In Northern Peru the Amazon and the Andes are easily accessible and connected by major highways. This tour starts in the Amazon lowlands and includes a “light jungle” experience in the forest of the high Amazon plain. Then the tour moves to the Chachapoyas area with a visit to the Gocta Waterfall and Kuelap before we embark on a easy trek to Tajopampa for bird and cliff tomb spotting in Valley of the Condors, La Petaca and Diablo Huasi. Returning to Leymebamba the final day takes us along the spectacular highway to Cajamarca.
Day 1 Tarapoto to Moyobamba
Travel from Tarapoto to Moyobamba. Night in Alta Vista Casa Hotel.
Day 2 Tingana Forest Reserve
Travel to the Tingana Forest Reserve by car, then launch and finally canoe. Return to Alta Vista Casa Hotel for the night.
Day 3 Moyobamba to Cocachimba
Travel to Cocachimba. Night in Gocta Andes Lodge.
Day 4 Gocta Waterfall
Hike to Gocta Waterfall. Night in La Xalca Hotel in Chachapoyas
Day 5 Kuelap
Drive to Kuelap. After tour drive on to Leymebamba. Night in La Casona de Leymebamba
Day 6 Museum and Tajopampa
Visit the Leymebamba Museum and trek to Tajopampa. Night in Tajopampa farmstead.
Day 7 La Petaca, Diablo Huasi and Boveda
Trek to the see many cliff tombs of La Petaca and Diablo Huasi. Later the Chachapoya remains of Boveda. Return to Tajopampa farmstead for the night.
Day 8 Return to Leymebamba
Trek back to Leymebamba. With walk in the cloud forest and chance to spot condors. Night in La Casona de Leymebamba.
Day 9 Drive to Cajamarca
Drive to Cajamarca via the most spectacular road in Peru. Night in Hotel Portal de Marques