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Huaca del Sol y la Luna

Campinha Moche, Trujillo, Peru
+51 44 600424
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Campinha Moche, Trujillo, Peru
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+51 44 600424
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"huaca del sol"
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"an english speaking guide"
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"machu picchu"
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"twenty years"
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"guided tour"
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"wall art"
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"archaeological site"
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"an excellent job"
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"mind blowing"
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"ancient culture"
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"interesting place"
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"moon temple"
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"great site"
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"excellent museum"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

you don't know what to expect by the outside but once you're inside you won't be desappointed, and wait for the main square. You can take pictures and the whole place

Thank Ronny T
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went here with my study abroad group one morning. The museum has a lot of artifacts from the architectural sites, and it was pretty interesting. I enjoyed the tour of the site more. It was cool to see the carvings that have been uncovered....More

Thank MaryClare P
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Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

If this was in Egypt there would thousands of people and tour buses. We had the place to ourselves more or less. Hueca de la luna is open and has been partly excavated. Hueca de la sol across the valley is enormous but hasnt been...More

Thank Stephen M
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Reviewed 26 June 2018

The overwhelming scale of this ancient city is an eye-opener as to the complexity of early Peruvian societies, surrounded by a coastal desert.

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Reviewed 19 June 2018

Took a cruise ship tour here as the location was about 15 km from port. We knew other ship travelers which used cab but getting back was stressful. Have cab wait. Good guide is needed and makes the ruins understandable. Very interesting and recent excavations...More

Thank Brent_DUG
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Reviewed 11 June 2018

In short, you cannot see Huaca del Sol. It was the administrative center for the Moche people (pre-Inca culture). You can however, be amazingly surprised with the quality of the frescoes, while the museum holds artifacts. I thought I would be disappointed. Having been, I'm...More

Thank Rhuizinga
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Reviewed 6 June 2018

If i recall correct, this includes quite a bit of Moche and Chimu cultural artifacts that pre-date the Incan empire. The architecture and the remains of symbols and pictures are wonderful. This is not to be missed if you are visiting Trujillo and worth a...More

Thank William S
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Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

There is a lot of history going on there and without a guide it would be difficult to understand what it is all about.

Thank anna m
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Reviewed 5 June 2018

If you spend any time in Lima and Trujillo it might feel that one melting mud city blends into the next. The Huacas del Sol y de la Luna are worth your time and effort, however. I liked all of the sites that my wife...More

Thank Douglas W
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Reviewed 23 May 2018 via mobile

This is really an amazing place!; you should take a guided tour from one of the local companies in Trujillo from your hotel. I took a full day tour visiting Chan Chan, port of Huanchaco -lunch and Huacas de Moche) and our guide was an...More

Thank Daisy A
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Desiree-J-C
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Response from Paraisooo P | Reviewed this property |
All turist guides speak English . You go there and the all outside , all of them have the permission of the museum to do the tours and they don't charge much money !!
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19 February 2015|
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Response from Trueamazon | Reviewed this property |
The site itself cost 10 soles, you can get here by local bus for 2.5 soles, or a taxi from the center of Trujillo for around 10 soles (1 US$ is about 3 soles). You can also join one of the shared tours with a guide who... More
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