Trujillo, the capital city of the region La Libertad, is situated on the Coast of Northern Peru. It is the second biggest city of Peru and a town where life is good. The city was founded in 1534 by Francisco Pizarro. You have to visit the colorful Plaza de Armas, one of the most remarkable ones in Peru. But, you must also discover its little streets and alleys with their Casonas, mansions and Museums. Besides, from Trujillo, you can make excursions in the surroundings. Enjoy the seaside village of Huanchaco or fill up on archaeological sites.
Trujillo in Northern Peru is very often mentioned as “the Egypt of South America”. The city was the headquarters of several kingdoms such as the Moche, the Sican and the Chimu. They were very sophisticated pre-Colombian and pre-Incan civilizations. Indeed they managed to thrive in one of the most driest regions of the world. Today, in the valley of the Moche river, there were found over 2,000 archaeological sites !
Trujillo is about 1h by flight and 10h by bus from the capital city Lima. There is no need to tell you that if you are in a hurry and can afford it, the plane is a real alternative. Coming from Ecuador, you can also join Trujillo by bus from the cities of Cuenca or Guayaquil, which takes respectively between 20h and 18h.