The North Coast and Northern Highlands Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in The North Coast and Northern Highlands - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Trujillo 14

Cajamarca 9

Huaraz 7

Chachapoyas 6

Huanchaco 4

Chiclayo 3

Lagunas de Llanganuco 2

Piura 2

Ferreñafe 2

Lambayeque 2

Casma 2

Magdalena de Cao 1

Kuélap 1

Monterrey 1

Chavín de Huántar 1

Sipán 1

Playa Tortugas 1

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House/ Mansion/ Villa 3

Marina/ Pier/ Dock 1

Market/ Bazaar 1

Museum/ Gallery 11

Nature Preserve/ Wildlife Refuge 1

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Gocta Waterfall

  • Body Of Water/Waterfall

Surprisingly, Gocta, a 771 meter (2,529 feet) waterfall, believed to be the third tallest in the world, wasn't brought to the attention...

Iglesia Santa Ana

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The town's oldest church was one of Peru's first "Indian churches," where indigenous people were forced to attend services. It was built...

Museo Arqueologíco

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Showing artifacts from the area's ancient civilizations, this museum also has a small display of Chachapoyan ceramics and a ghoulish...

Museo Leymebamba

  • Museum/Gallery

One of the most fantastic musuems in all of Peru, the Museo Leymebamba, which opened in 2000, can be found in this small village 60 km...

Pozo de Yanayacu

  • Body Of Water/Waterfall

This small, rocky natural hot spring a few blocks west of the Plaza de Armas isn't much, but is nice to look at. It's said the spring...

Purunllacta

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

About 35 km (22 miles) southeast of Chachapoyas are the ruins of Purunllacta, a good place for hiking. With pre-Inca agricultural terraces,...

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