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Trujillo & Chiclayo Travel Guide


With a huge central plaza flanked by grand colonial buildings painted in different colours, Trujillo on the northwest pacific coast is a pretty and amiable city. Most travelers, however, come here to visit the nearby archeological site of Chan Chan which was once the capital of the pre-Incan Chimu civilisation. The sacred pyramids of the temple of the sun are also nearby. 200 kilometres north of Trujillo is the slightly smaller city of Chiclayo where there are tombs of the Moche civilisation and a creepy witch doctors market! Known as the “city of friendship” Chiclayo is an interesting and historic town.

Marvel at the imposing pyramids of the Moche civilisation and the ruins of the Chimu city of Chan Chan, the pre-Inca civlisations that thrived in Peru's northern region.

Best months to visit Trujillo & Chiclayo

Our hand-picked accommodation in Trujillo & Chiclayo

A well thought out selection of hotels can make a good trip truly exceptional and here at The Latin America Travel Company we put a lot of resources into sourcing and visiting hotels. Below are a few of our favourites in Trujillo & Chiclayo.

Best reasons to visit Trujillo & Chiclayo

Centre of the pre-Inca Chimu civilisation, Trujillo and Chiclayo are part of Peru’s lesser visited but fascinating Northern route. Here are our essential highlights in the area.

Witness the world heritage site of Chan Chan, the Chimu capital

Visit the Sun and Moon Temples

Royal Tombs of Sipan and the Huaca Rajada

Find a potion at the witch doctor's market in Chiclayo

Wander around Trujillo’s pretty Plaza de Armas

Weather Averages for Trujillo & Chiclayo

Other destinations in Peru

Continue to travel through Peru with our useful destination guides. Click the links below to find out more.

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