peru travel information center
  Home Contact Us  

Peru travels, complete TOURIST Information


 Edition 2014








Travel Services
Call Centers


Monday - Friday 
From 9 am to 6 pm ET

1 888 671 2852 voice
1 888 671 2853 voice
1 877 260 2391 voice
1 877 260 2423 voice
1 877 260 2370 voice

Discounted Airfares Toll Free

1 877 260 2209 Fax

United Kingdom
 - TOLL FREE (Freephone) 

Australian Customers

Rest of the world
+51 1 4443027 - 4457704


Travel Resources:

Machu Picchu
















Diego de Almagro founded the city of Trujillo in 1534 as an express assignment ordered by Francisco Pizarro. He founded the city on the Moche River Valley to tatake advantage of the political prestige of its Caciques. Thus, the Chimor Valley has preserved its cultural hegemony, since beginning of our era. Despite the Saint Valentine earthquake in 1619, the fertility of the valley and the determination of its people have contributed to its development. The valley is a rich artistic province and a Republican Viceroyalty. Due to the limitless cordiality of its people and its unceasing intellectual activity, Trujillo has not only become the "Respite of Travelers", but the "Cultural Capital of Peru". It is enough to mention The International Spring Festival. The National Marinera Competition, the Caballos de Paso (typical Peruvian Pace Horse) Competition, the Totora Raft Exhibition, the Contemporary Art Biennial and the International Ballet Festival, among others.

Trujillo has a spring climate without marked extremes of hot or cold. During the summer (December-March) the mean temperate is 24 degrees Celsius. The rest of the year is moderately temperate with sunny days.

The most economic Peru Travel Packages in our website.

AERIAL.- The Carlos Martinez de Pinillos Airport is located approximately 10.5kms. from the city of Trujillo via highway toward the Huanchaco bathing resort. The Trujillo - Lima flight is approximately 45 min. long.

TERRETRIAL.- Via the Panamericana Highway. Trujillo is connected to all the cities on the Peruvian coast, as well as all the provinces of the La Libertad Department.

Package Tours Duration Highlights
Sipan and Chan Chan 3 days and 2 nights


Tomb of the Lord of Sipan, the amazing adobe city of Chan Chan
Los Cities of Northern Peru 6 days and 5 nights Lima, Caral, Chavin de Huantar, Huaraz, Trujillo, Chiclayo, Tucume, Moche.
The Lost World of Chachapoyas 10 days 10 days and 9 nights Chachapoyas, Kuelap citadel, Leymebamba
SAN FRANCISCO (1625).- On the corner of Ganarra-Independencia. Holds a rich collection of retables, the most outstanding being those located on the crosspiece due to their design, carved work, and gold and polychrome relief San Francisco preached from the still - preserved Renaissance pulpit and announced the earthquake of Saint Valentine that destroyed the city (1410211619).

THE MERCED (1636).- Two svelte belfries decorate the superposition of architectonic orders that decorate its portal. It is located on the 5th block of Pizarro, and its main altarpiece proceeds from the Church of the Society. Outstanding are the polychrome embossments of the pendentive arch and the only Rococo style organ in the whole city.

THE CARMEN (1725). - Considered as the most important architectonic complex in the region. It stands on the comer of Colon and Bolivar. Its interior holds valuable retables, liturgical furnishings and can vases of great value as well as images of high artistic quality The main retable was created by the Master Fernando Collado de la Cruz, a black free man (1759).

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF TRUJILLO ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM contains cultural expressions of Peru's diverse Pre-Hispanic epochs such as: ceramics, weavings, metal, etc. In addition, there is. a special section dedicated to the citadel of Chan Chan.

CASSINELLI ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM holds highly valuable pieces from different cultures such as: Recuay, Chavin, Moche, Chimu, etc. all unique in their class.

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF TRUJILLO ZOOLOGICAL MUSEUM Exhibits samples of the varied fauna of the region.

CATHEDRAL MUSEUM Next to the cathedral. Holds valuable sculptures, canvases and an enigmatic crypt.

- CARMELITA PICTURE GALLERY Next to the Carmen Church; holds beautiful canvases of excellent quality.

- MUSEUM OF THE REPUBLIC Located in the home of the Marshal of Orbegoso and Moncada.

HOME OF THE EMANCIPATION.- Pizarro N'610. Here was sworn Independence (29-XII-1920). The Royal Ensign of the epochof Don Tiburcio Urquiaga was its proprietary until the XIX century. To this century date back the entrance hall murals, work of an Indian artist who put together the engravings of the Bishop Martinez Compañon. When the home was restored in 1840, the neoclassic style that it presently displays was imprinted. The architectonic quality stands out due to the symmetry of its patios and the harmonious distribution of its atmospheres, lattices, and marble floors.

ITURREGUI PALACE.- Pizarro No 688. An exquisite neoclassical two-plan mansion with an ample patio and rear court around which are distributed rooms, a temple, a refectory, etc, all showing the magnificence of their lattices, svelte columns, marble floors and ceilings with golden moldings.

BRACAMONTE HOME.- Independiente No 441. Also called the Lizarzaburu home. Its facade displays an ample steel lattice wrought with refined artistic expression. The entrance hall and the extensive patios are signs of the opulence and high lifestyle of the epoch. The panelled ceilings, the svelte columns and Baroque paintings are all worthy of admiration.

CALONGE ROME.- Jiron Pizarro No 446. It is one of the few Republican style homes that partially maintain the Baroque division of its patio. It has preserved valuable works of art such as PreHispanic ceramics. Refined furniture, mirrors and paintings, as well as antique banners with the Spanish and Trujillo coats of arms.


ARCHAEOLOGICAL MONUMENTS. Since the Pre-Columbian epoch, this valley has concerned itself with cultural advancement. Testimonies of its progress are the remains of:

CHAN CHAN.- The nucleus of the Chimu culture (XII century). It is considered the largest mud city in the world and UNESCO has declared it a Cultural Patrimony of Humanity. In an area of 14 krn2 are scattered palace remains, popular city districts, cultivation fields, cementeries and all that was achieved by this culture extended on the North Peruvian coast.

DEAD HORSE (CABALLO MUERTO).- With an antiquity estimated at 1,000 B.C., these remains are located in the Laredo Cooperative. Out of its 8 mounds, the Burial Ground of the Kings (Huaca de los Reyes) is the most significant Its structure is that of superimposed platforms distributed in an U shape, with ceremonial patio in the center surrounded by polycrome heads of feline gods

TEMPLES OF THE SUN AND THE MOONS- These were the religious center of the Moche culture in the II-VIII centuries, and they extended from Ancash to Piura. They are constructed out of adobe, forming superimposed platforms that reach a considerable height, which allows them to dominate the valley. They are located left of the Moche River.

If you are looking for Peru Tour Packages you are in the right place!

MALABRIGO PORT - Better known as Chicama port, 70 kms. north of the city. Highly visited by tourists interested in surfing. Here one finds the longest waves in the world.

ARTISANSHIP. Known for the beauty of its: carved work in wood, leather repousse work, mud and clay moldings, printed and engraved gourds. Trujillian wire windows, gold and silver work, engravings of representative customs, totora rafts, straw hats, etc.

The Marinera dance, which stands, outs and has given Trujillo the title of "The Marinera Capital", is a lively, festive dance which ends every party.

The Huayno, typical of this mountainous region, is a joyful, competitive dance between the man and the woman. Also typical of this region are a diversity of native dances such as: The Negritos, The Huanquilla. The Mojigangas, The Turcos, The Huaris, The Huananayes, etc.

A wide variety of traditional medleys including: seco de cabrito a cabrito de leche (baby goat dishes), causa en lapa (vegetable and yellow potato dish), ajiaco (hot potato stew), cuy con maní (guinea pig with peanuts), shambar, theologian soup, duck with rice, Trujillan sangrecita, cebiche, steamed and hot dishes; as well as the delicious king-kong, alfajor machacado de membrillo and the exquisite chicha de jora (fermented maize beverage).



Cosmic Travel Network : Cosmic E.I.R. Ltda 1120 Finch Avenue West, Suite 701 - 680 Toronto, ON M3J 3H7
Copyright 2000 - 2014
All Rights Reserved
US TOLL FREE 888-671-2853 - 1 888 671 2852
Non US customers call +51 1 4443027 - 4457704