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Peru: Northern Peru

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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Peruvian Spectacled Bear

From Paddington to Peru

14 days

Treasures of Peru

Treasures of Peru: The archaeological riches of the north

15 days from £3995pp

Tico Tico

Tico Tico: Culture of the Northern Andes

14 days from £2338pp

santa cruz trek

Active Peru: The Santa Cruz Trek

10 days from £1040pp

Things to do in Northern Peru

Visit Pre-Inca Cities and Temples

Visit pre-Inca cities and temples

Visit a Moche Pyramid and a Tattooed Mummy

Visit a Moche pyramid

Kuelap fortress

Visit Kuelap, Chachapoyan fortress

Pre-Inca Aqueducts

Visit pre-Inca aqueducts

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