Shore Excursion from Salaverry port

Shore Excursion from Salaverry port

If your cruise ship stop at Salaverry port come and visit the major archaeological sites near Trujillo, each showcasing a different civilization. From the Moche people with their far-flung complexes, including the Sorcerer site in the north and the Huaca temples in the southeast, to the Chimu civilization’s massive and complete Chan Chan citadel, this tour is designed to bring you the best and the brightest of Trujillo’s dazzling archaeological line-up.

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Pass By: Trujillo, Peru

You amazing tour will begin at 09:15am from Salaverry port. You will board our vehicle to drive towards The Sun and Moon Huacas, also known as Huaca del Sol (Temple of the Sun) and Huaca de la Luna (Temple of the Moon), were built during the Moche empire. The temples are huge adobe mounds that were used for various purposes—Huaca de la Luna was used as a religious complex, while Huaca del Sol was an administrative center. The temples were built over centuries in platforms. Every century the Moche sealed the bodies of their dead rulers into the temple and then covered the existing platform with a new platform. Over some 700 years, the temple evolved into a huge stepped pyramid. While here you will also visit the Huacas de Moche Museum, which houses an assortment of artifacts, ceramics, utensils, and tombs.

The tour continues on to Huaca Arcos Iris (Rainbow Temple/El Dragon). The Chimú built this temple around A.D. 1200. Explore the temples’ two platforms to get looks at carved adobe panels and niches that were once used to store ritual objects. Local legends describe Huaca Arcos Iris as the home of Takaynamo, the mythical man who is believed to have founded Chan Chan.

The tour ends with a visit to Chan Chan. The archeological complex of Chan Chan is the largest pre-Columbian adobe city in America and was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1986. Chan Chan was the capital of the Chimú empire and was once an elaborate city complete with courtyards, terraces, palaces, and gardens. Between 30,000–60,000 people are thought to have lived here. Needless to say, Chan Chan is a wonderful place to explore.Finally you will return to Salaverry port to re-join your ship.

Informacion Adicional
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Near public transportation"
"Infants must sit on laps"
"Not recommended for travelers with back problems"
"Most travelers can participate"
"If your ship arrive at Salaverry Port at 10:00am or 11:00am. Do not worry our tour is 100% flexible and we just move the time forward and we will make sure you get back to your ship on time."
"We strongly suggest to keep checking your email and mobile text messages for any changes we made. so please keep your mobile phone ON so we can call you"
"A current valid passport is required on the day of travel"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 23 travelers"
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"

Hora de Inicio: 08:00 AM
Duración: 5 Hours
Lugar de comienzo: Salaverry, Peru
Traveler pickup is offered
Meeting point from Salaverry Port - You must look for our sign LAS ADVENTURE - the meeting point is a several metre from your ship.


  • Salaverry Port

Cancelaciones y devoluciones: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.


  • Pick up and drop off from / to Salaverry port.
  • English and Spanish speaking tour guide.
  • Transportation (small group).

No Incluye

  • Personal Travel Insurance
  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance fees.


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