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Day trips from Chiclayo

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Day trips from Chiclayo

Hello TA'ers,

I'll be in Chiclayo next month and would like to do a couple of day trips whilst there. Does anyone know if it's possible to visit Tucumé and the museums in Lambayeque (Royal Tombs & Bruning) on one day, and then Batan Grande and Huaca Rajada on another day?

Also, if anyone can recommend a tour agency that runs tours to these places, and give me an idea of cost that would be most appreciated.

Thank you.

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1. Re: Day trips from Chiclayo

My recommendation is that you stay in Lambayeque rather than Chiclayo. It's much nicer and you are right there for the two museums.


(No reviews since 2012, so you'd need to check if it's still in business)

I hired a car and a driver to visit other sites. It wasn't expensive.

Edited: 17 August 2016, 16:35
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2. Re: Day trips from Chiclayo

There is frequent public transport to the museums to Lambayeque.

I've also been independently to Tucume by public transport.

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3. Re: Day trips from Chiclayo

We visited Tucume in the morning and Lord of Sipan museum in the afternoon. That was a full day and we should have had more time for Tucume. We stayed in Lambayeque (nice town).

We took a minibus to Tucume from the market for 2 soles. We walked 2 km to the site. The visit was a bit confusing and we missed out on the main viewpoint (although it would have been a hot sweaty climb). There is a museum which is great. We walked to a viewpoint from where we saw some of the pyramids. We walked through the carob forest to Huaca Las Balsas, a partially-excavated pyramid famous for its cool murals. All ocean themes: waves, sea creatures and marine birds.

But (and this is what we missed out on) there is also a trail up the hill that leads to another viewpoint from where you can see all the pyramids and get a better idea of the scale of the place. We took a tuk tuk back to the town for 3 soles. And a minibus back to Lambayeque.

We then visited Museo Tumbas Reales de Sipán (10 soles). The museum is impressive. We spent three hours there. I am pretty sure it is closed on Mondays.

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4. Re: Day trips from Chiclayo

Thanks for the responses.

Does anyone know the cost of hiring a car with driver for the day?

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