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Historic city & world class surfing

Trujillo Plaza de Armas

Founded in 1534, Trujillo was the first Peruvian city to declare independence from Spain. Long before the Spanish arrived, the area was the center of the Moche & Chimú cultures.

The city has just over a million inhabitants and has everything a Peruvian city should: historic Plaza de Armas, beautiful cathedral, numerous museums and archeological sites. However, what usually draws international tourists is the surfing.

KT the Fish surfing El Boquerón Huanchaco


The Huanchaco beach is on the north side of the city of Trujillo and one of the most famous beaches in Peru for surfing and the best spot to see surfboards made of totora reeds, called “caballito de totora.” It’s an easy half hour taxi or bus ride. The bus costs s/2.50 and a taxi is around s/25


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Caballito de Totora

Reed watercraft

Chan Chan

The largest adobe city

Huacas del Sol y de la Luna

Archeological sites in Trujillo

Text © Heather Jasper

Images by Heather Jasper, Wikimedia commons