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Address: Near Magdalena de Cao | Valle de Chicama, Trujillo, Peru
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Private Tour
$81*
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Private Tour: El Brujo Archeological Complex

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A Must see

This place is amazing! Great location, really well laid out and a brand new museum- this place can give some other sites a run for the money in a couple of years. We took an... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 14, 2015
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New York, NY
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113 reviews 113 reviews
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107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

This place is amazing! Great location, really well laid out and a brand new museum- this place can give some other sites a run for the money in a couple of years. We took an afternoon tour from Trujillo with Moche Tours and had the place to ourselves. The gift shop has some very nice merchandise

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

El Brujo has the Cao site which is more recently discovered. Plus the main person buried there is a woman.

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Vilcabamba, Ecuador
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Since Huaca del Brujo is a bit further from Trujillo, we booked our tour through NORTH PERU TOURS. They arranged private transport and a guide who spoke very well English and was excelent informed. The archeological site of Huaca del Brujo used to be a sacred place for several cultures including the Moches, Waris, Inca’s and even until colonial times.... More 

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Trujillo, Peru
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This site has been developed a great deal over the last few decades. There has also been work done on linking finding with current esoteric practices. The museum is great and has a mummified priestess. Some trips here include lunch be warned there are no good restaurants nearby and the lunch won´t be up to much!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

This is a very magical place especially as so few tourists, the museum is superb and informative congratulations to all and looking forward to hearing and seeing new discoveries

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Or rather, the pyramid where the objects displayed in the museum were found. Both are on the same site, and one can see where the grave of lady of Cao was discovered, as well as a few remains of the original painted friezes.

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Cairns
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6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Northern Peru seems to be little explored by the tourists yet. Amazing archeology sites most still being explored and less the 10 yrs open. Learning about the pre Inca people of Mocha, Chimu and Lambageque was fantastic. Recommend it.

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Lima, Peru
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

One of the more interesting archeological sites on Peru’e northern cosat (after the Huaca Rajada de SIpan and the Huaca de La Luna). Located very close to Trujillo, its worth a short visit if you’re in the area. Particularly interesting is the small museum with the exhibit The Senora de Cao, a princess mummy found in an undisturbed tomb within... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

After seeing the sites of Chan Chan and Huaca del Sol and Luna I did not feel that El Brujo was worth the travel from Trujillo to see. The only thing that was interesting and different was the mummy the uncovered but I was not overly impressed with this site other than that.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014 via mobile

This site and discovery has been touted worldwide, and for archaeologists it's something of a holy grail. Yet...and yet...the way it is laid out is irritating and badly organised. The fact that it is miles from anywhere isn't a problem, although it is an expense (about 100 soles from Trujillo, although only 5 s/ on two combis if you have... More 

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