Chiclayo Trujillo Kuelap
Chiclayo Trujillo Kuelap
Chiclayo Trujillo Kuelap
Chiclayo Trujillo Kuelap
Chiclayo Trujillo Kuelap

Chiclayo: Hidden Treasures of Northern Peru

Bring your travel interests and dreams to this great Peru’s northern destination (Chiclayo Trujillo Kuelap Gocta Falls), then let our experts tailor the perfect adventure for you! Off-the-beaten-path locations, local culture, wildlife encounters, this is the way to explore and make a once in a lifetime experience to this destination with Peru Summit Adventures.

The northern coastal desert of Peru holds some of the country’s greatest archaeological treasures: Chan Chan, the great adobe city of the Chimú civilization; 1,500-year-old Moche temples; and the royal tomb that brought the great Lord of Sipán to the world’s attention in 1987 — Peru’s very own King Tut. And the region continues to make news: In 2007, a 4,000-year-old temple and mural, among the oldest discoveries of their kind in the Americas were uncovered in the Lambayeque Valley. If archaeology isn’t your thing, northern beaches along the vast Pacific coastline particularly those in and around Máncora and Organos the coast’s hot new destination, draw surfers to some of the best waves off South America.

Kuelap and Chachapoyas: Large ferns and Orchid-draped cloud forest, impressive ridge-top citadels, stunning waterfalls, mysterious cliff tombs, astounding painted sarcophagi, this is the hidden world of the Chachapoyas region in northeastern Peru. Situated on the divide between the upper Amazon and the páramo (grasslands) of the Andean highlands, the Chachapoyas region is little visited and largely unknown, despite being one of the richest archaeological gems in the world and the extraordinary landscape that colors this region. The secret will be uncovered soon, the time to go is now before it is discovered by mass tourism. Be prepared to hear the zing of our guides’ machetes as we explore these mysterious ruins and awaken our inner “Indiana Jones!”  We limit our group size to just ten travelers, so we encourage you to sign up soon. Experience Chachapoyas now, while it still has its wonderful sense of discovery.

We have crafted unique experiences to explore the hidden gems in the northern part of Peru, places which still make you feel like Indiana Jones lost in vast archaeological sites. So, grab your fedora, camera, and boots to explore it with a local Peru Summit Adventures private guide–Chiclayo Trujillo Kuelap Gocta Falls Tours

Highlights

 

  • Enjoy the best of northern Peru on a private tour with a friendly and experienced local Peru Summit Adventures guide. Your private tour guide knows this part of Peru as only locals do and it is eager to show you what he loves about this route, based on your travel interests.
  • Explore with our destination expert the Chachapoyas province, Nestled between the sierra and the Amazonia, where there is one of the country’s most beautiful waterfalls and pre-Inca ruins, which could fairly be called the Cusco of the north.
  • Hike in the stunningly beautiful cloud forest and in broad, tall waterfalls (Gocta waterfall) with orchids.
  • Enthralling day tours to unknown archaeological sites.
  • Explore magnificent Kuélap (the future Machu Picchu), a walled citadel from 800 AD, and located at nearly 10,000 feet.

Chiclayo: Hidden Treasures of Northern Peru

4 Days from $ 700.00
Activity Type:
Archaeology & Cultural Adventures
Physical Grading:
Easy-Light
Service Level:
Upgraded Comfort

Aditional Facts about this Trip

Chiclayo

Spanish missionaries founded a small rural community on this site in the 16th century. Either by chance or through help from above, Chiclayo has prospered ever since. In one of the first sharp moves in Peruvian real estate, the missionaries chose a spot that sits at the hub of vital trade routes connecting the coast, the highlands, and the deep jungle. Chiclayo’s role as the commercial heart of the district has allowed it to overtake other once-vital organs of the region, such as the nearby city of Lambayeque, and this bustling metropolis shows few signs of slowing down.

Although it’s Peru’s fourth-largest city, with a population of just under a half-million, Chiclayo would be just another busy commercial town, generating little notice among travelers, were it not for the city’s strong associations with Peru’s ancient cultures. The primary draw is Chiclayo’s proximity to the archaeological sites Sipán and Túcume, two of the most important related to the Moche and Lambayeque cultures, and the spectacular Museo Tumbas Reales de Sipán, which houses one of the country’s most remarkable finds of the past several decades: the tomb of the Lord of Sipán.

Chiclayo is a modern and relatively new city. Although it was founded in the mid-16th century, most of its real development dates to the late 1800s and early 1900s. (The Parque Principal, or main square, didn’t come into existence until 1916).

Trujillo

Located on Peru’s west coast where the Moche River meets the Pacific Ocean, Trujillo delights visitors with its elegant architecture and welcoming residents. Writers, artists, dancers gravitate towards the city, making it a hotbed of creative talent, so take a private Trujillo tour and discover Peru’s Capital of Culture with our local Peru Summit Adventures private guide. For those with an interest in pre-Columbian archeology, a must-see place is Chan Chan, the largest adobe city in the ancient world of all Americas. Don’t miss out the stunning temples of the Sun and Moon, vestiges of a highly organized indigenous culture.

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