Day 3 Trujillo
Full day City tour of Trujillo, Huanchaco harbor and Chan Chan (Private)
We begin the tour visiting the historic center of Trujillo "City of eternal spring", to appreciate the Plaza de armas which houses the monument of Liberty.
We visite two colonial mansions (Urquiaga House and emancipation) to appreciate pieces of great value of the Pre - Inca times, colonial of our history, collection of ceramics and crockery of the republican era and the wonderful collection of coins with which our country has counted.
Move to the Museum of Anthropology and Archeology of the National University of Trujillo, which shows the development of the historical process on the north coast and particularly in the coastal valleys of the department of La Libertad, since the arrival of the first inhabitants, some 12,000 years, until the arrival of the European conquerors in 1532. Inside, it houses a large number of ceramics, objects carved from wood and metals such as copper, gold and silver, as well as mummies.
Transfer to Huaca El Dragón, archaeological site belonging to the Chimú culture. This temple is surrounded by a wall whose decoration was dedicated to the Rainbow as a symbol of fertility. Transfer to Balneario de Huanchaco, a place where the Mochicas gave rise to ceviche, a dish of Peruvian cuisine of international recognition; cove of artisan fishermen, where you can still appreciate the use of the ancestral boats known as caballitos de totora. This day we will enjoy a master class and will learnt to prepare ceviche and pisco sour by a locally recognized chef. We continue the tour visiting Chan Chan, known as Nik-An Palace, political and administrative capital of the Chimu Kingdom. Its original extension was more than 20 Km2; currently covers only 14 km2, being considered as "The Longest City of Mud in the World". On November 28, 1986, UNESCO declared Chan Chan Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
Return to the hotel. After resting at the Hotel we will move you to the Casona Estete Restaurant to enjoy an exquisite dinner. Accommodation at Libertador Trujillo hotel. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included for this day. (B/L/D)