Moon Temple at the Moche Valley - Trujillo


Visit the spectacular Moche Valley in the city of Trujillo and enter a world shrouded in mystery. We take you to visit the pyramids of the sun and the moon, two amazing buildings where ancient priests used to carry out bloody human sacrifices. Visit with a local expert these gigantic pyramids built more than 1500 years ago. Walk into the moon pyramid and discover the fascinating world of the Moche kingdom. Explore different levels of the pyramids and see impressive scenes on high relief showing bloody rituals and the mighty Moche god named AIA-PAEC. Our excursion also takes you to know a community where you will be able to meet the descendants of the Moche culture and also learn about the manufacture of ancient pottery.

Photo Gallery: Pyramids of the Sun & Moon.

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09:00 am. You will be picked up by our local guide from your hotel in Trujillo. Then we will board a private vehicle and will leave to the Moche Valley. The Pyramids of the Moon and the Sun are located 8 kilometers from the city of Trujillo. Once at the site, our local expert will take you to visit the Moon Temple, for which it will be necessary to climb a small hill to reach its gate. Inside of the pyramid our guide will show you the different levels of the site. Here you will be able to see various polychrome reliefs showing bloody rituals and religious ceremonies in honor to the god named AIA-PAEC, whose image can be found on different walls. It is said that the constant natural disasters caused by El Niño phenomenon brought floods, tragedy and death to these lands, that the Moche people got so desperate that they started to make human sacrifices, mainly of young people, in order to pleased their gods, who they believed controlled the natural disasters. After visiting all the most important sectors we will reach the highest part of the moon temple from where it will be possible to observe the great Moche Valley and the Sun temple, which access is forbidden due to archaeological studies. Finally we descent from the pyramid and return to the city of Trujillo, visiting on the way a small community where you will meet direct descendants of the Moche culture who produce an array of pottery using old techniques.

What is included on this day?

  • Pick up from your hotel in Trujillo
  • Private transportation to the Moche valley.
  • Visit to the Moon Temple.
  • Professional guide.
  • Entrance fees.
  • Pottery studio at a Moche community.
  • Drop off at your hotel at the end of the tour.

What is not included?

  • Extras and gratitudes
  • Accommodation in Trujillo.

Tour Duration:

3 hours.

Daily departures:

09:00 h. / 14:00 h.


  • On this tour you must bring light clothing, as the weather in Trujillo used to be a bit hot, especially in summer time (from December to March) when temperatures can reach 30º C.
  • If doing this tour during winter time (June to August) bring warm clothing as it could be a bit cold or windy.

Additional information:

  • All your personal information is required at the moment of your booking.
  • Confirmation of the excursion will be received at time of booking.
  • All tours are operated in English unless otherwise stated.

Travel voucher:.

  • You will receive an electronic voucher via e-mail once your booking is confirmed.
  • For every confirmed booking you will be required to print your electronic voucher for presentation at the moment we start the excursion. The electronic voucher acts as a confirmation for all the services you have requested.

Local Operator Information:

  • We will send you complete operator information, including phone numbers at your destination.
  • Our Managers select only the most experienced and reliable operators in each destination, removing the guesswork for you, and ensuring your peace of mind.


Important: We need a minimum of 2 participants for this program.

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Video about The Moche Culture.