Andean Mummies & Cultures

PER-53 / 15-day trip

Andean Mummies & Cultures
OVERVIEW
Day 1 Arrival in Lima
Day 2 Lima – Jaen – Cocachimba
Day 3 Cocachimba – Gocta Waterfall – Karajia
Day 4 Kuelap 
Day 5 Tingo – Revash – Leymebamba
Day 6 Leymebamba – Cajamarca
Day 7 Cumbemayo & Cajamarca city tour. Travel to Chiclayo
Day 8 Chiclayo
Day 9 Chiclayo – Trujillo
Day 10 Trujillo – full day
Day 11 Trujillo – Lima – Cusco
Day 12 Cusco 
Day 13 Cusco – Pisac – Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes
Day 14 Aguas Calientes – Cusco 
Day 15 Cusco – Lima
ITINERARY
Day 1

Arrival in Lima
Arrival to Lima in the evening. At arrival, walk to the airport hotel, Costa Del Sol Ramada in front of the airport, where you will spend the night before heading to Jaen  the next morning.

Day 2

Lima – Jaen – Cocachimba
Morning flight to Jaen. Arrival at the airport in Jaen, pick up and transfer to hotel Gocta Lodge.
Included meals: Breakfast

Day 3

Cocachimba – Gocta Waterfall – Karajia
Morning tour to Gocta waterfalls. This is a beautiful 3 h walk to the base of the third highest waterfall in the world. Its possible to rent a horse for the tour, but it has to be arranged with the guide the day before. In the afternoon visit the Karajia pre-Inca ruins. Return to Gotcha Lodge.
Included meals: Breakfast

Day 4

Kuelap & Tingo
Morning departure and transfer through charming villages, such as New Tingo and Choctamal, to the base of Kuelap. Here we will continue until the entrance to the fortress of Kuelap, which is a stone citadel build by the Chachapoya culture around 800 AD. It is located at 3000 masl and covers about six hectares. Inside the fortress you may see 420 circular buildings decorated with rhombus and zigzag-shaped friezes, place of great significance to the Chachapoyas. From here, you can either hike down to New Tingo (3 h hike – but is has to be arranged beforehand with the guide) or the car will take you same way down. Back to your hotel in Tingo.
Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5

Revash – Leymebamba
Early morning excursion to the mausoleums of Revash, nestled in surprising and inaccessible mountains. The trip continues with a visit to Leymebamba and the archaeological and ethnographic Leymebamba museum, it exhibits 219 mummies and objects found in the lagoon of the Condors as well as textiles pottery and weapons discovered in the zone, recovered in 1997 from the Lake of the Condors. Overnight in Leymebamba
Included meals: Breakfast

Day 6

Leymebamba – Cajamarca
Morning after breakfast travel by private transportation to Cajamarca through impressive landscapes. Arrival in Cajamarca, free afternoon.
Included meals: Breakfast

Day 7

Cajamarca – Cumbemayo & Cajamarca city tour. Travel to Chiclayo.
Morning visit pre-Inca Cumbemayo archaeological site. Here you will find a thin river construction, which might be the oldest man-made structures in South America. Afterwards back to the city center of Cajamarca. Here we will visit the most interesting and important places such as: The Main Square (La Plaza de Armas), San Francisco Church, The Rescue Room, Belen, and the Santa Apolonia Sanctuary. Afternoon (optional, not included) visit to the famous Inca baths, are natural hot springs located five kilom east of Cajamarca.
In the afternoon transfer to bus station. Night-bus to Chiclayo.
Included meals: Breakfast

Day 8

Chiclayo
Arrival in Chiclayo in the morning. Transfer to hotel. Free day for own plans.
Chiclayo is also called “The pearl Of North”. It’s a very interesting city, founded near important “Wari” Ruins and it’s a very pleasant town with great gastronomic offers.
Included meals: Breakfast

Day 9

Chiclayo – Trujillo
Full day private tour, visiting some of the most interesting spots in Chiclayo and surroundings such as: Tucume, Huaca Rajada, Brunning Museum and Tumbas Reales del señor de Sipan museum. In the afternoon, transfer to the bus station and travel to Trujillo.
Included meals: Breakfast

Day 10

Trujillo: Full day City Tour
Private full day tour to Huaca del Sol y la Luna, Chan Chan and Huanchaco. Chan Chan, the greatest mud city of the world, extends over an area of 18 km2. It was declared Cultural Patrimony of Mankind by UNESCO. Today only one of its nine old palaces are visited. The “Templo de la Luna” (the Moon Temple) shows beautiful murals in high relief with mythological designs. The “Templo del Sol” (the Sun Temple) is the highest adobe temple of America. Lunch in Huanchaco (on own account), a beautiful beach town, notable for its surf breaks and its “caballitos de totora”, and its ceviche.
Included meals: Breakfast

Day 11

Trujillo – Lima – Cusco
Transfer to airport in Lima and flight to Cusco via Lima. Arrival in Cusco and transfer to the hotel. Free afternoon for acclimatizing to the altitude of Cusco city
Included meals: Breakfast

Day 12

City Tour in Cusco
Discover Cusco and the surroundings by a half-day private city tour including visit to Qorikancha (Sun temple) and the Inca Ruins in the outskirts of Cusco: Sacsayhuamana, Qenqo, Puca pucara and Tambomachay. Afternoon free to enjoy Cusco town.
Included meals: Breakfast

Day 13

Cusco – Pisac – Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes
The Sacred Valley of the Incas contains many famous and beautiful Inca ruins. It was called the Sacred Valley because it contains some of the best land in the region and was not a part of the Empire but the property of the Emperor or Inca himself. On this private day tour, we will visit Pisac Inca Ruins, Pisac Indian Market, Urubamba valley and the impressive ruins in Ollantaytambo. Afternoon transfer by expedition train to Aguas Calientes.
Included meals: Breakfast

Day 14

Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Cusco
Early morning transfer to the local bus station, transfer by public bus to Machu Picchu. Full day tour Machu Picchu. Then you will have free time to explore on your own Machu Picchu. Afternoon train backs to Ollantaytambo train station. From here private transfer to your hotel in Cusco.
Included meals: Breakfast

Day 15

Cusco – Lima – Home
Transfer to Cusco airport, flight to Lima. At your arrival in Lima transfer to the international departures to make the check in. Return home.
Included meals: Breakfast

PRICING
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INCLUDED

  • All transfers in private services except (shared):
    • Bus: Cajamarca – Chiclayo
    • Bus Chiclayo – Trujillo
    • Expedition class train ticket Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes and vice versa
    • Return Public bus to Machu Picchu
  • English Speaking guide during activities/tours
  • All activities/tours in private services
  • Entrance fees
  • Accommodation according to hotel list (availability will be confirmed upon booking)
  • Meals according to day-day program

NOT INCLUDED

  • International flights
  • Domestic flights (Lima – Jaen, Trujillo – Cusco & Cusco – Lima). Approx. price: 520 per person.
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance
HOTEL LIST

LIMA: Wyndham Costa del Sol Airport 4*

COCACHIMBA: Gocta Lodge 3*

TINGO: Estancia “El Chillo” Lodge 3*

LEYMEBAMBA: Casona de Leymebamba 3*

CAJAMARCA: El Portal del Marqués 3*

TRUJILLO: El Brujo Hotel 3* or similar

CHICLAYO: Inti Hotel 3* or similar

CUSCO: Inkarri 3*

AGUAS CALIENTES: Hotel Terraza de Luna 

LA PAZ: Rosario La Paz Hotel 3*

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Tags: Bolivia, Nature & Culture, Peru, Cusco, Arequipa, La Paz, Lima, Trujillo, Chiclayo