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Trujillo is Peru's third-largest city and was one of the first to be founded by the Spanish.

Adobe Walls, Chan Chan, Chimu culture, PeruWhen Pizarro founded the city in 1534, he named it after his hometown in Spain. It is the attractive capital of the La Libertad department and retains much of its colonial flavour.

More elegant than neighbouring cities, Trujillo makes an excellent base for visiting the nearby archaeological sites including Chan Chan and the Huacas del Sol y de la Luna among others.

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    Our specialists seek out authentic ways to get to know the places that could feature in your trip. These activities reflect some of the experiences they've most enjoyed while visiting Trujillo, and which use the best local guides.

    • Huacas de Sol y Luna
      Intricate carvings inside the Huaca de la Luna

      Huacas de Sol y Luna

      Huacas de Sol y Luna

      A private half day tour of the sacred tombs of the Sun and the Moon.

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    • Chan Chan ruins
      Adobe Walls, Chan Chan, Chimu culture, Peru

      Chan Chan ruins

      Chan Chan ruins

      You will be collected from your hotel and taken to the fascinating Chan Chan adobe ruins along with a visit to Huanchaco beach village.

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