in Tucume. Twenty-six enormous pyramids lie in the grounds of am ancient citadel, which served as the last capital of the Lambayeque kingdom. Visit the Royal Tombs Museum, where some of Peru's rarest and most fascinating artefacts can be found. The Moche civilization who ruled northern Peru were renowned for their richly embellished tombs, mummies and pyramids. After lunch, your tour ends in Huaca Rajada, where the tomb of Lord of Sipan was discovered back in 1987.

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