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Get to the heart of the untold stories of lesser known Northern Peru. The area's cultural diversity, archaeological sites and natural landscapes are well worth exploring. Speak to our knowledgeable Travel Designers to plan your off-the-beaten-path exploration of Peru.

8 DAYS OFF-THE-BEATEN-TRACK 

NORTHERN PERU

ITINERARY DAY-TO-DAY

1

DAY

LIMA / TRUJILLO

Fly to Trujillo.

Begin with a city tour that includes the Plaza de Armas (Main Square), the Catedral de Trujillo, Casa de la Emancipación (the site where Peru planned and declared independence from Spain, and is now open to public with art and cultural exhibits), & Iglesia de la Merced.

2

DAY

TRUJILLO / CHAN CHAN / TRUJILLO

Learn about the pre-Inca cultures of Northern Peru. Explore the UNESCO site of Chan Chan with the largest non-pyramidal adobe construction. Then head to the village of Huanchaco to observe the traditional fishing methods.

3

DAY

TRUJILLO / CHICLAYO

Explore the archaeological complex of the Temples of the Sun and Moon. Visit the El Brujo and museum where the famous mummy of the Lady of Cao is housed.

4

DAY

CHICLAYO / TUCUME / LAMBAYEQUE / CHICLAYO

Discover the last capital of the Lambayeque Kingdom, Tucume. Walk alongside the impressive Huaca Larga structure and explore 26 enormous Adobe structures.

5

DAY

CHICLAYO / COCACHIMBA

Drive approximately 5.5 to 6 hours to Cocachimba where you will pass through spectacular landscapes. 

6

DAY

COCACHIMBA / GOCTA FALLS / COCACHIMBA

Hike through the cloud forest to superb sight of the twin Gocta Falls. Along the way, admire the flora and fauna and natural habitat of Peru's national bird, the Andean Cock of the Rock.

7

DAY

COCACHIMBA / KARAJIA / KUELAP /CHACHAPOYAS

Visit Karajia Sarcophagi, also known as the "Wise Men" . Continue to Kuelap and discover a little known civilisation that was once one of the most advanced people.

8

DAY

CHACHAPOYAS / LIMA

Catch a flight back to Lima.

Optional: Full-day Mummies and Mausoleums

RECOMMENDED ACCOMMODATIONS

Moche Sanctuary Lodge, Trujillo
Casa Andina Select, Chiclayo
Gocta Natura, Gocta
Casa Hacienda Achamaqui, Chachapoyas
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