Caral was already a thriving metropolis when the great Pyramids of Egypt were only being built!!
Peru’s ancient treasures in the northern cities of Chiclayo and Trujillo rival those of any archaeological site in the Americas.
This introduction to Peru’s other civilizations aims to balance the one-sided vision of Peruvian history and inspire a visit to pre-Inca ruin sites scattered across Peru.
Read up on the fascinating archaeological sites that you can visit while hiking the Inca Trail. These Inca Trail ruins are well worth exploring on your trek.
You should not dismiss Lima so quickly as there are a few noteworthy sites in the city and around that will be of interest to many history lovers.
Interested in Peru beyond Macchu Picchu? Check out archaeological wonders of northern Peru and learn about pre-Incan civilizations.