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Peru - Undiscovered North

(13 Days)

Lima | Huaraz | Trujillo | Chiclayo | Chachapoyas | Cayamarca

Day Routing
01 Lima

Arrival in Lima, the city of kings and capital city of Peru.

02 Lima - Huaraz

Drive along the Panamericana Norte. Enroute visit the Paramonga fortress. Crossing the Conococha pass and transfer through the Huaylas valley to Huaraz,  located in the Rio Santa valley. Lunch included.

03 Huaraz – Chavin de Huantar - Huaraz

Full day excursion to visit Chavin de Huantar (UNESCO World Heritage). Detailed sightseeing of the Chavín temple and the ruin complex. Lunch included. 

04 Huaraz – Trujillo

Transfer across the Cordillera Negra till Yaután and to the ruins of Sechin, one of the oldest ceremonial site with more than 500 Monoliths. Continue across the Panamericana Norte along the pacific coast to Trujillo, Peru´s culture capital. Lunch included.

05 Trujillo

Visit the Sun and Moon pyramid. Continue to the fishing village of Huanchaco, famous for its Caballitos de Totora. Drive to Chan Chan, the worldwide biggest adobe city. Detailed sightseeing of the ruins and the "Museo del Sitio“. City tour of Trujillo and visit of the archaeological museum. 

06 Trujillo - Chiclayo

Transfer to the archaeological complex of El Brujo. Visit the museum with treasures of „Señora de Cao“, the only known female emperor of the Americans. Transfer to Chiclayo.

07 Chiclayo

Visit the cathedral and the witch market. Continue to the archaeological excavation of Sipán and the tomb of the  „Lord of Sipán“. Visit the archaeological zone and the local „Museum del Sitio“. Transfer to Lambayeque and visit the museum "Tumbas Reales de Sipán".

08 Chiclayo - Chachapoyas

Drive to Chachapoyas with impressive insights of the rural and traditional life in Peru. Lunch included. 

09 Chachapoyas

Transfer to the mountains to visit the famous Chachapoyas-fortress Kuelap, located on an altitude of 2.900m. Lunch included.

10 Chachapoyas

Drive to Leymebamba and explore the museum with pre Incan mummies. Visit the orchid garden with endless hummingbirds. Lunch in Leymebamba. Transfer back to  Chachapoyas with the rock in mind and the pre-Columbian  grave complex Revash.

11 Chachapoyas - Cayamarca

Transfer to Cayamara. Remaining day at leisure.

12 Cayamarca

City tour through the capital city of the Cayamarca region, located in a magnificent Andean landscape with beautiful colonial buildings. Continue to visit the archaeological and geological site of Cumbemayo with aqueducts from the pre-Incan time and  rock paintings.

13 Cayamarca - Lima

Flight to Lima for homebound flight or an individual extension program.