Moche Valley & Pyramids

  • Port

    Salaverry (Trujillo), Peru

  • Activity Level

    Moderate

  • Excursion Type

    All

  • Wheelchair Accessible

    NO

  • Cost

    USD USD

    Price between $51-$100
  • Minimum Age

    Information not currently available.

  • Duration

    Approximately 3½ Hours

  • Meals Included

    No

Begin your day with a drive through the Moche countryside.

Along the way, you’ll stop at the home of a typical Moche family. They will warmly welcome you and proudly show you their crops -- corn, chili, caigua and others. Walk with the family to hear about the techniques used to grow these products and to treat the soil to ensure better production.

Transfer to the Huacas de Moche Museum, where your guide will show you several artifacts and some tombs from the Mochica culture. Various utensils and artistic ceramics used by the ancient Moche people are on display.

Visit the amazing Moon pyramid -- the center of power on the northern coast of Peru during the Moche era. A stunning set of mud-brick friezes on the walls of the Temple of the Moon have been excavated by archaeologists. From this temple, there is an excellent view of the Moche Valley. View the outisde of the Sun pyramid, which is closed to the public.

Return to Salaverry port at the end of your tour.

Notes:

Up to three hours of walking and standing is required.