EXPLORING THE NORTH OF PERU AND MACHU PICCHU

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RESUMEN

This 14—day travel program, offers you the possibility to discover the most beautiful regions of Peru. We begin the tour of the country's capital: Lima, also known as the City of Kings, here we can appreciate its beautiful colonial architecture and history. We will continue our tour visiting the north of Peru, starting with Trujillo, the beautiful city of spring and the impressive pre—Inca citadel of Chan Chan. Then, we will travel to Chiclayo where we will visit the grave of the Lord of Sipán. After this experience, we will go to Chachapoyas where we will be amazed by all the beauty of Kuelap. This is the end of the expedition of the Peruvian north. Then we will return to Lima and then discover and explore the magnificent city of Cusco, with its spectacular architecture both Inca and colonial.

ITINERARIO

DAY 1: ARRIVAL IN LIMA — CITY TOUR.

Upon your arrival at the international airport of Lima, our representative will be waiting for you to transfer you to your hotel. In the afternoon, we have scheduled the visit of the city of Lima, also known as the "City of Kings" to discover the most important places in this city. The tour begins with a visit to the historic center: Plaza San Martín, Plaza Mayor, Government Office, the Cathedral and the church of Santo Domingo. Then, we will visit the Convent and Church of San Francisco; discovering this place means knowing the major monuments of the Colonial Art in America. Later he will return to the hotel.
Accommodation in Lima.

DAY 2: LIMA – TRUJILLO – CHICLAYO.

Early in the morning, we will have the transfer to the bus station to board our transport with destination to the city of Trujillo. When you arrive in the city, we will be waiting for you to visit the Temple of the Sun and the Moon, and then we will visit Chan Chan, a pre—Columbian adobe city, built on the north coast of Peru by the Chimú culture. It is the largest adobe city in America and the second in the world. After this visit, we will go to the city of Huanchaco, known for its historic spa and its beach. People say that in this place the Mochica civilization gave rise to ceviche: a dish of Peruvian cuisine of international recognition.
Accommodation in Chiclayo

DAY 3: CHICLAYO – CHACHAPOYAS

This day after breakfast, we will move to Sipán to visit the Royal Tombs of the Lord of Sipán Museum in Lambayeque. Here the original remains of the Lord of Sipán are exhibited, as well as its more than 400 pieces among which we can appreciate: earmuffs, necklaces, bracelets, jewels, ornaments and headdresses worked in gold, silver, turquoise, spondyllus, cotton and feathers. At the end of the afternoon, we will return to Chiclayo to board the bus that will take us to Chachapoyas.

DAY 4: CHACHAPOYAS.

After a trip of approximately 10 hours, we will arrive to Chachapoyas. Upon our arrival, our representative will be waiting to take us to our hotel, once installed, the rest of the day will be free to rest and if you wish, you can walk around the city.
Accommodation in Chachapoyas.

DAY 5: FORTALEZA DE KUELAP.

At 08:00 am, we will start our trip to Kuelap. On the way, we will go through the villages of Nuevo Tingo, Choctamal, Longuita and María. At approximately at 11:00 am, we will be arriving at the Kuelap archaeological zone, considered the largest stony structure in South America, located on top of a mountain at 3000 meters above sea level. In the town of Nuevo Tingo, we will board the cable car that will take us in 20 minutes to the ruins. After visiting the city of Kuelap, we will return to the city of Chachapoyas arriving at approximately 6:00 p.m.
Accommodation in Chachapoyas.

DAY 6: SARCÓFAGOS DE KARAJÍA

For this excursion, we will move to the Lamud district, from where we will head to the annex of Cruzpata, where we will begin the trek descending by approximately 1 km. Until arrive to the Sarcophagi of Karajía.
This is an archaeological site composed of impressive and unique sarcophagi large made with mud and reed, some measuring up to 2.50 m high and decorated with human forms. Peruvian archaeologist Federico Kauffmann Doig found them in the Barranco of Karajía in the Trita district of the department of Amazonas in 1985 thanks to the references provided by Carlos Torres.
These burials belonged to high-ranking social groups, such as the curacas and warriors and for reasons of privilege and protection were located on the top of a rocky cliff.
In the evening, we will return to our hotel.
Accommodation in Chachapoyas.

DAY 7: LEIMEBAMBA – MUSEO DE LAS MOMIAS

Our tour takes us to the town of Leimebamba, this is a district located two and a half hours south of Chachapoyas.
In Leimebamba, one of the most important attractions is the church of Leimebamba, which is located in the main square of the city, the particularity of the church are its two towers that are built with stones. On the roof of the church 1905 and 1931 are written, people think they tell the year in which it was built.
After the brief visit of the town, we will go to the museum that is located three kilometers from the city. In the museum, we will find more than one hundred very well preserved mummies belonging to the Chachapoyas culture, found in the cliffs of the Laguna of Los Cóndores in 1997.
We can appreciate that there are two types of funerary bales. The bales with the embroidered face are the oldest and were from the Chachapoya; the studies concluded that the bodies exposed to the sun until they lost the soft tissue and only the bones remained. Then they put it inside a cotton cloth embroidered on its face. In the other type of mummy, you can clearly see the features of the face and the body flexed. Because of the characteristics found, is concluded that these are mummies of the Chachapoya-Inca. When the Incas conquered the Chachapoyas, they removed their mummies and put the ones that corresponded to the new rulers using their technique that was longer but allowed a compact and light mummy.
In the afternoon, we will return to the hotel.
Accommodation in Chachapoyas.

DAY 8: CHACHAPOYAS – CHICLAYO - LIMA.

We will have the day off to do some walks on your own.
At night, our representative will transfer you to the bus station to board the transport that will take you back to Chiclayo. The travel lasts ten hours.
Upon your arrival in Chiclayo, our representative will be waiting for you to transfer you to the airport in the city where you will board the return flight to the city of Lima.

DAY 9: CHICLAYO - LIMA.

Upon your arrival at the bus station, a transport will be waiting for you to take you to the airport to return to the capital of the country. Then, we will transfer you to the hotel. There, you can rest after such a long trip.
Accommodation in Lima.

DAY 10: LIMA - CUSCO – CITY TOUR.

After your breakfast, we will be waiting for you to transfer you to the airport to board your flight to the Imperial city.
Upon your arrival at the airport, our representative will assist you to take you to your hotel. The rest of the morning will be free to rest and acclimatize.
In the afternoon, we will pick you up to begin with the tour of Cusco, in which you will be able to see the tourist attractions in the city and its surroundings in an unforgettable tour. We will visit the temple of the Qoricancha, the Cathedral of Cusco, Sacsayhuaman, Q’enqo and Tambomachay. At night we will be back to spend the night at the hotel.
Accommodation in Cusco.

DAY 11: CUSCO – VALLE SAGRADO – AGUAS CALIENTES

This day we will pick you up in the morning to explore the Sacred Valley of the Incas, located on the banks of the Vilcanota River. In the excursion, we will visit the Inca city of Pisac and then we will go down to the village to visit the traditional market. There we will have the opportunity to discover the customs of the people and haggle with the sellers of handicrafts; we will take a short break. Then we continue towards the city of Urubamba where we will have lunch.
After lunch, the excursion will continue to the fortress of Ollantaytambo, built to guard the entrance to this part of the valley and protect it from possible invasions of the jungle peoples. We will visit the strength in a brief tour through the streets of this town; the marks of the former military and religious center remain since the time of the Inca Empire. After the visit, at night, we will take the train that will take us to Aguas Calientes.
Accommodation in Aguas Calientes.

DAY 12: MACHUPICCHU – CUSCO.

Finally, the great day came to know the wonder of the world. This day, early in the morning, you will leave the hotel to take the bus to the lost city of the Incas: Machu Picchu, considered a jewel of Inca architecture with its neighborhoods, squares, houses, agricultural areas, roads, observatories, etc. Built on one of the flanks of the old mountain in the middle of the semitropical vegetation of the area. The American explorer Hiram Bingham rediscovered the citadel on July 24, 1911. We will tour the citadel accompanied by the guide. After the guided tour, you will have time to continue exploring this magical place. (As an option, with an additional cost and pre-booking subject to availability, you can climb the Huaynapicchu Mountain that offers a panoramic view of the place). Later, we will go back to Aguas Calientes to take the train back to Poroy station where we will board the private vehicle that will take us to Cusco.
Accommodation in Cusco.

DAY 13: CUSCO MARAS MORAY LIMA.

This day, we continue exploring the Sacred Valley, visiting the town of Maras and the old salt mines, where the inhabitants extract the salt following the ancestral system inherited from the pre-Inca period. This is how we can see this incredible place of different colors and contrasts. Then we will go to Moray, an old center for plant acclimatization and testing. Finally, we will go back to the city of Cusco to board the flight to Lima in the afternoon.

DAY 14: LIMA – international flight.

Finally, after having had a unique experience and having known Peru, the farewell awaits us. We will provide transportation service to the airport where you will board your flight back home.
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