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Treasures of Peru: The archaeological riches of the north

15 days from £4034pp

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Treasures of Peru: The archaeological riches of the north

15 days from £4034pp
 

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For the lover of history and bygone cultures, little-visited northern Peru has as least as much to offer as the more celebrated south. This journey is devised for the amateur  archaeology enthusiast and incorporates a comprehensive selection of excursions to museums and historical sites, often with spectacular locations in remote landscapes. 

You hit the ground running with visits to Lima’s renowned museums and a full day excursion to Caral.  Travel up the coast to colonial Trujillo and explore the vast Chimú desert adobe city, Chan Chan. Head inland to Andean Cajamarca in fertile dairy country.  Continue on inland to the northern highlands, embellished with the ruins of elusive civilisations such as the Chachapoya, who constructed the massive hill fort at Kuelap. Continue by road to the port of Chiclayo and the tomb of the Lord of Sipán.

Holiday itinerary

Day 1

Arrive in Lima. Transfer to hotel in the Pacific coast district of Miraflores.

Day 2

Visit Pachacamac ruins, the Archaeology and Larco Museums.

Day 3

Discover the exciting new pre-Columbian site at Caral.

Day 4

Fly to Trujillo; city tour, visit the Archaeology Museum.

Day 5

Visit Huacas del Sol and de la Luna and the Chimu city Chan Chan.

Day 6

Private road transfer to Cajamarca via El Brujo

Day 7

Guided excursion to Cumbe Mayo.

Day 8

Road transfer to Leymebamba.

Day 9

Visit Leymebamba Museum, the tombs of Revash and continue to Chillo.

Day 10

Full day guided expedition to hilltop Kuelap.

Day 11

Land transfer to Chachapoyas via Karajía.

Day 12

Trek to Gocta Falls. Overnight at Cocachimba.

Day 13

Road transfer to Chiclayo.

Day 14

Visit Sipán, Tumbas Reales and Sican Museums, Túcume.

Day 15

Fly to Lima and connect with international flight home.

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Lima Cathedral
Places visited

Lima


 
Museum
Thing to do

Visit the Larco Museum


 
Casa Inca Hotel
Accommodation

Casa Inca Hotel


 

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