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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
    Visit the sacred city of Caral, continue to Huaraz

  • 3
    Full day visit to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Chavin

  • 4
    Visit 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
    Full day visit to Huaca Rajada, Ventrarron and Tumblas Reales

  • 8
    Transfer to Chachapoyas

  • 9
    Visit the dramatic fortress of Kuelap

  • 10
    Visit the Leimebamba Museum before continuing to Tarapoto

  • 11
    Visit the Ahuyashiyacu Waterfall

  • 12
    Transfer to the airport and fly to Lima

  • 13
    Tour ends in Lima

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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