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Tour to the Moche Temple of the Moon

Moon Temple - Moche Valley. (0)
from/per person $55

Description

Tour to the Moche Temple of the Moon

Our Tour to the Moche Temple of the Moon leaves from the city of Trujillo.
On this trip, we travel across the Moche Valley, learning about the Ancient Moche people.
Besides visiting the Moon Temple, visitors will also appreciate the old structures of the Sun Temple.
Additionally, visit a pottery workshop, where locals elaborate Moche ceramics using old techniques.

Tour to the Moche Temple of the Moon

Part I: Moche Valley

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 Moche Valley, located about 8 kilometers away.

Along the road, we will see the high walls of the Sun Temple, built entirely with mudbricks around 100 AC.
Later on, we arrive at the Moon Temple and step in with our guide.

Part II: Moon Temple

Inside of the pyramid, our guide will show you the different levels of the site.
Following the steps, we will stumble upon various frescoes showing bloody rituals and ceremonies.

Among the frescoes, we will see almost repeatedly the images of Aia-Paec god, also known as the Decapitator.
Continuing our tour, we will get to the highest part of the pyramid, where recent excavations have revealed stunning murals.

Perhaps, one of the most bizarre friezes is the one that shows a group of naked prisoners with a rope around their necks carried to their execution.

Additionally, we will visit the Moche museum located nearby. Here we will see various relics found at the site.
Finally, we will visit a ceramic studio where direct descendants of the Moche produce ceramics using old techniques.

After the ceramics studio visit, our guide will take you back to your hotel.

End of the tour.

What is included?

  • 09:00 h. Pick up from your hotel in Trujillo
  • Private transportation to the Moche valley.
  • Visit the Moon Temple and the Moche Museum.
  • Professional guide and entrance fees.
  • Pottery studio at a Moche community.
  • Drop off at your hotel at the end of the tour.

What is NOT included?

  • Extras & gratitude.
WHAT TO BRING:
  • Comfortable shoes.
  • Light clothing.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
  • 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.
AVAILABILITY

Our Tour to the Moche Temple of the Moon 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.