Attractions

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…
Ruins 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 …
Archaeological Site in Sipán

Sipán

The story of Sipán reads like an Indiana Jones movie script: buried treasure, huaqueros, police, archaeologists and at least one killing. The archaeological site was discovered by huaqueros from the nearby hamlet of…
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…
Ruins in Around Trujillo

Huacas del Sol y de la Luna

The Temples of the Sun and the Moon are more than 700 years older than Chan Chan and are attributed to the Moche period. They are on the south bank of the Río Moche, about 10km southeast of Trujillo. The entrance pr…
Wildlife Reserve in Túcume

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 completely uniqu…
Archaeological Site in Casma

Sechín

One of Peru’s granddaddy archaeological sites, Sechín is located 5km southeast of Casma and dates from about 1600 BC. It is among the more important and well-preserved ruins along this coast, though it has suffered …
Archaeological Site in Túcume

Túcume

This little-known archeaological site lies around 30km to the north of Lambayeque on the Panamericana. A vast area – with more than 200 hectares of crumbling walls, plazas and no fewer than 26 pyramids – it was the …
Museum in Ferreñafe

Museo Nacional Sicán

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 – the Lord of Sicán was…
Ruins in Around Trujillo

Complejo Arqueológico la Huaca el Brujo

This archaeological complex consists of the Huaca Prieta site, the recently excavated Moche site of Huaca Cao Viejo with its brilliant mural reliefs, and Huaca el Brujo, which is only starting to be excavated. The c…