Chachapoyas and Northern Peru Blog

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Chachapoyas market

My favourite places around Chachapoyas

I thought about sharing my five favourite places in the Chachapoyas area. With so many […]

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The Road from Chiclayo to Chachapoyas

Northern Peru has amazing landscapes. Take the journey from the coast to Chachapoyas and you […]

trekking in the isolated Andes of the Chachapoyas area.

Yorkshire Ramblers Club – Northern Peru Adventure Trek 2014

I was asked by the President of the Yorkshire Ramblers Club one of the oldest […]

Yumbilla Waterfall near Cuispes, Amazonas

Yumbilla Waterfall (not Gocta)

The other day I decided to go back to see the Yumbilla Waterfall – the […]

Peru chocolate signs

Northern Peruvian Chocolate

Around about kilometer 175 on the Belaunde Marginal Road from Chiclayo to Chachapoyas there is […]

View from Barro Negro (Black Mud) Pass

The Spectacular Road from Leymebamba to Cajamarca

  The road from Leymebamba to Cajamarca areas is via one of the most spectacular […]

Ant cocktail in Chachapoyas

A Strange Cocktail in Chachapoyas

For some clients from Japan, I had asked David the chef at Batan del Tayta […]

Tranquility, hummingbirds and great coffee

Northern Peru Circuit Exclusive Accommodation (Part 2): Kentitambo

Kentitambo is nestled on a vegetated hillside just outside the village of Leymebamba and right […]

Main building of Los Faiques

Northern Peru Circuit Exclusive Accommodation (Part 1): Los Faiques

One hour away from the frantic city streets of Chiclayo is the secluded lodge of […]