PERU TRAVEL invites you to visit Trujillo, the city of eternal spring. Explore with us all the archaeological and colonial wonders Trujillo has to offer,such as the ruins of Chan Chan, one of the largest cities of mud in the world, declared by the UNESCO as a World Cultural Heritage. In Trujillo you can explore ancient pyramids, including the temple of the Sun and the Moon. Also visit El Brujo complex, a mysterious place decorated with inspiring figures of dancers, slaves and warriors. The modern city of Trujillo has splendid Colonial architecture including the Cathedral and many well preserved Colonial houses. Another great spot in Trujillo is the Huanchaco beach where you will be able to enjoy sand beaches and delicious seafood.
09:00 h. You will be picked up from your hotel by our local guide, then we will board a private vehicle and begin our tour of Trujillo. Our first visit will take place at the archeological site of La Huaca del Dragon, also known as the as La Huaca del Arco Iris, (rainbow shrine) located on the outskirts of the city in the district of Esperanza. At the site we will see an ancient temple built with mud bricks with representations on high relief depictions of mysterious deities from the Chimu people on its high walls. The Chimu ruled the northern lands of Peru about 1200 AD. Here our local guide will explain about these weird friezes on the walls.
Our second visit is the Cassinelli museum, a great private collection that displays unique pieces from the different cultures that thrived on the north of Peru about 2000 years ago. At this remarkable museum we will see genuine ceramics from the Moche Culture with representations of various animals, musical instruments, and different humans from ancient times and fine erotic scenes. This museum shows pieces mainly from the Mochica, Chimu and Recuay Culture. The Cassinelli museum is undoubtedly a small treasure of the city of Trujillo. Later we retrn to the city center to visit the house of the emancipation, where the struggle for independence was planned. In the interior we will be able to observe a beautiful mock-up that shows the historic center of Trujillo during the colonial epoch.
Then we will visit the Calonge house or Urquiaga house whch demonstrates neoclassic style and which once housed the liberator Simon Bolivar. In the interior of this colonial house we will find Simon Bolivar's desk, pottery collection and other interesting relics.
Finally we will take a short walking tour around the main square of Trujillo and see the cathedral Trujillo, whose foundation dates from XVII century. End of the tour.
|Duration :||4 hours aprox||Daily Departures :||09:00 hrs. & 14:00 hrs.|