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About Bus Trips to Trujillo
Trujillo is one of the most important cities in Peru, not only for its tourist attractions but also for the warmth of its people and its rich cuisine. It is undoubtedly one of the best tourist destinations to travel to.
About land transportation: In Trujillo, you can move around the city without much hassle as you will find a plethora of modes of transportation such as taxis, buses, trains, shared taxis, and even motorcycle taxis (3-wheeler motorcycles that run short distances in some parts of the city).
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Information About Trujillo
Tempered and dry
Best time to visit
Main destinations from Trujillo
July, August, and September
Lima, Cajamarca, Chiclayo, Piura
Trujillo was founded in 1534 by Diego de Almagro, under the name “Villa of Truxillo”. With the passing of time Trujillo would consolidate as one of the most important cities of the Peruvian viceroyalty, for being an administrative and commercial center, essential for the colonial system. During the independence period, Trujillo had a relevant role on Peru’s Independence, what gave the surname of “Ciudad Benemérita y Fidelísima a la Patria” (“Meritorious city and Faithful to the Homeland”). Besides that, it was the first city to break free from Spain. During the 19th century, and later that the Moche and Chicama valleys emerged as settlements of the sugar industry and the economy grew, new residents came to the city; mostly were european immigrants, what contributed to the development of a local esthetic, since the constructions took breathing from the neoclassical style.
Most Popular Routes to Trujillo
Trujillo is one of the most important cities in Peru, as you can travel to this city from many others. Some of the routes with Trujillo as a destination are:
● Lima to Trujillo: This route has commercial and touristic relevance. For this reason, you can find daily departures at low rates.
● Chiclayo to Trujillo: This route connects two cities of the Peruvian northside, with daily departures at different times for the passengers' comfort. The trip is very short, as it is only 4 hours long.
● Cajamarca to Trujillo: You can find cheap bus tickets on this route, with bus operators that offer different services.
Most Popular Routes from Trujillo
Trujillo is the departure point to many cities in Peru. Some of the most popular routes departing from Trujillo are:
● Trujillo to Lima: Traveling to the capital from Trujillo is very easy, thanks to the variety of buses that depart towards Lima. You can find bus tickets from 40 soles.
● Trujillo to Chiclayo: This route is very popular among travelers, as it connects two of the most important cities in the Peruvian northside. With a 4 hour trip, you can reach Chiclayo from Trujillo.
● Trujillo to Cajamarca: You can travel to a lmost any city in the Cajamarca department from Trujillo, to cities like Jaen, Rioja, and Cajamarca. The travel time depends on the city, but you can check them at redBus.pe
Bus Companies in Trujillo
Sácale el mayor provecho a tu viaje en bus a Lima, con redBus puedes elegir entre varias empresas de transporte como:
The most popular routes covered by Civa from Trujillo are Lima, Cajamarca, Chimbote, Chiclayo, and many more. Civa has a wide variety of amenities inside its buses, such as reclinable seats, air conditioning, onboard service, and wifi.
Address: 2857 America del Sur Avenue, La Perla Urban Area
Among Linea's most popular routes from Trujillo, you can find interesting destinations like Huaraz, Lima, Cajamarca, and Piura. Book your bus ticket with redBus and discover all these beautiful cities.
Best time to visit Trujillo
The best time to visit Trujillo is from June to September, since the temperature decreases and you can enjoy a nicer environment.
Climate in Trujillo
-The weather in Trujillo is moderate and nice with sun most of the year (minimum temperature 57 °F or 14 °C and maximum 86 °F or 30 °C).-Trujillo is located 34 meters above the sea level, so you can go without worrying about the acclimatization to the altitude.-The climate in Trujillo is desert, with nearly no precipitations.
Buy your bus tickets online to Trujillo
Buses that go to Trujillo are great options that offer a quick and comfortable trip. Also, buying bus tickets online with Trujillo as your destination has been made simple, fast and secure with redbus.pe.
The things to do in Trujillo
Considered one of the most touristic cities in Peru, Trujillo is known not only for its archaeological ruins but also for its beauty and food. Here you can eat an excellent ceviche, one of the most traditional dishes in Peru, at an amazing restaurant. There are also markets in Trujillo where you can stroll through and find "yacon," a tuber native to the region that can't be found anywhere else (it looks like a potato but tastes like a pear). Be...sides that, you can visit various beautiful archeological sites, of which the remains of "Chan Chan" is one of the most well known and was the center of the Chimu culture. You can also ask about the "Huacas del Sol y la Luna," two ancient temples that can be found in this zone from the Mochica culture. If you want to surf on the beaches of Trujillo, you cant take a tour to Chicama, which is considered the longest left wave in the world (1 km).
Nightlife in Trujillo
Location: 385, Jr. Pizarro At this nightclub you can have some drinks with your friends or go for having fun, since it has dancing floors and a bar. It’s very frequented by the young people of Trujillo.
Puccini - El Bar del Gato
Location: 665, Jr. Zepita There is a bohemian atmosphere here for the people who like drinking with good music, ideal to wake up the senses before starting the night adventure with the powerful drinks.
Location: 588, Hortencias street It’s a celtic tradition tavern, with a relaxing and alternative atmosphere from the Trujillo city where you will enjoy a magic and mystical moment.
Where to eat in Trujillo?
El Celler de Cler
Location: Jr. Independencia 588, Trujillo, La Libertad, Peru. Price: From PEN S/.60.00
Location: Diaz de Cien Fuegos, Trujillo, La Libertad, Perú Price: From PEN S/.55.00
Ubicación: Av. Teodoro Valcárcel 639, Trujillo, La Libertad, Perú. Price: From PEN S/.31.00
The tourist places to see in Trujillo are:
Plaza de Armas (main square)
Location: Downtown Trujillo The main square of Trujillo is the place where the city was founded. There you can find beautiful architectural details on the center of the Monument to Freedom, an amazing sculptural group that symbolizes the freedom and the values of the city. On the important dates, this place is the center of celebration, as the passacaglia of the international Festival of Marinera (a Peruvian dance), the Corpus Christi or the raising of the flag that commemorates the Trujillo’s independence.
Location: 682, Junín street, Casa Risco Hours: Monday to Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Price: 5 soles At the museum you will discover the history of the region from 10000 B.C. till the Spanish arrival in 1532.
Location: 705 Jr. Independencia Hours: Monday to Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. In this museum you will learn about the toys evolution from the pre-Hispanic period to the 50s decade, on the 20th century. The collection has toys from all over the world.
La Casona Orbegoso
Location: 553, Orbegoso, Trujillo center Hours: Monday to Sunday, from 9:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Price: Free entrance In this magnificent 18th century building, where the body of the marshal Orbegoso rests in a crypt, you'll see an art collection and beautiful furniture from the time.
The things to do in Trujillo
Beach of Huanchaco
Location: 8 mi (13 km) to the north-east of the city The beach of Huanchaco is the favourite of the surf lovers, since the waters and nice weather are perfect for this practice. You can also see in this beach the mythical large reed rocking horses, ships of pre-Columbian origin, used by the handicrafts fishermen until the current days.
The citadel of Chan Chan
Location: 3 mi (5 km) from the city, in the Moche valley Hours: Monday to Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Price: 11 soles The citadel was declared Cultural Heritage of Humanity by the UNESCO and it’s the biggest american city built of adobe, with an extension of more than 12 mi (20 km2). The walls sculpted with enigmatic zoomorph shapes harbor a ghost city, which is believed had streets, pyramidal temples and work centers.
Huaca del Sol y Huaca de la Luna
Location: at 5 mi (8 km) to the south of the city Hours: Monday to Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Price: 25 soles in a tour (which includes transportation and touristic guide) Besides of having the name of both huacas, the archaeological site that allows visit is the Huaca de la Luna, since the Huaca del Sol hasn’t been explored yet. In this Huaca you will appreciate the architectectural and stylistic legacy of the Moche culture in each wall, where there are images that represent the mochica deities.
Typical dishes in Trujillo
It’s a representative soup of Trujillo, made of vegetable soup, ham, vegetables and pork skin. It’s served with fried corn from the mountains.
Turkey hen or chicken soup eaten with bread, potato, milk and ingredients to your liking.
It’s a stew prepared with kid seasoned in vinegar or chicha de jora (made of violet maize), served with onion, chili pepper and manioc.
a plate prepared with black beans and sesame.
steamed fish prepared with boiled eggs and seasoned onion.
Accomodations in Trujillo
Location: 718, Ayacucho The perfect place for the traveler with a tight budget.
Important dates in Trujillo
International Spring Festival (El Festival Internacional de la Primavera)
In this festival you'll see parades, dance contests, step horse demonstrations, sports competitions and lots of cultural activities.
The capital of the marinera dance could not be unconnected to a very important cultural festival of the country. The festival is a dance competition, where two participants must show their elegance and abilities for the emblematic and typical dance of the city, the marinera. This competition pass on TV and is one of the most waited events of the Trujillo community, where you can also see passacaglia and shows with the traditional dancing horses step by step.
Anniversary of Trujillo’s Independence
This day is holiday in the whole city, so nobody will miss the activities of the celebration day. This event commemorates every year the independence of the city, making dances, tasting typical dishes, masses and other cultural activities type.
Do I need to make an account on the redBus website to book a bus?
No, you do not need to make an account with redBus to book a ticket. But, it is advisable to make an account to help speed up the booking process the next time you need to book a bus ticket. redBus offers a number of discounts and offers as well and you can easily avail these offers if you are registered with redBus.
What is an M-Ticket?
An M-Ticket is the virtual replacement of your bus ticket printout. An M-Ticket is an SMS that’s sent to your registered mobile number the moment you have successfully booked a bus ticket on the official website of redBus. The M-Ticket will basically contain details of your bus ticket such as timing, pick-up and drop-off points, vehicle registration number, PNR, and TIN numbers as well. The M-Ticket procedure has been an eco-friendly initiative employed by redBus to help reduce the amount of paper being used.
How do I book my bus ticket at Trujillo?
You can either visit the bus operator counter of your choice or you can visit the official website of redBus. The user-friendly and interactive website offers a step-by-step process of booking a bus ticket in a matter of minutes. The site offers a lot of useful information such as bus timings, fares, pick-up and drop-off points, and much more.
Is it safe to use my debit or credit card to book a ticket on the redBus website?
redBus has invested a lot to ensure that their customers are protected at all times and not just during their journey. redBus hosts a secure platform where transactions can be made safely. With over 180 million satisfied users, history should tell you exactly how secure it is to make a payment through the redBus website or app.
What is the main bus station in Trujillo?
The main bus station in Trujillo is the Terminal Terrestre de Trujillo. It is located in the district of El Porvenir and is an important departure point for national trips to different destinations within the country.
Does Trujillo have tourist attractions?
Yes, some of the most popular tourist attractions in Trujillo are the Chan Chan Archaeological Zone, the Huaca del Sol and Huaca de la Luna, the El Brujo Archaeological Complex, the Plaza de Armas of Trujillo, the Museum of Archaeology at the National University of Trujillo, and the Huanchaco Beach, famous for its totora reed boats.