Moche culture: The Lord of Sipan - Full Day Private

Cultural & Theme Tours in Chiclayo

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This half day tour starts at 10.30am from Chiclayo main square. From there we will start the day going to the Lord of Sipan Tomb and Huaca Rajada. Then we will head to the Royal Sipan Tombs museum where we can see many relics from the Moche culture. Finally we will end the day in Brüning museum, where we can learn the story of Lamabayeque Cultures.
The tour stars at 10.30am and ends at 3pm. During this day we will learn about Moche culture and Lambayeque culture.The Moche Civilization was based in modern Peru. Although they left no written language, their culture was preserved in their art. A polytheistic culture that practiced human sacrifice, the Moche valued the priests and the warriors above all other people.The Lord of Sipán (El Señor de Sipán) is the name given to the first of several Moche mummies found at Huaca Rajada, Sipán, Peru by archaeologist Walter Alva. The site was discovered in 1987.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 by thieves. By 2007, fourteen tombs had been located and identified at Huaca Rajada.[1]The Royal Tombs of Sipán Museum was constructed in nearby Lambayeque to hold most of the artifacts and interpret the tombs. It opened in 2002 and Dr. Alva is director.

What’s included

  • Fuel surcharge
  • TripAdvisor Experiences brokerage fee
  • Lunch
  • All activities
  • Driver/guide

What’s not included

  • Entrance fees:
  • Museo del sitio: S/8
  • Tumbas reales de sipan: S/10
  • Museo Bruning: S/8
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