Salaverry
01/15/2020 6:00 PM
01/15/2020 3:00 AM

Optional Private Excursions available for purchase

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Give us a call or email us. Let us personalize your experience!

SALAVERRY: Moche ancient oracles - 3.5 hours
Excursion to the south of Trujillo to visit a religious center of the Mochica culture, built in the fifth century. Admire the temples of the Sun and  the Moon that constituted the center of the ancient Moche culture, which developed between 100 AD and 900 AD. Both huacas are separated by  500 meters, where the urban center that housed the Moche elite is still preserved underground. The archeological complex includes two large pyramids, the Huaca Las Estrellas, Huaca del Cerro Blanco, the Spider geoglyph and other buildings. Also visit the workshop of a traditional artisans Moche family and the Huacas de Moche Museum, which complements the visit of the huacas with its representation of aspects of life, city and environment of the Moche culture.Its collection of ceramics of great beauty and symbolism clearly stand out. After the visit, return to the pier. 
Tour duration: 3.30 hours
 
Tour can operate: Morning / Afternoon. 
 
Wheelchair accessible: No
 
Physical activity level: Moderate
 
Included: Private guide and transportation, entrance fee to the Moon temple. 
 
Not included: Tips for guide and driver. 

 
Moon temple
Mural. Vista del muro de Huaca de la Luna.
SALAVERRY: Huaca Dragon and Chan Chan - 3.5 hours
Learn about the culture and heritage of the people that once populated this area. Leave the Salaverry port and head northeast out of Trujillo to visit the Temple of the Dragon, or Huaca Dragon. This adobe pyramid is thought to be 1100 years old. It features a square base and walls decorated with zoomorphic representations in high relief. The name of the temple is derived from one of these figures that resemble a dragon.
Continue your drive to the ruins of this urban centre, which represents the largest mud city in pre-Hispanic America. In 1986, it was declared a Cultural Patrimony of Humanity by UNESCO. Chan Chan may have been the capital of the Chimu kingdom, covering at one time the area from the nearby port of Huanchaco to Campana Hill. Archaeologists estimate that over a hundred thousand people lived here. Plazas, houses, workshops, streets and pyramidal temples are still clearly defined. Enormous walls are decorated with reliefs of geometric figures and zoomorphic and mythological creatures. Return to the pier. 
 
Tour duration: 3.30 hours
Tour can operate: Morning / Afternoon. 
Wheelchair accessible: No
Physical activity level: Moderate
Included: Private guide and transportation, entrance fee to the Huaca Dragon and Chan Chan. 
Not included: Tips for guide and driver. 


Huaca Dragon
Chan Chan
SALAVERRY: El Brujo Archeological Complex and Dama de Cao Museum - 5 hours

Explore the ancient treasures of the Chicama Valley during this scenic and memorable excursion to the El Brujo Archaeological Complex, and a visit to the Dama de Cao Museum.

Depart the pier for the approximately 90-minute drive along the Pan-American Highway en route to the Chicama Valley. Upon arrival, proceed for a visit to the archaeological complex of El Brujo, the ‘Sorcerer’. El Brujo is one of the most important archaeological complexes on the northern coast of Peru, and dates from the Mochica culture 5,000 years ago.

Next, visit the Dama de Cao Museum. Following your visit to the museum commence the drive back to the pier. 
 

Tour duration: 4.45 hours

Tour can operate: Morning / Afternoon. 

Wheelchair accessible: No

Physical activity level: Moderate
 

Included: Private guide and transportation, entrance fee to El Brujo Archeological Complex and Dama de Cao Museum.
 

Not included: Tips for guide and driver. 



El Brujo Archeological Complex

Dama de Cao Museum 

Destination Guide