The essentials of Chiclayo

Chiclayo is the capital of the Lambayeque region, on the north coast of Peru. It is also the fourth largest city in Peru, after Lima, Arequipa and Trujillo. It is nicknamed “friendship capital” for the kindness of its inhabitants. Where does the name Chiclayo come from ? There are several theories about the origin of

Sun and Moon Temples

Just 30 minutes outside of Trujillo, the Sun and Moon Temples are a very important archaeological site in the region of La Libertad, on the north coast of Peru. Its construction was carried out for several hundred years. It was made by the Moche Culture (pronounced Mot-ché) who lived between 100 and 800 d. C. Les Moche had

Everything you need to know about Cajamarca

Travel to Cajamarca, Northern Peru

The Cajamarca region is located inland in northern Peru. It is neighbour to the west with the coastal regions of Piura, Lambayeque and Libertad. To the east are the regions of Amazonas and San Martín. Cajamarca extends north to the Ecuadorian border. It is in this region that traces of the first inhabitants of Peru

48 hours more in Chachapoyas

48 hours more in Chachapoyas In an earlier article, I have described what would be a visit to the Amazonas region, 48 hour in Chachapoyas. In short, you have seen what the travel guides tell you to see. But as I mentioned in the introduction of the same article 48 hours in Chachapoyas, the Amazonas

Museum Tumbas Reales

The Museum Tumbas Reales , also known as the “Museo del Señor Sipan”, was opened in 2002. It is located in Lambayeque, 15 minutes from the center of Chiclayo in the Lambayeque region on the north coast of Peru. There, in the middle of a rather insignifcant urban area is a red pyramid with a truncated

Historical site of Cumbe Mayo, Cajamarca, North of Peru

The trip to Cumbe Mayo, starting from the city of Cajamarca, takes about 45 minutes, in fact just about twenty kilometres. But on a wide winding pebble road. When you visit the site, the first thing you see is this incredible alignment of rocks. An amazing composition of volcanic rocks cut by the giants. We arrive

The funeral windows of Otuzco and Cumbayo, Cajamarca, Northern Peru

If you are interested in visiting what is known as the ventanillas de Otuzco or those of Cumbayo, this means that you are interested, in how the Cajamarca culture preserved its dead. In Chachapoyas, we have already spoken of Revash or Karajia, mausoleums and individuals sarcophagi tombs. Here we are visiting another culture, the Cajamarca culture.

A day at Machu Picchu, from dream to reality

A day in Machu Picchu, from dream to reality Machu Picchu, we dream it, we imagine it, we fantasize it. So imagine if you already live in Peru. And even worse if you live here already for over a year and a half, but in the north, because this is where we live, in Chachapoyas

Awanacancha Association, Sacred Valley

Road between Cusco and Pisac, Sacred Valley We continue our series of articles on Cusco and the Sacred Valley during our recent visit to southern Peru. I remind you that the distances are enormous in Peru- by bus from Chachapoyas in Northern Peru to Cusco. Today the passage between Cusco and Pisac, which really is

The essentials of Trujillo

Trujillo, the capital of the La Libertad region, is located on the Northern coast of Peru. It is the 3rd largest metropolis in Peru after Lima and Arequipa. The city is often described as “Egypt of South America”. It was the headquarter of the Moche, Sicán and Chimú kingdoms. These are very sophisticated pre-Columbian and