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Why Visit Trujillo & Chiclayo in Peru?

"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."

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.

Map of Trujillo & Chiclayo in Peru

When is the Best Time to Visit Trujillo & Chiclayo in Peru?

The rainy season in this area is between December and March, but generally there is less rain here than other parts of the country. We recommend the best time to visit as April until October.
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What are the Highlights of Trujillo & Chiclayo in Peru?

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.
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Open Squares
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Reed Craft
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Burial Chambers
★ 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

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