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“Included English Guide & Description in Museum”

Huaca del Sol y la Luna
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Temple of the Sun and Temple of the Moon Tour from Trujillo
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Archeological Tour from Trujillo: Chan Chan, Huanchaco, Sun and Moon Temples...
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Reviewed February 10, 2013

I've been traveling around ruin sites of northern Peru and it is rare to have both good English descriptions in the museum and a free included English guide (often an extra 20-30 soles at other sites). Guides are knowledgeable and friendly. I enjoyed the multiple layers of temples built on top of one another and what they could salvage after the vicious rounds of grave robbers. They are currently excavating an ancient town that will one day be open to the pubic. I hope they have enough money to excavate Huaca Sol soon. Can be gotten to using public transport in Huanchaco by hopping on the H combi/bus to Ovalo Grau in Trujillo (1.50 soles) and switching to a combi that will take you to "Huaca Sol y Luna" (1.40-1.70 soles). Takes a while though.

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Reviewed February 5, 2013

Facinating shrine to the Moon. Our tour was conducted by an archaeolocical graduate student who shared details which might have been missed. the friezes are remarkable considering the age and construction material. There is an "the Essential guide;;;The Kingdoms of the Northern Coast" book available at the shops which is available in English and worth its purchase!

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Reviewed January 26, 2013

We visited this independently of a tour as we had had our fill of trooping around with a large group. We arrived by local bus (see below) and went in the afternoon to avoid the tour buses.
There are English signs to give brief information about possible uses of the areas and some info about the excavation process but nothing particularly enlightening. The walk ways are well made to direct you through the various ruins.
The museum is well presented although it is mostly pottery with conjecture from pottery patterns and tombs.

Using public transport:
The tourist office is very helpful (large blue building in Plaza Armas) - in fact it was the guard who gave this info!
Go to Avienda Los Incas (at the south eastern end of Almargo). You need to grab the white and blue minibus with a gold bird like pattern on. The locals may help. The bus' destination is Campina de Moche but will go through here to drop off at the Huaca complex. It costs less than 2 soles per person and the mini buses are regular.

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Reviewed January 24, 2013

If you want to discover the civilizations of the New World that rival those of Egypt, Mesopotamia and Greece, you must visit the Temples of the Sun and Moon, Chan Chan, Caral, Pachcamac, and Nazca. The museums of the Lord of Sipan in Chiclayo displays a burial that rivals that of Tut for its splendor and the museums at the other sites as well as those in Lima at the former bank, the Lorca and the Museum of Anthropology and Archeology display pottery of great and exquisite form, textiles, and jewelry and artifacts of great splendor. Just visiting Cusco and Machu Picchu is like reading the period at the end of the sentence without reading the sentence for the civilizations go back millenia and have great diversity.

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Reviewed January 6, 2013

Our guidebook did not give this place its dues, but the museum and site have had a lot done in the last 10 years, so the guidebooks may not have caught up.
This Moche site includes 2 enormous adobe pyramid temples, with preserved motifes replicated all up the north site. The best pre-Incan site we have been to throughout Bolivia and Peru.
Guided tour is included - our guide spoke great English and the group was small so there was plenty of opportunity for questions.
The museum is also fantastic, with hundreds of artifacts well presented and with good bilingual explanations; in particular the ceramics are spectacular, informative, and at times comedic.

1  Thank Glyndwr1404
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