Discovering the magic of the Amazon

Giant Waterfalls and Majestic Forts

DAY 1

Trujillo – Chiclayo: Tumbas Reales  and pyramids Túcume

Morning:

Museum Tumbas Reales.
The museum was built specifically to show the treasures found in the tomb of the Lord of Sipan. The design  of the building was inspired by the architectural style of the ancient Moche.
The structure covers an area of 3,156.45 m2 and  the exhibits provide information about the Moche culture (society, religious beliefs and activities). We will see the exact replica of a burial chamber, ceramics, and finally the replica of the tomb of the Lord of Sipan which embrace 35 dummies representing political figures, religious, military and, of course, we will observe the superb figure of the Lord of Sipan.

Afternoon:
We continue the journey toward the archaeological complex of Tucuman, known as the Valley of the Pyramids. It is characterized by its 26 pyramids, among which are: Huaca del Pueblo, La Raya, El Sol and Stakes. It is located just one kilometer from the village of Tucuman, a community that is actively involved in the conservation of the natural and cultural heritage. This site dates back to 700 years A.D. and was a second political center of the SICAN after Pomac Forest.

Finally we will go to the bus station towards the city of Chachapoyas.

We will begin our trip and magical encounter with the Amazon region.

The journey will take approximately 9 hours by bus.

Day 2

Magic meeting: Chachapoyas – Huancas
Morning:

We will begin with a visit to the city of Chachapoyas to appreciate its houses which still retain the colonial and republican style, followed by a visit to the market where we will see a variety of local fruit, bread and vegetables.
Afternoon:
Huancas; located 30 minutes from the city of Chachapoyas, is a town of artisans at 2558 metres above sea level.

We will receive a brief explanation about the town and then visit a craftsman who will describe to us his profession and, if desired, you will have the chance to work with ceramics as well.

Then we will begin walking up Sonche Canyon, a beautiful site full of energy. There we will have free time to relax, take photos and enjoy the silence and life that mother earth conveys.

 

DAY 3

Between the Andes and the Jungles – Kuelap

 

Two hours from Chachapoyas we will find the magical ruins of Kuelap, also known as ‘the Machu Picchu of Northern Peru’. As the ruins are part of a fortress, you must first walk up a number of steps to enter it. Once you get upstairs you can enjoy the beautiful ruins and the amazing view of the mountains from above the clouds.

You will have plenty of time to explore the whole site; you can even walk around and look inside ancient houses. One house has been reconstructed to show how the structures looked like at the time of the Chachapoya.

You will also get the chance to see llamas. They are brought to Kuelap to graze on the fast-growing grass covering the stones of the ruins, thus keeping the stones visible to visitors.

Day 4

The Wonder of Cocachimba – Gocta Waterfall

We begin our tour in the town of Cocachimba, making our way along the highway and dirty road (39km) by private transport, while admiring the beautiful scenery of the Utcubamba valley. When we arrive in town we will get our first glimpse of Gocta, the third tallest waterfall in the world (771metres).

On the way to the waterfall we will admire a variety of flowers, plants, butterflies and insects and if we are lucky we will see the Cock of the Rock, a symbol of Peru. Once we get to the waterfall you can enjoy the freshness of its waters, feel the energy of the site and take photographs of this magnificent natural spot. We will have some time to relax before making our way back, happy to have discovered a bit more of the diversity on our planet.


Day 5

Chachapoyas – Rodríguez de Mendoza- A paradise on Huamanpata Lake.

Morning
During the 3 hours trip to Rodríguez de Mendoza we will see some towns and scenic beauty of the jungle and the Ocol palm forest.
Mendoza has a fresh and healthy microclimate of the high jungle in the middle of the mountains and the fertile valleys of Guallabamba.  This land produces the best organic coffee, sugarcane, fruit and more diverse foods such as cassava bread and beans.
From Izcuchaca we will go walking through a beautiful area to the homestay Allpahuaman. In the wet season,  from February until July, you have the chance to reach the house by boat. In the dry season there is only a river, therefore at this time you can get to the house by walking.

Of course both ways are really interesting. In the ‘river-season’ you can see the unusual trees which are under water during the ‘lake-season’. On the picture below you see the river of Huamanpata.

From the house you will have a fantastic view over the lake or the river. The afternoon when you arrive you have the opportunity to explore the beautiful area around the house.

The wife of the guide will prepare you a delicious lunch and dinner at the house.

At night there will be a campfire which you can enjoy with the whole group. During the campfire you can watch the bright sky with the stars and bring marshmallows to toast.

 

Day 6

Huamanpata – Rodríguez de Mendoza 

Early in the morning you will wake up with an amazing view over the lake/river, with the sunrise and the morning mist. After breakfast we will go to Rodriguez de Mendoza. We will go back via another way, so you will have a different view of the lake/river.

In the afternoon you will visit the thermal baths of Tocuya, a magical place located near the River Gebil which makes the spot even more special. The name means “water cure” and we will enjoy the benefits of these thermal waters, together with the  enjoyment of the natural vegetation and tranquility of the area to regain our energy.

 

Day 7

Rodriguez de Mendoza – Chachapoyas – Lima

In the morning we return to the city of Chachapoyas and then the tour continues to the city of Lima.


Day 8

Lima – Casa Ana

Transfer from the bus station to Casa Ana

 

End of our services

 

 

The price includes

  • Accommodation in Hostal and Homestay
  • Breakfast
  • Complete meals for 1 days
  • Guide
  • Transport
  • Bus tickets inside of Peru
  • Bottle of water
  • Tickets to all tourist attractions

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