Take an entertaining and enlightening narrated tram ride through colonial Trujillo that serves as an excellent overview of the city.
After tendering to the pier, you will board an open-air tram for a leisurely ride around colonial Trujillo, a city founded by Spanish conquistadors in the early 16th century. During your tour you will learn about, the Santa Barbara Fort, the escape of the Garifuna and many more interesting facts about the city.
While riding the tram, you will hear about these early explorers and pirates, including Christopher Columbus’ landing in 1502, American filibuster William Walker, and the infamous Henry Morgan, who attacked Trujillo throughout the following two centuries. Santa Barbara Fort was built as a defense, but it wasn’t impenetrable. The ruins of the fort make for an intriguing photo stop on the tram ride.
Other sites you will view are the Town Square which is comprised of the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, a Central Plaza, the Santa Barbara Fortress and buildings of early Spanish and French colonial origin. Many store-fronts are old Spanish buildings and 19th century French Colonial style. You’ll also see the former British, French and U.S. Consulates and the Glynn Hotel, whose most famous guest was short story writer William Porter (O. Henry) author of the best-selling book, called "Of Cabbages and Kings”. In the nearby Old Cemetery lies the gravesite of legendary American adventurer, William Walker who was captured and shot in Trujillo.
After approximately 1-hour, you will find yourself back at the port where your tour concludes.
Please note: This tour is panoramic in nature with optional walking at the photo stops. Participants must be able to enter and exit the tram (1 step) with limited assistance. There is a wheelchair ramp and the tour is available to wheelchair guests who have a collapsible wheelchair and an able-bodied companion to assist them. Wheelchair space is limited so please check with the Destination Services Desk in advance of the tour. Those with mobility concerns are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Admission to the inside of the Fort is not included. Weather appropriate casual clothing; sun cap; sunglasses, sunscreen; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended.