A Taste Of Trujillo

A Taste Of Trujillo

Duration: 3 hours

Immerse yourself in the local history and spirit as you are introduced to the rich mix of cultures and flavors that make Trujillo so unique.

A TASTE OF TRUJILLO (3)Start with an inside visit to the Santa Barbara Fort, which provides spectacular views of the bay.  The fort was originally built in 1575, destroyed in the 1600’s, abandoned for 100 years and eventually rebuilt in 1780 by the Spanish.

The tour continues from the fort through the Town Plaza, San Juan Bautista Church, the old cemetery, and the remains of the old British, French, and U.S. consulates.  The cemetery is the final resting grounds for many adventurers who were lured to Trujillo during the banana boom days.

A TASTE OF TRUJILLO (1)Continue your cultural exploration of Trujillo as you meet the native people and partake in traditional food and dance.  Enjoy a taste of various cultural treats from the Garifuna and Pech community all while enjoying the entertainment of the Honduran folklore dancers and Garifuna Punta dancers.

A stop will be made at “Made in Honduras”, a store where local crafters and artisans work and sell their crafts before returning to the ship.

Enjoy this Cultural Exploration of Trujillo!


  • We recommend guests wear comfortable shoes and clothing, bring a hat and sunscreen.
  • This tour is not suitable for guests with walking difficulties.
  • Inside the Fort there are steps and inclines to negotiate.
  • Please be aware that the food items are samples only.

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  1. We took a two hour tour called “A Taste of Trujillo” (we were on the “SS Ryndam”) – the highlight was clearly a tour of this colonial city’s historic fort. It was well worth the visit, but could use a more typical ‘guided’ format. The fort was cool, and there is a great arts and crafts marketplace right next store.
    Tampa, Florida
    Visited March 2015

  2. We booked the “Taste of Trujillo” tour through NCL. We boarded an air conditioned small bus that looked like it had been well used, but was comfortable and adequate. Our tour guide was obviously very new in her job, but was friendly, smiling, earnest and well-intentioned.

    Our guide mentioned that Columbus first landed on the Banana Coast and spoke a bit about the banana barons and told us that the local fort, which ruins we saw, was for the purpose of defense. When asked from whom, she said “pirates.” We say the outside of St. John Cathedral I did duck inside quickly to get a few pictures.

    Then we stopped at a pretty riverside area, where dancers, drummers/musicians entertained with traditional dancing. We were then ushered into a small, very clean restaurant to taste some local foods. The samples were tasty. The manager seemed very eager to make sure we were enjoying our visit. There were small glasses of a punch-like beverage or you could purchase soda, water for $1. I think they also had beer, but am not sure the price.

    During our ride, I was charmed by the locals who smiled and waved. It is obvious that these people are determined to make sure that the port is a success and that the visitors are happy. And I was. I am glad I did this tour.
    Visited: November 2014

  3. Loved the Fair Trade Store (Made in Honduras)! Guide spoke English and was very knowledgeable and informative.
    Visited: January 2015

  4. We took the Taste of Trujillo Tour. We saw performances of native dances and at local cuisine.
    Visited: March 2015

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