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Not many visitors to Peru are aware that it may have been the birthplace of surfing. Here in Huanchaco, however—a coastal suburb of bustling Trujillo that drifts at a much slower pace—the traditional reed boats known as caballitos de totora are considered to be the world’s first surf craft. When strolling along the oceanfront promenade that runs through Huanchaco’s downtown, you’re sure to see plenty of the pointy reed boats scattered about the sand. Rather than simply taking a picture, however, get the firsthand experience by hiring a guide to paddle you out in the surf. With the cool water splashing your legs as you rest firmly on the boat made of reeds, you get the feeling of how Huanchaco’s fisherman have been riding these waves for centuries.

Back in town after your session on the water, grab a table at an ocean view restaurant for the perfect plate of ceviche. With just the right amount of aji spice, Huanchaco is considered by many travelers to have the best ceviche in Peru, and it’s the perfect complement to a mellow evening of watching the sun set over the Pacific.

Huanchaco is also Surf City, Peru, and this is one of the best places on the Peruvian coastline for learning to ride a wave. For those who prefer to stay land based, the archeological sights of Trujillo are only a short taxi ride away, although there are a few sights in Huanchaco itself if you’d prefer to stroll about town. One such sight is the Santuario de la Virgen del Socorro, a white, Colonial, hilltop church which, having been constructed in 1535, is the second oldest church in Peru. Or, for an authentic Huanchaco experience, take a walk through the downtown market to watch local fishermen hawk their catch as fish flop around on the floor. Funky, laidback, and with the sweet smell of sea salt, Huanchaco is the perfect beachside suburb for basing yourself in Trujillo.

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Customize Cruise Ship Full Day tour - English Guide

Customize Cruise Ship Full Day tour - English Guide

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After working for over two years with different Cruise Ship Lines providing tours, we decided to offer a customize experience that will fit from your arrival time to your departure time (specially made for Cruise Ship travelers) We are able to customize a group or private tour experience including all the main archeological sites accordingly to your available time in our Home town. Because learning about other cultures shouldn't be expensive!!!
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Tour from Trujillo:Chan Chan, Huanchaco, Sun and Moon Temples, and Dragon Temple

Tour from Trujillo:Chan Chan, Huanchaco, Sun and Moon Temples, and Dragon Temple

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Visit Trujillo’s most significant archeological site on a cultural full-day tour of the area’s most atmospheric and astounding ruins. Explore the sacred structures of the Temples of Moche; feast upon local specialties in the coastal town of Huanchaco; and discover South America’s biggest ancient city at the UNESCO World Heritage site of Chan Chan. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, enrich your historical knowledge of the region on this exciting archeological excursion.
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  • 8 hours
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Trujillo Full Day

Trujillo Full Day

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This private Trujillo shore excursion is a great way to see top Trujillo sites while you're at port. Visit the pre-Incan Sun and Moon Temples, UNESCO-listed Chan Chan Archaeological Zone, and colonial-era historic center of Trujillo, all without having to worry about timing—your guide picks you up from the dock when you arrive, and takes you back whenever you need to go.
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  • 5 to 7 hours
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Full Day Tour Huacas, Chan Chan & Huanchaco - Trujillo

Full Day Tour Huacas, Chan Chan & Huanchaco - Trujillo

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We provide the best Service as a Tour Operators with the benefit of a BACKPACKER budget. Because learning about other cultures shouldn't be expensive!!!
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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Should I book Huanchaco tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Huanchaco can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 4 Huanchaco tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Huanchaco 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Huanchaco costs USD 17.44. Guided Huanchaco tours start around USD 17.44 per person. See all 4 Huanchaco tickets and tours on Viator.
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