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Peru: La Libertad department

Peru: La Libertad department

Location: North of Peru 

Area: 25 962 km2 

Capital: Trujillo (34 masl) 

Altitude: 

Minimum: 3 masl (Salaverry) 

Maximum: 4008 masl (Quiruvilca)

 

Trujillo

Trujillo is a friendly and colonial city, which is at the same time one of the main economic and cultural centers of northern Peru. What is more, it is the capital of the marinera dance and Peruvian El Paso horse breeding.

 

Chan Chan and the Huacas of la Libertad

The ancient Chimú kingdom (700-1400 AD) founded their capital by the banks of the Moche River in the department of La Libertad and called it Jang-Jang, which in the ancient Mochica language means "sun-sun.

 

La Libertad Beaches

Huanchaco, Pacasmayo, Puerto Mori...

 

Surfing in Chicama

Chicama, located in the department of La Libertad, is famous for boasting the world's longest wave.

 

Tourism La Libertad Region

Peru is known throughout the world, and with good reason, as the cradle of the Inca Empire. Nevertheless, this South American nation offers the world a much richer and more diverse past, that today is put within reach of travelers by means of the Northeast Amazon Tourist Circuit.

 

This circuit runs through the Regions of La Libertad, Lambayeque, Cajamarca, Amazonas, San Martín and Loreto, zones in which the most important archeological discoveries of the latter years, have been made. Among the marvels that cam be appreciated by visitors, are the Museums of the Royal Tombs of Sipán and the Gold Museum of Sicán, the Burial Grounds of El Sol, La Luna and el Brujo, the Cumbemayo aqueduct and the Kuélap Fortress. All these centers demonstrate the rich legacy of Moche, Lambayeque, Chimú and Chachapoya cultures and today are available at the disposition of travelers by means of impressive museums. But there is not only culture. It comes surrounded by marvelous landscapes, such as the green countryside of Cajamarca, the imposing Valley of Utcubamba or the fascinating route of the Granja Porcón. The impressive jungle is also present in such beautiful places as Tarapoto, or the city of Iquitos,

very close to the source of the Amazon river. On the other hand, the historic Cities of Northeastern Peru, such as Trujillo, Cajamarca and Chachapoyas, the Hispanic architecture of which is preserved to this day, constitute an additional attraction. There are also the gastronomic delights of this part of Peru to be savored, where marvelous food is the object of praise from locals and visitors alike. Entry to the Northeastern Amazon Tourist Circuit is from Cajamarca, Trujillo, Chiclayo, Chachapoyas, Tarapoto or Loreto, with access by air. The five entry towns each have their own charm and enable invaluable experiences to be undertaken and which can be covered in one or more journeys according to how much time the visitor has available.There is practically no activity which cannot be undertaken on this tourist circuit: 

 

from long treks to mountain biking, from visits to museums to agro-tourism, from surfing to intense nights. It also includes an important tourism development, specializing in the observation of nature and particularly of birds, which each time has more and more followers. Surely, there is nothing like twilight on the beach of Huanchaco and there is no Carnival like that of Cajamarca, nor Marina like Trujillo, nor museums like those of Lambayeque, nor orchids like those in Amazonia and San Martín. The Northeastern Amazon Tourist Circuit is incomparably beautiful and Peru is waiting for you.