Entrance in chepen

The Pearl of the North

Entrance in chepen

The Pearl of the North

The Birthplace of Chifa

Chepén, known as the Pearl of the North, is a city in La Libertad, Peru. Its agricultural production, especially rice, and its Chinese immigration influence make it the birthplace of chifa, a delicious Peruvian-Chinese fusion cuisine. Its rich pre-Hispanic, colonial, and republican heritage gives uniqueness to modern Chepén.


Coslachec Fortress

Francisco Chequen was a curaca who let the first settlers live on the slopes of Cerro de Chepén, where Coslachec, the highest fortress in pre-Hispanic North Peru, is located. The fortress dates back to the latest Moche period.

The Pearl of the North - Chepen's Way of the Cross

Chepén: Madre de Arena

Chepén’s name, meaning “Mother of Sand” (Madre de Arena), comes from its people’s origins after fleeing to the Sand Mom following a natural disaster that destroyed their original town, San Jose de Moro.

The World’s Highest Via Crucis

Cerro de Chepén also features the World’s Highest Via Crucis, a lookout point where visitors can enjoy the natural surroundings and fields around Chepén.

Lurifico: An Adobe Medieval Castle

Additionally, Chepén is home to the colonial-era mansion Casa-Hacienda Talambo and Lurifico, a castle influenced by European medieval castles and made of adobe, the only one of its kind in South America.

The Pearl of the North - Hacienda de Lurifico

La Sacerdotiza de Moro

Near Chepén, the tomb of The Sacerdotiza de San Jose de Moro, a prominent political and religious leader, was discovered. The Moche civilization is renowned for having women occupying the highest positions of political and religious power among ancient Peruvian cultures.

Tourism with Purpose

Koslachek Private Tours is tourism with purpose. For us, it is not just about having fun but also giving back to our community.

The Pearl of the North - Sharing at the lodge.

Visit children’s shelter in Chepén, Sagrado Corazón de Jesús, while exploring Peru, combining tourism with purpose: We believe local communities must benefit from the effects of modern tourism.

By helping children, you’d be able not only to practice your Spanish but also to make a positive impact on vulnerable members of the community.

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