Trip Planner:   South America  /  Peru  /  La Libertad Region  /  Trujillo  /  Historic Sites  /  Huaca del Sol y la Luna

Huaca del Sol y la Luna, Trujillo

(4.6/5 based on 1,000+ reviews on the web)
Take a tour of not only pre-Columbian, but also pre-Incan history at Huaca del Sol y la Luna. Built by the Moche culture, which flourished between the 2nd and 8th century CE, these two huacas (often translated as pyramids), had outstanding ceremonial and religious importance. Many scientists believe that the larger of two was the largest man-made structure in South America before the arrival of the Europeans. Today, the smaller remains better preserved, exposed less to looting and the elements. Complete your visit to the huacas by stopping at the adjacent museum, which displays a collection of historical artifacts--here you can learn the traditional Moche painting techniques. Use our Trujillo trip itinerary maker to add Huaca del Sol y la Luna and other attractions to your Trujillo vacation plans.
Create a full Trujillo itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Trujillo

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Trujillo by other users

31 days in Peru BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Peru BY A USER FROM CANADA August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Peru BY A USER FROM CANADA September, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: September, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 14 days in Peru BY A USER FROM COSTA RICA April, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, shopping, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 58 days in Peru BY A USER FROM CANADA September, kids, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 19 days in Peru BY A USER FROM CANADA April, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, outdoors, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 22 days in Peru BY A USER FROM CANADA March, culture, outdoors, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 22 days in Peru BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 22 days in Peru BY A USER FROM FRANCE May, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 17 days in Peru BY A USER FROM SWITZERLAND August, culture, outdoors, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 28 days in Peru BY A USER FROM SPAIN March, culture, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 22 days in Peru BY A USER FROM FINLAND May, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • A trip to the past to learn a little of our great history, a stunning pre-inca architectural work of five floors that has withstood time and the looters
    View original
  • First time that I went... and see all that infrastructure... It is really tremendous, place that you can not miss. Highly recommended, in the middle one acquires a tour which includes this and other places more at a very comfortable price, including horses step which is great. The cost is around 40-50 Suns.
    View original
  • Structures monumental made of paving stones of mud... with views exceptional, with a history that us speaks of ancient cultures that inhabited the coast north of the Peru...
    View original
Google
  • Excellent place to visit, I would recommend to everyone when they go to Trujillo make this Tours.
    View original
  • The evolution of a very ancient culture
    View original
  • Excellent example of our old, amazing Peru shows architectural.
    View original
  • Very cute Fuw mibb has grown in garden.
    View original
  • I've gone several times and recommend go to the museums and stroll in huanchaco at any time of the year
    View original