Magical Northern Peru

From Chiclayo to Chiclayo
  • Peru
  • Custom
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Tour Description

Explore Northern Peru filled with unique archaeological, cultural and natural sites. Visit some of the most important archaeological sites to discover the hidden treasures of ancient pre-Incan cultures in Northern Peru including Trujillo, Chachapoyas and the citadel complex of Kuelap.

This little known part of Peru lets you enjoy the beautiful scenery, archaeology and gives an opportunity to get off the beaten tourist track.


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Travel to the magnificent northern part of the country

Get off the beaten track to witness unique archaeological sites

Soak up the heritage and rich culture of Peru's past

Tour Itinerary

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Day 1

On arrival at Chiclayo airport or bus station, you will be transferred to your hotel.
This afternoon, we drive to Lambayeque to visit the Tumbas Reales Museum, a modern building inspired by the architecture and designs of the Moche culture it celebrates, and arguably the best museum in Peru. It aims to recreate the atmosphere of a Moche temple, serving as a mausoleum for the Lord of Sipán and his companions, as well as a museum. (NB. This visit can also be done on day 7, prior to your departure, depending on your schedule)
Overnight in Chiclayo

Day 2
Chiclayo Chachapoyas

In the morning, we transfer you by private transport from Chiclayo to Chachapoyas, a journey of some 9 hours, climbing from the coastal desert into the Andes, descending to the Marion River via the Utcubamba Canyon, and finally arriving in the high jungle town of Chachapoyas where the hotel is located. (box lunch included)
Overnight in Chachapoyas

Day 3
Karajia Tour

This morning, depart from Chachapoyas to the village of Cruz Pata, where we will leave our vehicle and hike downhill to Karajia. These striking sarcophagi, sculptured as human effigies, once held the corpses of the elite members of the Chachapoya society and have become an icon of the area: for 750 years, they have looked towards the rising sun. (box lunch included)
Overnight in Chachapoyas

Day 4
Revash Leymebamba

In the morning, we drive to Yerbabuena from where we walk for two hours for a close-up view of the spectacularly colourful funerary complex of Revash. This extremely photogenic site is perched on a yellow cliff and the tombs are like mini houses with red pictographs dating back to 1200 AD.
After lunch, we continue to Leymebamba to visit the new museum housing the 219 mummies found at a nearby lake in 1997. (box lunch included)
Overnight in Leymebamba

Day 5
Kuelap Chachapoyas

To get the best opportunity for photography we leave the hotel early to drive to the Chachapoya fortress of Kuelap. The towering walls and hundreds of roundhouses, encircled by cloud forest, at 3,000m (9,900 ft) above sea level always amaze first-time visitors. We'll explore the many ceremonial constructions and aqueducts as a group, but there will be plenty of opportunities to wander on your own. We then return to Chachapoyas by private transport, soaking up the scenery ... made all the more atmospheric by the setting sun.
Overnight in Chachapoyas

Day 6
Chachapoyas Chiclayo

This morning, depart Chachapoyas in a private vehicle, to return to Chiclayo. (box lunch included)
Overnight in Chiclayo

Day 7
Chiclayo Depart

After breakfast, we transfer to Chiclayo airport or bus station for your onward journey.

What’s Included

  • Included Copy 20 6 nights accommodation in standard hotels
  • Included Copy 31 Hotel upgrades available
  • Included Copy 20 Breakfast daily, and other meals as outlined in the included sightseeing tours
Fees & Services
  • Included Copy 20 Sightseeing on a shared basis as outlined in the tour itinerary with English speaking guides
  • Included Copy 20 All transfers, mostly on a private basis
  • Included Copy 20 Entrance fees, unless otherwise stated
  • Included Copy 7 Flights not included
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7 days

Price from

$1,970 USD

Per person, twin share

Daily departures