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Huaca del Sol y la Luna, Trujillo

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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.
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Trujillo offers surprisingly few sleeping options for a city of its size, featuring only a few mid-range hotels suitable for the majority of visitors. If all you need is a decent bed in a quiet part of town, look for hostels catering to budget travelers. Visitors who don't need to stay in Trujillo itself can also consider the nearby beach town of Huanchaco, which offers more choices at a range of prices.
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  • we took a one busy day from 9:30 to 18:00 to the magnificent Huaca Del Sol Y Luna temples and not as much Chan Chan. We made the reservation through Colonial Tours in Trujillo (Tourscolonialtruji @ ho...  more »
  • One of the most interesting sites in Peru, of the ancient Moche civilization. We went there with a guide that made this place a magnificent gem.  more »
  • We were deliberately seeing the pre Incan sites of north Peru and are always amazed at how good the museums are attached to these excavations .Its great seeing both together and worth the extra effort...  more »
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  • Overlooked from Huaca del luna. Surprisingly not many tourist here.
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  • Very good, beautiful site, worth a visit... excellent place.
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  • Beautiful place to do sightseeing and enjoy the marvelous archaeology.
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  • Excellent place to visit, I would recommend to everyone when they go to Trujillo make this Tours.
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