It is located about 30 minute-drive (17km) from the city of Trujillo.
You might expect to pay US$10 per hour for a taxi. Drivers usually wait outside the port gates, less than 1 kilometer from the jetties.
Official taxis have post card sized municipal stickers with the city's coat of arms on it. They may have a surprising array of lies & other tactics to take you to more distant, expensive, isolated hotels & destinations to monopolize your future. The taxis from the airport, port & more expensive bus companies are the most ambitious.
Salaverry is a small town, not interesting. The real interest of this port is the culture of Moche, and Chimi people. Chan Chan, is an interesting site adobe constructions, many componds, hucas, and ceremonial centers. The Hunca de luna of the Moche people is outstanding, the wall art is something to behold. The musseum nearby is wonderful.
Taxis are OK for the more adventurous, otherwise stay with a ship's tour.
It pays to compare your cruise line tours here.
The Peruvian port of Salaverry leads the way to Trujillo, the nation's second-largest city, beautifully situated before the Andean foothills. Today much of its colonial charm is still retained in its old churches, balconied homes and courtyards with overhanging flowering baskets. In front of the cathedral is the Plaza de Armas, featuring a sculpture of the liberation of Peru. Several historic mansions are open to the public, including the House of Emancipation, where Peru's independence from Spain was claimed. The archaeological museum offers a fascinating display of ancient pottery.
The currency of Peru is the nuevo sol. ATMs are available in big cities, up-market hotels and touristic areas.
In tourist centers like Cusco and Machu Picchu or in high class hotels, English is spoken. If you intend to visit other sites, especially in the countryside, you'll need Spanish.
Emergency numbers in Peru are 011 / 5114. In Lima ring 105.
Cafes which offer free WiFi for customers, called in Peru cabinas públicas, grow like mushrooms in Peru.
But most of companies are open from 9:00 am until 6:00 pm. Shopping centers and stores are open from 10:00 am until 8:00 pm; however some companies now stay open 24 hours a day.
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