Pre-Inca Northern Peru

16 days

Indicative cost incl. flights:


£5,965 pp

3 star & low season

£7,285 pp

3 star & high season


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Day 1
You will fly to Lima today. On arrival you will be greeted by our friendly representatives and transferred into the city. Your guide will give you an overview of the city to help you make the most of your time.
Day 2
Your guide and driver will meet you today, for a morning tour of the key areas of the city. Your tour will focus mainly on the impressive historical sights of Lima’s colonial centre. The afternoon is free for you to relax or further explore at your own leisure – the Larco Museum is well worth a visit.
Day 3
You will be transferred to the airport this morning for your short flight to Trujillo, gateway city to some of the archaeological treasures of the north.
Day 4
Today you will visit some of the key sites accessible from Trujillo such as the vast adobe city of Chan Chan and the Temples of the Sun & Moon.
Day 5
Travel from Trujillo to Chiclayo today, stopping en-route to visit the temples and tombs at El Brujo which date back to the Moche era.
Day 6
Your day trip from Chiclayo today takes in the Tucume Pyramids, the tomb of Lord Sipan and the superb Royal Tombs museum.
Day 7
Depart Chiclayo this morning and continue your journey north to the mountainous province of Chachapoyas.
Day 8
Today you will take a guided tour of the impressive fortress at Kuelap – this is one of Peru’s lesser visited historic gems, its backdrop of mountains and cloud forest only adding to its mystique.
Day 9
Depart the Chachapoyas region for the return journey back to Trujillo.
Day 10
You will be transferred to the airport for your flights to Cusco, via Lima. You will be transferred into Cusco’s impressive historic centre, an area filled with pretty plazas, boutiques and restaurants.
Day 11
You will meet your guide and driver for a full day tour of the city. You will explore the highlights of central Cusco as well as some of the impressive Inca ruins on the surrounding hillsides.
Day 12
Free day to further explore Cusco at your own pace. Shop for gifts in the handicrafts markets, visit one of the city's superb museums or perhaps arrange a cookery class.
Day 13
You will be transferred through the Sacred Valley to the small town of Ollantayambo, from where you will take the spectacular train journey to Machu Picchu town. On arrival, you will take the shuttle bus up to Machu Picchu with your guide. You will have an afternoon tour, before returning to the small town where you will spend the night.
Day 14
You have tickets for a second entry to Machu Picchu to explore by yourselves. You can also climb Huayna Picchu mountain, for bird’s eye views over the mighty Inca citadel. You will take the train to the Sacred Valley this afternoon, final stop before your journey home tomorrow.
Day 15
You will be transferred to Cusco airport for your flights home, via Lima.
Day 16
Arrive home today.

Everything we do is tailor-made; our itineraries are just suggestions to give you an idea of what is possible. Please contact us so we can tailor the perfect holiday exclusively for you.

There is a jaw-dropping array of fascinating archaeological sites in the lesser-visited north of the country – if you have a keen interest in history this may be the itinerary for you. Highlights of this trip include the exploring majestic lost city of Kuelep, the royal tombs at Sipan and of course Machu Picchu.  Away from the crowds, do be prepared for a slightly more challenging way to travel – journeys are often long and accommodation standards are not as high as in other areas of the country, but those with an interest in South America’s ancient civilisations will find Northern Peru incredibly rewarding.

2 nights Lima – 2 nights Trujillo – 2 nights Chiclayo – 2 nights Chachapoyas – 1 night Trujillo – 3 nights Cusco – 1 night Machu Picchu – 1 night Sacred Valley – 1 night on plane

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