TOUR: EL BRUJO complex and the LADY OF CAO

Daily Tours:

We go to the north taking the Pan-American highway until Chocope (35 Km. from Trujillo). Here we take another route for entering to the historical town of Magdalena of Cao (15 Km. away), where there are different shops with local craft. Finally, we drive to El Brujo archaeological complex, composed by: Huaca Prieta, Huaca El Brujo and Huaca Cao Viejo.

We will visit Huaca Cao with its beautiful polychrome murals. In the Ceremonial Plaza we will see the prisoners and a wall with the Mochica Calendar. Then, we go up to the enclosure where was discovered the tomb of the Lady of Cao. This patio is decorated with murals where the moches represented Aia-Paec and as well the cat fish.

Huaca Cao - Relieves de la Plaza Principal

Cao Museum
This museum offer a global vision of the cultural process of the archaeological complex. It is made up for six thematic halls, in which are exhibited textiles, pottery, engraved gourds and ornaments made in wood.

The last room is dedicated to the Lady of Cao whose tomb was discovered in 2006. The different ornaments used by this important woman were buried with her: earrings, nose rings, crowns, necklaces, tunics and clubs.

You can see the body very well preserved and it is possible to note the tattoos with snakes and spiders that still decorate her arms.

Museo Cao

Cost per person in Private Service: 45.00 American dollars.
(Minimum of 2 adults required)

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Tour Inclusions:

  • Tourist Transportation.
  • Official English speaking Tour Guide.
  • Transfer from the hotel in Trujillo.
  • Entrance Fees

Tour Exclusions:

  • - Meals.
  • - Transfers from Huanchaco hotels: The extra cost is de 7.00 dollars (one or two people).
  • - Tip: It is strictly voluntary.

Trujillo Tour Map


Mapa de Circuitos Turísticos en Trujillo