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Chiclayo

Set in northern Peru, Chiclayo is known as one of the liveliest cities in the Lambayeque region. Find out what there is to do Chiclayo and let us help you plan an unforgettable trip to Peru.

Surrounded by a rich heritage Chiclayo is an exciting destination for anyone looking for fascinating culture and history. Nearby areas include archaeological sites of Túcume, Batán Grande, Huaca Rajada and Sipan. Offering a vibrant culture, visitors will get the opportunity to see stunning colonial architecture throughout the city.

Visit the Lord of Sipan tomb, widely regarded as one of the most wondrous tombs discovered. Delve into the history of Lord of Sipan at the Sipan Museum and view the artefacts from ancient times gone past. Another historical site worth exploring is the Valley of the Pyramids, all 26 of them! Located in Túcume, it offers an interesting insight into the cultural heritage of the area.

Head to Mercado Modelo, where you will get to experience one of Peru’s biggest markets. It is a place where you can pick up herbs, amulets and mystical animal parts! The Witch Market is a must for the curious type, full of local witch doctors offering medicinal remedies for any ailment. 

Pick up traditional Peruvian alpaca clothing, local crafts and hand-made jewellery as a souvenir and sample the tastes of Northern Peru with cuisine such as tacutacu, arroz con path and ceviche.

Relax and unwind after a day of historical exploration at one of many beach resorts Chiclayo has to offer such as Pimentel and enjoy a spectacular sunset. Pimentel also has an array of restaurants situated along the embankment. Chiclayo is also a great year round surfing destination with plenty of chances to catch a wave or two.

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