Peru’s plan to invest upwards of $417 million to build the Moche Trail

Peru’s plan to invest upwards of $417 million to build the Moche Trail

Besides Cusco and Machu Picchu, what tourist destinations do travelers clamor to visit in Peru?  What once in a lifetime vacation spots come to mind?

Chan Chan and Tschudi, El Brujo and the Temples of the Sun and MoonThe answer are a bevy of white sand beach towns and archaeological complexes that surround Peru’s Northern coast cities of Trujillo and Chiclayo.

Peru’s Foreign Trade and Tourism Ministry, along with PromPeru and leaders in Peru’s travel industry are working together to put  Chan Chan and Tschudi, El Brujo and the Temples of the Sun and Moon where they rightfully belong, on par with Machu Picchu, and even the pyramids of Egypt.

To make this plan a reality, Peru has announced it will invest 1,168,698,274 soles, or more than $417 million, over the next two years to improve roads, construct new luxury hotels and develop archaeological sites into self-sustaining tourist attractions.

The goal is to make this “Moche Trail” into the second most visited tourist route after Cusco, the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu.

Authored by: PeruTravelTrends

A Peru Tour Operator and Travel Agency: Since 1994 creating wonderful vacation experiences for adventure travelers and holidaymakers in Cusco, Lima, Arequipa, Lake Titicaca, and all around the Andean region.

There are 3 comments for this article
  1. Riley Powell at 2:36 pm

    This is very welcome news to me! I am a citizen of the USA and my wife is a citizen of Peru, from the northern areas. Her family are in the Trujillo, Piura, Sullana and Tambogrande area. We (Beronica) owns a car in Peru and we have driven from Lima northward on the Pan American Highway to Trujillo, Piura, Sullana, and Mancora. We have also driven from Trujillo to Tarapoto, where the roads are extremely inadeqate and dangerous to travel. It has always been my opinion as a foreigner visiting Peru that the single most important blockage to progress in Peru is infrastructure in the form of safe highways and rail lines. Connect Iquitos on the Amazon River with Piura on the Pacific Ocean for a trans-oceanic trade route in the north via rail and a modern four lane divided highway.

  2. Karen at 9:45 am

    I think this is a great initiative if it is carried out with foresight.
    I recently visited many of these excellent sites in the north of Peru. To me the Huaca de la Luna is one of the most fascinating places I have ever visitied and definately on a par with Machu Picchu. I wonder that the authorities are focusing on roads and luxury hotels, however. I found that Chiclayo and Trujilo did quite well on high end acommodations becasue of already catering to business travellers. There was a lack, however, of tourist friendly hotels in the three star bracket, or the more backpacker style hostels. I think this lack of more economic and traveller friendly hotels really does put people off.

  3. Jim McDaniel at 1:47 pm

    I agree that those areas need to be seen. I was really surprised when I saw Huaca del Luna years ago. It had not been promoted very much, but I thought the murals on the walls were fascinating.

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