The Northern Peru Special Adventure is a full-on pre-inca cultural experience. We start by visiting some of the attractions of Chiclayo. Then we head to Chachapoyas and start our days of altitude acclimatization, visiting Gocta Waterfall and Kuelap. Afterwards we head south to Leymebamba and start our 7 day trek to the remote and magical Chachapoya remains of Vira Vira. We end the tour in Cajamarca with a half day tour of the city and stay in the Laguna Seca hotel which has thermal water flowing in every room.
Day 1 Chiclayo / Ventarron / Royal Tombs Museum / Tucume
Full day visiting some of the sites around Chiclayo plus the Royal Tombs Museum. Overnight in Hotel Mochiks. (B, L)
Day 2 Drive to Chachapoyas
Travel day to Chachapoyas. Night in Hostal Casa Vieja.
Day 3 Gocta Waterfall Excursion
Drive to Cocachimba and hike to the base of Gocta Waterfall. Return to Casa Vieja for the night.
Day 4 Kuelap
Tour of Kuelap . Night in La Casona de Leymebamba.
Day 5 Leymebamba-Tajopampa
Visit the Mummy Museum of Leymebamba. Hike to Tajopampa. Camp at Tajopampa.
Day 6 Cliff tombs of La Petaca, Diablo Huasi
Hike and observe the cliff tomb sites of La Petaca and Diablo Huasi and the remains of Boveda. Carry on to Mal Paso camp.
Day 7 Papamarca, El Plomo Pass and Cabildo Pata
Trek in to Tingobamba and visit the remains of Papamarca. Carry on to Cabildo Pata where we camp.
Day 8 Cabildo Pata, Ulila Pass and Las Quinuas Valley
Trek down to Atuen village. Then climb to Ullila Pass and down to Quinuas Valley where we camp.
Day 9 Las Quinuas Valley to Lake Huayabamba
Walk down the Quinuas Valley and up over the pass and down to the Huayabamba camp.
Day 10 Vira Vira
Hike around the remains of Vira Vira and the Lake of Huayabamba. Camp.
Day 11 Lake Huayabamba to Uchucmarca
Hike back towards Quinuas via Quinuas Lake. Carry on to the village Uchucmarca where we camp.
Day 12 Uchucmarca to Cajamarca
Travel day to Cajamarca. Night in Hotel Laguna Seca.
Day 13 Cajamarca
Half day tour of Cajamarca. Night in Hotel Laguna Seca.
Day 14 On to your next destination