1 Day: Lima
Upon arrivel trasnfer to the selected htl
2 Day: Lima / Caral / Casma ( 5 hrs )
After breakfast we leave by private car to The Archaeological site of Caral, some 200 KM North of Lima, unveil its secrets as the oldest civilization in the Americas, having developed almost simultaneously with the civilizations of Mesopotamia, Egypt, India and China. The inhabitants of Peru were ahead of those of Mesoamerica, the other center of civilization (of the six recognized worldwide) by at least 1,500 years. Caral extends over 66 hectares, and consists of a nucleus and a peripheral area. The former boasts monumental architectural structures, four kinds of distinctive residential complexes, residences of the elite, two sunken circular plazas and spaces for mass public assemblies. The area in the periphery has many housing units distributed rather like an archipelago, with “islands” of dwellings grouped the length of the terrace adjacent to the valley.Overnight Hotel
3 Day: Casma / Sechin / Trujillo ( 03 hrs )
visit the Sechin ruins about 170 km north of the ruins at Paramonga, where the vast complex of Sechin Alto is located. The entire complex covers more than 10 square km. in the Casma Valley. Radiocarbon analysis dates the central Cerro Sechin back to 1290 BC, while construction on the overall complex was in full swing even earlier – by 1700 BC. The significance of these early dates means that it preceded the much better known site of Chavin de Huantar high in the Andes by nearly a thousand years rather than visa versa as had been thought previously. We go on by private car to Trujillo Overnight Hotel
4 Day: Temple of the Sun, Moon, Chan Chan & Huanchaco
After breakfast. Excursion 15 minutes South of Trujillo to visit the enormous adobe constructions built by the Mochica Culture in the 5th century, called Temple of the Sun, considered the largest adobe pyramid in Peru and the Temple of the Moon, housing an extensive burial ground and some fine polychrome murals in which their deity is often printed. Is believed that both were complementary, one administrative and the other religious. Proceed to Huanchaco Beach, well frequented by beach-goers and surfers, you will have the opportunity to appreciate the local fishermen surfing the waves in their traditional "Caballitos de Totora", little reed boats used for fishing since pre Inca times, visit the largest mud archaeological complex of the pre-Hispanic America, Chan Chan, ancient Capital of the Chimu Empire (13th Century), visiting the Temple del Arco Iris, the site museum and the Tshudi Palace. Overnight Hotel
5 Day: Trujillo / El Brujo Complex / Chiclayo ( 03 Hrs )
After breakfast, drive 30 minutes by private Car North from Trujillo to the archaeological complex of El Brujo (the Shaman) containing three large buildings constructed in different eras: Huaca Prieta, the oldest construction on the Peruvian Coast; Huaca El Brujo, a pyramid from the Mochica Culture and Huaca Cao Viejo, with an old Christian church. Actually, scientific works are being done on its magnificent and recently discovered remains. We go on to Chiclayo Overnight Hotel.
Breakfast & Lunch.
6 Day: Tucume Archeological complex of Huaca Rajada & Musuem Royal Tombs of the Lord of Sipan
After breakfast, drive 40 minutes from Chiclayo to visit the archaeological complex of Tucume or Valley of the Pyramids, an important archaeological complex of the Lambayeque Culture (BC 1,000 / 1,350 AD), consisting of pyramids from which the extensive pre-Columbian urban site can be surveyed. excursion to the impressive Necropolis of Huaca Rajada, a Mochica funeral centre where a great number of tombs have been discovered and where the tombs of the Old Lord of Sipan (3rd Century) and the Lord of Sipan (5th Century), famous for its objects in gold and semi-precious stones, were unearthed in the decade of the 1980's by Peruvian archaeologists led by Dr. Walter Alva. visit to the Royal Tombs of Sipan Museum, where we can appreciate a Lord of Sipan Tomb replica, additionally we will see several ceramic pieces. Nowadays, this museum is one of the best and modern in South America
p.m. Transfer to the bus station leave to Chachapoyas ( 9 hrs ) Overnight on board
Breakfast & Lunch
7 Day: Chachapoyas
a.m. Upon arrivel transfer to the selected hotel, balance of the day free
on your own can go to Karajia
Sarcophagus of Karajia are precariously located on a mountain cliff at about 2600m. It is an spectacular funerary site down the road about a mile and a quarter. Here we will find 2 meter anthropomorphic wooden coffins located under a cliff. Mummies were placed inside each coffin. It is easy to get the area requires a walk, the Chachapoyas buried their dead in capsule-like tombs constructed of straw clay and mud also using bamboo to make the shape of the body, known locally as purunmachus (from the Quechua, purun wild and machu, old), Here six- sarcophagus remain looking west, down toward the valley below, where the river runs, all six of them with three skulls, two above them, ome one on the cliff floor, beside them The purunmachus were constructed by first the body decorated with painted relief designs, directly on a ledge around the funerary bundle, covering the bundle that rests in a fetus position in the center of these hollow statues, and long bamboos inserted into the construction to give the shape of the body. Next, the capsule was covered in mud mixed with straw and painted white or cream. Finally, details such as necklaces or pectorals, feathered tunics, facial traits or face paint and genitals were added in shades of yellow ocre and two shades of red, probably an ochre and hematite for the darker red.
8 Day: Kuelap
We will spend the day at Fortress Kuelap known as "the Machu Picchu of the North". Kuelap has over 400 buildings inside 3 levels of walls, and is the largest stone structure in all South America. Orchids and bromeliads cover the walls and trees inside this fortress. On the way to Chachapoyas we will observe the platforms of Macro located on a cliff overlooking the Utcubamba River. Overnight Hotel.
Breakfast & Lunch
9 Day: Chachapoyas / Revash's funeral mansions / Leymebamba ( 3 hrs )
After Breakfast we leave by private car to Leymebamba on route we will visit Revash are located in line, on the narrow hall shaped by the cavity that was excavated in the rocky wall of an imposing canyon. Revash was discovered by Arthur Wertheman. The mausoleums resemble small housing and conglomerates of the same ones, forming miniature "villages". For this circumstance and for their emplacement in stacks, Revash's funeral houses show a curious similarity with the cliff-houses of Colorado. But these resemblances are only accidental and the function that was corresponding to both was also different. It can be though that the mausoleums that occupy this region were constructed copying housings, that is to say, they would be part of replies of not funeral architecture of those times, but of which there's no track nowadays. The mausoleums, on the contrary, have survived thanks to the cave that shelters them and protected from the water, and from the man because of its isolation and access difficulty. Overnight Hotel.
10 Day: Leymebamba / Celendin / Cajamarca ( 9 hrs )
Early mornign we hill travel by private car to Cajamarca, upon arrivel transfer to the selected hotel. Overnight Hotel.
11 Day: Cajamarca City Tours
Cajamarca conjures up images of fertile fields stretching along the roadside and climbing up the hillsides and across the highland plains and ravines. we start our excursion to Cumbemayo. On the Way we will visit the towns of Bellavista and Layzon. After a 2 hours visit to Cumbemayo we will return to Cajamarca. Transfer to your hotel.
12 Day: Cajamarca / Lima by plane ( 1h20’ )
a.m. Transfer to the Airport for your flight to Lima
Upon arrivel transfer to the selected hotel Overnight Hotel
13 Day: Lima / Home
Time required transfer to the Airport for your flight back home
• Transfer Apto / Htl / Apto
• Daily tours per itinerary
• English guide spoken
• Entrante fee
• Private Car Lima / Caral / Sechin / Trujillo / Chiclayo; Chachapoyas / Leimebamba / Celendin / Cajamarca
• Bus tckt Chiclayo / Chachapoyas
• Airfare Cajamarca / Lima
• All the nights hotel selected
• Breakfast daily
• 03 Lunchs
• Personal Assistance
• Service charges
Tours no Includes:
• Airport taxes
• Lunch and Dinner
• Llamadas telefonicas
• Personal Spences