Ancient Ruins

Kuélap Perched atop a limestone mountain, this monumental stone-fortified city is the best-preserved site of Chachapoyas.

Tambo Colorado An understated gem on the south coast, it’s worth going with a guide for a fuller appreciation.

Cahuachi When in Nazca, it’s worth checking out these expansive 2000-year-old pyramids and other ruins.

Wari The capital of the empire that ruled the roost in the highlands before the Inca invaded.

Huanuco Viejo Ascend to the high plains above La Unión for an exploration of this extensive Inca settlement.