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NORTH

NORTH

Mountians and Lake
AMAZONAS

AMAZONAS

The Amazonas region is famous for its cloud forests, páramo (alpine tundra ecosystem) and exceptional microclimates. It is home to orchids, Andean bears and cocks-of-the-rock, as well as archaeological sites like the enigma of Kuélap, the citadel built between the Andes and the jungle, and mysterious tombs and sarcophagi, the legacy of the Chachapoya culture that once reigned here.

Mansions and colonial balconies and a landscape of lakes and gigantic waterfalls like Gocta and Yumbilla create a destination with endless possibilities.

Location: Northern Peru.

Size: 39,249 km2 (15,154 sq. miles).

WHAT TO WEAR...

The city of Chachapoyas has a temperate climate, the rainy season is during the summer (December to April).

Temperature

Maximum temperature 20°C 68°F

Minimum temperature 10°C 

WHERE TO GO...

IN THE CITY:

Chachapoyas Plaza de Armas

Plazuela de la Independencia

Pozo de Yanayacu (Well of Yanayacu)

Sonche Canyon

​OUTSIDE THE CITY:

Yalape Archaeological Remains (Chachapoyas)

Lagoon of the Condors (Chachapoyas)

Leymebamba Museum (Chachapoyas)

La Jalca Grande (Chachapoyas)

Kuélap Fortified Citadel (Luya)

WHAT TO EAT...

Milk liqueur

Humitas

LORETO

The mighty Amazon, the longest river in the world that unites the people that live in the heart of the rainforest, crosses this region. Its forests grow on white sands and are home to an extremely diverse array of flora and fauna. In Loreto you will find exotic places to visit such as the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve with its pink dolphins and the Allpahuayo Mishana National Reserve, which has different types of soils and native birds.

Coexisting with native communities is part of daily life. Its cities are architecturally beautiful. Loreto is an experience that you live to the full.

Location: In the north-east of Peru, it mainly comprises the Selva Baja (lowland rainforest) or Llano Amazónico (Amazonian plain) region. It is also a border region.

Size: 368,852 km2 (142,415 sq.miles).

WHAT TO WEAR...

This region’s climate is hot, wet and very humid all year round. However, in some regions in the provinces of Ucayali and Alto Mayo, the winters are dry.

Warm and rainy all year round.

Warm and rainy.

Maximum temperature 38°C 100°F

Minimum temperature 21°C

WHERE TO GO...

IN THE CITY:

Mother Church

Tarapacá esplanade or boulevard

Amazon Museum

Belén Port and Town

Quistococha Tourism Complex

​OUTSIDE THE CITY:

Zungarococha Lake

Santa Clara Beach

Padre Cocha (Maynas)

Pilpintuwasi Butterfly Farm (Maynas)

San Andrés Boras Ethnic Community (Maynas)

WHAT TO EAT...

Masato

Dorado ceviche

Patarashca

Huarapo

Inchicapi

Juane

Chonta or palm heart salad

LORETO

CAJAMARCA

The scene of the final days of the Inca Empire, Cajamarca offers its noble Andean heart of sensual landscapes, home to Peru's best cattle and a remarkable dairy production. It boasts magnificent colonial architecture like the Cathedral and the churches of San Francisco, Belén and Recoleta. This is a land of history with places like the Baños del Inca (Inca Baths), the Ventanillas de Otuzco and Cumbemayo.
 

It's a bucolic nature destination like the La Colpa Estate and Porcón Farm. A colorful region that every year, in February and March, is dominated by carnivals.

Location: Highlands of northern Peru, bordering Ecuador.
Size: 33,318 Km2 (13,057 sq. miles)

WHAT TO WEAR...

Cajamarca City has a semi-dry and temperate climate. The rainy season begins in October and ends in April.

Semi-dry and temperate.

Maximum temperature 21°C 70°F

WHERE TO GO...

IN THE CITY:

Cajamarca Cathedral or Santa Catalina Mother Church (Cajamarca)

San Francisco Church (previously “San Antonio”)

Belén Monument Complex

La Recoleta Monument Complex

Santa Apolonia natural viewpoint

​OUTSIDE THE CITY:

Porcón Farm (Atahualpa Jerusalén Agricultural Cooperative)

Hacienda La Colpa (Farm)

Cumbemayo Archaeological Complex

Ventanillas (small windows) de Otuzco

Cutervo National Park (Cutervo)

WHAT TO EAT...

Picante de papa with cuy frito (Spicy hot potatoes with fried guinea pig)

Humitas

Green soup

CAJAMARCA

LA LIBERTAD

Temples, pyramids and cities of mud that survive inclement weather: Chan Chan, Huaca del Sol y la Luna, el Brujo are some of the most remarkable destinations in the province of La Libertad. It offers exquisite colonial architecture in the beautiful mansions that line its streets, living culture with deeply-rooted customs like fishing on Caballitos de Tortora (the traditional reed rafts of the northern coast), and renowned beaches that attract surfers from around the world.

It is the birthplace of the seductive "marinera", the national dance of Peru. La Libertad, the very picture of ancient nobility.

Location: North coast of Peru, beaches, fertile valleys, mountains and jungle.
Size: 25,962 Km2 (10,024 sq. miles)

WHAT TO WEAR...

WHAT TO EAT...

Arid and semi-warm

Maximum temperature 28°C 82°F

Minimum temperature 14°C 57°F

Cebiche

Sopa teóloga (Theologian|s Soup)

Turkey pepián

Shambar

WHERE TO GO...

IN THE CITY:

Trujillo Plaza Mayor (Main Square)

Trujillo Cathedral

Cathedral Museum

Belén Church

El Recreo Plazuela

​OUTSIDE THE CITY:

Chan Chan Citadel (Trujillo)

Huaca del Sol (Temple of the Sun) and Huaca de la Luna (Temple of the Moon) (Trujillo)

Huacas de Moche (Moche Temples) Museum (Trujillo)

Huaca El Dragón (Dragon Temple) or Arco Iris (Rainbow Temple) (Trujillo)

Huanchaco Beach Resort (Trujillo)

LA LIBERTAD

PIURA

Piura has streets lit up by the constant northern sun. Its spas and beaches destinations are popular with surfers: Máncora, Colán, Los Órganos, Vichayito and Cabo Blanco (famous for having hosted the writer, Ernest Hemingway) and Lobitos. In the region of Piura you can find colonial temples and artisan towns, like Chulucanas and Catacaos. Additionally, there are magical lakes like Las Huaringas. Piura is home to the largest dry region in Peru, the Sechura desert. Its festivals include that of the Señor Cautivo de Ayabaca (Captive Lord of Ayabaca), and Catacaos’ Easter festival, characterized by profound religious devotion.

It has a wide selection of varied food. Piura is the land of eternal summer.

Location: Located in the north of Peru, and shares a border with Ecuador in the north-east. Most of the land is coastal (desert and dry forest ecosystems), and there are some towns and villages in the mountains (moorland and cloud forests).

Size: 35,891 km2 (13,858 sq.miles).

WHAT TO WEAR...

Many towns and villages in the Piura region, including Paita, Talara, Sechura, Piura, Chulucanas, Morropón and Ayabaca, have a dry, hot climate, with a lack of rain all year round and medium humidity. The climate of the province of Huancabamba is semi-dry and temperate, with rain in summer.

Arid and warm

Maximum temperature 33°C 91°F

Minimum temperature 16°C 61°F

WHERE TO GO...

IN THE CITY:

Plaza de Armas

Piura Cathedral

San Francisco Church

Admiral Miguel Grau Museum and House

El Carmen Church

​OUTSIDE THE CITY:

Narihualá Archaeological Site, Narihualá Fortress (Piura)

Edificio de La Aduana (Customs Building) (Paita)

Manuela Sáenz House (Paita)

Colán Beach (Paita)

San Lucas de Colán church (Paita)

WHAT TO EAT...

Majado de yuca con chicharrón

Chifles