The Lord of Sipán (El Señor de Sipán) is the name given to the first of several mummies of the Moche culture, found at Huaca Rajada, an archaeological site roughly 30km outside of Chiclayo.
Some archaeologists consider this find to be one of the most important archaeological discoveries in South America in the last 30 years, as the main tomb was found intact and untouched.
Huacas like the Huaca Rajada are pyramid-like monuments built by the Moche culture as well as the ancient Sicán and Lambayeque culture near Chiclayo.
The extraordinary artifacts found in the excavations are conserved and displayed in two museums: the Museo de Sitio Huaca Rajada and the Royal Tombs of Sipán Museum.
We start the tour in Chiclayo and drive to the famous archaeological sites. The first visit is the famous Huaca Rajada of Sipán and the site of archaeological excavation. Around noon we stop in the Province of Lambayeque to have lunch (not included). Afterwards, we visit the Museo de Sitio at Huaca Rejada and the viewpoint of the site. The next stop will be the Pyramids of Túcume where we learn about the ancient cultures in a guided tour. Afterwards, we make a stop at the famous Royal Tombs of Sipán Museum before we make our way back to Chiclayo.
Start at around 10:00 am in the city center of Chiclayo.
End of the tour at around 6:00 pm in the city center of Chiclayo.