Gems of the North

Trujillo & Chiclayo

These two cities in northern Peru are gateways to many of northern Peru’s archaeological sites. It’s a fascinating part of Peru. A tour of the region is a must for visitors interested in archaeology and ancient history.

Discoveries are still being made in the region, with many live digs at the various archaeological sites. Good Life Expeditions offers a unique northern Peruvian archaeological tour, taking in all the region’s highlights. Contact us today to start planning your trip.

Visit Northern Peru

Trujillo is a colonial beach town known for its fishing community. They still use traditional reed boats to navigate the waters in search of their catch. It’s a great place to sample Peruvian seafood straight from the ocean.

Chiclayo is the capital city of the Lambayeque region of Peru and a gateway to many of the archaeological sites in the area. It’s also known for the occult. The fascinating Chiclayo witches’ market is worth visiting.

Some highlights of the region not to be missed on a Northern Peru tour include:


The most ancient city of the Americas and home to the Norte Chico civilization (3,000 BC). Today, it’s a well-studied archaeological site and was declared a UNESCO Heritage Site in 2009. With several temples and structures scattered across the desert plain, it’s a fascinating site to explore.

Huaca de la Luna

Left behind by the Moche civilization (100-700 AD). This abode brick structure is thought to have served religious functions, including as a burial ground for the Moche elite. The World Monuments Fund continues to fund research and excavation work here.

Lord Sipan’s Tomb

Considered to be one of the most spectacular tombs ever unearthed in all of the western hemispheres. Its contents taught us much about the Moche civilization and their achievements before the Incas came along. The tomb treasures are on display at the nearby museum, which is also worth a visit.

Responsible Travel with Good Life Expeditions

If you’re interested in a northern Peru archaeology tour, contact us today at Good Life Expeditions. Our expert travel team is ready to bring your trip to life. We’ll take care of all the logistics and arrangements.

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