On this excursions you'll depart from Salaverry’s port area for your tour’s primary destination—the city of Trujillo, where independence from Spain was proclaimed for the first time in 1820. This is the third-largest city in Peru and Trujillo still retains much of its colonial charm and has a splendid backdrop of the vast green and brown of the Andean foothills.
In the heart of Trujillo, you will see the pleasant and spacious Plaza de Armas, where the main cathedral and city hall stand. Magnificent buildings with decorative windows and balconies surround this impressive colonial square.
Discover Peruvian heritage and Culture
Then you'll head south to visit the main religious center of the Moche culture, built in the 5th century A.D. Admire the Temple of the Sun, the largest adobe structure in the world, and the Temple of the Moon, covered with beautiful and vibrant Moche designs.
Then you'll have an opportunity to shop for local products and crafts and discover the Peruvian artisans' deep sensitivity and creativity, which has been influenced by the richness of their environment.
Their fascinating and beautiful art expresses their identity, knowledge, and celebrates their singular technique. Become acquainted with the wide variety of traditional local products made for generations by these traditional families.
Then you'll return to the pier, a 30 minute drive away.