Travel by land from Lima to Northern Peru and discover the secrets of Northern Archaeology including a night in Caral considered as one of the oldest heritage sites in America. We continue to Trujillo and to Chiclayo where you will board a flight back to Lima.
This itinerary includes a visit to the sprawling 500-acre complex of adobe palaces built by the pre-Inca Chimú culture know as Chan Chan and also the fabulous Moche Temples of the Sun and the Moon.
In Chiclayo the Royal Tombs Museum is a must and also a visit to Sipán archaeological site and Túcume , pyramids.
Day 1 - Lima / Caral
Early morning departure from Lima by private transport towards Huaraz. We will visit the site of Caral, dating from 2600BC, and considered the oldest city of Americas.
Lunch at Empedrada Lodge where you will also spend the night.
Day 2 - Caral / Huaraz
Early morning visit to the tangerine and avocado fields where you will learn more about the process of growing and harvest these product. Return to hotel and continue to Huaraz, crossing spectacular Andean scenery. Overnight at Andino Hotel.
(Breakfast, Box Lunch)
Day 3 - Chavin de Huantar / Huaraz
Visit Chavin de Huantar, built about 800 BC. This is a religious center of the Andes with a labyrinth of underground ritual passages and carvings. It is considered a UNESCO world heritage site.
After lunch depart to Huaraz. Overnight at Andino Hotel.
Day 4 - Huaraz / Sechin / Trujillo
Early depart to descend to the coast. Visit the ruins of Sechin. Here it is possible to find close to 500 carved monoliths. Then continue to Trujillo.
Overnight at Libertador Hotel.
(Breakfast, Box Lunch)
Day 5 - Trujillo
Full day tour. Visit the City and its colonial buildings and explore the Moche Valley including the pyramids of Sun and the moon with their impressive colorful decorations. After lunch at Huanchaco beach, demonstration how fishermen used the famous totora reed boats as their ancestor did in the past. Then continue to the adobe city of Chan Chan, capital of the Chimu Empire. Overnight at Libertador Hotel.
Day 6 - Trujillo / Chiclayo
Morning depart to Chiclayo. On the way visit the ceremonial Moche center of El Brujo. Continue to Chiclayo. Overnight at Casa Andina Chiclayo.
Day 7 - Chiclayo / Lima
Morning visit to Sipán archaeological site burials, the valley of pyramids of Tucume and the Royal Tombs of Sipan Museum.
Lunch at local gourmet restaurant. Evening transfer to the airport for flight to Lima.
|Immerse Northern Peru||2019|
|7 days/6 nights|
|Route: Lima - Caral - Huaraz - Chavin - Trujillo - Chiclayo|
|Highlights include: Caral (considered the oldest city of America), walk through the fields of mandarin, Chavin de Huantar, Sechin archaeological site, Chan Chan adobe city, the Moche temples of the Sun & Moon, Tucume pyramids, Sipan archaeological site, Royal Tombs of Sipan museum. Includes: private overland transportation Lima /Chiclayo, guided tours, entrance fees, breakfast, some meals, accommodation at Empedrada Lodge in Caral (1 nt), Andino Huaraz (2 nts), at Libertador Trujillo (2 nts), and Casa Andina Chiclayo (1 nt).|
|2019 Fixed Departures|
|Fridays all year-round.|
|# people:||2||3||4/up||Sngl Sup|
|Price per person:||$2338||$1801||$1533||$430|
|2019 Private Departures|
|Daily all year.|
|# people:||1||2||3||4/up||Sngl Sup|
|Price per person:||$4422||$407||$1940||$1652||$430|