Trujillo (Salaverry)

Peru

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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.

What you NEED TO KNOW

  • 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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