The North Coast and Northern Highlands Feature
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, a stunning complex built by the Chachapoyans a thousand years before Machu Picchu.
Superb Eating: The north has undeniably one of Peru's most exciting regional cuisines. Abundant shellfish and extensive pre-Colombian influences make for some of Peru's favorite dishes, such as arroz con pato and ceviche de conchas negras.
Outdoor Adventure: The highlands provide plenty of trekking, climbing, and rafting, especially around Huaraz, home of the highest mountains outside of the Himalayas.
Colonial Architecture: Trujillo, on the coast, and Cajamarca in the highlands are two of the best places for colonial architecture.
Beaches.: The far northern coast offers year-round sun, white-sand beaches, and a relaxed, tropical atmosphere.
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