Chiclayo - Lord of Sipan

Royal Power of Lord of Sipan 

7 Hours (Full Day)

FROM $/. 100.OO

Trip Type

Pre Inca Sites,Unique Places

Activity Level



Beginning of the excursion to the Huaca Rajada Archaeological Complex, where the tomb of the Lord of Sipán was found. Visit to the site museum. Departure to the Archaeological Complex Pirámides de Túcume

Full Day |Route A Lord of Sipan & Royal Museum |

Depature : 09:00 am/4: 00 pm

Huaca Rajada complex

When we talk about the Lord of Sipán, we’re talking about one of the most emblematic figures of the Mochica culture. The Lord of Sipán was an ancient Mochica ruler from the 3rd century, whose discovery proved far-reaching for world archeology as his tomb was the first royal burial site found intact in South America, and belonging to a Peruvian civilization prior to the Inca Empire.

The royal tomb of the Lord of Sipán was discovered by Dr. Walter Alva and his team of researchers in 1987, in Huaca Rajada, an archeological complex southeast of the city of Chiclayo. According to studies, the Mochica ruler was 1.65 meters tall, approximately 30 years old and probably died between 240 and 310 AD. He was found in a wooden coffin, the first of its kind found in America. Next to his head and feet were two skeletons of young women and the skeletons of a dog and two llamas on either side. Covered from head to toe in gold, silver, copper and precious stones, his skull was on a gold plate, showing how important this ancient leader was to the Mochica culture.

witches market

A market where you can buy everything, although the most striking is usually related to witchcraft. Here we will find the necessary ingredients to make any magic potion, dried snakes, preparations for spells, all kinds of herbal and leaf-based remedies and ceremonial objects such as masks, drums, whistles, etc… A very curious place full of color and exoticism. Especially in the morning, the market is full of people, because as we tell you here, not only products for witchcraft are purchased, but also daily food. However, for the tourist what is interesting lies in the products of magic and sorcery.

Royal Tombs of Sipán Museum

Given the cultural significance of the findings and under the impetus of their discoverer, Walter Alva, the Royal Tombs of Sipán Museum was constructed in the city of Lambayeque, in the department of Lambayeque, itself considered to be one of the most important tourist attractions in the northern part of the country. Opened in 2002 and with an architectural design inspired by the ancient truncated pyramids of the Mochica culture, its main attraction is the tomb of the Lord of Sipán, its jewels, pottery and funerary offerings.

What is include?

  • Tickets fees
  • Transfers in private vehicle
  • Nice inglish tour guide
  • Personalized Attention
  • Entrance Tickets
  • Water bottle x passenger
  • Pick up from hotel or airport
  • Security protocols

Not Include :

  • Airfare to and from destination
  • Trip cancellation insurance or any other travel insurance
  • Visas
  • Any activity not described in What’s Included
  • Meals on your own
  • Gratuities

What to Expect ?

In keeping with the nature of an expedition, we keep our schedule flexible to take advantage of the unexpected, adapting our course to the conditions and opportunities that arise. Your expedition experience can be tailored to the activity level you choose, whether it’s light or moderate or a little of both. Travelers should be in good health, comfortable walking or standing for extended periods of time, and able to get in and out of expedition landing craft. Daily activities, walking tours, and visits to cultural or historic sites, with options most days for more physical activities such as longer hikes . All departures are family friendly.

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