Chiclayo, Peru

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Overview

Set out on a 4-hour tour from Chiclayo to explore the world of the ancient Sicán people, a Peruvian civilization that flourished from 750 to 1300 AD. Visit Batan Grande, an old sugar plantation and known archeological site where archaeologists discovered an important Sicán tomb in 1992. Take a guided stroll among the area's dozens of Sicán-built ancient pyramids. then head off to the Sicán National Museum in the town of Ferreñafe for a 1.5-hour guided tour. Here you'll see artifacts recovered from the 1992 excavation, including feathered funeral masks.
  • 4-hour tour from Chiclayo to two Sicán attractions
  • Visit a Sicán archeological site in Pómac Forest Historical Sanctuary
  • Learn about the 1978 and 1992 excavations of the site, on the grounds of the Batan Grande sugar plantation
  • Tour the Sicán National Museum to see a replica of the Sican tomb and the artifacts found inside
  • Admire textiles, funeral masks, weapons, armor, elaborate jewelry and more

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, Jan 2018

This was my first visit to Peru and the tours that I had set up while visiting friends were fantastic. Our Guide for the Batan Grande Tour was extremely knowledgeable and very Friendly. I suggest if you do take this tour you ask for Rosario, she was the best. Her years of experience made the tour extremely interesting while walking through dried out river beds and scant forest areas. December was the pre-summer months with little tourists around and the weather was beautiful summer in Peru compared to the Frigid temps in NYC. Rosario helped all along the tour always asking if we had any questions. My girlfriend and I had many stories to tell after the tour and both agreed that we would take the tour again only if Rosario was the Guide.

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, Sep 2016

This tour was great. Batan Grande is amazing as is the Sican museum.

B
, Jan 2016

Overall very good. Couldn't see one of the archaelogical sites because the river had too much water to allow passage. Our tour guide was excellent - knowledeable, English very good, always on time for pick up at hotel.


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