Pre-Columbian Peru

Duration: Two weeks

Pros: Museums, ruins, and more ruins

Cons: Not much other than ruins

Route:

Start in Lima

Fly to Trujillo

  • Rest on the beach
  • Huaca de la Luna, Moche murals
  • Chan Chan, Chimu citadel
  • Museo Cassinelli

North to Chiclayo

  • El Brujo, an off-the-beaten path ceremonial center
  • Tucume, Sican pyramids
  • Museo Tumbas Reales
  • Batan Grande, Sican pyramids
  • Museo Sican

Fly back to Lima

  • Tour Pachacamac

Fly to Cusco

  • Ollantaytambo Sun Temple
  • Pisaq, Inca fortress
  • Moray
  • Chinchero, traditional market and Inca architecture
  • Aguas Calientes, base of operations for exploring Machu Picchu
  • Machu Picchu, Inca fortress
  • Sacsayhuaman, Inca fortress within the city limits of Cusco

Fly back to Lima

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