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Northern Peru: Ancient Cities & Amazon Rainforest

A journey through some of Peru’s lesser travelled regions, this 15 day adventure takes you off the beaten track and deep into the heart of the tribal lands of the Moche and Chimu. Before the Inca conquest, Northern Peru was home to a fascinating cultural heritage that has long been overshadowed by the more famous Inca ruins to south, but these cultures provided us with some of the most spectacular pre-Columbian remains in Latin America.

You’ll fly first to Trujillo, once the heartland of the Moche civilisation, where you will pay a visit to the impressive Temples of the Sun and Moon. Then head to Chicama and see the impressive pyramids of El Brujo, the site of many shamanistic rituals. As you continue to Utcubamba Valley, you will uncover the ruins of Yalape, Túcume and Sipan and their impressive relics. Driving through deserts and mountains, you will finally reach the Utcubamba Valley, where you will discover the ancient burial rituals, leaving the landscape dotted with mummies and sarcophagi.

The next stage of your adventure takes you to Iquitos, the gateway to the Amazon. After spending a night here, you will be take not your lodge near Pacaya Samiria National Reserve for a few days of rainforest hiking, piranha fishing, river cruises and cultural visits.

All our holidays can be tailor-made for you.

This is an example itinerary to give you an idea of what we can offer.

Highlights:

  • See ancient sites of the Moche civilization
  • Visit the women’s crafts centre of San Jorge community in the Amazon
  • See the famous mummies and sarcophagi of Utcubamba Valley
  • Tour the Sun and Moon temples of Trujillo
  • Explore the Amazonian rainforest in search of sloths, reptiles, primates and birds
  • Take the scenic cable car to the Kuelap ruins
  • Explore the Archaeological museum in Lima

Tour Includes:

  • 4 domestic flights in economy class (Lima – Trujillo/Chachapoyas – Lima – Iquitos - Lima)
  • 3 nights rainforest lodge, 11 nights three star or four star hotels
  • 7 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 5 dinners
  • Private guided sightseeing including all entrance fees
  • Private driver and vehicle
  • Private guided transfers to and from all airports

*Please note the prices shown are per person and based on two persons sharing a twin or double room