The North Coast and Northern Highlands Travel Guide
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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.
Cities along the north coast, especially Trujillo and Chiclayo, have a wide range of lodgings, including large business hotels and converted colonial mansions...read more
The north coast has excellent seafood, while simpler, but equally delicious, meat-and-rice dishes are more common in the highlands. Some of Trujillo and...read more
Things To Do in The North Coast and Northern Highlands
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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
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
While much smaller than the Cordillera Blanca, the main chain of the Cordillera Huayhuash is known for its isolation and pristine environment... Read more
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
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
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
Crystal Cruises ships début in nine European ports this summer.... Read more
Techie travelers have embraced the fun, tech-driven, on-the-road adventure that is geocaching.... Read more
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This is a continuation of my report on the Argentina forum, Salta.
Below is a cut and paste from my blog, edited with details of costs and names of hotels for people who may be interested.
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I was planning this trip for a very long time. Read more