Tour to the Archaeological Complex El Brujo

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Tour to the Archaeological Complex El Brujo

Our Tour to the Archaeological Complex El Brujo leaves from the city of Trujillo.
The tour also includes a visit to the Cao Museum and the little village of Magdalena de Cao.

Tour to the Archaeological Complex El Brujo

Part I:

09:00 h. Our tour starts at your hotel in Trujillo, our guide will pick you up from there.
Shortly afterward, we head towards the Valley of Chicama to the north.

El Brujo complex is approximately 60 kilometers away from Trujillo, near the Chicama River.
Along the road, we drive across the countryside, passing sugar cane plantations and small villages.

Before reaching El Brujo, we will make a short visit to the community of Magdalena de Cao.
Afterward, we will head to El Brujo Complex, located nearby.

Part II:

Upon arrival, our local guide will show us the best sectors of the shrine and its spectacular friezes.
Among the friezes, we will see a strange scene of naked warriors being taken to execution.

Following our tour, we walk up to the next level to see more ancient structures.
Here we will find bloody scenes of sacrificed children and images of priests of the Moche Elite.


Afterward, we visit a zone where archaeologists made a remarkable discovery.
There, below the ground archaeologists found the remains of an important Moche ruler, The Lady of Cao.

Further digging uncovered a staggering array of wealth, as well as mysterious friezes.
Among the relics found with her, stands out pieces of gold, as well as silver insignias and copper ornaments.
Likewise, her body shows tattoos with representations of snakes, spiders, and geometric designs.

According to local belief, the tattoos symbolize fertility and would also reveal her gifts as a shaman.
Visitors will be able to see the remains of this female ruler at the Cao Museum located nearby.
After visiting the Cao Museum, we will return to the city of Trujillo.

End of the tour.

What is included?

  • 09:00 h. Pick up from the hotel in Trujillo
  • Private transport to the Valley of Chicama.
  • Professional Guide.
  • Entrance fees to the El Brujo Complex.
  • Guided visit to the Cao Museum and entrance fees.
  • 13:00 h. Drop off at your hotel at the end of the tour.

What is NOT included?

  • Extras & gratitude.
  • Comfortable shoes.
  • Light clothing.
  • Confirmation will be received at the time of booking.
  • Free cancellation – Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund.
  • Covid-19 precautions – Special health and safety measures apply.
  • Mobile ticketing – Use your phone or print your voucher.
  • Live tour guide – English.

Our Tour to the Archaeological Complex El Brujo is subject to availability.
We highly suggest to send us an e-mail and ask for availability.
For a quick reply, you may contact us via WhatsApp at +51 956691155.