Highlights and main attractions of Northern Peru
Whilst many decide to stick to the south of Peru and its better known attractions, the north holds a veritable treasure trove of natural attractions and the area is becoming more and more popular with those looking to seek out some of the more unexplored gems.
Some 550 kilometres away from Lima, Cajamarca and Trujillo are usually the starting point for northern adventures, with regular flights from Lima. Cajamarca is a charming Andean town in the sierra with a mix of colonial architecture, scenic countryside and rich history of pre-Columbian and Incan times.
In particular, the pre-Incan walled city of Kuelap and archaeological riches of Cerro Olan and Vilaya within the Amazonas region are aching to be explored.