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Peru: Lost Treasures Of The Cloud Warriors

Peru - In the north of Peru, far away from the country’s most famous attraction - Machu Picchu - can be found an amazing collection of pre-Columbian sites which are amongst some of the most fascinating and little-known in the entire Americas. For not only were these the lands of the Inca, they were also home to the Moche, the Chimu and the cloud warriors of Chachapoyas.

This astonishing odyssey into Peru’s ancient past takes us high up into the Northern Highlands, where the awesome mountain fortress of Kuelap lies shrouded in myth. Travelling through an incredible variety of landscapes from coastal deserts to cloud forests and high Andean mountains, there’ll be ample opportunities for mixing with the locals, (especially for departures which coincide with the the annual Raymillacta Festival in June) in the small highland town of Chachapoyas. In addition we’ll explore the recently discovered cascades of the Gocta Falls - the third highest in the world! - adding to this unique and unforgettable adventure to the very heart of Peru’s ancient legacy.

Highlights:

  • Explore the stunning archaeological remains of the Moche, Chimu & Chachapoyans
  • Visit the immense pre-Incan fortress of Kuelap
  • Trek to the towering cascades of Gocta Falls
  • See Cajarmaca, where Pizarro executed Atahualpa and changed world history forever

Tour Includes:

  • Full services of a Wild Frontiers Tour Leader with local guides and drivers
  • 13 breakfasts, 12 lunches, 8 dinners (typically in local restaurants where viable)
  • All transport (minibuses and domestic flights)
  • 13 nights' accommodation (10 nights in hotels and 3 in eco-lodges)
  • All entrance fees, sightseeing, excursions and activities as per the itinerary
  • A carbon-offsetting contribution to Carbon Clear (if booking international flights through WF office)

ALL OUR SMALL GROUP TOURS HAVE NO LOCAL PAYMENTS, HIDDEN EXTRAS OR COMPULSORY SINGLE SUPPLEMENTS.

Please note that the Spring & Autumn departures have a slightly different itinerary. Please refer to the individual departures for details.

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