Breakfast at the hotel. Hotel pick-up at the indicated time. We will travel along the Panamericana Norte highway, along plantations of sugar cane, to get to the Huaca Cao Viejo at El Brujo archaeological complex. This is an important ceremonial center where the past speaks of the rituals practiced by the Moche culture through an iconographic language expressed in polychrome murals.
El Brujo owes its name to the constant influx of northern witches or healers (shamans) to this place, who performed and carried out, even until today, healing ceremonies in the mountains or pre-Hispanic ruins and the Huaca Cao Viejo in the belief that there are significant sources of energy in this place.
Thus, being an important ceremonial center, the main buildings of the “Wizard” were made to worship the gods and its ornamentation shows representations of ritual scenes and dedication to their principal deities.
The reliefs on the walls of the Temple (Huaca Cao Viejo) show a variety of themes from everyday images to representations of holy figures such as the ever-present image of the “Headless” supernatural image: and anthropomorphic feline found in the main facade which would represent the main Moche god, Ai Apaec.
After the excursion, we will visit the Museum of the Lord of Sipan Royal Tombs, located 11Km from Chiclayo. The exhibition showcases the Lord together with his valuable jewels, some tombs of the Moche Warrios that accompanied him and important pieces made of gold with which he was buried. This is the result of the hard work of the Peruvian archaeologist Walter Alva.
The architecture of the museum is inspired in the late Mochica Sanctuaries with platforms and ramps combined. It is nowadays considered one of the best museums of South America. Return to Chiclayo. Overnight in Chiclayo.