The Secluded Secrets of Northern Peru

Say Peru and the wods Machu and Picchu will often spring to mind as the tourist destination.  Yet the north of the country, often neglected by tourists, has remarkable sites of its own.  From Chan Chan, the biggest adobe city ever built to the mysterious forest fortress of Kuelap, the north of this country is full of amazing reminders of its past.  Pyramids, Mausoleums and surf boards with a two thousand year history beckon.

Built around CE 850, the city was built by the Chimor civilization. It was conquered by the Incas in 1470 and it is thought that at its height over thirty thousand people inhabited the city, close to the Pacific Ocean. The site covers around twenty square kilometers - its vastness will take your breath away. Although some parts of the city are off limits (there are still threats from looters as well as the ravages of earthquakes and our old friend El NiƱo) the Tschudi Complex, open to the public, will more than sate your appetite for history and archeology at this remarkable place.

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