Trujillo is Peru's third-largest city and was one of the first to be founded by the Spanish.
When 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 amongst others.
Suggested Trujillo itinerary
This sample itinerary will give you an idea of what is possible when you travel in Trujillo, and showcases routes we know work particularly well. Treat this as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.
Map of Trujillo
Places & hotels on the map
Accommodation choices for Trujillo
We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Trujillo. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.
Ideas for experiencing Trujillo
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.