Magnificent discovery of the Peruvian North!
After a 5-day adventure in the lungs of our planet, the Amazon, we will reach the region of Chachapoyas, one of the last civilizations that resisted the Incas. We will then reach the Pacific Coast and visit many remains of pre-Inca civilizations. We will finish with the gastronomic capital of South America, Lima.
|NOT INCLUDED||International flights to and from the place of arrival and departure
Anything not mentioned under “Included.”
Compulsory travel insurance (accident/repatriation)
Your expenses on site
Allow an average of $25/day for meals (except when included) and drinks. This amount may vary depending on your choice of restaurant.
Also include an amount for souvenirs that you would like to take away as well as for your personal expenses.
On arrival we will pick you up at the airport and then we will leave for the small town of Yurimaguas on the banks of the Huallaga River.
Night in Yurimaguas
Pacaya Samiria National Reserve
Departure for 5 days of adventure in the lungs of our planet. We first go to the port before embarking on our speedboat with the final destination of the small village of Lagunas. We will spend the night there. The next day we will enter the largest protected reserve in Peru, Pacaya Samiria. 3 days of discovery await us.
Night 2 and 5 in Lagunas (simple hostel) / 3rd and 4th night at the Gloria hut.
Private transfers, Speed boat, Spanish private tour
Back to Tarapoto in the morning. In the afternoon departure for a visit of a chocolate factory. We will be explained the whole process from the raw fruit to the finished product.
Night in Tarapoto
Fast boat, private transfer, group visit
Tarapoto - Chachapoyas
We leave this morning by bus for the town of Chachapoyas. A magnificent route that will take us from the Amazon to the beginning of the Andes.
Arrival in this charming little town, installation at the hotel and rest of the day free.
Night in Chachapoyas
Full day in the nature. First part by transport to a small village, where we start our walk to the 3rd highest waterfall in the world, Gocta and its 771m.
Possibility to observe different kinds of orchids and a rich fauna. With a bit of luck it will be possible to observe the Rooster of the Rocks, an emblematic bird of Peru.
Night in Chachapoyas
Private Visit English – Spanish
To get the best conditions to visit the Kuelap fortress, we will leave early in the morning. After an hour and a half drive, we reach the site composed of hundreds of houses and imposing walls with an architecture very different from the Inca citadels. We will visit at our own pace the many cult buildings.
Return to Chachapoyas then night bus to Chiclayo.
Night on the bus
Private transfers, private visit English – Spanish, bus service
Installation at the hotel after our night on the bus. In the afternoon, we will visit one of the most beautiful museum of Peru, the one of Señor de Sipan. Establishment dedicated to the discoveries made in a single tomb, where the greatest pre-Inca treasures are displayed.
We will also visit the archaeological complex Moche de Tucume.
Night in Chiclayo
Private transfer, entrance fees included, visit with local English-Spanish guide
Chiclayo - Trujillo
We leave by bus for the city of Trujillo, the 3rd largest city in Peru.
Installation at the hotel then departure for Huanchaco. You will be able to taste succulent fish in one of the restaurants of the seaside of this small fishing village.
Then free time to walk on the beach and admire the famous “Caballitos de Totora”, a kind of small sea kayak made only of rush.
Night in Huanchaco
Today, we will visit the ruins of Chan Chan, former capital of the great Chimu culture. This citadel is the largest ever built in “adobe” (adobe, or mud bricks).
After our lunch in Huanchaco’s port, we will visit the Temple of the Sun and/or the Moon, before returning to the hotel.
Night in Huanchaco
Private transport, private visits English – Spanish, entrance fees included
Trujillo - Lima
Flight to Lima. After dropping off at the hotel, we leave for an exciting city tour that will take you to the historic district of Lima, where the Ciudad de los Reyes was founded in 1535 by Francisco Pizarro. We will visit the Plaza Mayor and its Cathedral.
During the day, we will also discover the modern Lima of Miraflores and the Bohemian Barranco neighborhood.
Night in Lima
Private transfer, flight included, private visit in French, entrance fees included
Transfer to the airport. End of our services.
The climate varies greatly according to the regions travelled through. From April to November, the sky is clear, although light rains are always possible. In altitude, it is pleasant during the day and cold at night. So bring warm clothes, even if you can walk around in a T-shirt during the day. Beware of the sun, which is strong at high altitudes, and bring a hat, sun cream and sunglasses.
No visa is required for stays of less than 90 days. You must travel with a passport that is still valid for 6 months after your stay.
When visiting high altitude areas, adverse effects such as headaches, nausea, insomnia and fatigue affect some people. However, the trip is designed to allow our body to adapt gradually (increase in red blood cells).
All major cities have modern private clinics with care comparable to what we have in Europe. However, you have to pay on the spot and then ask for reimbursement from your health insurance company.
We advise you to check whether your insurance covers medical costs in the countries you visit and if not, to seek reimbursement. Repatriation insurance is compulsory.
Currency / Credit Cards
Dollars and euros are accepted in the shops of the big cities. There are exchange houses everywhere. However, it is better not to carry large sums of money with you.
Credit cards are accepted in all ATMs (visa, mastercard, diners, american express). The commission of the bancomat is between 5 and 10USD.
In the service sector, it is normal to leave a tip when you are happy with the service. Between 5 and 10% of the value of the service is usual.
Whenever you travel, remember to keep fit. Even for “Discovery” trips, by preparing yourself physically you will adapt more easily to the altitude and enjoy your discoveries.
For trekking trips, develop your endurance by running or practicing your endurance several times a week.
Material to take with you
|Passport and 2 copies||Visa (if required)||Travel insurance (mandatory) and copy|
|Airline tickets and copy||Yellow fever vaccination certification (if visiting the Amazon)||Currency in US dollars, euros or local currency|
|1 large bag and 1 small bag (preferably backpack or duffel)||Camera||Binoculars|
|Reading/writing materials||Flashlight||2 comfortable trousers (trekking type)|
|1 pair of shorts, 3 T-shirts, 1 big sweater||Warm underwear||Cap|
|Warm and waterproof jacket||Good shoes||Small towel and bathing suitcase|
|Toilet kit||Protection against sun and insects||Medicines you usually take|
Basic first aid kit (bandages, disinfectant, tape, 1 pain reliever, 1 disinflammatory, immodium, broad spectrum antibiotic, mosquito repellent, lip stick)
You must be up to date with Tetanus, Hepatitis and Typhoid (Yellow Fever when visiting the Amazon).