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Trade Presents for Passports: A Family Holiday Adventure in Trujillo, Peru

The holiday season often brings a flurry of shopping, wrapping, and gift-giving, but what if this year, instead of spending a fortune on presents, you invested in an unforgettable family experience? Imagine replacing material gifts with memories that last a lifetime. Traveling internationally during the holidays offers your family a chance to bond, explore new cultures, and create unique traditions together. This year, consider embarking on a magical journey to Trujillo, Peru, with Travec from December 26th to January 4th. Here’s why this could be the best gift you ever give your family.

Discovering the Magic of Trujillo

Located on Peru’s northern coast, Trujillo is a city brimming with rich history, vibrant traditions, and warm hospitality. Known as the "City of Eternal Spring," Trujillo offers a delightful climate, making it an ideal destination for a holiday escape. As you and your family explore the city, you’ll be immersed in its unique blend of ancient and modern influences.



Festive Traditions and Celebrations

Christmas and New Year’s in Trujillo are celebrated with a blend of local customs and festive joy. Although the trip begins on December 26th, the Christmas spirit lingers in the air. Streets and homes are adorned with lights and nativity scenes, and you’ll have the chance to join in the local celebrations.

El Año Viejo is a fascinating tradition you’ll experience on New Year’s Eve. Locals create effigies, known as "muñecos," representing the old year. These figures, often crafted to look like famous personalities or politicians, are burned at midnight, symbolizing the end of the old year and the welcoming of the new one. It’s a spectacular event filled with fireworks, music, and dancing, offering a memorable way to ring in the New Year with your family.

Activities for the Whole Family

With Travec, your family will enjoy a carefully curated itinerary that balances cultural immersion with relaxation and adventure. Here are some highlights:

  1. Chan Chan Archaeological Site: Explore the largest adobe city in the ancient world. This UNESCO World Heritage Site will captivate both adults and children with its impressive ruins and fascinating history.

  2. Huanchaco Beach: A short drive from Trujillo, this beach town is famous for its traditional reed boats, "caballitos de totora," and is perfect for a family day of sun, sand, and surf.

  3. Trujillo’s Colonial Architecture: Wander through the city’s historic center, marveling at its well-preserved colonial buildings and colorful murals. The Plaza de Armas is a picturesque spot for family photos.

  4. Peruvian Cuisine: Delight in the local flavors with culinary experiences that include tasting ceviche, a regional specialty, and other Peruvian delicacies. Cooking classes can be a fun and educational activity for the entire family.

  5. Marinera Festival: If you’re lucky, you might catch a glimpse of a Marinera dance performance, a traditional Peruvian dance that is both elegant and energetic. The festival usually takes place in January, adding an extra cultural treat to your trip.

The Travec Difference

Choosing to travel with Travec ensures that your family’s holiday adventure is seamless, stress-free, and culturally immersive! Travec provides a City Host and City Friends who welcome you warmly to the community, family-friendly accommodations (private or homestay), and a well-rounded itinerary that caters to both adults and children. Their commitment to cultural immersion and sustainable tourism means you’ll experience Trujillo authentically while supporting the local community.

Create Lasting Memories

This holiday season, give your family the gift of discovery and togetherness. Traveling to Trujillo, Peru, from December 26th to January 4th with Travec is more than a vacation; it’s an opportunity to create lasting memories and establish new family traditions. Instead of wrapping presents, wrap your family in the warmth of a shared adventure and the joy of exploring a new culture. It’s a gift that will stay with you long after the holiday lights have faded.


Ready to trade presents for passports? Join Travec and make this holiday season truly unforgettable.

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