North Coast attractions

Top Choice Archaeological Site in Barranca

Caral

Caral culture arose in the Supe Valley some 4500 to 5000 years ago, making it one of the world’s earliest large cities, alongside those in Mesopotamia, Egypt, India and China. This ancient culture was a conglomerati…
Top Choice Archaeological Site in Around Trujillo

Huacas del Sol y de la Luna

If there's one must-see archaeological site in the region, this is it. The Temples of the Sun and the Moon, attributed to the Moche period, are more than 700 years older than Chan Chan, yet parts of the complex are …
Top Choice Museum in Lambayeque

Museo Tumbas Reales de Sipán

Opened in November 2002, the Museum of the Royal Tombs of Sipán is the pride of northern Peru – as well it should be. With its burgundy pyramid construction rising gently out of the earth, it’s a world-class facilit…
Archaeological Site in Around Trujillo

Complejo Arqueológico la Huaca el Brujo

This archaeological complex right on the coast, about 60km from Trujillo, consists of the Huaca Prieta site, the Huaca El Brujo, which has only been minimally studied, and the magnificent excavated Moche site of Hua…
Museum in Lambayeque

Brüning Museum

This museum, once the regional archaeological showcase, is now overshadowed by the Museo Tumbas Reales de Sipán, but it still houses an excellent collection of artifacts from the Inca, Chimú, Moche, Lambayeque, Vicu…
Museum in Around Chiclayo

Museo Nacional Sicán

Located in Ferreñafe, this splendid museum displays replicas of the 12m-deep tombs found at the Sicán site at Batán Grande, among the largest tombs found in South America. Enigmatic burials were discovered within – …
Museum in Around Trujillo

Museo Huacas de Moche

Houses many objects excavated from Huacas del Sol y de la Luna and has descriptions in Spanish and English.
Archaeological Site in Around Trujillo

Chan Chan

Built around AD 1300 and covering 20 sq km, Chan Chan is the largest pre-Columbian city in the Americas and the largest adobe city in the world. Although it must have been a dazzling sight at one time, devastating E…
Wildlife Reserve in Around Chiclayo

Reserva Ecológica Chaparrí Wildlife

This 34,000-hectare private reserve, located 75km east of Chiclayo, was established in 2000 by the community of Santa Catalina and the famous Peruvian wildlife photographer Heinz Plenge. It offers a unique atmospher…
Archaeological Site in Around Chiclayo

Túcume

This archaeological site, around 30km north of Lambayeque on the Panamericana, is not particularly well known, but it's the most impressive collection of ruins in the region. A vast area, with more than 200 hectares…