NORTHEASTERN PERU TOUR

THE NORTH COAST OF PERU

Want to bathe in the sun on the beautiful Peruvian coast and learn about the rich cultural history of the area? If so, our Peru Coast Tours are for you! We offer a wide variety of options to ensure that you have an opportunity
to visit the most beautiful areas and important archaeological sites of the northern Peru coast while making memories that are sure to last you a lifetime. We will take you from the blue waters and white sand beaches
of the coast to the pyramids of ancient civilizations and historic burial grounds of powerful rulers. If you are looking for a way to see all of the diversity that northern Peru has to offer, these tours are perfect for you!




Northeastern Peru Tours

Our eleven day northeastern Peru tour is designed with an excellent mixture of museums, wildlife sites, large cities, Andean villages, arid deserts, cloud forests, coasts, mountains, and jungles. In just one week, we will show you the diversity of northeastern Peru and give you an opportunity to see the treasures of this region for yourself. With so much to Expedition in such a short amount of time, this tour is a perfect option for a fantastic vacation!

Day 1: Arrive in Trujillo and Transfer to Chiclayo. Our tour guide will pick you up at the airport and take you to the first stop on our tour – the Temples of the Moon and the Sun. This is an archaeological site of the Moche culture that was built around 100 AD. It was excavated by Peruvian archaeologists in 1992 and has shown the world the sophistication of this former pre-Columbian civilization from some 1300 years ago. The site museum displays exquisite pieces of ceramics, textiles, wood carvings, and jewelry while the Huaca Moon fascinates its visitors with its well-preserved polychrome murals in high relief and marvelous architecture. After visiting the Temples of the Moon and the Sun, we will head to the Chan Chan archaeological complex. This archaeological site was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1986 and is considered the most extensive citadel of mud in the world. We will visit one of the nine “palaces” that make up the immense archaeological site and see ceremonial spaces decorated with motifs of great artistic quality. Afterwards, we will eat lunch at the most popular seaside resort in Huancaco before driving about three hours along the Panamerican Highway to the city of Chiclayo. When we arrive in Chiclayo, we will drop you off at the hotel of your choice to spend the night (Approx. 7:00 pm). Lunch included.
Day 2: Tour in Chiclayo - Ventarrón - Sipán - Túcume. We will live our second day to the fullest by visiting the most important places around Chiclayo. We will begin by going to Ventarrón, a site that was recently excavated in 2007 and contains the earliest polychrome walls of the Americas. The main pyramid, built about five thousand years ago, has three well-preserved levels that have stunning art murals. The site offers a great opportunity to closely observe ancient paintings as well as see other pyramids in the area from the top of the Ventarrón huaca lookout. After a traditional lunch in Lambayeque, we will visit the Royal Tombs of Sipan Museum which is considered to be the best in the north of the country and one of the top ten museums in the world (according to the magazine Art News in 2010). This museum is home to the famous “Lords of Sipán” tomb that was discovered in 1987 by Walter Alva and is the burial site for dignitaries of the highest rank in the Moche culture. All of the pieces that the museum presents are original and have artistic quality equal to the greatest civilizations in world history. After a traditional lunch in Lambayeque, we will visit Túcume, an archaeological center with the most extensive pyramids in the region. We will visit a neat lookout and then walk the halls of the local museum to look at beautiful pieces made by the Lambayeque, Chimu, and Incas. After visiting the museum we will take a tour of Huaca Las Balsas – the smallest pyramid site in the area but also the most decorated. It has friezes in high relief that provide us with great information about the life of the Peruvian ancestors. At the end our trip (approx. At 6:00 pm), we will drive north and stay in a lodge called Los Faiques near the town of Salas. Our customers always leave this place satisfied after a peaceful evening with good food and beautiful nature. Breakfast, lunch and dinner inlcuded.
Day 3: Salas - Cocachimba. We will leave early in the morning for the Amazon region. This is a different journey, crossing various regions of Peru (eight to be exact) including coastal landscapes, Andean mountains, and jungle forest. We will stop at the Porcuya Continental Divide, a site with majestic views where the two South American basins reach their highest point in this part of the country. We will see the irrigation project called Olmos, the valley of the great Marañón and Utcubamba rivers, and take the ascent route to Chachapoyas. When we arrive, we will go to the Gocta Andes Lodge (approx. 6:30 pm) and spend the night. Breakfast and lunch included.
Day 4: Gocta - Chachapoyas. The amazing Gocta waterfall awaits us today! Standing 771 meters (2,530 feet) tall and consisting of two perennial falls, this is one of the tallest waterfalls in the world. The path leading to Gocta is surrounded by a vast forest with vegetation that is typical of the cloud forest of northern Peru. Along the route, you will enjoy taking periodic breaks with breathtaking views of the valley and will be able to gain perspective on how big the waterfall actually is. Although the walk takes five hours (no option to ride a rented a mule), the stunning scenery will make this hike feel much shorter than it is. You will see primary forest, orchids, medicinal plants, timber trees, and birds such as the masked trogon (masked trogon), endemic marbled carpenter (picumnus steindachneri), and the cock of the rock (the national bird of Peru). Woolly yellowtail monkeys (Lagotrix flavicauda) have also been sighted in this area and the landscapes themselves are worthy postcards. After visiting the falls, you will also have the opportunity to see the daily life of the Cocachimba community, its sugar mills that process sugarcane, archaeological remains of the Chachapoyas, and fossils that date back to the Cordillera geological formation that formed millions of years ago. In the afternoon we continue our journey through the region and spend the night at the hotel of your choice in Chachapoyas, the capital of Amazonas. Breakfast and lunch included.
Day 5: Kuélap – Leymebamba. Early in the morning, upon arriving to the capital of the Amazonas region, we will go to the hotel to settle down and have breakfast. After eating, we will leave to tour the impressive archaeological site of Kuélap. This site has been compared countless times with Macchu Picchu by expert travelers and explorers and has the benefit of having far fewer visitors. Built 1,500 years ago, discovered almost seventy years before Macchu Picchu and located 700 m. higher than the famous Inca site, Kuelap is a colossal walled city that was home to thousands of Chachapoyas. It has an imposing exterior wall that is taller than 20 meters (65 feet) in some places and a length of more than seven hectares. WIthin the walls you will find about 440 households and many other ceremonial buildings of note. Due to the offerings found at the site and symbols that decorate the major temples and enclosures, archaeologists believe that this citadel was the most important religious ceremonial center for the Chachapoyas culture. When you combine the religious significance with the domestic architecture, it becomes very clear as to why this site is one of the most unique in South America. After visiting Kuelap, we will drive to Leymebamba and spend the night (aprox. 6:30 pm). Breakfast und lunch inlcuded.
Day 6: Museo Leymebamba – Traslado a Cajamarca. We think this day is one of the best ways to wrap up a trip in this region! We will begin by visiting the magnificent community collection of the Leymebamba Museum that houses incredible pieces recovered by Peruvian archaeologists in the Laguna de los Condores. This museum has almost two hundred and twenty Chachapoyas mummies (yes! mummies!) that were recovered along with about two thousand artifacts including pottery, textiles, and wood carvings. When we are finished exploring the museum, we will travel about eight hours to Cajamarca and enjoy one of the most impressive routes in all of Peru. While the trip is long, the landscape will take your breath away and provide you multiple opportunities for taking perfect photos! When we arrive in Cajamarca, we will stay at the hotel of your choice. Breakfast and lunch included.
Day 7: Cumbe Mayo - Historic City Center - Cajamarca Airport. The final day of our journey culminates 2,700 meters above sea level in the city where two cultures represented by the conquistador Pizarro and the Inca emperor Atahualpa once met. The city of Cajamarca will give us a beautiful conclusion to our journey as we begin the day with a visit to Cumbe Mayo – a ceremonial Canal about three thousand years old and an important ritual site for the Chavin culture. Here, you can see the advanced technological knowledge, stonework, and engineering that the Chavin used to build this fascinating canal. As we walk towards the ceremonially canal (about 3,500 meters above sea level), we will see stunning rock formations that locals call Frailones. Afterwards, we will return to the city to tour its historic center by visiting all of the major temples, mansions, and the iconic “Ransom Room” where the last emperor of the empire paid an enormous amount of gold for his freedom. We will also visit the plaza de armas and learn about the history-changing event that took took place here in 1532. After lunch, we will go to the Cajamarca airport where you will have time to check in and board your flight. Breakfast and lunch included.

DEPARTURE LOCATION: The city of Trujillo.
RETURN LOCATION: The city of Cajamarca.
REQUIREMENTS: A minimum of two people.

Starting S/. 6500.00 per person BOOK NOW


Northeastern Peru Tours

Our seven day northeastern Peru tour is designed with an excellent mixture of museums, wildlife sites, large cities, Andean villages, arid deserts, cloud forests, coasts, mountains, and jungles. In just one week, we will show you the diversity of northeastern Peru and give you an opportunity to see the treasures of this region for yourself. With so much to Expedition in such a short amount of time, this tour is a perfect option for a week-long getaway!

Day 1: Arrive in Trujillo and Transfer to Chiclayo. Our tour guide will pick you up at the airport and take you to the first stop on our tour – the Temples of the Moon and the Sun. This is an archaeological site of the Moche culture that was built around 100 AD. It was excavated by Peruvian archaeologists in 1992 and has shown the world the sophistication of this former pre-Columbian civilization from some 1300 years ago. The site museum displays exquisite pieces of ceramics, textiles, wood carvings, and jewelry while the Huaca Moon fascinates its visitors with its well-preserved polychrome murals in high relief and marvelous architecture. After visiting the Temples of the Moon and the Sun, we will head to the Chan Chan archaeological complex. This archaeological site was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1986 and is considered the most extensive citadel of mud in the world. We will visit one of the nine “palaces” that make up the immense archaeological site and see ceremonial spaces decorated with motifs of great artistic quality. Afterwards, we will eat lunch at the most popular seaside resort in Huancaco before driving about three hours along the Panamerican Highway to the city of Chiclayo. When we arrive in Chiclayo, we will drop you off at the hotel of your choice to spend the night (Approx. 7:00 pm). Lunch included.
Day 2: Tour in Chiclayo - Ventarrón - Sipán - Túcume. We will live our second day to the fullest by visiting the most important places around Chiclayo. We will begin by going to Ventarrón, a site that was recently excavated in 2007 and contains the earliest polychrome walls of the Americas. The main pyramid, built about five thousand years ago, has three well-preserved levels that have stunning art murals. The site offers a great opportunity to closely observe ancient paintings as well as see other pyramids in the area from the top of the Ventarrón huaca lookout. After a traditional lunch in Lambayeque, we will visit the Royal Tombs of Sipan Museum which is considered to be the best in the north of the country and one of the top ten museums in the world (according to the magazine Art News in 2010). This museum is home to the famous “Lords of Sipán” tomb that was discovered in 1987 by Walter Alva and is the burial site for dignitaries of the highest rank in the Moche culture. All of the pieces that the museum presents are original and have artistic quality equal to the greatest civilizations in world history. After a traditional lunch in Lambayeque, we will visit Túcume, an archaeological center with the most extensive pyramids in the region. We will visit a neat lookout and then walk the halls of the local museum to look at beautiful pieces made by the Lambayeque, Chimu, and Incas. After visiting the museum we will take a tour of Huaca Las Balsas – the smallest pyramid site in the area but also the most decorated. It has friezes in high relief that provide us with great information about the life of the Peruvian ancestors. At the end our trip (approx. At 6:00 pm), we will drive north and stay in a lodge called Los Faiques near the town of Salas. Our customers always leave this place satisfied after a peaceful evening with good food and beautiful nature. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 3: Salas - Cocachimba. We will leave early in the morning for the Amazon region. This is a different journey, crossing various regions of Peru (eight to be exact) including coastal landscapes, Andean mountains, and jungle forest. We will stop at the Porcuya Continental Divide, a site with majestic views where the two South American basins reach their highest point in this part of the country. We will see the irrigation project called Olmos, the valley of the great Marañón and Utcubamba rivers, and take the ascent route to Chachapoyas. When we arrive, we will go to the Gocta Andes Lodge (approx. 6:30 pm) and spend the night. Breakfast and lunch included.
Day 4: Gocta - Chachapoyas. The amazing Gocta waterfall awaits us today! Standing 771 meters (2,530 feet) tall and consisting of two perennial falls, this is one of the tallest waterfalls in the world. The path leading to Gocta is surrounded by a vast forest with vegetation that is typical of the cloud forest of northern Peru. Along the route, you will enjoy taking periodic breaks with breathtaking views of the valley and will be able to gain perspective on how big the waterfall actually is. Although the walk takes five hours (no option to ride a rented a mule), the stunning scenery will make this hike feel much shorter than it is. You will see primary forest, orchids, medicinal plants, timber trees, and birds such as the masked trogon (masked trogon), endemic marbled carpenter (picumnus steindachneri), and the cock of the rock (the national bird of Peru). Woolly yellowtail monkeys (Lagotrix flavicauda) have also been sighted in this area and the landscapes themselves are worthy postcards. After visiting the falls, you will also have the opportunity to see the daily life of the Cocachimba community, its sugar mills that process sugarcane, archaeological remains of the Chachapoyas, and fossils that date back to the Cordillera geological formation that formed millions of years ago. In the afternoon we continue our journey through the region and spend the night at the hotel of your choice in Chachapoyas, the capital of Amazonas. Breakfast and lunch included.
Day 5: Kuélap – Leymebamba. Early in the morning, upon arriving to the capital of the Amazonas region, we will go to the hotel to settle down and have breakfast. After eating, we will leave to tour the impressive archaeological site of Kuélap. This site has been compared countless times with Macchu Picchu by expert travelers and explorers and has the benefit of having far fewer visitors. Built 1,500 years ago, discovered almost seventy years before Macchu Picchu and located 700 m. higher than the famous Inca site, Kuelap is a colossal walled city that was home to thousands of Chachapoyas. It has an imposing exterior wall that is taller than 20 meters (65 feet) in some places and a length of more than seven hectares. WIthin the walls you will find about 440 households and many other ceremonial buildings of note. Due to the offerings found at the site and symbols that decorate the major temples and enclosures, archaeologists believe that this citadel was the most important religious ceremonial center for the Chachapoyas culture. When you combine the religious significance with the domestic architecture, it becomes very clear as to why this site is one of the most unique in South America. After visiting Kuelap, we will drive to Leymebamba and spend the night (aprox. 6:30 pm). Breakfast and lunch included.
Day 6: Museo Leymebamba – Traslado a Cajamarca. We think this day is one of the best ways to wrap up a trip in this region! We will begin by visiting the magnificent community collection of the Leymebamba Museum that houses incredible pieces recovered by Peruvian archaeologists in the Laguna de los Condores. This museum has almost two hundred and twenty Chachapoyas mummies (yes! mummies!) that were recovered along with about two thousand artifacts including pottery, textiles, and wood carvings. When we are finished exploring the museum, we will travel about eight hours to Cajamarca and enjoy one of the most impressive routes in all of Peru. While the trip is long, the landscape will take your breath away and provide you multiple opportunities for taking perfect photos! When we arrive in Cajamarca, we will stay at the hotel of your choice. Breakfast and lunch included.
Day 7: Cumbe Mayo - Historic City Center - Cajamarca Airport. The final day of our journey culminates 2,700 meters above sea level in the city where two cultures represented by the conquistador Pizarro and the Inca emperor Atahualpa once met. The city of Cajamarca will give us a beautiful conclusion to our journey as we begin the day with a visit to Cumbe Mayo – a ceremonial Canal about three thousand years old and an important ritual site for the Chavin culture. Here, you can see the advanced technological knowledge, stonework, and engineering that the Chavin used to build this fascinating canal. As we walk towards the ceremonially canal (about 3,500 meters above sea level), we will see stunning rock formations that locals call Frailones. Afterwards, we will return to the city to tour its historic center by visiting all of the major temples, mansions, and the iconic “Ransom Room” where the last emperor of the empire paid an enormous amount of gold for his freedom. We will also visit the plaza de armas and learn about the history-changing event that took took place here in 1532. After lunch, we will go to the Cajamarca airport where you will have time to check in and board your flight. Breakfast and lunch included.

DEPARTURE LOCATION: The city of Trujillo.
RETURN LOCATION: The city of Cajamarca.
REQUIREMENTS: A minimum of two people.

Starting S/. 6100 per person BOOK NOW


Northeastern Peru Tours

Our five day northeastern Peru tour is designed with an excellent mixture of museums, wildlife sites, large cities, Andean villages, arid deserts, cloud forests, coasts, mountains, and jungles. In just five days, we will show you the diversity of northern Peru and give you an opportunity to see the treasures of this region for yourself. With so much to Expedition in such a short amount of time, this tour is a perfect option for a five day getaway!

Day 1: Arrive in Trujillo and Transfer to Chiclayo. Our tour guide will pick you up at the airport and take you to the first stop on our tour – the Temples of the Moon and the Sun. This is an archaeological site of the Moche culture that was built around 100 AD. It was excavated by Peruvian archaeologists in 1992 and has shown the world the sophistication of this former pre-Columbian civilization from some 1300 years ago. The site museum displays exquisite pieces of ceramics, textiles, wood carvings, and jewelry while the Huaca Moon fascinates its visitors with its well-preserved polychrome murals in high relief and marvelous architecture. After visiting the Temples of the Moon and the Sun, we will head to the Chan Chan archaeological complex. This archaeological site was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1986 and is considered the most extensive citadel of mud in the world. We will visit one of the nine “palaces” that make up the immense archaeological site and see ceremonial spaces decorated with motifs of great artistic quality. Afterwards, we will eat lunch at the most popular seaside resort in Huancaco before driving about three hours along the Panamerican Highway to the city of Chiclayo. When we arrive in Chiclayo, we will drop you off at the hotel of your choice to spend the night (Approx. 7:00 pm). Breakfast included.
Day 2: Tour in Chiclayo - Bus to Chachapoyas. We will live our second day to the fullest by visiting the most important places around Chiclayo. We will begin by visiting the National Museum of Sican which houses two elite tombs discovered by the Japanese archaeologist, Izumi Shimada. These tombs were discovered in the northern shelf of one of the huacas called Huaca Loro. The museum, though small, is quite didactic and has a gold room where the great funerary equipment of these former rulers is displayed. After visiting the National Museum of Sican, we will visit Túcume, an archaeological center with the most extensive pyramids in the region. We will visit a great lookout and then walk the halls of the local museum to look at beautiful pieces made by the Lambayeque, Chimu, and Incas. After visiting the museum we will take a tour of Huaca Las Balsas which is the smallest pyramid site in the area but also the most decorated. It has friezes in high relief that provide us with great information about the life of our Peruvian ancestors. After seeing the pyramid, we will take a break and eat a traditional lunch in Lambayeque before visiting the Royal Tombs of Sipan Museum which is considered to be the best in the north of the country and one of the top ten museums in the world (according to the magazine Art News in 2010). This museum is home to the famous “Lords of Sipán” tomb that was discovered in 1987 by Walter Alva and is the burial site for dignitaries of the highest rank in the Moche culture. All of the pieces that the museum presents are original and have artistic quality equal to the greatest civilizations in world history. In the afternoon we will go to the hotel to rest for a few hours and eat dinner before going to the bus station to take a bus to Chachapoyas. (Approx. At 8:00 pm). Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 3: Chachapoyas - Kuélap. Early in the morning, upon arriving to the capital of the Amazonas region, we will go to the hotel to settle down and have breakfast. After eating, we will leave to tour the impressive archaeological site of Kuélap. This site has been compared countless times with Macchu Picchu by expert travelers and explorers and has the benefit of having far fewer visitors. Built 1,500 years ago, discovered almost seventy years before Macchu Picchu and located 700 m. higher than the famous Inca site, Kuélap is a colossal walled city that was home to thousands of Chachapoyas. It has an imposing exterior wall that is taller than 20 meters (65 feet) in some places and a length of more than seven hectares. WIthin the walls you will find about 440 households and many other ceremonial buildings of note. Due to the offerings found at the site and symbols that decorate the major temples and enclosures, archaeologists believe that this citadel was the most important religious ceremonial center for the Chachapoyas culture. When you combine the religious significance with the domestic architecture, it becomes very clear as to why this site is one of the most unique in South America. After visiting Kuelap, we will return to our hotel in Chachapoyas for a relaxing evening. Breakfast and lunch included.
Day 4: Gocta - Cocachimba. The amazing Gocta waterfall awaits us today! Standing 771 meters (2,530 feet) tall and consisting of two perennial falls, this is one of the tallest waterfalls in the world. The path leading to Gocta is surrounded by a vast forest with vegetation that is typical of the cloud forest of northern Peru. Along the route, you will enjoy taking periodic breaks with breathtaking views of the valley and will be able to gain perspective on how big the waterfall actually is. Although the walk takes five hours (no option to ride a rented a mule), the stunning scenery will make this hike feel much shorter than it is. You will see primary forest, orchids, medicinal plants, timber trees, and birds such as the masked trogon (masked trogon), endemic marbled carpenter (picumnus steindachneri), and the cock of the rock (the national bird of Peru). Woolly yellowtail monkeys (Lagotrix flavicauda) have also been sighted in this area and the landscapes themselves are worthy postcards. After visiting the falls, you will also have the opportunity to see the daily life of the Cocachimba community, its sugar mills that process sugarcane, archaeological remains of the Chachapoyas, and fossils that date back to the Cordillera geological formation that formed millions of years ago. In the afternoon we will return to Cocachimba and spend the night in the Gocta Andes Lodge (Approx. 5:00 pm). Breakfast and lunch included.
Day 5: Transfer to Jaen. The last day of our excursion starts by driving to the province of Jaen and the city of the same name. On the way, we will drive along the Interoceanic Highway that links the great Amazon River to the Pacific Ocean. We will see various ecosystems that make up the unique geography of the Peruvian Andes along with the Marañón river and many coffee fields. When we arrive in Jaen, we will bid farewell to our guide and go to the Jaén airport where our tour ends. Breakfast and lunch included.

DEPARTURE LOCATION: The city of Trujillo, Peru
RETURN LOCATION: The city of Jaen, Peru
REQUIREMENTS: 2 or more people

Starting S/. 4100.00 per person BOOK NOW


Northeastern Peru Tours

The ultimate way to Expedition the north coast of Peru! This comprehensive program is a great way to see another side of our country – one little known to many of the tourists that visit Peru, but one that is incredibly rich in culture, scenery, and tradition. We take 11 days to visit the most significant cities, archaeological sites, and landscapes in the region while eating delicious traditional food along the way. If you enjoy learning about ancient civilizations, modern cultures, culinary traditions, nature, and wildlife, there is no doubt this tour will keep you entertained every step of the way. Our 11 day North Coast of Peru Tour covers the best of the best in the region and will leave you with countless Expeditions of a lifetime!

Day 1: Lima - Caral - Casma. Our tour guide will pick you up in Lima (either from the airport or your hotel) and drive you three hours in a private vehicle to the city of Caral, the oldest city in America. Caral was excavated in 1996 and declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO shortly after due to its diverse and extensive stone buildings. Approximately 150 carbon dating tests have been taken around the city and suggest that it was built five thousand years ago making it the oldest sacred city of the continent. After we visit Caral, we will continue heading north for about three hours and arrive in Casma around 6:00 pm where we will eat dinner and stay the night at the selected hotel. Lunch included.
Day 2: Cerro Sechín - Chanquillo. We will begin in the morning with a trip to Cerro Sechin, an archaeological site located near Casma built around 4,300 years ago. While we are here, we will visit the large main temple where we will see large blocks and stone pillars with artwork depicting the legendary warriors and human sacrifices of the culture. We will also visit the museum Max Uhle which has an incredible collection of ceramics, textiles, stone artifacts, and mummies that were found in this area. The Max Uhle museum also has information about other nearby sites that will give us some quality introductory information for our next destination. After lunch, we will go to Chanquillo and look at the the oldest calendar in the Americas. Here, in the desert, we will see “the pillars of the Sun” that have marked solstices, equinoxes, and seasons for nearly 2600 years. We will then visit the main temple which was thought to be a fortress for a long time but is now understood to have been a ceremonial site where pilgrims saw the sun god illuminating the thirteen towers. After we conclude our tour of Chanquillo (approx. 4:30 pm) we will go back to Casma and stay overnight in the hotel. Breakfast and lunch included.
Day 3: Casma – Trujillo Historic City Center. We will begin our morning with a journey north to Trujillo, the third largest city in Peru. On the trip, which takes about four hours, we will see fertile valleys, arid desert, and the industrial city of Chimbote which has become the symbol of the steel and fish production in the country. When we arrive in Trujillo, we will eat lunch and then explore the historic center of the city by visiting its main buildings, churches, parks, and streets. On this tour we will also make a stop at a toy museum and see the collection of Jose Cassinelli where you can see thousands of archaeological pieces in excellent condition. This tour is usually done on foot, but if you prefer to walk less we can provide you with a car service for the visit to the Cassinelli collection. After the conclusion of this day tour (approx. 4:30 pm), we will drive you to the hotel in Trujillo to spend the night. Breakfast and lunch included.
Day 4: Huacas de Moche and Chan Chan. We begin our fourth day of the tour with a visit to one of the biggest attractions in northern Peru – the Temples of the Moon and the Sun. This is an archaeological site of the Moche culture built around 100 AD that was excavated by Peruvian archaeologists in 1992. This site is a brilliant presentation of the sophistication of this pre-Columbian civilization that thrived some 1300 years ago. The museum on site is sure to fascinate you with its beautiful collection of exquisite ceramics, textiles, wood carvings and jewelry while the pyramid itself will impress you with its incredibly well preserved polychrome murals in high relief and marvelous architecture. In the afternoon, after eating lunch at the most popular seaside resort in Huancaco, we will head to the Chan Chan archaeological complex. This archaeological site was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1986 and is considered the most extensive citadel of mud in the world. We will visit one of the nine “palaces” that make up the immense archaeological site and see ceremonial spaces decorated with motifs of great artistic quality. After this tour we will return to Trujillo (approx. 5:00 pm) to spend the night at the hotel. Breakfast and lunch included.
Day 5: Huaca el Brujo – Transfer to Chiclayo. We begin this day driving north towards the city of Chiclayo. On the way, we will stop at the Huaca El Brujo located about thirty minutes away from the Panamerican Highway. This huaca has perhaps the most breathtaking views of the northern coast of Peru. It is a site from which you can see the desert, vast farmland, and the Pacific Ocean. We will then make a visit to the White Huaca which has murals of great beauty. You will see the “Lady of Cao” who was discovered in 2006 by a team of Peruvian archaeologists and is thought to be a high ranking priestess or even a Moche ruler. Afterwards, we will tour the rest of the museum that unveils 5,000 years of the region’s history. In the afternoon, we will continue the journey to Chiclayo and arrive about three hours after we leave the El Brujo complex. If you wish, we always have the flexibility to stop en route for photos or bathrooms. When we arrive in Chiclayo, we will go to the hotel (approx. 5:00 pm) and spend the night. Breakfast and lunch included.
Day 6: Ruta Sicán. We dedicate our sixth day of the tour to the Lambayeque culture (also known as Sican) which is one of the pre-Columbian societies of the region that was more developed in metallurgy. We will begin our morning driving to the northeast and visiting the Chiclayo Sican National Museum. This museum houses two elite tombs discovered by the Japanese archaeologist, Izumi Shimada. These tombs were discovered in the northern shelf of one of the huacas called Huaca Loro. The museum, though small, is quite didactic and has a gold room where the great funerary equipment of these former rulers is displayed. The tour continues with forest of Pomac, which is one of the four historic shrines of Peru. It has more than 5,800 hectares of land that are home to a wide variety of birds, mammals, and reptiles as well as typical equatorial dry forest and the fabulous archaeological site of Batan Grande – Sican where two of the pristine tombs from the museum were found. In the afternoon, we will visit Túcume, an archaeological center with the most extensive pyramids in the region. We will visit a neat lookout and then walk the halls of the local museum to look at beautiful pieces made by the Lambayeque, Chimu, and Incas. After visiting the museum we will take a tour of Huaca Las Balsas – the smallest pyramid site in the area but also the most decorated. It has friezes in high relief that provide us with great information about the life of the Peruvian ancestors. Following our tour of Huaca Las Balsas, we will head back to the hotel in Chiclayo (approx. 5:30 pm) and spend the night. Breakfast and lunch included.
Day 7: Ruta Sipán. On the seventh day of our tour, we visit one of the oldest archaeological sites in Peru and see the fabulous royal tombs of the Moche. After breakfast we will go southeast to the iconic archaeology site of Huaca Rajada – Sipán – an archeology site that was discovered and excavated between 1987-1990 and contains a wealth of information about the history of the Moche culture. While visiting the site, we will see the famous Lords of Sipán tomb as well as 14 others that are arranged in their original location. After leaving Huaca Rajada – Sipán, we will go to Ventarrón, a site that was recently excavated in 2007 and contains the earliest polychrome walls of the Americas. The main pyramid, built about five thousand years ago, has three well-preserved levels that have stunning art murals. The site offers a great opportunity to closely observe ancient paintings as well as see other pyramids in the area from the top of the Ventarrón huaca lookout. After a traditional lunch in Lambayeque, we will visit the Royal Tombs of Sipan Museum which is considered to be the best in the north of the country and one of the top ten museums in the world (according to the magazine Art News in 2010). This museum is home to the famous “Lords of Sipán” tomb that was discovered in 1987 by Walter Alva and is the burial site for dignitaries of the highest rank in the Moche culture. All of the pieces that the museum presents are original and have artistic quality equal to the greatest civilizations in world history. In the afternoon (approx. 6:30 pm) we will go to the hotel in Chiclayo where you will have time to eat and relax. Breakfast and lunch included.
Day 8: Piura – Máncora.We will start day 8 from Chiclayo and head to one of the most attractive area for tourists in our country – Máncora. On the way, we will drive through the Sechura desert which is the largest desert in Peru, and then arrive in the city of Piura. When we arrive in Piura, we will stop for a traditional lunch and a brief tour of the historic city center. After our tour, we will drive to Máncora and pass through several fishing villages along the way. In the afternoon (approx. 6:30) will go to the hotel of your choice and enjoy a relaxing evening. Breakfast and lunch included.
Day 9: El Ñuro - Swim with Turtles. On day nine of the tour, we will Expedition the Peruvian sea and go to ‘El Ñuro,’ a small town located 23 km from Máncora. The drive is quite scenic and we will see plenty of beautiful landscapes with white sand beaches and turquoise waters along the way. When we arrive in El Ñuro, you will have an opportunity to dive with green turtles (Chelonia mydas) for a once-in-a-lifetime Expedition! After lunch, we will take you to your hotel to enjoy an afternoon on the beach and Expedition an amazing Peruvian sunset. Breakfast and lunch included.
Day 10: Free Day on the Beach. Because we know that no vacation is complete without a full day of relaxation, we give this whole day to you so that you can enjoy the beaches, bathe in the sun, walk along the shore, and delight yourself with top quality seafood! Breakfast included.
Day 11: Transfer to Tumbes - Airport. We end our tour with a transfer to the Tumbes airport, a city that is about two hours from Máncora. If you would like one more excursion before ending your tour, we can arrange an optional boat ride on the Mangroves of the Tumbes river in the morning before going to the airport. Breakfast included.

DEPARTURE LOCATION: Lima, Peru (from the airport or your hotel).
RETURN LOCATION: The Tumbes airport
REQUIREMENTS: This tour requires a minimum of 2 people.

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Northeastern Peru Tours

There are many reasons to visit the northern coast of Peru and this program encompasses all of the best! Throughout the seven days, we will visit colonial cities, modern cities, archaeological sites, and dreamy landscapes that are likely to exceed your expectations. It is a tour filled with beautiful sights and interesting information that is sure to keep you entertained every step of the way. If you are a lover of archaeology, history, nature, and gastronomy, this is sure to be an excellent tour for you!

Day 1: Lima – Caral - Casma. Our tour guide will pick you up in Lima (either from the airport or your hotel) and drive you three hours in a private vehicle to the city of Caral, the oldest city in America. Caral was excavated in 1996 and declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO shortly after due to its diverse and extensive stone buildings. Approximately 150 carbon dating tests have been taken around the city and suggest that it was built five thousand years ago making it the oldest sacred city of the continent. After we visit Caral, we will continue heading north for about three hours and arrive in Casma around 6:00 pm where we will eat dinner and stay the night at the selected hotel. Lunch included.
Day 2: Cerro Sechín - Chanquillo. We will begin in the morning with a trip to Cerro Sechin, an archaeological site located near Casma built around 4,300 years ago. While we are here, we will visit the large main temple where we will see large blocks and stone pillars with artwork depicting the legendary warriors and human sacrifices of the culture. We will also visit the museum Max Uhle which has an incredible collection of ceramics, textiles, stone artifacts, and mummies that were found in this area. The Max Uhle museum also has information about other nearby sites that will give us some quality introductory information for our next destination. After lunch, we will go to Chanquillo and look at the the oldest calendar in the Americas. Here, in the desert, we will see “the pillars of the Sun” that have marked solstices, equinoxes, and seasons for nearly 2600 years. We will then visit the main temple which was thought to be a fortress for a long time but is now understood to have been a ceremonial site where pilgrims saw the sun god illuminating the thirteen towers. After we conclude our tour of Chanquillo (approx. 4:30 pm) we will go back to Casma and stay overnight in the hotel. Breakfast and lunch included.
Day 3: Casma – Trujillo Historic City Center. We will begin our morning with a journey north to Trujillo, the third largest city in Peru. On the trip, which takes about four hours, we will see fertile valleys, arid desert, and the industrial city of Chimbote which has become the symbol of the steel and fish production in the country. When we arrive in Trujillo, we will eat lunch and then explore the historic center of the city by visiting its main buildings, churches, parks, and streets. On this tour we will also make a stop at a toy museum and see the collection of Jose Cassinelli where you can see thousands of archaeological pieces in excellent condition. This tour is usually done on foot, but if you prefer to walk less we can provide you with a car service for the visit to the Cassinelli collection. After the conclusion of this day tour (approx. 4:30 pm), we will drive you to the hotel in Trujillo to spend the night. Breakfast and lunch included.
Day 4: Huacas de Moche and Chan Chan. We begin our fourth day of the tour with a visit to one of the biggest attractions in northern Peru – the Temples of the Moon and the Sun. This is an archaeological site of the Moche culture built around 100 AD that was excavated by Peruvian archaeologists in 1992. This site is a brilliant presentation of the sophistication of this pre-Columbian civilization that thrived some 1300 years ago. The museum on site is sure to fascinate you with its beautiful collection of exquisite ceramics, textiles, wood carvings and jewelry while the pyramid itself will impress you with its incredibly well preserved polychrome murals in high relief and marvelous architecture. In the afternoon, after eating lunch at the most popular seaside resort in Huancaco, we will head to the Chan Chan archaeological complex. This archaeological site was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1986 and is considered the most extensive citadel of mud in the world. We will visit one of the nine “palaces” that make up the immense archaeological site and see ceremonial spaces decorated with motifs of great artistic quality. After this tour we will return to Trujillo (approx. 5:00 pm) to spend the night at the hotel. Breakfast and lunch included.
Day 5: Huaca el Brujo – Transfer to Chiclayo. We begin this day driving north towards the city of Chiclayo. On the way, we will stop at the Huaca El Brujo located about thirty minutes away from the Panamerican Highway. This huaca has perhaps the most breathtaking views of the northern coast of Peru. It is a site from which you can see the desert, vast farmland, and the Pacific Ocean. We will then make a visit to the White Huaca which has murals of great beauty. You will see the “Lady of Cao” who was discovered in 2006 by a team of Peruvian archaeologists and is thought to be a high ranking priestess or even a Moche ruler. Afterwards, we will tour the rest of the museum that unveils 5,000 years of the region’s history. In the afternoon, we will continue the journey to Chiclayo and arrive about three hours after we leave the El Brujo complex. If you wish, we always have the flexibility to stop en route for photos or bathrooms. When we arrive in Chiclayo, we will go to the hotel (approx. 5:00 pm) and spend the night. Breakfast and lunch included.
Day 6: Ruta Sicán. We dedicate our sixth day of the tour to the Lambayeque culture (also known as Sican) which is one of the pre-Columbian societies of the region that was more developed in metallurgy. We will begin our morning driving to the northeast and visiting the Chiclayo Sican National Museum. This museum houses two elite tombs discovered by the Japanese archaeologist, Izumi Shimada. These tombs were discovered in the northern shelf of one of the huacas called Huaca Loro. The museum, though small, is quite didactic and has a gold room where the great funerary equipment of these former rulers is displayed. The tour continues with forest of Pomac, which is one of the four historic shrines of Peru. It has more than 5,800 hectares of land that are home to a wide variety of birds, mammals, and reptiles as well as typical equatorial dry forest and the fabulous archaeological site of Batan Grande – Sican where two of the pristine tombs from the museum were found. In the afternoon, we will visit Túcume, an archaeological center with the most extensive pyramids in the region. We will visit a neat lookout and then walk the halls of the local museum to look at beautiful pieces made by the Lambayeque, Chimu, and Incas. After visiting the museum we will take a tour of Huaca Las Balsas – the smallest pyramid site in the area but also the most decorated. It has friezes in high relief that provide us with great information about the life of the Peruvian ancestors. Following our tour of Huaca Las Balsas, we will head back to the hotel in Chiclayo (approx. 5:30 pm) and spend the night. Breakfast and lunch included.
Day 7: Ruta Sipán. On the last day of our tour, we visit one of the oldest archaeological sites in Peru and see the fabulous royal tombs of the Moche. After breakfast we will go southeast to the iconic archaeology site of Huaca Rajada – Sipán, an archeology site that was discovered and excavated between 1987-1990 and contains a wealth of information about the history of the Moche culture. While visiting the site, we will see the famous Lords of Sipán tomb as well as 14 others that are arranged in their original location. After leaving Huaca Rajada – Sipán, we will go to Ventarrón, a site that was recently excavated in 2007 and contains the earliest polychrome walls of the Americas. The main pyramid, built about five thousand years ago, has three well-preserved levels that have stunning art murals. The site offers a great opportunity to closely observe ancient paintings as well as see other pyramids in the area from the top of the Ventarrón huaca lookout. After a traditional lunch in Lambayeque, we will visit the Royal Tombs of Sipan Museum which is considered to be the best in the north of the country and one of the top ten museums in the world (according to the magazine Art News in 2010). This museum is home to the famous “Lords of Sipán” tomb that was discovered in 1987 by Walter Alva and is the burial site for dignitaries of the highest rank in the Moche culture. All of the pieces that the museum presents are original and have artistic quality equal to the greatest civilizations in world history. In the afternoon (approx. 6:30 pm) we will go to the Chiclayo airport where you will have time to check in and board your flight. Breakfast and lunch included.

DEPARTURE LOCATION Lima, Peru (either from the airport or your hotel)
RETURN LOCATION: The Chiclayo airport.
REQUIREMENTS: This tour requires a minimum of 2 people.

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Northeastern Peru Tours

We invite you to visit some of the most interesting places on the northern coast of Peru in this unique tour that covers two beautiful regions of the area. We have combined archaeology, nature, city sites, and traditional cuisine in a great five-day tour that allows you to see the most remarkable sites of Trujillo and Chiclayo in a short amount of time. Come Expedition the hidden gems that the coast of northern Peru has to offer and Expedition the country like never before!

Day 1: Hotel Transfer and City tour. Our tour guide will pick you up at the airport and transfer to the hotel of your choice. After checking in, we will begin our tour by exploring the historic center of Trujillo where we will visit its main houses, churches, parks and streets. Along the way, we will stop at a toy museum and see the collection of Jose Cassinelli where you can see thousands of archaeological pieces in excellent condition. This tour is usually done on foot, but if you prefer to walk less we can provide you with a car service for the visit to the Cassinelli collection. After the conclusion of this day tour (approx. 3:00 pm) we will drive you to the hotel in Trujillo to spend the night. Lunch included.
Day 2: Huacas de Moche and Chan Chan. We begin our second day of the tour with a visit to one of the biggest attractions in northern Peru – the Temples of the Moon and the Sun. This is an archaeological site of the Moche culture built around 100 AD that was excavated by Peruvian archaeologists in 1992. This site is a brilliant presentation of the sophistication of this pre-Columbian civilization that thrived some 1300 years ago. The museum on site is sure to fascinate you with its beautiful collection of exquisite ceramics, textiles, wood carvings and jewelry while the pyramid itself will impress you with its incredibly well preserved polychrome murals in high relief and marvelous architecture. In the afternoon, after eating lunch at the most popular seaside resort in Huancaco, we will head to the Chan Chan archaeological complex. This archaeological site was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1986 and is considered the most extensive citadel of mud in the world. We will visit one of the nine “palaces” that make up the immense archaeological site and see ceremonial spaces decorated with motifs of great artistic quality. After this tour we will return to Trujillo (approx. 5:00 pm) to spend the night at the hotel. Breakfast and lunch included.
Day 3: Huaca el Brujo – Transfer to Chiclayo. We begin this day driving north towards the city of Chiclayo. On the way, we will stop at the Huaca El Brujo located about thirty minutes away from the Panamerican Highway. This huaca has perhaps the most breathtaking views of the northern coast of Peru. It is a site from which you can see the desert, vast farmland, and the Pacific Ocean. We will then make a visit to the White Huaca which has murals of great beauty. You will see the “Lady of Cao” who was discovered in 2006 by a team of Peruvian archaeologists and is thought to be a high ranking priestess or even a Moche ruler. Afterwards, we will tour the rest of the museum that unveils 5,000 years of the region’s history. In the afternoon, we will continue the journey to Chiclayo and arrive about three hours after we leave the El Brujo complex. If you wish, we always have the flexibility to stop en route for photos or bathrooms. When we arrive in Chiclayo, we will go to the hotel (approx. 5:00 pm) and spend the night. Breakfast and lunch included.
Day 4: Ruta Sicán. We dedicate our fourth day of the tour to the Lambayeque culture (also known as Sican) which is one of the pre-Columbian societies of the region that was more developed in metallurgy. We will begin our morning driving to the northeast and visiting the Chiclayo Sican National Museum. This museum houses two elite tombs discovered by the Japanese archaeologist, Izumi Shimada. These tombs were discovered in the northern shelf of one of the huacas called Huaca Loro. The museum, though small, is quite didactic and has a gold room where the great funerary equipment of these former rulers is displayed. The tour continues with forest of Pomac, which is one of the four historic shrines of Peru. It has more than 5,800 hectares of land that are home to a wide variety of birds, mammals, and reptiles as well as typical equatorial dry forest and the fabulous archaeological site of Batan Grande – Sican where two of the pristine tombs from the museum were found. In the afternoon, we will visit Túcume, an archaeological center with the most extensive pyramids in the region. We will visit a neat lookout and then walk the halls of the local museum to look at beautiful pieces made by the Lambayeque, Chimu, and Incas. After visiting the museum we will take a tour of Huaca Las Balsas – the smallest pyramid site in the area but also the most decorated. It has friezes in high relief that provide us with great information about the life of the Peruvian ancestors. Following our tour of Huaca Las Balsas, we will head back to the hotel in Chiclayo (approx. 5:30 pm) and spend the night. Breakfast and lunch included.
Day 5: Ruta Sipán. On the last day of our tour, we visit one of the oldest archaeological sites in Peru and see the fabulous royal tombs of the Moche. After breakfast we will go southeast to the iconic archaeology site of Huaca Rajada – Sipán – an archeology site that was discovered and excavated between 1987-1990 and contains a wealth of information about the history of the Moche culture. While visiting the site, we will see the famous Lords of Sipán tomb as well as 14 others that are arranged in their original location. After leaving Huaca Rajada – Sipán, we will go to Ventarrón, a site that was recently excavated in 2007 and contains the earliest polychrome walls of the Americas. The main pyramid, built about five thousand years ago, has three well-preserved levels that have stunning art murals. The site offers a great opportunity to closely observe ancient paintings as well as see other pyramids in the area from the top of the Ventarrón huaca lookout. After a traditional lunch in Lambayeque, we will visit the Royal Tombs of Sipan Museum which is considered to be the best in the north of the country and one of the top ten museums in the world (according to the magazine Art News in 2010). This museum is home to the famous “Lords of Sipán” tomb that was discovered in 1987 by Walter Alva and is the burial site for dignitaries of the highest rank in the Moche culture. All of the pieces that the museum presents are original and have artistic quality equal to the greatest civilizations in world history. In the afternoon (approx. 6:30 pm) we will go to the Chiclayo airport where you will have time to check in and board your flight. This ends the tour. Breakfast and lunch included.

DEPARTURE LOCATION The Trujillo airport, Peru
RETURN LOCATION: The Chiclayo airport, Peru
REQUIREMENTS: This tour requires a minimum of 2 people.

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