Sicán Culture Tour

Description

Sicán Culture Tour

This tour takes us outside of Chiclayo into the fascinating setting of the Pomac Forest Historical Sanctuary near the city of Batán Grande. This area near Chiclayo became the political and religious center of the pre-Inca Lambayeque culture. In this mystical forest, we can find not less than 20 ancient pyramids. The predominant Sicán or Lambayeque culture is known for their elaborate funerary masks made of pure gold and the "tumi", ceremonial knives. Significant discoveries were made in the Huaca Loro. The many artifacts are now displayed in the Sicán National Museum in Ferreñafe.


Itinerary

Pick-up in Chiclayo. On our way to the mystical forest, we stop at the National Museum of Sicán in Ferreñafe. Afterwards, we enjoy a guided tour through parts of the Pómac Forest, where we visit the Huaca Loro and the "Árbol milenario", a legendary ancient tree venerated by the locals, who even attribute miracles to it. Before we make our way back to Chiclayo, we have lunch in the province of Lambayeque (not included).

Departs:

Start at around 10:00 am in the city center of Chiclayo.

Returns:

End of the tour at around 4:00 pm in the city center of Chiclayo.

Photos

Sicán Culture Tour
Sicán Culture Tour
Sicán Culture Tour

Practical Information

Leaving: Daily
Duration: full day
Transport: Tourist bus
Price: Contact us
Others: Please note that all itineraries are subject to change

Bring With You
  • Day Pack
  • Good Shoes
  • Rain Jacket or a Poncho
  • Hat or Cap to protect you from the sun or the cold
  • Sun Block
  • Water and Snacks
  • Camera
Included
  • Professional bilingual guide (English/Spanish)
  • Entrance to all visited sites
Not Included
  • Meals
  • Pick-up at your hotel (can be arranged with Dos Manos)
  • Tip for your guide


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