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THE TOMB OF THE LORD OF SIPAN

Per Person (Based on 2-4 passengers) $330 USD
Per Person (Based on 5-9 passengers) $318 USD
Per Person (Based on 10-14 passengers) $235 USD
Per Person (Based on 15-19 passengers) $234 USD
Per Person (Based on 20-24 passengers) $232 USD
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THE TOMB OF THE LORD OF SIPAN

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Journey away from the port, on your way to view the royal Tomb of the Lord of Sipan and the collection of finery (now housed in a museum) that was found there.

Depart from the port of Paita and drive about 3 hours into the northern part of Peru, to the Lambayeque Valley. Here, you will visit the ruins of Sipan, a Moche archaeological site that is famous for the tomb of the Lord of Sipán. The Lord of Sipan was a warrior priest (a Moche descendant) who died around 250 AD at about age 40.

Located 33 km to the east of the town of Chiclayo, this tomb is considered to be one of the most important archaeological discoveries in the past 30 years, due to the fact that the main tomb was found intact and undisturbed by thieves. The complex has three adobe pyramids and was used as a religious center. The ritual objects and jewelry found there included 1,200 pieces of gold and precious stones, ceremonial goblets, bracelets, necklaces, earrings, wrist plates, ceremonial knives (all jewel-encrusted), and more.

Next, it's on to the Royal Tombs of Sipán Museum, which exhibits the most important archaeological remains of the Mochica culture in an exceptional exhibition that combines scientific accuracy, security, and enjoyment to show the jewels, emblems, and ornaments found in the Lord of Sipán's tomb.

After your visit to the museum, drive to nearby Chiclayo for lunch in a typical area restaurant.

Afterwards, you will be transferred back to the port and your cruise ship.

  • This tour includes:
  • Round trip transportation from the cruise ship pier
  • English-speaking guide
  • Scenic drive
  • Visit to the ruins of Sipan
  • Royal Tombs of Sipán Museum
  • Lunch in Chiclayo
  • A fascinating day!
  • Additional Languages Available
  • French($)
  • German($)
  • Mandarin($)
  • Spanish
  • *Possible upcharge at checkout for languages denoted with ($) symbol.

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Departures (local time)

  • 8:00 AM (13 hrs) If you need to adjust your time, please call ShoreTrips prior to placing your reservation.

Transfer / Meeting Instructions

No Taxi Required Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.

Special Instructions

• This tour includes all transportation, lunch, and a great English-speaking guide.
• The drive from the port to Lambayeque Valley will take about 3 hours.