Trujillo

The department of La Libertad features a varied relief, starting from the coast line, passing though the highlands (Andes) of Otuzco, Julcan, and Santiago de Chuco, and ending in the upper jungle (The Amazon Rain Forest) at the border of the Department of San Martin. The coast enjoys beaches and fertile valleys that are very important to the national agricultural production.

Trujillo, the capital of the department, is known as the city of eternal spring because of its blessed climate and festive atmosphere. The area was inhabited by two important, ancient Peruvian civilizations, the Mochica and the Chimú, and later, it became an important vice royal city. Among its uncountable archeological attractions, there is Chan Chan, the largest mud city in the Americas and ancient capital for the Chimú. UNESCO placed it on the World Cultural Heritage List in 1986.
There, you can see the remarkable huacas (pre-Incan sacred places) built by the Mochicas like the Huaca of the Sun and of the Moon, which measure more than twenty meters. Also, the El Brujo complex, decorated with inspiring figures of dancers and warriors. The city also has a splendid Colonial architecture where you will want to see the Cathedral, the Archbishop’s Palace, the Church of the Company of Jesus Christ, the monastery of El Carmen, and the many Colonial houses.
The Huanchaco beach resort is only fifteen minutes away from the city. It is famous for the caballitos de totora, which are lightweight boats made of totora reeds that have been used to cut through the ocean since the time of the Mochicas and Chimús. There, you can enjoy exquisite seafood or simply bask in the glory of a day at the beach

ALTITUDE
Capital:Trujillo (34 masl / 112 fasl)
Minimum: 3 masl / 10 fasl (Salaverry)
Maximum: 4008 masl / 13.150 fasl (Quiruvilca)

CLIMATE
The city of Trujillo has an arid, semi-warm climate with an average maximum temperature of 22.7ºC (72.9ºF), and a minimum of 15.8ºC (60.4ºF) with no rain throughout the year. However, when the El Niño Phenomena happens, the weather changes, the level of precipitation increases, and temperatures can rise.

ACCESS ROUTES
By land: Lima-Trujillo: 560 km./ 348 miles by Panamerican Highway North (8 hours by car)
By air:Regular flights from Lima to the city of Trujillo (45 to 50 minutes)
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Chan Chan

The visit begins with the Arco Iris Temple, also known as «Huaca El Dragon» , built by the Chimu culture between the 11th and the 15th century and surrounded by a 6 meters high wall. The small museum placed there will help you to discover the different kinds of architectonical Moche and Chimu works. You are also going to benefit from a fantastic su..

$18.75

City Tour Trujillo

The visit of the Trujillo City includes the Main Square (the vastest of the country) Built in 1666, it stores precious works of art, specifically paintings of the Cusco School as well as sculptures. The Santo Domingo Church and some of the most beautiful colonial houses like the «Casa Mayorazgo», It has a large main patio and an ancient well. from ..

$10.00

Peru: The Kingdom of the Golden Scepter + The Magic of Northern Peru

Lima, Ruins of Pachacamac, Nasca, Paracas, Cuzco, Machu Picchu, Puno,  Trujillo, Chiclayo, Lima.15 days - 14 nightsThe development of the Andes Civilisation is a hidden mystery. History has it that the Gods and Giants lived in these very lands, that there was an Ancient Empire: the Kingdom of the Golden Scepter. This is a special program d..

$4,603.75

Sun and Moon Pyramids

By crossing the Moche countryside, we’ll see the traditional agricultural methods. The Sun und Moon Temple (Huaca del Sol y de la Luna) are located between the fields and the desert. The Sun Temple functioned as the political-administrative center and the Moon Temple as the ceremonial center. The Sun Temple was made with more than 100 millions of d..

$25.00