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Wonderful Northern Peru

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Audrey Barousse

Terra Andina Peru

Terra Andina Peru is a local travel agency based in Lima and Cusco in Peru.

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Wonderful Northern Peru

Discover the Amazing Northern Peru between culture and nature! You will discover the Peruvian civilizations in a beautiful landscape!

DAY 1

Lima

At your arrival at Lima, an english speaking assitant will welcome you and bring you to your hotel. Night at hotel El Tumbo Included: private transport, reception with english-speaking guide, room & breakfast

Lima (1 night)
DAY 2

Lima - Caral - Huaraz

You leave Lima via the North-Panamericana road to visit the archaeological site of Caral, first city of America. This ancient archaeological site was recently discovered. It brings a new explanation on the formation of the civilizations. Then, the journey continues to Huaraz, capital of Ancash region in the White Cordillera. Installation at the hotel. Lima - Huaraz = 6 hours Night at the Copacabaña Lodge. Included: english speaking guide, private transport, room & breakfast Read more

Huaraz (1 night)
DAY 3

Huaraz - Chavin de Huantar

Morning departure to the village of Chavin. Along the way, you discover the Lake Querococha, you pass through the tunnel Kawish to 4,500 m. above sea level and the Conchucos Valley. From the ninth to the second century BC, the Chavin culture was considered as the mother culture of the Peruvian civilizations. The Chavin of Huantar site was an important religious and political center that had an influence in the current territory of Peru. Due to its characteristics, this site is considered as a privileged step to understand the development of the next civilizations and the Andean Cosmovision. The high level of knowledge of Chavins people in hydraulics, astronomy, architecture, physics or mathematics reinforces the interest of this site. Guided tour of the site and the museum. Return to Huaraz in the late afternoon. Night at the Copacabaña Lodge. Included: english speaking guide, private transport, room & breakfast Read more

Huaraz (1 night)
DAY 4

Huaraz - Llanganuco Lagoon

Morning departure by private vehicle for the Llanganuco lagoon in the heart of one of the most beautiful valleys of the White Cordillera. This day will be an opportunity to discover the Campo Santo in Yungay, a town that was completely destroyed during the 1970 earthquake, most the lakes of Llanganuco, before getting to Portachuelo Pass to enjoy an extraordinary panorama composed of numerous peaks of over 6000m above sea level 6: Nevado Chopicalqui (6.354 m.), the Huascaran (6,768 m.), the Huandoy (6,395 m.), the Pisco (5.747 m.) and the Chacrararu (6.112 m. ). Return to hotel in late afternoon. Night at the Copacabaña Lodge. Included: english speaking guide, private transport, room & breakfast Read more

Huaraz (1 night)
DAY 5

Huaraz - Sechin - Trujillo

Departure to the Pacific coast and the city of Trujillo. Along the way, visit the ruins of Sechin, one of the oldest sites of Peru. Known for its low reliefs of warriors heads, Sechin is a temple that was integrated in the development of the Andean Cosmovision, regarding as the basis of the belief of the South American people. Arrival in Trujillo in the late afternoon and transfer to hotel. Night at the hotel Los Conquistadores. Included: english speaking guide, private transport, room & breakfast Read more

Trujillo (1 night)
DAY 6

Trujillo - Huacas de la luna

Visit of the main tourist interests of the city of Trujillo: colonial mansions, Main Square and the Cathedral. Trujillo, with it's wooden balconies, wrought ironwork and painted colonial facades, is one of the most colorful cities in Peru and shows signs of remarkable economic development. You will visit the historic downtown including the Plaza de Armas, colonial mansions, cathedral, church of La Merced, and Plazuela el Recreo. Excursions to the Temples of the Sun and of the Moon and the religious centers of the Mochica culture, dating back from 500 A.D. The temples have been buried under the sand and are extremely well preserverd. You will be able to observe murals that are several thousand years old in a great state of conservation. Before lunch you will go to an Hacienda to witness a show of Peruvian Paso horse, typical of the region. Lunch options available there (lunch not included). Meals open. Night at the hotel Los Conquistadores. Included: english speaking guide, private transport, room & breakfast Read more

Trujillo (1 night)
DAY 7

Trujillo-Chan Chan-Huanchaco

Half day tour to Chan Chan, former capital city of the Chimu Empire (13th century), built in adobe (sun-dried bricks). We will visit the Nik-An palace and other official buildings of the Chimu culture. Chan Chan was a very important ceremonial center at the time. The Chimu took over the region after the Mochicas were allegedly weakened by a strong climate change due to the el Niño phenomenon. In the temple, there are many symbolic elements representing el Niño, showing its importance for the nortern coastal civilisations of Peru. Visit of the Rainbow temple close to the city of Trujillo. Relaxation in the seaside village of Huanchaco, where fishermen use traditional reed boats, the “Caballitos de Totora”. Lunch options in one of the local cevicherias overlooking the ocean, where you might see the fishermen riding their “see horses”. The Trujillo fishermen are actually the first surfers, this technique was actually used by the Mochicas in the 5th century. Night at the hotel Los Conquistadores. Included: english speaking guide, private transport, room & breakfast Read more

Trujillo (1 night)
DAY 8

Trujillo - Cajamarca

Private transportation from Trujillo to Cajamarca: 6 hours. Free time in Cajamarca, also called Cusco of Northern Peru. Nigth at the Hotel Costa del Sol. Included: private transport, english speaking guide, entrance fees, room & breakfast

Cajamarca (1 night)
DAY 9

Cajamarca-Cumbe May -Otuzco

Day dedicated to the visit of Cajamarca and its surroundings. In the morning, we go to the Cumbe Mayo site with its "forest of stones", also known for its several kilometer aqueduct carved in the rock at more than 3500m of altitude with its enigmatic cross and its cave covered with petroglyphs. Continuation to the "Ventanillas de Otuzco", pre-Inca funeral niches dug in the rock. In the afternoon, visit the famous "ransom chamber", a room where Atahualpa was imprisoned before the fall of the Inca Empire, the only remaining remnant of this period. Stroll through the city, passing through the central square, the Belen Church, the Archaeological Museum and the Cathedral. Return to the hotel in Cajamarca. Nigth at the Hotel Costa del Sol. Included: english speaking guide, private transport, entrance fees, room & breakfast Read more

Cajamarca (1 night)
DAY 10

Cajamarca - Leymebamba

Morning departure for Leimebamba. On the way, we pass through Celendin, known for its straw hats confection. Then continuation to Leimebamba to visit the Malqui museum with its 200 mummies dated back to the Incan period. Night at the Lagoon of the Condors. Meals open. Night at the hotel La Casona de Leymebamba. Included: english speaking guide, entrance fees, private transport, room & breakfast Read more

Leymebamba (1 night)
DAY 11

Leymebamba - Chachapoyas

In the morning visit of the fortified city of Kuelap, heart of the Chachapoyas culture. Lunch open. Then we head to Lamud and spend the night there. Meals open. Night at the hotel Gocta Lodge. Included: english speaking guide, entrance fees, private transport, room & breakfast

Chachapoyas (1 night)
DAY 12

Gogta - Chachapoyas

Departure on foot for Gocta catarata, one of the highest in the world with 771 m height. You will be able to observe the flora (bromeliads, orchids, giant fern, palms) and the fauna (monkeys, toucans, parakeets) very rich. Walking time: 4-5 hours round trip. Night at the hotel Gocta Lodge. Included: english speaking guide, room & breakfast Read more

Chachapoyas (1 night)
DAY 13

Chachapoyas - Chiclayo

Private transport from Chachapoyas to Chiclayo (8 hours drive) Night at the hotel Los Portales. Included: private transport, room & breakfast

Chiclayo (1 night)
DAY 14

Chiclayo - Lima

Day dedicated to the visit of the sites around Chiclayo, an essentially archaeological destination. In the morning, excursion to the impressive necropolis of Huaca Rajada, funeral center of the Mochica culture where many tombs have been discovered, notably that of the lord of Sipan, character of the elite Moche. Visit the museum site. In the afternoon, visit the Tumbas Reales Museum (closed on Mondays), which has an interesting collection of jewels found on tombs. Continuation by visiting the archaeological complex of Túcume, "the Valley of the Pyramids" of the culture Lambayeque, 40 minutes from Chiclayo. Possibility to climb to the mirador, where you see the forest of Pomac. Transfer to the hotel. Transfert to Chiclayo's airport. Flight to Lima Reception at the airport and transfer to the hotel. Night at the hotel El Tambo. Included: english speaking guide, entrance fees, private transport, excursion (private), domestic flight, airport tax, transfer arrival, room & breakfast Read more

Lima (1 night)
DAY 15

Lima

Visit to the Larco Herrera Museum, one of the largest private collections of pre-Columbian art in Peru. The exhibition rooms showcase pottery, textiles, mummies and other objects that will give you a greater understanding of Peruvian history. Half-day dedicated to the visit of the Peruvian capital. We will explore the colonial quarters of the city center including the Plaza San Martin and the Plaza de Armas and visit the San Francisco Convent and its catacombs. Three hours before take-off, transfer to Jorge Chavez airport in Lima. Connection with the international return flight. Included: private transport, entrance fees, english speaking guide, transfer departure Read more

Lima

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Lima
Day 2
Location Marcara
Hotel Copacabana Lodge
Day 3
Location Marcara
Hotel Copacabana Lodge
Day 4
Location Marcara
Hotel Copacabana Lodge
Day 5
Location Trujillo
Day 6
Location Trujillo
Day 7
Location Trujillo
Day 8
Location Cajamarca
Day 9
Location Cajamarca
Day 10
Location Chachapoya
Day 11
Location Chachapoya
Hotel Gocta Lodge
Day 12
Location Chachapoya
Hotel Gocta Lodge
Day 13
Location Chiclayo
Day 14
Location Lima

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • Transfer from/to the airport
  • Transport during the tour
  • Accommodation
  • Local guides
  • Information services
  • Entrance fee

Package excludes

  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses
  • Visa, consular 76fees or any other formalities.
  • Tips
  • Beverages
  • Additional journeys and transfers

REVIEWS

5 Reviews

Kurt C., United States

Our trip was wonderful. Traveling around Peru can be complicated. Terra Andina did an excellent job of making it a smooth and easy trip, so we were able to focus on the experience. We desired to visit specific areas and sites, and we succeeded.

Dominique C., France

Un des plus beaux voyages effectués. Hôtels de qualité ( sauf Arwan colca que nous n'avons pas aimé) circuit passionnant et construit. Prestations de l'agence parfaites

Audrey N.‚Äč, France

Voyage fait sur mesure avec Terra Andina! Très bonne expérience avec l équipe qui a été aux petits soins avec nous.

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