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Explore Northern Peru & Machu Picchu

16 days, Lima to Lima

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Experience the many splendours of Peru's ancient past on this 16-day tour that takes you to famed sites and hidden gems. In northern Peru, discover traces of pre-Inca cultures, including the mountaintop fortified city of Kuelap, home to the Chachapoyas “Cloud Warriors;” and the eroded adobe ruins of Chan Chan. Round out your exploration of Peru’s fascinating past with an early morning guided visit to magnificent Machu Picchu.

16 days - Lima to Lima

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Experience the many splendours of Peru's ancient past on this 16-day tour that takes you to famed sites and hidden gems. In northern Peru, discover traces of pre-Inca cultures, including the mountaintop fortified city of Kuelap, home to the Chachapoyas “Cloud Warriors;” and the eroded adobe ruins of Chan Chan. Round out your exploration of Peru’s fascinating past with an early morning guided visit to magnificent Machu Picchu.

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Travel Style: National Geographic Journeys

Greater exploration, insider access, and the freedom to roam – all without sacrificing comfort.

Service Level: Upgraded

Quality accommodations and more inclusions than on other G Adventures tours, like meals, private transport, and activities.

Physical Rating: 3 - Average

Some tours may include light hiking, biking, rafting, or kayaking in addition to walking.

Trip Type: Small Group

Small group experience; Max 16, Avg 12.

Age requirement: 12+

All travellers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Visa Requirements

16 days - Lima to Lima

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Trip Code: SPXNG

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As in one of those old lithographs depicting the lush forests of the New World, the trail leads through lofty tunnels formed by overhanging boughs heavy with Spanish moss, orchids, and bromeliads.” ——Scott Wallace, “The High Road to Machu Picchu,” National Geographic Traveler, May/June, 2009

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Itinerary

Day 1Lima

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.

Day 2Lima/Chachapoyas

Board an early flight to Jaen, then travel overland to Chachapoyas, gateway to the archaeological sites of northern Peru. "Chacha" as it's known locally, will be our base for exploring the natural, cultural, and archaeological highlights of the region.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 3Gocta Falls

Hike through the cloud forest to Gocta waterfall, one of the world's tallest cascades, 771 meters (2,156 feet) high. Ancient legends that discouraged local community members from talking about the falls, which did not begin receiving visitors until 2005 and are still relatively unknown. Take in Gocta’s mesmerizing spray; then opt for a longer hike to its base, or enjoy a free afternoon.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 4Kuelap Fortress

This morning, get immersed in the culture and history of the Chachapoyan people at Kuelap, a fortified city made up of more than 400 circular buildings and complexes. Ride a cable car up to the site, thought to have been an important cultural center for these pre-Inca "Cloud Warriors." Learn about coffee harvesting at a sustainable coffee farm before tasting coffee from the area. Later, try to spot some of the 130 bird species that live in the surrounding ecological reserve, including the spatula-tailed hummingbird.

Exclusive Inclusions:

Your Journeys Highlight Moment Sustainable Coffee Farm Experience

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch

Day 5Chachapoyas/Chiclayo

Today, drive to Chiclayo. This coastal town, founded in the 18th century, was once an important trade route between the coast and the jungle and is rich with archaeological sites and cultural history. Spend the rest of the day exploring the city on your own.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch

Day 6Chiclayo

Enjoy a visit to one of the most archaeologically rich museums in Peru: the Royal Tombs of Sipán Museum. In the afternoon, explore the tombs of Huaca Rajada and Lord Sipán, a series of burial chambers used by the pre-Inca Moche culture.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch

Day 7Chiclayo/Trujillo

Drive down the coast to colonial Trujillo, stopping along the way at the tomb of the Dama de Cao. Tour the site and hear about the mummy discovered here in 2006, thought to be the remains of the Lady of Cao, a high-ranking Moche ruler. In the afternoon, explore Trujillo to discover baroque churches and local markets.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 8Chan Chan/Lima

Visit the Temples of the Sun and the Moon. Later, enjoy a visit to Chan Chan, a UNESCO World Heritage site and the world's largest adobe city. The former capital of the Chimu people, Chan Chan covers 26 square kilometers (10 square miles) and was once home to about 50,000 people. Fly back to Lima this evening.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 9Lima

Enjoy a free day to explore Lima's capital city.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 10Lima/Urubamba

Board an early flight to Cusco then head to the scenic Sacred Valley. Explore the pre-Inca salt pans of Las Salineras and tour the Maras and Moray ruins. Enjoy a traditional pachamanca-style meal of local specialties.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Dinner

Day 11Urubamba

Continue exploring the Sacred Valley with a visit to the “Parque de la Papa” (“Potato Park”). An exclusive experience for Journeys travellers and part of G Adventures for Good, you'll walk through this rural community with a local guide to learn about potato cultivation, weaving, and the importance of both to Andean culture. Also, explore the Ollantaytambo and Pisac ruins and visit the G Adventures-supported Sacred Valley Community Restaurant in Huchuy Qosqo.

Exclusive Inclusions:

Your Journeys Highlight Moment Traditional Andean Experience| Your G for Good Moment Parque de la Papa (Potato Park)| Your G for Good Moment Parwa Community Restaurant the Sacred Valley

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch

Day 12Urubamba/Aguas Calientes

Catch an early transfer to Ollantaytambo station and board the scenic train to Aguas Calientes with the option to visit the market.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 13Aguas Calientes/Cusco

Enjoy a guided tour of the Machu Picchu ruins. Get free time to explore on your own or take an optional visit to the Inca Bridge before returning to Cusco by train.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 14Cusco

Explore historic Cusco with options to visit museums or go whitewater rafting, horseback riding, or mountain biking. This evening, take in a different view of the night sky at the Cusco Planetarium. Enjoy a presentation on the southern sky, contemporary astronomy, and the ancient Inca relationship with the cosmos. Check out the on-site museum and use their telescopes to admire the stars.

Exclusive Inclusions:

Your Journeys Highlight Moment Cusco Planetarium| Your Discover Moment

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 15Cusco/Lima

Fly back to Lima and spend an afternoon in Peru's bustling capital.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 16Lima

Depart at any time.

Meals included:

Breakfast
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What's Included

  • Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Sustainable Coffee Farm Experience, Amazilia Ecological Reserve
  • Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Traditional Andean Experience, Urubamba
  • Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Cusco Planetarium, Cusco
  • Your G for Good Moment: Parque de la Papa (Potato Park), Pisac
  • Your G for Good Moment: Parwa Community Restaurant the Sacred Valley, Lamay
  • Your Discover Moment: Cusco
  • Arrival transfer
  • Kuelap fortress visit (Chachapoyas)
  • Gocta waterfall hike
  • Royal Tombs of Sipán Museum (Lambayeque)
  • Lord of Sipán tomb visit
  • Dama de Cao mummy visit
  • Chan Chan adobe city visit
  • Two-day Sacred Valley tour including Ollantaytambo, Moray, and Pisac ruins and pre-Inca salt pans
  • Traditional pachamanca-style dinner
  • Scenic train and guided tour of Machu Picchu
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Accommodations

Hotels (15 nts).

Meals

15 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 1 dinner
Allow USD490-640 for meals not included.

Transportation

Private van, plane, walking.

Staff & experts

CEO (Chief Experience Officer) throughout, local guides.

Departures

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