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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 amongst others.

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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

    Places near Trujillo

    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.

    • Hotel Libertador Trujillo

      Costa del Sol Trujillo Downtown

      First Class

      Located in a corner of the main square, the hotel has 78 spacious rooms all with en suite facilities, air conditioning and cable TV.

    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.

    • Intricate carvings inside the Huaca de la Luna

      Huacas de Sol y Luna

      Trujillo

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

    • Adobe Walls, Chan Chan, Chimu culture, Peru

      Chan Chan ruins

      Trujillo

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