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:: Trujillo -Chiclayo -Cajamarca
Suggested length of stay: 8 days

  Trujillo

Visitors can get to Trujillo from Lima overland 561 km (348 miles) up the North Pan-American Highway, an eight-hour trip, or a 45-minute flight. Trujillo, capital of the departmet of La Libertad, is home to dozens of superb examples of colonial and republican mansions. as well as pre-Inca constructions, such as the Temples of the Sun and Moon and Chan Chan, the world's largest mud-brick citadel. For those fond of water sports, the beaches near the city are superb.

From Trujillo the road heads north to Chiclayo. capital of the department of Lambayeque, a two-hour trip by road. In addition to the area's sun-drenched beaches, the city of Lambayeque also features the Brüning Museum, which houses a spectacular collection of gold pieces crafted by the Moche and Chimu, two of the ancient civilizations that dominated the area.

Ventanillas de Otuzco  

From Chiclayo the road climbs up into the northern highlands, a six-hour journey to the bucolic city of Cajamarca. Visitors are advised to rest upon arrival and take precautions against high-altitude sickness. Cajamarca is filled with reminders of Its ancient past: the Ransom Chamber of Atahualpa (the Inca emperor captured by the Spaniards), the Inca Baths and the Ventanillas de Otuzco tombs . in addition to colonial churches and convents. Cajamarca nestles amidst fertile countryside where visitors can take part in farming chores alongside the local community.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




 
 
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