One of Peru’s most charismatic cities, with colonial-style streets remaining similar in their appearance for centuries, Trujillo features an abundance of churches and ostentatious mansions. Founded around 500 years ago, Trujillo serves as a leading economic and tourism centre for the La Libertad Region and northern Peru, and has always enjoyed much wealth and independence. 

Trujillo is the third-biggest of all the cities in Peru, after both Lima and Arequipa, and is located near the Pacific coast, with the sandy beach of Huanchaco being especially close and popular with surfers. However, it is the famous ruins of the neighbouring Chimu capital known as Chan Chan that most tourists seek first visiting Trujillo.