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Advice for northern Peru

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Advice for northern Peru

I'm not sure if "Northern Peru" is an accurate description, but basically, my situation is this: I'm currently in the middle of the usual tourist route: Lima,Paracas, Nasca, Arequipa, Colca Canyon, Puno, Sacred Valley, Cuzco, Macchu Pichu. I then have about two weeks to fill. I'm looking for warm places, quaint towns, pretty beaches and scenery - places to chill out, but with enough civilisation that I don't get too bored! I see there are decently-priced flights from Cuzco via Lima to both Tunbes and Piura, though Piura is better in terms of flight times for my onward travel to Brazil. Would it make sense to use Piura as a base and do day trips or short overnight trips from there (so I could leave my big suitcase in Piura and just take hand luggage on bus trips to other places)? Which places do people recommend? If anyone could suggest an itinerary for me I'd be most grateful, given that I'm not sure which places are reasonably reachable by bus, etc.

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1. Re: Advice for northern Peru

Trujillo might suit. Preserved central area, near coast and lots of great historic sites.

Not sure about warm...go further north.

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2. Re: Advice for northern Peru

Trujillo is a great suggestion, loads of things to see a few are on our blog Chan chan huac a la Sol y La Luna etc.


further north and harder to get to is Chacapoyas well worth a visit if you have the time (the previous entry on my blog)

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3. Re: Advice for northern Peru

Brasil has much nicer beaches than Peru.

You should stick to Trujillo and Chiclayo and visit its museums and Pre Inca sites like Chan Chan and the Señor de Sipan.

From Piura to Mancora its a 2 1/2 hours drive, and to Tumbes even further.

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4. Re: Advice for northern Peru

Thanks - I'm definitely going to do Trujillo. I do have quite a bit of time, so I might add in Piura... would it make sense to fly from Cuzco to Piura, spend about 5 days around there, then bus down to Trujillo and spend about a week in that area, then fly onward from there?

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5. Re: Advice for northern Peru

The Museum of the Sipan Tombs near Chiclayo is the number one sight along the coast. However the best places in the North are probably inland, in particular the Cahchapoyas area, and the Huaraz area if you like hiking.

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