Andes Adventure

I had an amazing trip! A once in a lifetime experience, and memories I will cherish forever ... the entire experience from booking to trekking was exceptional, I couldn't expect higher standards.

Gabrielle Johnston | North Ryde, Australia
 
 

Hidden Treasures of Northern Peru

This extraordinary touring adventure explores little visited treasures, hidden fortresses and spectacular mountain scenery, uncovering Northern Peru at its best. We commence in Lima and fly across the Andes to Chiclayo, where pre Incan civilisations prospered for centuries. From here we venture further north to the village of Cocachimba, our base for a foray through the cloud forest to the spectacular Gocta falls, the highest in Peru. The ancient citadel of Kuelap, centrepiece of the pre Incan Chachapoyas culture and one of the most impressive buildings anywhere in the Andes is next on the agenda. A breathtaking drive will bring us to one of the finest royal tombs ever uncovered in the Americas, at Sipan, followed by exploration of the huge desert site of Tucume, whose massive pyramids enthralled the great explorer Thor Hyerdahl. Our journey will take us to the small fishing port of Huaca de la Luna, whose people venture into the surf to fish from their totora reed boats and on to the largest ancient mud city in the world - Chan Chan. We'll venture on to Huaraz, nestled amongst the Cordillera Blanca and Chiquian where walks amongst the mountains will captivate and inspire. We will take in some of the best mountain views in the Huayhuash range from Suerococha, where the soaring peaks of Ronday and Yerupaja pierce the sky. Our odyssey through the cultural and natural wonders of Northern Peru will conclude in Lima.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Join Lima
DAY 2 Fly to Chiclayo
DAY 3 Drive to Cocachimba
DAY 4 Walk through the cloud forest to the Gocta falls and drive to Chachapoyas
DAY 5 Visit the ancient fortress of Kuelap
DAY 6 Drive to Chiclayo
DAY 7 Visit Sipan and the pyramids at Tucume
DAY 8 Drive to Trujillo via El Brujo
DAY 9 Visit Huaca de la Luna and Chan Chan
DAY 10 To Huaraz
DAY 11 Day walk around Huaraz
DAY 12 Drive to Laguna Wilkacocha for day walk and on to Chiquian
DAY 13 To Llamac, walk to Jaguacocha and return to Chiquian
DAY 14 Walk to Rondoy Pass and visit Suerococha
DAY 15 Drive to Lima
DAY 16 In Lima, trip concludes

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Trip Code: NOP
Trip Grading: Adventure Touring
Duration:  16 days
Activities:  Adventure Touring Day Walking Family Adventures
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Next Trip:  01 August 2014
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price: £2,290.00 GBP

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