Trujillo Archaeology, History & Tradition


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City, Museums / Culture, Shore Excursion


Kid Friendly: Yes. This tour is suitable for children as long as they are supervised by a parent.

Friendly: No.
You must enjoy walking short distances and be able to get in and out of a car and must be able to climb a small portion of the trail leading to the top platform of the temple, which is located on top of a mound.

Maximum travelers: 10



English (advanced), French (basic), Italian (advanced), Spanish (fluent)

Trujillo Shore Excursion tour

Welcome to Trujillo! During this amazing full day tour you will see all the most popular sights and experience the best parts of the city with a local guide. Trujillo is a friendly and colonial city, which is at the same time one of the main economic and cultural centers of northern Peru. What is more, It is known as "the city of the eternal spring" because its wonderful weather. It is the capital of the Marinera dance and Peruvian Paso horse breeding. It was the center of Moche and Chimú pre-Inca civilizations (50 A. D-1400 AD), whose Chan Chan citadel is the largest mud-brick construction in the Americas and named as World Heritage Site by the UNESCO in 1986. I will also show you the special things that make Trujillo great. As your private tour guide, I can adjust the schedule, duration and activities to meet your needs. Please let me know of any special requests you have.

On these tours, we take special care on every detail in order to provide excellent service and ensuring your complete satisfaction.


This is a nice and interesting full day excursion in which you will visit the most important archaeological sites of Trujillo, which developed during the Pre-Inca period, the colonial area of the city, typical villages in the countryside area, and the beach; where you will observe the totora reed boats (millenary boats used by the pre-Inca time fishermen).

The excursion depends on your arrival and departure time. During this full day, from 7 to 8 hours you usually have time to visit:

- The Sun & Moon Temples Archaeological site, Moche Museum and Countryside of Moche.
- Historical center of Trujillo and visit to a colonial mansion-museum. Walking to the old Central Market, you will appreciate the activity of vendors as well as local products in its most traditional way. Promenade around Main Square, time for pictures.
- Citadel of Chan-Chan: America's largest pre-Hispanic mud-brick citadel, (archaeological site belonging to the CHIMU pre-Inca culture).
- Huanchaco beach
- Time to take lunch (optional)

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: I will meet you in your hotel or at the cruise ship terminal.

End location: I will drop you off in your hotel or at the cruise ship terminal at the right time.

Duration: 8 hours


We will take a private vehicle and also do some walking.

What’s Included

Other: My services as your personal tour guide and transportation in a private vehicle to and from the cruise ship terminal or hotel and around the city, all admission tickets, snack, a bottle of water, the tour as described, and professional assistance at all time.☺

Estimated Local Cash Needed

80 Peruvian Soles - All expenses not included in the tour.

What’s Extra

Other: You are responsible for purchasing any items of a personal nature related to shopping, souvenirs, and any kind of food and drinks at the restaurant.

A Recent Review of this tour

Patricia was by far one of the best tour guides ever. She made her ancient people come alive and their lives relevant to ours. Her enthusiasm and charm were infectious and all four of us felt we received a very special opportunity to learn and enjoy. It was perfect.
Kenda Scott

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