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Northern Peru

A rare opportunity to visit the less frequented but hugely impressive North of Peru, also known as the Egypt of South America. With such Peru Travel highlights as Trujillo, with Chan Chan the largest ancient adobe city of the Americas; Chiclayo and the Lord of Sipan, the most important archaeological discovery of the 20th century; and the Kuelap Fortress, site of the huge pre Inca Fortress, regarded as the Machu Picchu of Northern Peru but even more impressive.
Trujillo - Chiclayo - Cajamarca - Chachapoyas - Piura
15 days / 14 nights.
Northern Peru
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ITINERARY
Day 1: Lima

Arrival in Lima, reception and transfer to your hotel.

Day 2: Trujillo

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for the morning flight to Trujillo. Reception and transfer to your hotel. Free day to explore Trujillo, the third largest city in Peru, at your own leisure.

Meals: B

Day 3: Chan Chan

After breakfast, a guided visit to the metropolis of Chan-Chan, the ancient capital city of the Chimu Empire. It is the largest pre-Columbian city in South America, built entirely of mud and adobe brick. A stop is made at Huaca Dragon to visit this restored, pyramidal shaped adobe temple consecrated to the rainbow, and with beautiful bas-reliefs. A visit to the small nearby archaeological museum concludes the tour. Return to your hotel.

Meals: B

Day 4: Chiclayo museums

Short journey by bus to Chiclayo. Reception and transfer to your hotel. Trip to the wonderful Brunning museum, housing artefacts from several cultures. Lunch followed by a visit to both the Sipan and Sican museums. The day concludes with a visit to the Tucume complex, where over 26 pyramids are located. Return to your hotel.

Day 5: Cajamarca

Long journey by bus to Cajamarca. Reception and transfer to your hotel. Free evening.

Day 6: Cumbemayo

Full day excursion to Cumbemayo, some 20 km outside of the town and the site of ancient, pre-inca channels engraved into the mountainside. The ducts were built by the old Cajamarca culture. Return to Cajamarca.

Day 7: Otuzco

Day of leisure to enjoy the town, famous for in 1532, Pizarro imprisoned and subsequently executed Inca Atahualpa, bringing to an end the Inca Nation. A chance to visit the thermal baths at Banos del Inca. Optional visit to the pre-inca graveyards of Otuzco, carved into the hillside and dating back to over 1000BC.

Day 8: Chachapoyas

After breakfast, bus journey to Chachapoyas, the capital of the Amazonas department. Arrival and transfer to your hotel.

Meals: B

Day 9: Lamud

A full day's tour starting in the valley of Utcubamba heading towards the village of Lamud. From here, at a distance, you can see the standing mud coffins of Lamud decorated with anthropomorphic reliefs and with feline paws and human heads. The Sachapuyans, after placing the coffins in these strategic locations on the cliffs, destroyed the paths which led to them thus avoiding any disturbance of their dead. After lunch, return to Chachapoyas.

Meals: L

Day 10: Kuelap

Early departure from Chachapoyas to Tingo. Ascent to the ruins of Kuelap, the huge fortress dominating the skyline above the Amazonas landscape and hailed as the Machu Picchu of Northern Peru. To get a good view of the whole complex, a climb to the Kuelap watch-tower, where the gigantic outer walls and the whole extension of this former fortress can be fully appreciated. In the afternoon, return to Tingo and then to Chachapoyas. Accommodation.

Day 11: Chiclayo

After breakfast, return to Chiclayo by bus. Reception and transfer to the hotel.

Meals: B

Day 12: Piura

Trip to Piura, the most northerly city in Peru. Reception and transfer to your hotel. City tour of Piura, the first Peruvian city established by the colonising Spanish.

Day 13: Catacaos

Day trip to Catacaos, the artisan capital of Northern Peru. Splendid opportunity to observe gold and silver jewels being crafted by the local artisans.

Day 14: Sechua

A visit to Sechua, just south of Piura and home to one of the driest deserts in the world. Visit to nearby Lake Napique, home to many flamingos and other bird species. Transfer to the airport for the return flight back to Lima.

Day 15: Lima

Leisurely day with plenty of opportunity for shopping before your transfer to the airport and your return flight home.

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Northern Peru Itinerary Overview:
Day 1. Lima
Day 2. Trujillo
Day 3. Chan Chan
Day 4. Chiclayo museums
Day 5. Cajamarca
Day 6. Cumbemayo
Day 7. Otuzco
Day 8. Chachapoyas
Day 9. Lamud
Day 10. Kuelap
Day 11. Chiclayo
Day 12. Piura
Day 13. Catacaos
Day 14. Sechua
Day 15. Lima
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Our Price Includes: The price include transportation, accommodation in 3* hotels and all tours. For 4* and 5* hotel upgrades, please contact us for prices. Our price does not include: Airport taxes and the international airfare to Peru are not include.
Northern Peru - 15 days / 14 nights.

Northern Peru

Trujillo - Chiclayo - Cajamarca - Chachapoyas - Piura
15 days / 14 nights.

For current availability contact us at info@amazingperu.com and we will send you the relevant trip dossier along with a 90 day fixed quote, terms and conditions. Please bear in mind that significant price reductions are available for groups.

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