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Explore Northern Peru

Venture off the beaten path to discover ancient vestiges of north Peruvian cultures. Explore fortified cities that were once bustling hubs of early civilizations; peruse museums brimming with archaeological treasures; visit burial tombs used by pre-Inca cultures; and encounter the ruins of Chan Chan, abandoned by the Chimu people in 1470. See a side of Peru that few travellers experience, and gain a greater understanding for the country's ancient past.
Colour, culture and Incas - get ready for feisty, fiery and variety-filled adventures in Peru. Get ready to explore the legacy of the Incas in Machu Picchu, and take in the cultural highlights of its intriguing modern cities such as Lima and Cusco. Enjoy a boat trip on Lake Titicaca. Adventurers can further venture into the Amazon rainforet or go on to trek the Incan Trail, which is a must for any hiker.
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  • Duration
    9 Days
  • Starting From
    $2,399
    /person
    Twin sharing
  • Travel Operator
    G Adventures
  • Flights
    Not Included
    Flight booking assistance will be provided.

Trip highlights

Lima: City of Kings
Highlight #1
Lima: City of Kings
This Peruvian gem has world-class food, nightlife, colonial-style architecture, surfing and vibrant markets. There’s something for everyone.
Cusco: Peru’s historical capital 
Highlight #2
Cusco: Peru’s historical capital 
Take in the highlights of the captivating capital of the Incan empire, and explore the historic Sacsayhuaman fortress - its construction remains a mystery to this date!
Sacred Valley of the Incas
Highlight #3
Sacred Valley of the Incas
Explore famous and beautiful Inca ruins, including the Pisac ruins, the Ollantaytambo temple, and local markets.
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Peru: Color, culture and Incas!

From Lima to the Amazon, sites from Ollantaytmbo to iconic Machu Picchu, Peru is a South American extravaganza like no other. Watch this video for a glimpse of your journey to come. 

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Itinerary

Lima

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.

  Hotel:  None

Lima/Chachapoyas

Board an early flight to Jaen, then travel overland to Chachapoyas, gateway to the archaeological sites of northern Peru. "Chacha" as it's known locally, will be our base for exploring the natural, cultural, and archaeological highlights of the region.

   Meals:   Breakfast,

  Hotel:  None

Gocta Falls

Hike through the cloud forest to Gocta waterfall, one of the world's tallest cascades, 771 meters (2,156 feet) high. Ancient legends that discouraged local community members from talking about the falls, which did not begin receiving visitors until 2005 and are still relatively unknown. Take in Gocta’s mesmerizing spray; then opt for a longer hike to its base, or enjoy a free afternoon.

   Meals:   Breakfast,

  Hotel:  None

Kuelap Fortress

This morning, get immersed in the culture and history of the Chachapoyan people at Kuelap, a fortified city made up of more than 400 circular buildings and complexes. Ride a cable car up to the site, thought to have been an important cultural center for these pre-Inca "Cloud Warriors." Learn about coffee harvesting at a sustainable coffee farm before tasting coffee from the area. Later, try to spot some of the 130 bird species that live in the surrounding ecological reserve, including the spatula-tailed hummingbird.

   Meals:   Breakfast, Lunch,

  Hotel:  None

Chachapoyas/Chiclayo

Today, drive to Chiclayo. This coastal town, founded in the 18th century, was once an important trade route between the coast and the jungle and is rich with archaeological sites and cultural history. Spend the rest of the day exploring the city on your own.

   Meals:   Breakfast, Lunch,

  Hotel:  None

Chiclayo

Enjoy a visit to one of the most archaeologically rich museums in Peru: the Royal Tombs of Sipán Museum. In the afternoon, explore the tombs of Huaca Rajada and Lord Sipán, a series of burial chambers used by the pre-Inca Moche culture.

   Meals:   Breakfast, Lunch,

  Hotel:  None

Chiclayo/Trujillo

Drive down the coast to colonial Trujillo, stopping along the way at the tomb of the Dama de Cao. Tour the site and hear about the mummy discovered here in 2006, thought to be the remains of the Lady of Cao, a high-ranking Moche ruler. In the afternoon, explore Trujillo to discover baroque churches and local markets.

   Meals:   Breakfast,

  Hotel:  None

Chan Chan/Lima

Visit the Temples of the Sun and the Moon. Later, enjoy a visit to Chan Chan, a UNESCO World Heritage site and the world's largest adobe city. The former capital of the Chimu people, Chan Chan covers 26 square kilometers (10 square miles) and was once home to about 50,000 people. Fly back to Lima this evening.

   Meals:   Breakfast,

  Hotel:  None

Lima

Depart at any time.

   Meals:   Breakfast,

  Hotel:  None

Inclusions

 Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Sustainable Coffee Farm Experience, Amazilia Ecological Reserve

  Arrival transfer

  Kuelap fortress visit (Chachapoyas)

  Gocta waterfall hike

  Royal Tombs of Sipán Museum (Lambayeque)

  Lord of Sipán Tomb visit

  Dama de Cao mummy visit

  Chan Chan adobe city visit

  Internal flights

  All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

  Specified meals and accomodation

Not Included

 Additional 5% GST

 International Flights and VISA fees

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