Trujillo

North Coast

Trujillo is a sunny and well-preserved city that boasts a large central plaza and beautiful colonial architecture. Its hidden chapels, inner gardens, and various plazas provide a great canvas for photographers and travelers interested in Peru’s colonial past.

Trujillo was the first important city of Peru to claim its independence from the Spaniards, having done so in 1820. It's also known as the City of Eternal Spring, and the colonial heart of the city center holds 50 blocks of narrow alleys, parks and photogenic plazas, complemented by interesting locals and smiling street vendors.

Many of the city's historic buildings and churches have been well restored. Trujillo's impressive Plaza de Armas is known for it's diversity in colors and claims to be the largest main square in Peru—the most impressive building is the a government building that was constructed in 1535. A giant marble and bronze fountain, also known as the Monument of Liberty, shows seven sculptures by Edmundo Moeller that were shipped from Germany to Peru by boat.

Being close to the coast, there are many great restaurants and lots of fresh seafood to try. There are also many festivals throughout the year. The city of Trujillo is a good base for visiting archeological sites in the area, including El Brujo, Chan Chan and Huanchaco.

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Transfer from Trujillo to Chiclayo Via El Brujo Complex

This private transfer from Trujillo to Chiclayo includes a stop at the El Brujo Complex, a Moche pyramid that once housed Peru's most famous mummy, the so-called...

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Sun and Moon Huacas and Huacas de Moche Museum Tour

3-in-1 combo|3hrs

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Sun and Moon Huacas and Huacas de Moche Museum Tour

Explore the latest discoveries in Peruvian archeology on this tour. You’ll visit the Sun and Moon Huacas and the Huacas de Moche Museum.

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Civilizations of Trujillo

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Trujillo

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Civilizations of Trujillo

During this full day tour you’ll explore Peru’s Moche and Chimú civilizations. Along the way you’ll visit the Sun and Moon Huacas, Huaca Arcos Iris (Rainbow...

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Peruvian Paso Horse Exhibition and Marinera Dance

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Trujillo

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Peruvian Paso Horse Exhibition and Marinera Dance

Experience two Peruvian cultural traditions during this tour—you’ll see dancers perform the Marinera and witness the Peruvian paso horse in action.

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El Brujo Complex Half Day Tour

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Trujillo

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El Brujo Complex Half Day Tour

Spend a half-day exploring the El Brujo Archeological Complex during this tour. El Brujo is considered one of the more important ceremonial centers along Peru’s...

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Trujillo City & Archaeology Museum

2-in-1 combo|3hrs

Trujillo

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Trujillo City & Archaeology Museum

Explore both the colonial mansions of Trujillo and the Archeology and History Museum during this tour. Afterwards you’ll have a much better appreciation for the...

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Trujillo Museums and Temples of Sun and Moon

4-in-1 combo|8hrs

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Trujillo Museums and Temples of Sun and Moon

During this full-day combination tour you’ll explore the city of Trujillo, the University of Trujillo’s Archeology and History Museum, and the Sun and Moon Huacas....

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Temples, Ancient Cities & Museums of Trujillo

4-in-1 combo|8hrs

Trujillo

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Temples, Ancient Cities & Museums of Trujillo

This tour packs a powerful punch. You’ll explore the city of Trujillo and the Universidad Nacional Trujillo Museum (UNT), and then head off to visit the Sun and...

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Archaeology Highlights of Trujillo

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Trujillo

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Archaeology Highlights of Trujillo

This full-day combination tour offers travelers an extensive look at the culture, lifestyles, and history of Peru. You’ll tour the city of Trujillo and the UNT...

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Chan Chan, Huaca El Dragon and Huanchaco Tour

2-in-1 combo|3hrs

Trujillo

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Chan Chan, Huaca El Dragon and Huanchaco Tour

This tour provides travelers with an excellent look at Peru’s Chimú civilization. You’ll visit the Huaca Arcos Iris (Rainbow Temple), the traditional town of...

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Libertador Trujillo

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Libertador Trujillo

The Libertador Trujillo is set within a colonial building in the town of Trujillo. This hotel has a central location and super friendly staff.

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Costa del Sol Trujillo

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Costa del Sol Trujillo

Costa del Sol Trujillo is set just outside the city of Trujillo. The hotel features attractive rooms, breathtaking pools, and ample amenities.

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Hostal El Centurión

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Hostal El Centurión

Hostal El Centurión is located in northern Peru – the cradle of Peruvian civilization. Staying here, you’ll have comfortable accommodations close to some of Trujillo’s...

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