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Salaverry, Peru-port

This port is located near the city of Trujillo, founded by the conquistador Diego de Almagro in 1534. Trujillo still retains much of its colonial charm, and has a splendid backdrop consisting of the vivid green and brown terrain of the Andean foothills. Trujillo is one of the most important cities in Peru although its compact colonial center has a small-town feel.

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Below is a list of those shore excursions previously offered in this port. For information on which shore excursions will be offered on a particular cruise, please reference the specific itinerary of that cruise.

Free Excursions

Regent Choice Excursions

  • Light Activity /Walking Light Activity /Walking
  • Seated Tour Seated Tour
  • Moderate Activity/Walking Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Most Active or Strenuous Most Active or Strenuous
  • Minimal Activity Required Minimal Activity Required
  • Regent Choice Regent Choice
  • Meal Meal
  • Evening Tour Evening Tour
  • Ancient Palaces, Colonial City and Temples to the Sun and Mo
    Light Activity /WalkingRegent ChoiceMeal
  • Chan-Chan City of Palaces
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Colonial Houses
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Executive Collection Full Day Car
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Executive Collection Full Day Van
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Executive Collection Half Day Car
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Executive Collection Half Day Van
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • The Ceviche Experience
    Light Activity /WalkingRegent Choice
  • Trujillo and the Temples of the Sun and Moon
    Light Activity /WalkingRegent Choice

Ancient Palaces, Colonial City and Temples to the Sun and Mo

Light Activity /Walking Regent ChoiceMeal

Duration: 7 hours

Tour Code: SLA-004

This guided tour will begin with a short drive to Huanchaco Beach to see the famous Caballitos de Totora, where small crafts made of totora reeds are still used today by fisherman, just as their ancestors did thousands of years ago. You'll continue on to Chan-Chan, home to one of the most spectacular and largest ancient cities built of mud in the New World.

Next you'll drive to Trujillo, Peru's second city. Founded by Pizarro in 1536, Trujillo still retains much of its colonial charm, and has a splendid backdrop consisting of the vivid green and brown terrain of the Andean foothills. You'll see the spacious Plaza de Armas, where the main Cathedral and City Hall stand, the Libertador Hotel and visit the Orbegoso Mansion. Lunch will be served at a traditional Hacienda, with entertainment consisting of a "Peruvian Paso Horse Show", noted for the distinctive high-stepping, dance-like stride of the horses. There will also be a performance of Marinera, a distinctive folk dance from the region.

After lunch, you'll visit the amazing huacas, or temples, built during the Mochica era (1-650 AD) on the left side of the Moche River in Southern Trujillo. The Huaca de la Luna required more than fifty million adobe bricks to be constructed. In front of the Huaca de la Luna you'll see Huaca del Sol, probably the largest mud-brick structure in the Americas. It was 372 yards long, 175 yards wide, over 130 feet high and had a series of terraces and slopes leading to its summit.

Please note: Comfortable shoes are a must, as there are ramps and stairs to negotiate at the temples. Sunscreen and a hat are essential. These areas are going through a continuous process of excavation.