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Peru: Northern Peru

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The Pacific coast and Andean heartland of northern Peru is unfairly neglected by visitors in favour of the treasures of the south. The region is absolutely choc-a-bloc with vestiges of bygone civilisations, often as inspiring as the Inca. The untouched mountain landscapes and little-seen archaeological delights well reward travellers who make the sometimes long journeys to discover them.  The attractive colonial towns of Trujillo and Cajamarca, 2,750m, have preserved much of their character, and are excellent bases for visits to the adobe pyramids of Chan Chan, and Inca baths and aqueducts respectively. Kuelap, one of the continent’s most dramatic temple fortresses is accessible via Chachapoyas, 2,335m, from the port of Chiclayo.

Our holidays to Northern Peru

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kuelap

Empires of Peru: Kuelap and Machu Picchu

Private journey

15 days from £2,522pp

Treasures of Peru

Treasures of Peru: The archaeological riches of the north

Private journey

15 days from £4,220pp

santa cruz trek

Active Peru: The Santa Cruz Trek

Private journey

10 days from £1,165pp

Peruvian Spectacled Bear

From Paddington to Peru

Private journey

14 days from £3,653pp

Things to do in Northern Peru

Kuelap fortress

Visit Kuelap, Chachapoyan fortress

Visit Pre-Inca Cities and Temples

Visit pre-Inca cities and temples


Tomb

See the tomb of the Lord of Sipan

See Ancient Sarcophagi in the Cliffs

See Karajia's sarcophagi in the cliffs

Our insider tips for Northern Peru

Isabelle

Isabelle Mazille

Finding the 1,700 year old tomb of the Lord of Sipán, and the Tumbas Reales Museum where its gold and silver artefacts are on display.
Chris Parrott

Chris Parrott

The views from the monumental walls of cliff-top Kuelap, over a plunging canyon to a slither of river below.

Margot

Margot Chard

Hanging out in the fishing and surfing town of Huanchaco, close to Trujillo, replete with traditional reed fishing boats and services for visitors.

Claire Milner

Claire Milner

Being inspired by the Moche pyramid Huaca de la Luna with painted friezes featuring serpents, cats, decapitated Spanish soldiers and fishermen which bring alive the rich historical narrative of this region.

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