CHICLAYO

Chiclayo is located on the coast of Peru, 770 kilometers north of Lima. It was founded as "Santa María de los Valles de Chiclayo" in the 16th century. It also has the honorary name of "Heroic City", a title which is held today, recognizing the courage of Chiclayo citizens. Chiclayo is one of the most important urban areas of Peru. It has grown to become the country's fourth largest cities after Lima, Arequipa, and Trujillo. Additionally, the city is known as one of the friendliest cities in Peru. Because of this attribute, Chiclayo is known as The Capital of Friendship and the Pearl of the North.
It is a land of legendary ancient civilizations and a wealthy colonial society reflected in its majestic and traditional buildings. The city of Chiclayo is well known for its beautiful colonial architecture, delicious seafood specialties, and natural medicines, although it is the surrounding area's impressive archeological sites and ruins which undoubtedly brings the most tourism interest.

THE LORD OF SIPAN
Chiclayo is home of The Lord of Sipan or “Señor de Sipán”. The Lord of Sipan Tomb and the Sipan Museum (Museo Tumbas Reales del Señor de Sipan) have become a leading tourist attraction on the North coast of Peru. The most significant archeological discovery in the region was the tomb of the Señor de Sipán, discovered in the Lambayeque Valley, just 35km east of Chiclayo city. The Señor de Sipán, or "Lord of Sipan" wore funeral clothes adorned with gold, silver and jewels.
Dubbed “The Golden Wonder” by Times magazine, National Geographic published an article named “Discovering the Richest Tomb in the New World” in its 1988 edition. The amount of treasure found in the tomb of Sipan rivals that found in the tomb of King Tut.

RECOMMENDED TOURS IN CHICLAYO AREA

TUMBAS REALES MUSEUM
The Lord of Sipán represents the most important archaeological finding of recent times; visiting the Tumbas Reales Museum you will be able to witness so far the biggest richness of the Mochica Culture. National Geographic published an article titled: “Discovering the Richest Tomb in the New World”.

  • Duration
  • Half day
  • Activity Type
  • Culture
  • Transport
  • Bus and walk around
  • Level
  • Easy

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TOUR TO HUACA RAJADA
Is the place where the Lord of Sipan was found by the Peruvian archeologist, Walter Alva, in 1987, in Lambayeque, city of Chiclayo. Huaca Rajada area is surrounded by the desert and ancient destroyed clay pyramids.

  • Duration
  • Half day
  • Activity Type
  • Culture
  • Transport
  • Bus
  • Level
  • Easy

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