2 Visit the ruins
Peru is famous for its ancient Inca civilization. But there are many other significant archeological locations, including two sites just minutes from Trujillo’s center. A 15-minute cab ride from downtown will take you to two fascinating pre-Inca historical sites. The first, Chan Chan, has been declared as a UNSESCO World Heritage Site and is considered the largest adobe city in the world. The second, Huaca de la Luna, was constructed by the fascinating Moche people, and features a unique narrative of human sacrifice.There are museums at both locations to help unpack the richness in tradition, religion, art, agriculture and architecture. If you aren’t familiar with the textured saga of either site, guided tours are a must. Guides are free at Huaca de la Luna; expect to pay around 30 Soles at Chan Chan for a small group.