Located on the northern coast of Peru, Chiclayo is well known for its beautiful colonial architecture, delicious seafood specialties and natural medicine. Although it is the surrounding area’s impressive archeological sites and ruins which undoubtedly brings the most tourism interest.The pre-Inca civilizations of Chimú and Mochica flourished here, characterized by their high quality work in gold and fine ceramics.

Design Your Trip to ChiclayoConsidered the most important archaeological discovery in the world during the last decade, is the Lord of Sipan’s tomb. The immense quantities of silver and gold articles found in this tomb reflect the splendor of these ancient civilizations!

Chiclayo enjoys a warm and sunny climate all year round, with fresh ocean breezes and expansive beautiful beaches with spectacular waves, which are quite popular with surfers.

Chiclayo Highlights

  • Museum of the Royal Tombs of Sipán: It’s one of the best archaeological museums in Peru. Constructed in the shape of a Moche Pyramid, this modern museum was built to showcase the treasures unearthed from the Lord of Sipán. Some archaeologists hold it to be one of the most important archaeological discoveries in this region of the world in the last 30 years.
  • Our Selected Itineraries for ChiclayoTúcume Pyramids: It’s the name by which local people refer to dozens of pre-Hispanic pyramids, enclosures and mounds found on the plain around La Raya Mountain.This site was a major regional center, maybe even the capital of the successive occupations of the area by the Lambayeque & Sicán cultures.
  • The Sicán Museum: It’s located in Ferreñafe, 25 minutes from the city of Chiclayo. It displays the different daily aspects of the Sicán culture including different process for making pottery and metal crafts. In addition, this Museum has an interesting display of the tombs of the Sicán nobility. The name Sicán has recently been adopted to refer to the culture that flourished in the Lambayeque region around 750 years BC.