Pre-Inca Ruins

If you’re looking to explore pre-Inca ruins and want to find the best places to view Pre-Inca history then you can explore our interactive map above or navigate further by using the links below.

There’s a great selection of pre-Inca ruins and you can plan some fantastic things to see on your trips. Once you’ve explored the list of Pre-Inca sites and selected those you wish to visit you can use our itinerary planner tool to plan your trip and then print off a free pocket guidebook. This indispensible holiday guide will help you make the most of your time exploring these pre-Incan ruins .

Our database of historic places is growing all the time, but we may not cover them all. Remember, if you know of other Pre-Inca sites, remains or ruins, you can always add them to Trip Historic now by visiting our upload page.

Pre-Inca: Site Index

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Cahuachi is an ancient site of the Nazca civilization in Peru.

Cerro Patapo

Cerro Patapo was the site of a city of the Wari civilisation only discovered in 2008.

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Chan Chan

Chan Chan in Peru was the capital of the Chimu civilisation and is a UNESCO listed site.

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Chauchilla Cemetery

Chauchilla Cemetery is a fascinating ancient burial ground with Peru’s largest display of mummified bodies in their original graves.

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El Brujo

El Brujo is an early Chimu archaeological site in Peru.

Nazca Lines

The Nazca Lines are ancient earth drawings in Peru and a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Royal Sipan Tombs

The Sipan Tomb Museum holds the treasures of the 4th century tomb of the Moche Lord of Sipan.

The Bruning Museum

The Brüning Museum has a varied set of exhibits from Peru's history, focusing primarily on the pre-Incas.

The Moche Temples

The Moche Temples are two ancient adobe pyramid temples in Peru.

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Tiwanaku in Bolivia was the capital of a powerful pre-Inca civilisation and is a UNESCO listed site.