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Discover Northern Peru

Peru is a country with so much to offer. On this tour we discover the lesser visited sites of the north of the country and learn about Peru's many ancient civilisations including the Chavin, Chimu and Chacapoyans. Highlights include the imposing Kuelap Fortress dedicated to the Chachapoyan Gods, Chavin - the oldest pilgrimage centre known in Peru and Chan Chan, the largest adobe city in the world.

Tour Highlights

  • Chavin - Dated to 1400BC, this site is the oldest pilgrimage centre known in Peru
  • Chan Chan - Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site, largest adobe city in the world, built around AD 850
  • Kuelap - Discover the imposing fortress located on the edge of a deep cliff which was probably an important religious centre dedicated to the Chachapoyan Gods
  • Tarapoto - Spend two nights in the Upper Amazon, walk in the rainforest to see waterfalls


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  • 1
    Join tour in Lima

  • 2
    Tour the sacred city of Caral, continue to Huaraz

  • 3
    Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Chavin

  • 4
    Explore the archaeological site of Sechin en route to Trujilo

  • 5
    Discover Chan Chan ancient adobe city, transfer to Huanchaco

  • 6
    Visit the El Brujo Pyramid before heading to Chiclayo

  • 7
    Tour the Moche archaeological site of Sipan

  • 8
    Journey to Chachapoyas

  • 9
    Explore the dramatic fortress of Kuelap

  • 10
    Visit the Leimebamba Museum continue to Tarapoto

  • 11
    Walk to the Ahuyashiyacu Waterfall

  • 12
    Transfer to the airport and fly back to Lima

  • 13
    Tour ends in Lima

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Why Book this tour
Peru is one of the most popular countries to visit in South America but very few people travel to the north of the country. However, this part of Peru has so much to offer with the added bonus that it is currently off the main tourist trail so you will be able to experience its highlights away from the hordes. Whereas southern Peru is all about the Incas, in the north you will learn more about other ancient civilisations including the Chavin, Chimu and Chacapoyans and discover Kuelap, one of the most overwhelming pre-Inca sites in Peru.
Included meals 12 8 0
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Bus, Flight
11 nights Standard Hotel
1 night Standard Guesthouse
Tour Staff
Driver(s), Explore Tour Leader, Local Guide(s)
Group Size
Generally 12 - 18