Explore Trujillo: home of the great Moche and Chimu civilization
Trujillo is the capital of La Libertad Region, located on Peru's northern coast.
The city center is the colonial area and has been properly preserved; which lead us to a centennial past though the streets designed in the 16th century, the rich architecture with a predominance of grand old houses, places and churches.
The city center contains many examples of colonial and religious architecture, often incorporating distinctive wrought ironwork. It includes residential areas, a central business district, and industrial supply distribution to the various districts.
It's also the cradle of great civilization like the Moche culture with the SUN AND MOON TEMPLE from about AD 100 to 800 and the great CHAN CHAN a large adobe city in the Valley of Moche (around which present-day Trujillo city developed). The culture arose about 900 and flourished into the 14th century. , Capital city of the Chimu civilization. Also a world heritage site recognized by the UNESCO in 1986.
A full day excursion giving the chance to visit the highlights of the Moche Valley where Trujillo City is Located.
In this visit is included the archaeological site Sun and the moon temple and the site museum.
The historical center of Trujillo also know as colonial part, that includes colonial mansions and Churches.
Another part of this tour is the magnificent archaeological site of Chanchan visiting first the site museum ( only monday is close to the public) and after the site itself.
Finally it is also includes a visit to Huanchaco a fisherman village to see the tradicional Totora reed boat an ancient tradition still alive and a good place to enjoy see food (this is optional).
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Meeting location can be at the lobby of the hotel, hostal, bus station, airport etc we can arrange this in our previous conversation.
End location: End Location could be the same meeting location or any other place arranged before with passenger.
Duration: 8 hours
We can adapt the tour duration according to your schedules
By private car and some walking in the archeological areas.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
20 soles - Peruvian curency are soles, but you can use dollars so 20 USD maybe enough if you would like to have lunch.
I am not a driver guide but I can arrenge transportation request.
I cannot pick you up inside the port but I can meet you outside the port.
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Mercedes was amazing. She was excited by her tour and made us excited. Our outing with Mercedes was the last of the cruise and by far the best. We loved every minute of our excursion.