Rupac in the Lima Highlands
Rupac is a pre-Incan ceremonial site nestled into the highlands near Lima. To reach the ruins, you must undertake a three-hour trek uphill to 3,000 meters above sea level, but the view is worth it – especially if you arrive in time to witness a colorful, dazzling sunset. After a night of camping under a starry night, you may explore the "chullpas," ancient funerary towers that rise above the clouds. Several tour operators offer a two-day package that includes transportation to Rupac and a guide through the site.
By Ana Paula Bedoya, AFAR Local Expert