Huaca Rajada
Huaca Rajada
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AcbMei
Canterbury, UK135 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Couples
So Sipan is where they uncovered several undisturbed tombs 20-30'years ago. Basically it had not been identified and some locals discovered that under the dust and mud was a pyramid temple. They dug down found a tomb and started selling their new found treasure. Luckily a respected archeologist heard about it and managed to persuade the local government to move in and lock the site down. They then uncovered another 13 tombs. The site is great but you need to go to the museum in lambayeque to see the real items and to really appreciate what a great find this was.
Written March 30, 2018
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Rrebatah
Lima, Peru33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Family
This is an amazing place, most of the people think the Ina empire is the unique important culture in Peru, but you can find more than that, this Pre-Inca people were so amazing in what their way to live, their organization, their ceramics, there's so many things to see and know. You'll not regret to come and discover how great they were. Don't miss it.
Written August 2, 2017
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DavinC
Brisbane, Australia687 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Couples
Did this site as part of a full day tour. We were there very early, however we got the feeling that not many non-Peruvians get here.

The site I where they excavated the Lord of Sipan along with a number of other Moche burials. It I very interesting and well worth the drive. The story behind the excavation is very interesting.

The pyramids have been damaged by heavy rains over the centuries but you can still get a feel for their shape and size.

We didn't see any other foreign tourists at this site.
Written August 31, 2016
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carly f
London, UK109 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2013 • Couples
Maybe we were a bit 'ruined out' but we weren't that impressed with Huaca Rajada.
There is a below average museum there included in the S8 entry which doesn't really have much in it. We were told that this was because the site had been looted. I think it was also largely due to the fact that there are two other museums (Brunning and Museo Tumbes Reales) with loads of artefacts from the site...
It was interesting to see the tombs and impressive how deep they were, but the site still had a lot of excavation to go. It was also interesting to see how rain had damaged the pyramid over time, but less good that tourists are allowed to walk over the structure...
We visited as part of a day tour with Sipan Tours - Huaca Rajada in the morning and then Museo Brunning and Museo Tumbes Reales in the afternoon. It was S35 each and we also had to pay S26 each in admissions. The day was heavy going with 3 museums and I'd recommend splitting this up over two days or just going to Huaca Rajada and then onto Museo Tumbes Reales.
Sipan Tours (on 7 enero) was the cheapest tour operator we found (S35 rather than S50 charged by some of the others) but it was a disappointing tour and I wouldn't recommend it. Our guide was not really 'in the mood', didn't introduce himself and spent his whole time in Museo Brunning taking photos of the exhibits. The tour was too museum heavy (should have done half a day instead) and we stopped for lunch really late (3pm) at a rip-off restaurant in Lambequeque (we brought sandwiches).
Written August 3, 2013
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Bezi
London, UK656 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Couples
The interesting thing was that the tombs were found in a small pyramid rather than a huge one. They have reconstructed where the bodies were found and it has been well done. As all the contents are in the museum there is not much here.
I would have liked more information on the history of how the site was found by the looters before the archaeologists (who had it down as a Chimu site) and where they entered the tombs.
Written September 20, 2017
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travelbug1525
London, UK69 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2015
Fairly good bilingual information panels but either a guide or a previous trip to either or both of the museums (one on the other side of the road, the main one in Lambayeque) will greatly improve the appreciation of what you see.
Written September 15, 2015
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bonitadi1
san diego161 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2014 • Family
This was interesting because we had a great private guide who gave us the history of what we are looking at , how they are still excavating and trying to save this site, we continued to museum and liked that also, having a private guide was so helpful and this guide was good, not just with history but we could interrupt him and ask all kinds of secondary question about this site,
Guide brought us mosquito repellant,so keep it in mind, we had no issue, but he put it on with us too, luckily this day no bugs!
Written July 5, 2014
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