• Explore the historic center of Lima, a UNESCO World Heritage Site packed with fascinating Spanish architecture. Start with a scenic tour of the colonial downtown, which emanates from the main square. Stroll over to the 16th-century Cathedral, which took 80 years to construct and was built in the grandiose style of the Spanish Empire.
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- Explore the historic center of Lima, a UNESCO World Heritage Site packed with fascinating Spanish architecture. Start with a scenic tour of the colonial downtown, which emanates from the main square. Stroll over to the 16th-century Cathedral, which took 80 years to construct and was built in the grandiose style of the Spanish Empire. And then your jpourneys is almost ready to start...
Travel & Explore Northern Peru
Explore north Peru
Explore the historic center of Lima, a UNESCO World Heritage Site packed with fascinating Spanish architecture. Start with a scenic tour of the colonial downtown, which emanates from the main square. Stroll over to the 16th-century Cathedral, which took 80 years to construct and was built in the grandiose style of the Spanish Empire.
Stroll around the Pueblo Libre district to the privately owned Larco Museum of pre-Columbian art, housed in a beautifully restored viceregal mansion built over a 7th-century pre-Columbian pyramid. The museum boasts a vast pre-Colonial collection of gold and silver artifacts.
Fly to trujillo
Early morning we drive to moches countryside near to Trujillo to see the oldest adobe mud pyramids made by the Moche civilization called the huacas sol & luna (100-750 CE). They are decorated with mural painting representing their main deities. You can also visit the fascinating site museum, which shows pieces found in the excavations from Huaca de la luna and the moche city.
Later on, Drive to north side of Trujillo to visit the Huaca Arco Iris, an adobe pyramid decorated with colorfull high-relief on its walls. Next, see the world's largest mud-brick Citadel, Chan Chan. This place was once home of 100,000 inhabitants of the Chimu civilization, who stubbornly resisted the expansion of the Inca Empire.
Drive to Huanchaco, a traditional fisherman's village famous for its totora reed boats. These boats have been used for fishing and surfing in the Pacific since pre-Hispanic times. Have a traditional Peruvian meal lunch in Huanchaco before heading back to the hotel to rest.
EL BRUJO ON THE WAY TO CHICLAYO
In the morning, set off for Chiclayo in the nearby region of Lambayeque. Along the way, stop at the archaeological site of Huaca El Brujo. Believed to have been inhabited by humans for roughly 5,000 years, the site is mainly associated with the Moche culture (100-700 CE). This complex of adobe pyramid is famous for the discovery of the tomb of the Lady of Cao, also known as the Lady of Tattoos. Her tomb was the first female Peruvian mummy to be discovered dressed as a warrior and buried in a manner similar to the male aristocratic warriors.
She is proudly first peruvian woman in power in old times.
Continous driving north to Chiclayo , stopping for lunch on the way near to panamericana highway
CHICLAYO AND GOLDEN TREASURES
We go to Sipan or Huaca Rajada, place where was made the most important archaeological discovery of Peru. In the place there is a Site Museum where you can find the ornaments of the other tombs discovered from moche elite. You will.
After walking in tombs, we go to the Royal Tombs Museum of Sipan, the most modern in Peru. The journey allows to know all the objects found in 1987 in the place of Huaca Rajada, well-known as Sipan. Here we will find the ornaments of the Lord of Sipan, the Priest and the Old Lord of Sipan.
BOSQUE DE POMAC & HUACAS
Explore pre incas sites
We begin the excursion, visiting the National Museum of Sican, located in the city of Ferreñafe, there we will be able to appreciate the pieces found in the tomb of the Lord of Sican, in the Huaca loro, in the Archaeological Complex of Batan Grande. The legend says that it was the god Naylamp who created the Sican, and it is represented in many of the ceramics. The Sican or Lambayeque are known for their metallurgical art such as gold funeral masks and their “tumi” or ceremonial knives
Explore huacas in nature
Then we go to the Bosque de Pomac Historic Sanctuary, which is mostly home to carob and sapote trees, as well as a large number of fauna. The ancient tree, a carob tree over 500 years old, and the viewpoint from where we will have a spectacular view of the archaeological and natural environment of the Dry Forest.
PRIVATE TRANSFER TO CHACHAPOYAS & KUELAP
DAY 7 : KUELAP & CABLE CAR
After a short time driving about 45”we arrive at the archaeological Macro zone to see a short remains about a traditional domestic architecture and take a quickly explanation about this complex built on the slope of a hill, so then we drive to Nuevo Tingo town, and then it’s ready to board the first electromechanical system of cable car build in Peru (cable car) this will take us on a 20-minute trip over 4 kilometers. Kuelap is a magical place where we visit different sectors such as ceremonial enclosures, the main temple, circular rooms, etc. The tour lasts approximately 3 hours.
We drive to Cocachimba town about 1 hour away, from there we start walking for two hours to Gocta Waterfall (771 meters high considered the third highest in the world) On the way, you will see sugar cane fields with a typical trapiche, and as well as variety the flora and fauna on the trail, so after you got tired a view of the Gocta Water fall is seen.
LEYMEBAMBA – REVASH
Between chachapoyas mummies
Constructed of rock and adobe, plastered and painted pink and cream, they look like little houses, but are in fact tombs. Most were ransacked long ago; a few yielded some bones and funerary offerings for archaeologists to examine. From these bones, it was possible to deduce that Revash's mausoleums were not used individually: it is thought that they were collective residences, destined to bury the prestigious and powerful people from chachapoyas culture After this wondeful tours , we drive short time to Leymebamba museum where the most preserved 200 mumies from chachapoyas were found
TRANSFER TO JAEN APT
End of our services , However Norte Expedition Team suggested to take a extension tour around south of Peru.
- A nice speaking inglish Tour guide
- Private vehicle for all tours in each city.
- Transfers from Chachapoyas to jaen apt in private vehicle
- Entrances fees
- Cable car to Kuelap cabin tickets
- Food,snacks( just in chachapoyas city)
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