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Chiclayo Tailormade Holidays

Set on the Pan-American Highway in Peru’s little visited northern reaches, the city of Chiclayo is the region’s commercial heart and an important trading post. Of more relevance to the intrepid traveller, Chiclayo is also home to a number of fascinating archaeological sites and treasures, having been inhabited by several successive ancient cultures. The Temple of Sipan is the most famed of these sites with one of the richest tombs in all of Latin America. Between 200 and 600AD, anyone of importance in the Mochica culture was buried here along with their precious grave objects ranging from gold goblets to turquoise jewellery. These treasures are now housed in a fascinating museum located in the colonial town of Lambayeque, 12km north of Chiclayo. South of Chiclayo the ruined colonial town of Zaña displays architectural evidence of how wealthy this settlement once was, from the elaborate arches and columns of old churches to the elegant facades of residential mansions.

For the Indiana Jones-type who can’t get enough of ambient archaeological sites, the 20 pre-Inca temple pyramids of Batan Grande, set in the heart of ancient forest, are another highlight of the region. It is estimated that nearly ninety percent of Peru’s ancient gold artefacts came from this site. After abandoning the site in 1100 AD, the Sican culture moved to Tucume, also known as the Valley of the Pyramids. Clustered around the hill of El Purgatorio are 26 adobe pyramids, graveyards and the labyrinthine ruins of walls and courtyards. Considered sacred by the locals throughout history, the cone-shaped hill offers a great view out across the whole ancient city.

To get you started with planning your holiday to Chiclayo, we have showcased below some popular itineraries requested by our clients which we hope will inspire your visit to Peru

Chan Chan ruins | Peru | South America
Chimu, Sican & Surf
14 days FROM $5,039

Explore Peru’s less-visited yet archaeologically-rich northern regions in this unique tour. From Lima and its surrounding treasures, head north to colonial Trujillo and the colossal Chan Chan ruins, continuing to Chiclayo and the magnificent Valley of the Pyramids.Finish with sun, sea and sand in the trendy beach resort of Mancora.

Tailormade Holidays to Chiclayo

On the Go are expert at planning holidays in Peru — tailored to suit your individual requirements. Please have a look at some of the tailormade itineraries below that we have created for our clients which include Chiclayo.

REF: South America 308 - 17 Day Peru Tailormade holiday with 2 days in Chiclayo - Also visiting: Lima, Caral , Chavin De Huantar, Huaraz, Casme , Trujillo, Cachapoyas , Cajamarca

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