The sights of Trujillo
Depart from Salaverry’s port area for your tour’s primary destination—the city of Trujillo, where the 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 with a splendid backdrop of the vast green and brown of the Andean foothills. I
n 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.
Peruvian heritage and culture
Then, head south to visit the main religious center of the Mochica culture, built in the 5th century AD. 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.
On route back to the ship you will stop for some shopping and discover that Peruvian artisans have a deep sensitivity and creativity influenced by the richness of their environment. Their fascinating and beautiful art expresses their identity, knowledge and singular technique.
Get acquainted with the wide variety of traditional local products made by generation after generation of these traditional families. Return to the pier, a 30-minute drive away.