Trujillo (Salaverry)


Cruises To Salaverry

We dock in the port town of Salaverry in Trujillo, a historic city on the banks of a picturesque river in the Moche Valley. Whilst it bustles like an emerging modern city now, it was once home to the great prehistoric cultures of the Moche and Chimu.


  • Port Name & Location
    Banana Coast Port
    Ship will DOCK at this port.
  • Time Zone
    PET (Peru Time)
    UTC/GMT -5 hours
  • Language
    The local language is one of three: Aymara, Spanish and Quechua.
  • Currency & Shopping
    Peruvian Nuevo Sol (PEN)
    Native Crafts and street markets.
    • Famous For
      Founded by the Spanish conquistador Pizarro, Salaverry has many archaeological excavations and is a jumping-off spot for a visit to fascinating Machu Picchu.
    • Fun Fact #1
      What remains in Machu Picchu are extraordinary stone buildings built by the Incas for use as temples, sanctuaries and homes.
    • Fun Fact: Foodies
      Be sure to sample lomo saltado — Peruvian stir-fry with beef tenderloin, onions and tomatoes — or barbecued alpaca.
    • Fun Fact: Landmarks
      Originally built in 1460, Machu Picchu, known as “Lost City of the Incas,” is perched 7,875 feet above sea level and has a 1,800-foot vertical drop face.


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