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 15

Cajamarca 10

Chachapoyas 7

Huaraz 7

Huanchaco 4

Chiclayo 3

Lagunas de Llanganuco 2

Piura 2

Ferreñafe 2

Lambayeque 2

Casma 2

Magdalena de Cao 1

Kuelap 1

Monterrey 1

Chavin de Huantar 1

Sipan 1

Playa Tortugas 1

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Marina/ Pier/ Dock 1

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Chan Chan

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

With its strange, honeycomb-like walls and labyrinth of wavelike parapets, this sprawling ancient capital is the largest adobe city in...

Chavín de Huántar

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

Indiana Jones would feel right at home in these fascinating ruins, which feature an underground labyrinth of stone corridors and a terrifying...

Gocta Waterfall

  • Body Of Water/Waterfall

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

Huaca de la Luna and Huaca del Sol

  • Museum/Gallery

Stark and strange beneath the ash-gray hill that towers over them, these astonishing Moche pyramids were the scenes of bloody human sacrifices...

Karajía

  • Cemetery

Discovered in 1985, the six coffins that make up this uncanny funeral site 48 km (30 miles) northwest of Chachapoyas overlook a ruined...

Kuélap

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

Consistently compared to Machu Picchu by visitors, this extraordinary citadel high in the cloud forests of Chachapoyas was a walled city...

Lagunas de Llanganuco

  • Body Of Water/Waterfall

Make sure your camera memory card is empty when you go to see these spectacular glaciers, gorges, lakes, and mountains. Driving through...

Museo Nacional Tumbas Reales de Sipán

  • Museum/Gallery

This striking pyramidal complex, which ranks among the country's best museums, displays the real artifacts from the tomb of the Lord...

Parque Nacional Huascarán (Huascarán National Park)

  • Park (National/State/Provincial)

Laguna Llanganuco is one of the gateways to the Parque Nacional Huascarán, which covers 3,400 square km (1,300 square miles) and was...

Túcume

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

Head 35 km (22 miles) north of Chiclayo to can see an immense pyramid complex, including Huaca Larga, one of the largest adobe pyramids...

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