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El Brujo

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Address: Near Magdalena de Cao | Valle de Chicama, Trujillo, Peru
Phone Number: 6114343
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Private Tour: El Brujo Archeological Complex

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Worthwhile visit at some distance from Trujillo

This pre-Inca site is quite a drive from Trujillo. We had a private driver and guide for this excursion, for 180 Soles for the day. The site is about as interesting and extensive... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Marc v
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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20 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This pre-Inca site is quite a drive from Trujillo. We had a private driver and guide for this excursion, for 180 Soles for the day. The site is about as interesting and extensive as Huaca del Sol y la Luna, but El Brujo is much more distant, so I would visit it only if you have a day to spare.

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MuseoCao, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at El Brujo, responded to this review

Hi Marc! Thank you for your visit! We are very passionate with the work of giving you the best experience. Please, recommend us to your friends and family, they will love this tour. More 

Northern California
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335 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

We visited this site on our way to Trujillo by driving on dirt roads through miles of sugarcane fields, but it's worth the trip. The whole site is rather large with several pyramids and a museum where you can see the mummified Lady of Cao, a female Moche ruler.

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MuseoCao, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at El Brujo, responded to this review

We are very glad for your visit, thank you! More 

Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 241 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

What a find. Although it is a good distance (60kms) from Trujillo, it is well worth it. Quite a few pyramid structures but the main one adjacent to the museum contains lovely reliefs and also the tomb of the Senora de Cao. All of her funerary objects and her mummy are on display in the museum. A worthwhile visit

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MuseoCao, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at El Brujo, responded to this review

Hello, thank you very much for sharing your experience with us. Please share your excellent experience with all your friends and family. We are waiting for your return! More 

Linkoping, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

Isolated but worth to visit if you are interested in pre-Inca and especially the Moche culture. The museum has a well preserved mummy and jewelleries.

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MuseoCao, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at El Brujo, responded to this review

Hi Adrian! Thank you for your visit! Please, recommend us and come back soon. More 

Travellee3
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75 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

I must admit that of all the Moche sites I saw in Northern Peru, I appreciated this one the best due to location, location, location. It is perched on a hillside directly next to the ocean. Great site, great view and breeze. And as it was a bit warm, the breeze felt really good. It was a fascinating site where... More 

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MuseoCao, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at El Brujo, responded to this review

¡Thank you for your visit! Our goal is that the place is further development and help improve the lives of its inhabitants. Therefore, we ask that you continue to share your great experience with your friends and family. More 

West Middlesex, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

From the top of the ruins you can see the sea on one side and to the other side are fields of sugar cane. We had a guide who explained everything to us, but each point of the pathway had signs in English as well as Spanish so you could do this tour on your own. The museum had beautiful... More 

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MuseoCao, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at El Brujo, responded to this review

Hi, thank you for your visit. Our team works daily to offer the best experience in El Brujo. Please share your experience with all your friends and family. ¡Te esperamos nuevamente! More 

Osoyoos, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2016 via mobile

Did a day tour here from our hostel with a guide. Definitely worth every penny, really enjoyed it, little bit of a drive out but if you have a tour going that's cheap it's worth it. It cost us 40 soles each to do it with 8 peoples. With a guide it really explained everything perfect. Then after we toured... More 

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Cusco, Peru
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2016

While not as impressive or beautiful as either the Temple de la Luna or Chan Chan, this is still in interesting site to visit as it does have murals and some interesting history, it is also the site where they discovered the Senora de Cao, a woman that held a high position of power in the Moche culture. The discovery... More 

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South Daytona, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

The significance of this site cannot be overestimated - fo one, the Lady of Cao strongly suggests an equal power sharing between men and women as the Lady was at the highest level of rule. Get a guide - we suggest Maritza from Colonial Tours close to the Plaza de Armes. We asked for a private tour without the usual... More 

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Quito, Ecuador
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Very well preserved thanks to the Fudacion Weise. The murals are fantastic and the views from the pyramids superb. Get a good guide

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