What makes this trip special?
Cajamarca to Leymebama
World's tallest waterfall - nearly
Mountains of gold
The Lord of Sipan
Spectacled Bear protection
Chaparri Lodge and Reserve
The Lady of Cao
A Moche Priestess
Pyramids of the Sun and the Moon
Largest ancient city in the Americas
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Lots of fascinating, less well-known, places make this a great second trip to Peru, or for travellers who like to step away from the more usual routes. Cajamarca-where the great Inca Atahualpa was captured by a handful of Spanish conquistadors, the fearsome citadel of Kuelap above valleys rich in pre-Incan sites, and the pyramids of the desert kingdoms of the coast. Stride out to Gocta Falls (2.5 times the height of the Shard) and relax in nature at Chaparri. Lots of travelling. Only practicable between May and September.
Day-by-day itinerary for 'Northern Peru Explorer'
Karaji Sarcophagi and Quiotcta Cave
Lord of Sipan treasures and to Chaparri
Guide prices for 'Northern Peru Explorer'
SEASONAL: can't be done in UK Winter Best: May-Sep inc
|Mid/upper range hotels
||2 people sharing
Prices are per person and include:
- All transport in Peru including domestic flights (Lima-Cajamarca/Trujillo-Lima in economy class)
- 12 nights accommodation
- meals as indicated B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner
- all excursions described (private basis)
- all entry fees
Prices do not include:
- international flights
- travel insurance
- items of a personal nature such as drinks, tips, laundry, etc
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'Northern Peru Explorer'
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Seasonal information for 'Northern Peru Explorer'
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Hotels for 'Northern Peru Explorer'
A good value, characterful hotel situated in the quiet Miraflores neighbourhood of Lima between the ocean front and the park. Originally built in 1918 as a private mansion for a wealthy local family it has been renovated into a hotel and restaurant. It has a certain bygone charm with heavy antique furnishings, bric-a-brac and local artwork. All rooms have private bathrooms, air conditioning, cable TV, free WiFi access and a safe deposit box.
Standard/traditional rooms have one queen or twin single beds.
Days 2 - 3
Costa del Sol, Cajamarca
The Costa del Sol Cajamarca is a renovated mansion, previously owned by the Santolaya family, a prominent and historic family in the city. The hotel is located in a prime location opposite the Plaza de Armas and next to the Cajamarca cathedral. The hotel has a total of 71 rooms ranging from Standard rooms to Deluxe suites, all are kitted out with TVs, a safe deposit box and wifi. The restaurant serves a buffet breakfast and an a la carte menu during the day. Hotel facilities include a swimming pool, gym, spa, casino and hair dresser.
La Casona de Leymebamba
Set in a wooden beamed traditional house just a short walk from the village's main square the Casona de Leymebamba is a basic option for those wishing to stay close to the centre of town. The functional bedrooms are set around a pretty flower filled courtyard garden which attracts hummingbirds, and all rooms have private bathrooms with hot water. The dining room where breakfast is served has an attractive view, and evening meals can be provided with prior notification. A laundry service and local excursions are offered at extra cost locally.
Days 5 - 7
Casa Hacienda Achamaqui
The hotel is located in a colonial style hacienda set in beautiful countryside, only 20 minutes from Chachapoyas town centre. The hotel has 21 rooms ranging from Traditional rooms to Junior suites set around a central patio garden. The restaurant serves a good breakfast buffet and a varied menu for lunch and dinner while on Sundays the hotel organises barbecues. Hotel facilities include a large outdoor swimming pool and an internet centre. It is 2.6km from San Antonio Private reserve and has an on-site birding trail, mountain views.
Costa del Sol Wyndham, Chiclayo
Costa del Sol Wyndham Chiclayo is located in the heart of the city centre a short walk from Plaza de Armas. The central location means that there is limited outdoor space, but each of the 82 rooms and suites have cable T.V, A/C, safe, Wi-Fi, mini-bar and double-glazed windows. There is a small rooftop swimming/plunge-pool and terrace area with sun-loungers, gym, sauna and jacuzzi, massage room. The hotel's 'Paprika' restaurant specialises in local cuisine and there is also a bar, and 24hr business centre. The hotel is adjacent to the "Tutenkamun" casino.
Days 9 - 10
Chaparri is an eco-lodge with simple yet charming facilities approx 75km inland from the city of Chiclayo (mostly unpaved). The adobe construction bedrooms have private bathrooms and solar heated showers. There is no mains electricity so you will need to pack a torch. It is owned and staffed by people from the community, it is a masterclass in sustainable tourism, the greenest lodge in Peru with the first reed bed water treatment facility, a solar powered fridge for cold beers but please note: very little English is spoken. This makes a delightful place to relax amid nature. You may like to rise at dawn, grab a coffee then sit down quitely by a small pool to watch the local hummingbirds come to drink and bathe. There are nature trails on the property of varying length, with a 8km hike for those who like to stretch their legs, there are good birdwatching opportunities and knowledgeable resident guides (Spanish speakers), horseriding or you can simply relax in a hammock and read a book amid peace and tranquility if you prefer. As well as Spectacled bear in the rescue cenre, White-tailed Deer and Sechuran Foxes can often be watched from the al fresco dining area while lunch is served. There is also a herpitarium for snake enthusiasts.
Costa del Sol Wyndham Trujillo
This resort type property set around two impressive swimming pools amid manicured lawns is a nice, quiet haven located in the suburb of El Golf on the outskirts of Trujillo, just 15 minutes from the airport or a short taxi ride from downtown.
Each of the hotel's 120 rooms split between standard, superior and premium categories have A/C, flat screen TVs, wifi, kettles, minibar and safety deposit boxes. Superior and premium rooms both overlook the swimming pools and have either balconies or terraces. Leisure facilities include a fitness centre, dry sauna, steam room, jacuzzi, massage, spa and beauty salon services. There is also a restaurant 'Paprika' serving Peruvian/international cuisine and 'Walak' bar.
pool from balcony
Casa Andina Select, Miraflores
A basic, but comfortable business style hotel, conveniently located in the fashionable district of Miraflores, close to numerous shops, restaurants and cafes. All 145 rooms at the Casa Andina Select come equipped with Tv's, writing desks, soundproof windows, blackout curtains and private bathrooms. Other facilities in the hotel include a bar & restaurant, Spa, Gym & Sun terrace with jacuzzi and a business centre with computers for guests use. Wi-Fi is also available in the hotel.