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This magnificent tour combines the pre-Incan Moche and Incan cultures.  Peru’s northern coast is a place of natural beauty and magnificent architectural sites with picturesque fishing villages. We will journey through Trujillo, for an amazing visit of the pre-Inca cultures: the Mochica and Chimu visiting the Huaca del Sol & Luna and Chan Chan. Relax at the Huanchaco beach while eating a delicous Ceviche lunch. We continue the excitement travelling to Chiclayo visiting El Brujo pyramids and meeting the Lady of Cao. Then visit the Huaca Rajada, Tucume and the Museum Tumba Reales to admire the exquisite treasures of Sipan. We continue our journey to the fabulous Inca City of Cusco to relish in the colonial and Incan architecture and culture. Journey through the lush Sacred Valley of the Incas visiting the amazing sites of Pisac and Ollantaytambo. Finally ride by train to the spectacular Machu Picchu once lost in time. There is no comparing the different civilizations we will encounter on our journey through time, as they are unique in their own way.

 

 

 

Additional Info

  • Duration 10 days
  • Locations Machu PicchuTrujilloChiclayoChachapoyas
  • Rating 5
  • Category Cultural
  • Difficulty Easy - Moderate
  • Minimun Required 02 Passengers
  • Price From Consult us
  • Itinerary

    Machu Picchu & Northern Coast Odyssey 10D

     

    Day 1 Arrive in Lima

    Arrive in the Lima airport and our staff will be waiting to take you to your hotel.
    Overnight in Lima
    No Meals

    Day 2 Lima Trujillo - Temple of the Moon

    Morning flight to Trujillo. Arrive and our staff will transfer you to your hotel to relax and enjoy lunch before starting our tour. In the afternoon will visit the Pyramid of the Temple of the Moon dating back to the Moche period. Admire the beautiful ancient colorful mural paintings at the Temple of the Moon. It is beleived to have been a ceremonial and religious center with many religous designs and altars that were used for human sacrifices.  After a wonderful time we will return to your hotel.
    Overnight in Trujillo
    Breakfast included

    Day 3 Huaca del Dragon - Chan Chan  - Huanchaco - El Brujo - Museum of Cao - Chiclayo

    This morning, our first visit will be of the Huaca del Dragon known as the Huaca del Arco Iris which is near Chan Chan. It is a small site with interesting rainbow motifs. We continue to the world heritage site of Chan Chan, the capital of the Chimu Civilization, that is one of the largest pre-Columbian adobe cities in South America. They had engineering methods that were unknown in Europe and North America. This civilization is known for their pottery and metal working skills. Stroll through the city which was adorned by dramatic reliefs, sculptures, and wall carvings. Afterwards, we will go to Huanchaco, a fishing village and beach town known for its caballitos de totora (little reed horses). We will enjoy delicious typical dishes like Ceviche or other. After lunch, we will journey to the sacred pyramid temples of El Brujo located on an arid beach area. This complex is said to have been built by the Moche civilization. Admire its murals of the warriors with prisoners, ceremonial designs, human sacrifice and others. Then we will visit the amazing discovery of the mummy, Lady of Cao, thought to have been a leader of the Moche. After going back in time we will continue to Chiclayo.
    Overnight in Chiclayo
    Breakfast and lunch included

    Day 4 Huaca Rajada - Museum of Sican -  Tucume

    We begin our morning with a visit of the Huaca Rajada, where the tomb of the Lord of Sipan was found back in 1987. It is known as the richest tomb of the new world which contained gold, silver and other valuable aritfacts. The tour includes the visit of the on site museum. We will tour the pyramids with its tombs and chambers specified according to hierarchy and importance. En route to Tucume we will visit the Sican museum where we will see replicas of the Sican tombs and more. We will visit Tucume, known as the Valley of the Pyramids, which is considered as an important political and religious center. Return to your hotel.
    Overnight in Chiclayo
    Breakfast and lunch included

    Day 5 Museum Tumbas Reales (Lord of Sipan) - Chiclayo - Lima - Cusco

    In the morning we will visit the Tumbas Reales Museum, one of the best in Peru, which houses the amazing treasures of the Lord of Sipan. Be mesmerized by the intricate displayed silver and copper pieces, bead ornaments, masks, and more. After our visit we continue to the airport for our flight to Lima and connect to your flight to Cusco. Arrive in Cusco where our staff will be waiting to take you to your hotel. Enjoy a free day at leisure.
    Overnight in Cusco
    Breakfast included

    Day 6 Sacred Valley Tour - Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu Town)

    This morning we will travel from Cusco to the fertile Sacred Valley of the Incas. Our first visit will be of the Pisac ruins (2972m/9751ft) admiring the numerous agricultural terraces and the ruins.  Then drive down to the town of Pisac and shop in the artisan market with many stalls selling many colorful handicrafts. Thereafter, we drive to Urubamba to have a delicious buffet lunch. After lunch, we continue to one of the original Inca towns of Ollantaytambo (2792m/9160ft) built by the Inca Pachacutec.  Visit the archeological site which has many structures such as the Temple of the Sun and more. Then we will board our train to Aguas Calientes to spend the night.
    Overnight in Aguas Calientes
    Breakfast and lunch included

    ** In private services you will enjoy visiting the Pisac Sun Temple and Awanacancha and make other interesting cutural stops at your pace and not being rushed.

    Day 7 Machu Picchu -Cusco

    This morning after a very early breakfast, take the bus up to the magical Sanctuary of Machu Picchu. Enjoy a professional guided walking tour of the stupendous Machu Picchu (2400m/7874ft), visiting the extraordinary Temple of the Sun, Temple of the Three Windows features huge trapezoidal windows and much more. Take pleasure in exploring other hikes like Huayna Picchu, Machupicchu Mountain Peak, Sungate or walk over to the Inca Bridge.  After a fabulous visit return to town to eat lunch before boarding the train to Poroy. Arrive and our staff will be waiting to take you to your hotel in Cusco.
    Overnight in Cusco
    Breakfast and lunch included
    Optional extra cost:
    Climb Huayna Picchu (must be booked at least 3 months in advance) or Machu Picchu Mountain Peak.

    Day 8 Cusco City Tour

    Morning or afternoon city tour. The city center and surrounding neighborhoods are an amazing mixture of architectural synthesis: Spanish Colonial edifices, with their elaborately carved cedar balconies, built upon mind-boggling Inca stone foundations. A short stroll through the narrow cobble-stoned streets and pathways is a trip back through time. In the afernoon we will visit the impressive Qoricancha (“court of gold”, also known as the temple of the sun) and the nearby ruins of, Sacsayhuaman, the sacred temple but called a fortress by the Spaniards,  Qenqo known for rituals, Puca Pucara (“red fort”) and Tambomachay, the Inca baths. Return to Cusco.
    Overnight in Cusco
    Breakfast is included
    **If you have chosen a private city tour then visit the San Pedro local market, Qoricancha and Cathedral,  Sacsayhuaman and Qenko ruins. At your pace not rushed and time for pictures.


    Day 9 Cusco - Lima - Lima City Tour

    Morning transfer to the airport for your flight to Lima. Our staff will take you to your hotel in Miraflores. In the afternoon we will meet you to start the tour of the City of Kings.  We will visit a combination of pre-Hispanic, Colonial and Contemporary. Our visit will take us through pre-Inca ruins, colonial and Inca architecture, residential neighborhoods, charming churches, and more. Return to your hotel.
    Overnight in Lima
    Breakfast included

    Optional extra cost: Add the Larco Museum tour or Pachacamac ruins or you can do a Gourmet tour with cooking class.

    Day 10 Lima - International flight

    Today we will transfer you to the airport for your international flight.
    Breakfast included

    End of Services.

     

     

     

     

  • Services Included

    Services Included:

    • Transfer IN/OUT
    • Professional English Speaking guides
    • All tours as per program.
    • Entrance to all archeological sites mentioned in program
    • All meals as per itinerary.
    • Train round trip
    • Entrance to Machu Picchu + round trip bus from Aguas Calientes/Machupicchu ruins
    • Transfer from the Poroy station to Cusco.
    • Hotel in Trujillo - 1 night
    • Hotel in Chiclayo - 2  nights
    • Hotel in Cusco - 3 nights
    • Hotel in Aguas Calientes - 1 night
    • Hotel in Lima - 2 nights

    Services NOT Included:

    • Domestic flights. (we can book for you)
    • Entrance Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain Peak
    • Any expense incurred in preparing for the trip, such as, but not limited to, non-refundable airline tickets or trip insurance, nor additional expenses encountered as a result of flight schedule changes, strikes, delays, cancellations, missed connections, acts of God or war.
    • Personal items like individual gear, medicines, laundry, phone calls, etc.
    • Alcohol drinks or anything not mentioned in the program.
    • Gratuities
  • Picture Gallery machupiccu-norte
Published in Peru Tours - Tours
Thursday, 25 August 2016 16:27

Tour - Northern Archaeological Treasures 8D

This is a fantastic archeological tour full of culture and adventure visiting the ancient pre-Inca sites of the Chachapoyas civilization, lost in time. Jorney through Tarapoto visiting Moyobamba with its gorgeous orchids and Alta Mayo. We will visit Karajia with its incredible tombs and Gocta Falls believed to be one of the ten highest waterfalls in the world. Tour the extraordinary Kuelap compared to Machu Picchu in grandeur followed by Revash with its colorful funeral buildings located high up in a cliff. Finish off with the Laymembamba Museum housing numerous mummies and artifacts. We continue to Cajamarca where the Inca Atahualpa met with Spaniards. A great journey for people that want to venture off the beaten track.

Additional Info

  • Duration 8 days
  • Locations CuscoMachu Picchu
  • Rating 5
  • Category Cultural
  • Difficulty Easy - Moderate
  • Minimun Required 02 Passengers
  • Price From Consult us
  • Itinerary

    Northern Archaeological Treasures 8D

    Private Service Minimum 2 Persons

    Day 1 Lima - Tarapoto - Moyobamba - Alto Mayo - Chachapoyas 

    Arrive in the Tarapoto airport and we will be waiting to start our tour. En route to Chachapoyas we visit Moyobamba where we will see the lovely colorful orchids and if we have time dip into the sulfur waters. Then continue to Alto Mayo and arrive in Abra Patricia, where we will observe from a natural view point the amazing typical high jungle forest. We will finally arrive in Chachapoyas to relax in our comfortable hotel.
    Overnight in Chachapoyas
    Lunch included
    Note: Starting in October 2016 you will be able to fly from Lima to Jaen which is closer to Chachapoyas.

    Day 2 Chachapoyas - Karajia - Gocta Lodge

    This morning after breakfast, we will start our tour of Karajia located in the Utcubamba Valley. Once we arrive we will hike up to take a look at the Sarcophagi of Karajia which are perched up in the mountain in an inaccessible precipice.  These tombs standing up to 2.5m were built by the Chachapoyas civilization to bury their important dead.  The remaining six are the most intact from looters because of its location.  After our visit we will continue to Gocta Lodge to spend the night.
    Overnight in Gocta Lodge
    Breakfast and lunch included

    Day 3 Gocta Waterfalls - Chachapoyas

    After a hearty breakfast, we will start a full day (5-6 hours) of moderate to semi difficult hiking. We will observe a variety of hummingbirds, birds, flowers, maybe toucans, monkeys and other species from the region. Our hike takes us to the base of the spectacular Gocta Falls known to the locals but only made known to the world after an expedition in 2005 by Stefan Ziemendorff from Germany. Delight being in the wonderful pristine Gocta Water Falls taking in vistas of the gushing running sparkling waters, feeling the cooling mist of the water falls. If you are daring, dip into the pool beneath the falls and be rejuvenated by its cooling flowing waters. We will return to the Gocta Lodge for lunch before going to Chachapoyas for the night.
    Overnight in Chachapoyas
    Breakfast and lunch included

    Day 4 Kuelap

    Today we begin our amazing hike of 6 to 7 hours to the Chachapoyas archaeological site of Kuelap (3000m/9842ft). Walk up the steep road, zigzagging up the mountain side catching lovely views of the surroundings. The fortress of Kuelap, associated with the Chachapoyas Culture is situated on a ridge overlooking the Utcubamba Valley.  This site lost in time consists of enormous stone walls containing more than four hundred buildings with many of them with decorated walls and cornices or protruding friezes. Kuelap is compared in size and grandeur to Machu Picchu. We will stroll through this wondrous site exploring the past and listening to the theories of this culture. After a fascinating time, we will take a 10 minute walk to our transport for the 4 hour return trip to Chachapoyas. Spend a restful night in your hotel.
    Overnight in Chachapoyas
    Breakfast and lunch included
    Note:
    Teleferico (airline cable cars) will be available in November 2016 and then it will take less time to and from Kuelap.

    Day 5 Revash Funeral Complex – Leymeybamba Museum - Chachapoyas

    After breakfast, we start off driving to the village of Santo Tomas crossing the river and ascending a side valley with magnificent views. There we meet our wranglers and ride on the horses up the trail to the Revash Funeral houses. The colorful funeral buildings are sitting up high on a cliff overlooking the valley. They have designs depicting people and animals.  After this grand visit, we will enjoy lunch and relax. We continue to the Leymembamba Museum to see the collection of mummies, artifacts to include ceramics, textiles, wood carvings and more. Return to your hotel to relax for the night.
    Overnight in Chachapoyas
    Breakfast and lunch included

    Day 6 Chachapoyas – Cajamarca - Inca Baths

    This morning we will enjoy a scenic drive to Cajamarca enjoying the spectacular mountain views. We will visit the Inca baths thought to have been used by the Inca Atahualpa. Dip into the hot spring pools and relax. Return to your hotel for the night.
    Overnight in Cajamarca
    Breakfast included

    Day 7 Randsom Room - Cumbemayo - Ventanillas de Otuzco

    We will meet you in your hotel to start our tour full of excitement. Our first visit will be to the famous Randsom Room where Atahualpa was to fill with gold and silver for the Spaniards to negotiate his release. Afterwards, we drive to the archeological wonders of Cumbemayo. Tour the ancient aqueducts that will keep you wondering of how they were constructed because of its carefully carved stones. Afterwards, we will travel to the Ventanillas de Otuzco (little windows), the pre-Inca necropolis. It has square or retangular niches carved into the rock and were used as tombs. Return to your hotel.
    Overnight in Cajamarca
    Breakfast and lunch included

    Day 8 Cajamarca - Lima

    Transfer to the airport for your flight in the morning or late afternoon.
    Breakfast included


    End of Services

    Extensions extra cost: Chiclayo, Trujillo and Huaraz

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Services Included

    Services Included:

    • Transfer IN/OUT
    • Bilingual English speaking local guide
    • trip briefing before departure
    • Land transport costs.
    • All meals indicated on the itinerary.
    • Tours and entrances as per program
    • Hotel in Chachapoyas: 4 nights
    • Hotel in Gocta Lodge: 1 night
    • Hotel in Cajamarca: 2 nights

    Services NOT Included:

    • Domestic flights: (we can book for you)
    • Hotel in Lima (we can book for you)    
    • Any expenses incurred in preparing for the trip, such as, but not limited to, non-refundable airline tickets or trip insurance, nor additional expenses encountered as a result of flight schedule changes, delays, strikes, cancellations, missed connections, acts of God or war.
    • Personal items like individual gear, personal medicines, laundry service, telephone calls, etc.
    • Alcoholic drinks and anything not mentioned in the program
    • Gratuities

     

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Published in Peru Tours - Tours

This magnificent tour combines the pre-Incan Moche and Incan cultures.  Peru’s northern coast is a place of natural beauty and magnificent architectural sites with picturesque fishing villages. We will journey through Trujillo, for an amazing visit of the pre-Inca cultures: the Mochica and Chimu visiting the Huaca del Sol & Luna and Chan Chan. Relax at the Huanchaco beach while eating a delicous Ceviche lunch. We continue the excitement travelling to Chiclayo visiting El Brujo pyramids and meeting the Lady of Cao. Then visit the Huaca Rajada, Tucume and the Museum Tumba Reales to admire the exquisite treasures of Sipan. We continue our journey to the fabulous Inca City of Cusco to relish in the colonial and Incan architecture and culture. Journey through the lush Sacred Valley of the Incas visiting the amazing sites of Pisac and Ollantaytambo. Finally ride by train to the spectacular Machu Picchu once lost in time. There is no comparing the different civilizations we will encounter on our journey through time, as they are unique in their own way.

 

 

 

Additional Info

  • Duration 10 days
  • Rating 5
  • Category Cultural
  • Difficulty Easy - Moderate
  • Minimun Required 02 Passengers
  • Price From Consult us
  • Itinerary

    Machu Picchu & Northern Coast Odyssey 10D

     

    Day 1 Arrive in Lima

    Arrive in the Lima airport and our staff will be waiting to take you to your hotel.
    Overnight in Lima
    No Meals

    Day 2 Lima Trujillo - Temple of the Moon

    Morning flight to Trujillo. Arrive and our staff will transfer you to your hotel to relax and enjoy lunch before starting our tour. In the afternoon will visit the Pyramid of the Temple of the Moon dating back to the Moche period. Admire the beautiful ancient colorful mural paintings at the Temple of the Moon. It is beleived to have been a ceremonial and religious center with many religous designs and altars that were used for human sacrifices.  After a wonderful time we will return to your hotel.
    Overnight in Trujillo
    Breakfast included

    Day 3 Huaca del Dragon - Chan Chan  - Huanchaco - El Brujo - Museum of Cao - Chiclayo

    This morning, our first visit will be of the Huaca del Dragon known as the Huaca del Arco Iris which is near Chan Chan. It is a small site with interesting rainbow motifs. We continue to the world heritage site of Chan Chan, the capital of the Chimu Civilization, that is one of the largest pre-Columbian adobe cities in South America. They had engineering methods that were unknown in Europe and North America. This civilization is known for their pottery and metal working skills. Stroll through the city which was adorned by dramatic reliefs, sculptures, and wall carvings. Afterwards, we will go to Huanchaco, a fishing village and beach town known for its caballitos de totora (little reed horses). We will enjoy delicious typical dishes like Ceviche or other. After lunch, we will journey to the sacred pyramid temples of El Brujo located on an arid beach area. This complex is said to have been built by the Moche civilization. Admire its murals of the warriors with prisoners, ceremonial designs, human sacrifice and others. Then we will visit the amazing discovery of the mummy, Lady of Cao, thought to have been a leader of the Moche. After going back in time we will continue to Chiclayo.
    Overnight in Chiclayo
    Breakfast and lunch included

    Day 4 Huaca Rajada - Museum of Sican -  Tucume

    We begin our morning with a visit of the Huaca Rajada, where the tomb of the Lord of Sipan was found back in 1987. It is known as the richest tomb of the new world which contained gold, silver and other valuable aritfacts. The tour includes the visit of the on site museum. We will tour the pyramids with its tombs and chambers specified according to hierarchy and importance. En route to Tucume we will visit the Sican museum where we will see replicas of the Sican tombs and more. We will visit Tucume, known as the Valley of the Pyramids, which is considered as an important political and religious center. Return to your hotel.
    Overnight in Chiclayo 
    Breakfast and lunch included

    Day 5 Museum Tumbas Reales (Lord of Sipan) - Chiclayo - Lima - Cusco

    In the morning we will visit the Tumbas Reales Museum, one of the best in Peru, which houses the amazing treasures of the Lord of Sipan. Be mesmerized by the intricate displayed silver and copper pieces, bead ornaments, masks, and more. After our visit we continue to the airport for our flight to Lima and connect to your flight to Cusco. Arrive in Cusco where our staff will be waiting to take you to your hotel. Enjoy a free day at leisure.
    Overnight in Cusco
    Breakfast included

    Day 6 Sacred Valley Tour - Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu Town)

    This morning we will travel from Cusco to the fertile Sacred Valley of the Incas. Our first visit will be of the Pisac ruins (2972m/9751ft) admiring the numerous agricultural terraces and the ruins.  Then drive down to the town of Pisac and shop in the artisan market with many stalls selling many colorful handicrafts. Thereafter, we drive to Urubamba to have a delicious buffet lunch. After lunch, we continue to one of the original Inca towns of Ollantaytambo (2792m/9160ft) built by the Inca Pachacutec.  Visit the archeological site which has many structures such as the Temple of the Sun and more. Then we will board our train to Aguas Calientes to spend the night.
    Overnight in Aguas Calientes
    Breakfast and lunch included

    ** In private services you will enjoy visiting the Pisac Sun Temple and Awanacancha and make other interesting cutural stops at your pace and not being rushed.

    Day 7 Machu Picchu -Cusco

    This morning after a very early breakfast, take the bus up to the magical Sanctuary of Machu Picchu. Enjoy a professional guided walking tour of the stupendous Machu Picchu (2400m/7874ft), visiting the extraordinary Temple of the Sun, Temple of the Three Windows features huge trapezoidal windows and much more. Take pleasure in exploring other hikes like Huayna Picchu, Machupicchu Mountain Peak, Sungate or walk over to the Inca Bridge.  After a fabulous visit return to town to eat lunch before boarding the train to Poroy. Arrive and our staff will be waiting to take you to your hotel in Cusco.
    Overnight in Cusco
    Breakfast and lunch included
    Optional extra cost: 
    Climb Huayna Picchu (must be booked at least 3 months in advance) or Machu Picchu Mountain Peak.

    Day 8 Cusco City Tour

    Morning or afternoon city tour. The city center and surrounding neighborhoods are an amazing mixture of architectural synthesis: Spanish Colonial edifices, with their elaborately carved cedar balconies, built upon mind-boggling Inca stone foundations. A short stroll through the narrow cobble-stoned streets and pathways is a trip back through time. In the afernoon we will visit the impressive Qoricancha (“court of gold”, also known as the temple of the sun) and the nearby ruins of, Sacsayhuaman, the sacred temple but called a fortress by the Spaniards,  Qenqo known for rituals, Puca Pucara (“red fort”) and Tambomachay, the Inca baths. Return to Cusco.
    Overnight in Cusco
    Breakfast is included
    **If you have chosen a private city tour then visit the San Pedro local market, Qoricancha and Cathedral,  Sacsayhuaman and Qenko ruins. At your pace not rushed and time for pictures.


    Day 9 Cusco - Lima - Lima City Tour

    Morning transfer to the airport for your flight to Lima. Our staff will take you to your hotel in Miraflores. In the afternoon we will meet you to start the tour of the City of Kings.  We will visit a combination of pre-Hispanic, Colonial and Contemporary. Our visit will take us through pre-Inca ruins, colonial and Inca architecture, residential neighborhoods, charming churches, and more. Return to your hotel.
    Overnight in Lima
    Breakfast included

    Optional extra cost: Add the Larco Museum tour or Pachacamac ruins or you can do a Gourmet tour with cooking class.

    Day 10 Lima - International flight

    Today we will transfer you to the airport for your international flight.
    Breakfast included

    End of Services.

  • Services Included

    Services Included:

    • Transfer IN/OUT
    • Professional English Speaking guides
    • All tours as per program.
    • Entrance to all archeological sites mentioned in program
    • All meals as per itinerary.
    • Train round trip
    • Entrance to Machu Picchu + round trip bus from Aguas Calientes/Machupicchu ruins
    • Transfer from the Poroy station to Cusco.
    • Hotel in Trujillo - 1 night
    • Hotel in Chiclayo - 2  nights
    • Hotel in Cusco - 3 nights
    • Hotel in Aguas Calientes - 1 night
    • Hotel in Lima - 2 nights

    Services NOT Included:

    • Domestic flights. (we can book for you)
    • Entrance Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain Peak
    • Any expense incurred in preparing for the trip, such as, but not limited to, non-refundable airline tickets or trip insurance, nor additional expenses encountered as a result of flight schedule changes, strikes, delays, cancellations, missed connections, acts of God or war.
    • Personal items like individual gear, medicines, laundry, phone calls, etc.
    • Alcohol drinks or anything not mentioned in the program.
    • Gratuities
  • Picture Gallery machupiccu-norte
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Tuesday, 03 June 2014 00:00

Northern Archaeological Treasures 8D

This is a fantastic archeological tour full of culture and adventure visiting the ancient pre-Inca sites of the Chachapoyas civilization, lost in time. Jorney through Tarapoto visiting Moyobamba with its gorgeous orchids and Alta Mayo. We will visit Karajia with its incredible tombs and Gocta Falls believed to be one of the ten highest waterfalls in the world. Tour the extraordinary Kuelap compared to Machu Picchu in grandeur followed by Revash with its colorful funeral buildings located high up in a cliff. Finish off with the Laymembamba Museum housing numerous mummies and artifacts. We continue to Cajamarca where the Inca Atahualpa met with Spaniards. A great journey for people that want to venture off the beaten track.

Additional Info

  • Duration 8 days
  • Locations CuscoMachu Picchu
  • Rating 5
  • Category Cultural
  • Difficulty Easy - Moderate
  • Minimun Required 02 Passengers
  • Price From Consult us
  • Itinerary

    Northern Archaeological Treasures 8D

    Private Service Minimum 2 Persons

    Day 1 Lima - Tarapoto - Moyobamba - Alto Mayo - Chachapoyas 

    Arrive in the Tarapoto airport and we will be waiting to start our tour. En route to Chachapoyas we visit Moyobamba where we will see the lovely colorful orchids and if we have time dip into the sulfur waters. Then continue to Alto Mayo and arrive in Abra Patricia, where we will observe from a natural view point the amazing typical high jungle forest. We will finally arrive in Chachapoyas to relax in our comfortable hotel.
    Overnight in Chachapoyas
    Lunch included
    Note: Starting in October 2016 you will be able to fly from Lima to Jaen which is closer to Chachapoyas.

    Day 2 Chachapoyas - Karajia - Gocta Lodge

    This morning after breakfast, we will start our tour of Karajia located in the Utcubamba Valley. Once we arrive we will hike up to take a look at the Sarcophagi of Karajia which are perched up in the mountain in an inaccessible precipice.  These tombs standing up to 2.5m were built by the Chachapoyas civilization to bury their important dead.  The remaining six are the most intact from looters because of its location.  After our visit we will continue to Gocta Lodge to spend the night.
    Overnight in Gocta Lodge
    Breakfast and lunch included

    Day 3 Gocta Waterfalls - Chachapoyas

    After a hearty breakfast, we will start a full day (5-6 hours) of moderate to semi difficult hiking. We will observe a variety of hummingbirds, birds, flowers, maybe toucans, monkeys and other species from the region. Our hike takes us to the base of the spectacular Gocta Falls known to the locals but only made known to the world after an expedition in 2005 by Stefan Ziemendorff from Germany. Delight being in the wonderful pristine Gocta Water Falls taking in vistas of the gushing running sparkling waters, feeling the cooling mist of the water falls. If you are daring, dip into the pool beneath the falls and be rejuvenated by its cooling flowing waters. We will return to the Gocta Lodge for lunch before going to Chachapoyas for the night.
    Overnight in Chachapoyas
    Breakfast and lunch included

    Day 4 Kuelap

    Today we begin our amazing hike of 6 to 7 hours to the Chachapoyas archaeological site of Kuelap (3000m/9842ft). Walk up the steep road, zigzagging up the mountain side catching lovely views of the surroundings. The fortress of Kuelap, associated with the Chachapoyas Culture is situated on a ridge overlooking the Utcubamba Valley.  This site lost in time consists of enormous stone walls containing more than four hundred buildings with many of them with decorated walls and cornices or protruding friezes. Kuelap is compared in size and grandeur to Machu Picchu. We will stroll through this wondrous site exploring the past and listening to the theories of this culture. After a fascinating time, we will take a 10 minute walk to our transport for the 4 hour return trip to Chachapoyas. Spend a restful night in your hotel.
    Overnight in Chachapoyas
    Breakfast and lunch included
    Note:
    Teleferico (airline cable cars) will be available in November 2016 and then it will take less time to and from Kuelap.

    Day 5 Revash Funeral Complex – Leymeybamba Museum - Chachapoyas

    After breakfast, we start off driving to the village of Santo Tomas crossing the river and ascending a side valley with magnificent views. There we meet our wranglers and ride on the horses up the trail to the Revash Funeral houses. The colorful funeral buildings are sitting up high on a cliff overlooking the valley. They have designs depicting people and animals.  After this grand visit, we will enjoy lunch and relax. We continue to the Leymembamba Museum to see the collection of mummies, artifacts to include ceramics, textiles, wood carvings and more. Return to your hotel to relax for the night.
    Overnight in Chachapoyas
    Breakfast and lunch included

    Day 6 Chachapoyas – Cajamarca - Inca Baths

    This morning we will enjoy a scenic drive to Cajamarca enjoying the spectacular mountain views. We will visit the Inca baths thought to have been used by the Inca Atahualpa. Dip into the hot spring pools and relax. Return to your hotel for the night.
    Overnight in Cajamarca
    Breakfast included

    Day 7 Randsom Room - Cumbemayo - Ventanillas de Otuzco

    We will meet you in your hotel to start our tour full of excitement. Our first visit will be to the famous Randsom Room where Atahualpa was to fill with gold and silver for the Spaniards to negotiate his release. Afterwards, we drive to the archeological wonders of Cumbemayo. Tour the ancient aqueducts that will keep you wondering of how they were constructed because of its carefully carved stones. Afterwards, we will travel to the Ventanillas de Otuzco (little windows), the pre-Inca necropolis. It has square or retangular niches carved into the rock and were used as tombs. Return to your hotel.
    Overnight in Cajamarca
    Breakfast and lunch included

    Day 8 Cajamarca - Lima

    Transfer to the airport for your flight in the morning or late afternoon.
    Breakfast included


    End of Services

    Extensions extra cost: Chiclayo, Trujillo and Huaraz

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Services Included

    Services Included:

    • Transfer IN/OUT
    • Bilingual English speaking local guide
    • trip briefing before departure
    • Land transport costs.
    • All meals indicated on the itinerary.
    • Tours and entrances as per program
    • Hotel in Chachapoyas: 4 nights
    • Hotel in Gocta Lodge: 1 night
    • Hotel in Cajamarca: 2 nights

    Services NOT Included:

    • Domestic flights: (we can book for you)
    • Hotel in Lima (we can book for you)    
    • Any expenses incurred in preparing for the trip, such as, but not limited to, non-refundable airline tickets or trip insurance, nor additional expenses encountered as a result of flight schedule changes, delays, strikes, cancellations, missed connections, acts of God or war.
    • Personal items like individual gear, personal medicines, laundry service, telephone calls, etc.
    • Alcoholic drinks and anything not mentioned in the program
    • Gratuities

     

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Monday, 04 November 2013 00:00

Machu Picchu & Northern Coast Odyssey 10D

This magnificent tour combines the pre-Incan Moche and Incan cultures.  Peru’s northern coast is a place of natural beauty and magnificent architectural sites with picturesque fishing villages. We will journey through Trujillo, for an amazing visit of the pre-Inca cultures: the Mochica and Chimu visiting the Huaca del Sol & Luna and Chan Chan. Relax at the Huanchaco beach while eating a delicous Ceviche lunch. We continue the excitement travelling to Chiclayo visiting El Brujo pyramids and meeting the Lady of Cao. Then visit the Huaca Rajada, Tucume and the Museum Tumba Reales to admire the exquisite treasures of Sipan. We continue our journey to the fabulous Inca City of Cusco to relish in the colonial and Incan architecture and culture. Journey through the lush Sacred Valley of the Incas visiting the amazing sites of Pisac and Ollantaytambo. Finally ride by train to the spectacular Machu Picchu once lost in time. There is no comparing the different civilizations we will encounter on our journey through time, as they are unique in their own way.

 

 

 

Additional Info

  • Duration 10 days
  • Locations Machu PicchuTrujilloChiclayoChachapoyas
  • Rating 5
  • Category Cultural
  • Difficulty Easy - Moderate
  • Minimun Required 02 Passengers
  • Price From Consult us
  • Itinerary

    Machu Picchu & Northern Coast Odyssey 10D

     

    Day 1 Arrive in Lima

    Arrive in the Lima airport and our staff will be waiting to take you to your hotel.
    Overnight in Lima
    No Meals

    Day 2 Lima Trujillo - Temple of the Moon

    Morning flight to Trujillo. Arrive and our staff will transfer you to your hotel to relax and enjoy lunch before starting our tour. In the afternoon will visit the Pyramid of the Temple of the Moon dating back to the Moche period. Admire the beautiful ancient colorful mural paintings at the Temple of the Moon. It is beleived to have been a ceremonial and religious center with many religous designs and altars that were used for human sacrifices.  After a wonderful time we will return to your hotel.
    Overnight in Trujillo
    Breakfast included

    Day 3 Huaca del Dragon - Chan Chan  - Huanchaco - El Brujo - Museum of Cao - Chiclayo

    This morning, our first visit will be of the Huaca del Dragon known as the Huaca del Arco Iris which is near Chan Chan. It is a small site with interesting rainbow motifs. We continue to the world heritage site of Chan Chan, the capital of the Chimu Civilization, that is one of the largest pre-Columbian adobe cities in South America. They had engineering methods that were unknown in Europe and North America. This civilization is known for their pottery and metal working skills. Stroll through the city which was adorned by dramatic reliefs, sculptures, and wall carvings. Afterwards, we will go to Huanchaco, a fishing village and beach town known for its caballitos de totora (little reed horses). We will enjoy delicious typical dishes like Ceviche or other. After lunch, we will journey to the sacred pyramid temples of El Brujo located on an arid beach area. This complex is said to have been built by the Moche civilization. Admire its murals of the warriors with prisoners, ceremonial designs, human sacrifice and others. Then we will visit the amazing discovery of the mummy, Lady of Cao, thought to have been a leader of the Moche. After going back in time we will continue to Chiclayo.
    Overnight in Chiclayo
    Breakfast and lunch included

    Day 4 Huaca Rajada - Museum of Sican -  Tucume

    We begin our morning with a visit of the Huaca Rajada, where the tomb of the Lord of Sipan was found back in 1987. It is known as the richest tomb of the new world which contained gold, silver and other valuable aritfacts. The tour includes the visit of the on site museum. We will tour the pyramids with its tombs and chambers specified according to hierarchy and importance. En route to Tucume we will visit the Sican museum where we will see replicas of the Sican tombs and more. We will visit Tucume, known as the Valley of the Pyramids, which is considered as an important political and religious center. Return to your hotel.
    Overnight in Chiclayo
    Breakfast and lunch included

    Day 5 Museum Tumbas Reales (Lord of Sipan) - Chiclayo - Lima - Cusco

    In the morning we will visit the Tumbas Reales Museum, one of the best in Peru, which houses the amazing treasures of the Lord of Sipan. Be mesmerized by the intricate displayed silver and copper pieces, bead ornaments, masks, and more. After our visit we continue to the airport for our flight to Lima and connect to your flight to Cusco. Arrive in Cusco where our staff will be waiting to take you to your hotel. Enjoy a free day at leisure.
    Overnight in Cusco
    Breakfast included

    Day 6 Sacred Valley Tour - Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu Town)

    This morning we will travel from Cusco to the fertile Sacred Valley of the Incas. Our first visit will be of the Pisac ruins (2972m/9751ft) admiring the numerous agricultural terraces and the ruins.  Then drive down to the town of Pisac and shop in the artisan market with many stalls selling many colorful handicrafts. Thereafter, we drive to Urubamba to have a delicious buffet lunch. After lunch, we continue to one of the original Inca towns of Ollantaytambo (2792m/9160ft) built by the Inca Pachacutec.  Visit the archeological site which has many structures such as the Temple of the Sun and more. Then we will board our train to Aguas Calientes to spend the night.
    Overnight in Aguas Calientes
    Breakfast and lunch included

    ** In private services you will enjoy visiting the Pisac Sun Temple and Awanacancha and make other interesting cutural stops at your pace and not being rushed.

    Day 7 Machu Picchu -Cusco

    This morning after a very early breakfast, take the bus up to the magical Sanctuary of Machu Picchu. Enjoy a professional guided walking tour of the stupendous Machu Picchu (2400m/7874ft), visiting the extraordinary Temple of the Sun, Temple of the Three Windows features huge trapezoidal windows and much more. Take pleasure in exploring other hikes like Huayna Picchu, Machupicchu Mountain Peak, Sungate or walk over to the Inca Bridge.  After a fabulous visit return to town to eat lunch before boarding the train to Poroy. Arrive and our staff will be waiting to take you to your hotel in Cusco.
    Overnight in Cusco
    Breakfast and lunch included
    Optional extra cost:
    Climb Huayna Picchu (must be booked at least 3 months in advance) or Machu Picchu Mountain Peak.

    Day 8 Cusco City Tour

    Morning or afternoon city tour. The city center and surrounding neighborhoods are an amazing mixture of architectural synthesis: Spanish Colonial edifices, with their elaborately carved cedar balconies, built upon mind-boggling Inca stone foundations. A short stroll through the narrow cobble-stoned streets and pathways is a trip back through time. In the afernoon we will visit the impressive Qoricancha (“court of gold”, also known as the temple of the sun) and the nearby ruins of, Sacsayhuaman, the sacred temple but called a fortress by the Spaniards,  Qenqo known for rituals, Puca Pucara (“red fort”) and Tambomachay, the Inca baths. Return to Cusco.
    Overnight in Cusco
    Breakfast is included
    **If you have chosen a private city tour then visit the San Pedro local market, Qoricancha and Cathedral,  Sacsayhuaman and Qenko ruins. At your pace not rushed and time for pictures.


    Day 9 Cusco - Lima - Lima City Tour

    Morning transfer to the airport for your flight to Lima. Our staff will take you to your hotel in Miraflores. In the afternoon we will meet you to start the tour of the City of Kings.  We will visit a combination of pre-Hispanic, Colonial and Contemporary. Our visit will take us through pre-Inca ruins, colonial and Inca architecture, residential neighborhoods, charming churches, and more. Return to your hotel.
    Overnight in Lima
    Breakfast included

    Optional extra cost: Add the Larco Museum tour or Pachacamac ruins or you can do a Gourmet tour with cooking class.

    Day 10 Lima - International flight

    Today we will transfer you to the airport for your international flight.
    Breakfast included

    End of Services.

     

     

     

     

  • Services Included

    Services Included:

    • Transfer IN/OUT
    • Professional English Speaking guides
    • All tours as per program.
    • Entrance to all archeological sites mentioned in program
    • All meals as per itinerary.
    • Train round trip
    • Entrance to Machu Picchu + round trip bus from Aguas Calientes/Machupicchu ruins
    • Transfer from the Poroy station to Cusco.
    • Hotel in Trujillo - 1 night
    • Hotel in Chiclayo - 2  nights
    • Hotel in Cusco - 3 nights
    • Hotel in Aguas Calientes - 1 night
    • Hotel in Lima - 2 nights

    Services NOT Included:

    • Domestic flights. (we can book for you)
    • Entrance Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain Peak
    • Any expense incurred in preparing for the trip, such as, but not limited to, non-refundable airline tickets or trip insurance, nor additional expenses encountered as a result of flight schedule changes, strikes, delays, cancellations, missed connections, acts of God or war.
    • Personal items like individual gear, medicines, laundry, phone calls, etc.
    • Alcohol drinks or anything not mentioned in the program.
    • Gratuities
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