El Brujo Complex Archaeological Tour and Lady of Cao

El Brujo Complex Archaeological Tour and Lady of Cao

We offer this wonderful excursion to tour the beautiful Valley of Chicama, located northern coast of Peru, and visit some of the most impressive archaeological discovers known as Huaca El Brujo. Discover this sacred place of the Moche Culture and appreciate the beauty of its impressive ancient buildings. Visit the incredible Museum of the Cao to see the mysterious mummy of the Lady of Cao, a woman belonging to the elite Moche. Taste the Peruvian drink known as Chicha de Jora at the small village of Magdalena de Cao. Explore with us this mysterious site and live a unique experience.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: El Brujo, El Brujo, La Libertad Region

After picking you up at the hotel located in the city of Trujillo, we are going to departure towards the Chicama Valley, located about 33 kilometers north of Trujillo, to visit El Brujo archaeological complex, which belongs to the Mochica culture.

In 1990 the excavations began and discovered the Huaca Cao Viejo, pyramid that reaches the 46 meters of height, counts on walls decorated with friezes and reliefs of colors that portray complex scenes and geometric figures. This ancient site has three main monuments: Huaca Prieta, Huaca Cao Viejo and Huaca Cortada.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Complejo Arqueologico El Brujo - Museo Cao, El Brujo s/n Magdalena de Cao, Trujillo 13750 Peru

We will explore the Museum of Cao, in addition to admiring incredible objects of ancient time, we invite you to discover the mystery of the mummy unearthed in this fantastic complex, The Lady of Cao, which is circa 1,700 years old. The mummy has been preserved practically intact during all the time, due to an ancestral ritual.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Magdalena de Cao, Magdalena de Cao, La Libertad Region

After this incredible experience, we are going to make a last stop at the small town of Magdalena de Cao, located 5 kilometers of El Brujo complex and taste a traditional drink known as Chicha de Jora. The fermentation process lasts 1 year under ancestral methods. After the visit, we will take you back to the city of Trujillo and drop you off at Plaza de Armas.

Duration: 40 minutes

Informacion Adicional
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Infants must sit on laps"
"Children 1 and younger are complimentary"
"You should bring comfortable clothes and shoes, camera, sunglasses, hat, sunscreen, cash for personal expenses"
"Most travelers can participate"
"Face masks required for travelers in public areas"
"Face masks required for guides in public areas"
"Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff"
"Social distancing enforced throughout experience"
"Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas"
"Gear/equipment sanitized between use"
"Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized"
"Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms"
"It is the passenger's responsibility to wear a protective mask and maintain social distance, in case they do not respect the basic safety measures they will be asked to leave the tour.
The maximum capacity of the services will be reduced in order to guarantee social isolation."
"A current valid passport is required on the day of travel"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers"
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"

Duration: 4 Hours 30 Minutes
Start location: Traveler pickup is offered
Pick up from centrally located downtown Trujillo hotels

Cancellations and refunds: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.


  • Hotel Pick up
  • Ticket entrances
  • Professional guide
  • Entry/Admission - Complejo Arqueologico El Brujo - Museo Cao

Not Included

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel Drop off


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