The North Coast and Northern Highlands Travel Guide



Plan Your The North Coast and Northern Highlands Vacation

Once passed up for the south, the north coast and northern highlands are increasingly becoming some of Peru's most sought after destinations for a variety of travelers. There are beaches, mountains, green fertile valleys, dry desert, and tremendous archaeological sites and museums. Aside from the coast, where getting up and down the Pan-American Highway is quick and buses are frequent, travel elsewhere in the region often requires time and patience.


The North Coast and Northern Highlands Hotels

Cities along the north coast, especially Trujillo and Chiclayo, have a wide range of lodgings, including large business hotels and converted colonial more


The North Coast and Northern Highlands Restaurants

The north coast has excellent seafood, while simpler, but equally delicious, meat-and-rice dishes are more common in the highlands. Some of Trujillo more

Things To Do

Things To Do in The North Coast and Northern Highlands

Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.


The North Coast and Northern Highlands Experiences

  • Top Reasons to Go

    The Ancient World: Along the coast, Chavín, Moche, and Chimú ruins date as far back as 3,000 BC. In the highlands are Wari sites, and Kuélap... Read more

  • North Coast Menu

    The coast serves mostly fresh seafood, often cold—a refreshing meal on a hot day. The highlander diet consists of root vegetables, like yucca... Read more

  • Cordillera Huayhuash Treks

    While much smaller than the Cordillera Blanca, the main chain of the Cordillera Huayhuash is known for its isolation and pristine environment... Read more

  • Discover Nature

    Some of the most incredible flora and fauna live in protected areas near Máncora and Tumbes. Luckily, we can visit these important ecological... Read more

  • Life in the Andes

    This region of the Andes has sustained some 12,000 years of cultural development. From Guitarrero Cave through the Chavín, Huari, and Inca cultures... Read more

  • Which Culture Was That Again?

    It's a common question after a few days of exploring the extensive archaeological sites in the north. So many different civilizations were emerging... Read more


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