Peru - Huanchaco - Caballitos (Fishing Rafts)

Huanchaco

On the way to Huanchaco I stopped in Lambayeque to see the Lord of Sipán Museum. Shaped like a pyramid, the museum showcases pre-Inca artifacts from tombs discovered in Moche pyramids. After arriving in Huanchaco, I visited two other archaeological sites: the adobe city of Chan Chan, the largest pre-Columbian city in South America; and Huaca de la Luna (Pyramid of the Moon), a Moche temple decorated with well-preserved murals. I was planning on surfing in Huanchaco, but the beach was too rocky. Instead of surfing I watched the fishermen ride their totora reed boats (caballitos de totora) in the surf. At the end of the day I watched the sun set over the Pacific Ocean.