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Address: Near Magdalena de Cao | Valle de Chicama, Trujillo, Peru
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Private Tour: El Brujo Archeological Complex
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An amazing site

This is an amazing site where visitors can see the results of archeologists exploring the remains of buildings in use over 1,500 years ago. At the centre of their work was the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 9, 2015
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Wellington, New Zealand

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

This is an amazing site where visitors can see the results of archeologists exploring the remains of buildings in use over 1,500 years ago. At the centre of their work was the discovery of The Lady of Cao, found in a mud-brick pyramid. An excellent museum is located at the site which houses the well preserved mummy of The Lady... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Has got covers over the main huaca which detracts from taking decent photos. The view of the coastline is fantastic and is one of the more interesting places to visit.......guide not required so can wander as long as you like

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

If you have just one day in Trujillo, focus on Chan Chan and Huacas del Sol y la Luna. The second day you can expend the morning here.This site is further away and just the trip will eat 1 hour each way. The excavation is very well done and many valuables, including the Dama the Cao, are placed in a... More 

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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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Bellevue, Washington
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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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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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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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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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Address: Near Magdalena de Cao | Valle de Chicama, Trujillo, Peru
Location: South America  >  Peru  >  La Libertad Region  >  Trujillo

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