Peru 4x4 The Lost Kingdoms I

15D - 14N

Lima - Trujillo - Chiclayo - Cajamarca - Chachapoyas - Chiclayo - Lima

Itinerary

Day 1 Lima

Welcome to Peru!
Upon arrival at the Lima International Airport of Jorge Chavez, a representative of Peru4x4adventures.com will pick you up and transfer you to the selected hotel. Arrival at the hotel, check inn and BRIEFING concerning to the expedition as well as the usage of the units and safety regulations. Overnight. (-)

Day 02  Lima - Caral - Barranca (Total Kms Lima - Barranca 192 Kms) 

Breakfast in the Hotel. Departure in 4x4 from Lima very early in the morning taking the Panamerican North Highway to visit the Sacred City of Bandurria. Then continue the tour to visit the Sacred City of Caral, the Oldest City in America. Then, we visit the Fortress of Paramonga; archaeological site belonging to the Chimu culture. From the very top of this fortress one can observe the whole valley. Return to Barranca, a small city that lives on trade. Overnight. (B)

Day 03 Barranca - Sechin - Trujillo (Total Kms Barranca - Trujillo 371 Kms)  

Breakfast in the hotel.  Departure in 4x4 to visit Sechin in Casma, this is also a pre-inca archaeological site with engraved walls, in which you see warriors and mutilated people. Corresponds to the Formative period, 1800-200 BC. It was discovered in 1937 by archaeologist Julio César Tello. At the site also visit the Museum of Max Uhle site, which showcases the most important pieces obtained from the archaeological excavations and provides an overview of the history of the town of Casma.  Afterwards continue our journey to Trujillo city. Arrival in the evening, check inn and overnight at selected hotel. (B)

Day 04 Trujillo   

Breakfast in the hotel.  Early departure to visit the Huaca Arco Iris or Dragon and Emerald, which belong to the archaeological tourism circuit of Chan Chan. Continue to visit the largest mud city in northern Peruvian city of Chan Chan, Nikan or Tschudi Palace and its museum. Finally, we visit the Temples of the Sun and the Moon which were constructed by the Moche culture (500 years before Christ). It is said that these pyramids 130 feet tall, are the largest adobe construction on the American continent. Return to the hotel. Overnight. (B)

Day 05 Trujillo - Chiclayo (Total Kms Trujillo - Chiclayo 204 kms)

Breakfast in the hotel. Early transfer to the city of Chiclayo, on route we will visit the Archaeological Museum of La Señora de Cao which is one of the most important ancient archaeological sites of the northern coast of Peru. It is located in the Chicama River Valley; this complex is a ceremonial centre where you can see the legacy of 5,000 years of occupation. We will also make a brief visit to the local Museum of the site.  Then we continue our journey to the Colonial City of Zaña and finally visit the Huaca Rajada Complex, this archaeological complex is the repository of many burial chambers, where they found the remains of the Moche Lords. The set is made up of two pyramids joined by a platform, where there was much evidence of gold, many pieces of its skeleton covered was covered by golden objects: a breastplate, bracelets and the sceptre of command, in addition to clothing also jewellery. Arrival at the hotel in Chiclayo. Overnight. (B)

Day 06 Chalhuanca - Sacred Valley (Total Kms Chalhuanca - Sacred Valley 336 Kms)

Breakfast in the hotel.
Early departure to visit the Historic Sanctuary "Bosque de Pomac", in this place are preserved forest species typical of dry forest and 36 pyramids of the Moche Culture then visit the interpretation centre. Then continue to Lambayeque to visit the Pyramids and the Museum of Túcume, Royal Tombs of Sipan Museum.  Return to Chiclayo. Overnight. (B)
Note: We recommend you to take with you a Box Lunch (Not included in the price)

Day 07  Chiclayo - Pacasmayo - Cajamarca (Total Kms Chiclayo - Cajamarca 260 kms)

Breakfast in the hotel.
At fixed time departure from Chiclayo in 4x4 units to the city of Cajamarca. After 6 hours journey we arrive to this beautiful city. Check in at the hotel. Overnight. (B)
NOTE: We recommend you to take Box Lunch on this trip (not included)

Day 08 Cajamarca

Breakfast in the hotel.
Tour around the city, visiting the Main Square, Cathedral, Catacombs, San Francisco Museum, Chapel of the Dolorosa, Colonial Hospitals, Belen Museum, Rescue Chamber (Place in which Atahualpa filled with gold and silver as ransom for his liberty) And Santa Apolonia. Return to the hotel and free time for personal activities. Overnight. (B)

Day 09 Cajamarca

Breakfast in the hotel.
In 4x4 units visit Cumbemayo, on route we will also visit Bellavista, Layzon. In Cumbemayo you will be able to walk within the stone forest, the sanctuary and aqueducts, etc. Return to the hotel. Afternoon free time at own leisure. Overnight. (B)

Day 10 Cajamarca - Chachapoyas - Tingo (Total kms Cajamarca - Chachapoyas 335kms)

After early breakfast departure in 4x4 units with direction to Chachapoyas, taking the route to Celendin. We will pass by the Maranon Canyon, one of the most beautiful and deepest canyons in South America. Here it will be impressive to see all the microclimates as well as its geographical contrasts. We will drive down from 3065 m.a.s.l till 700 m.a.s.l to the town called Balsas, afterwards ascend again up to 2150 m.a.s.l arriving in Leymebamba. Visit to the Malqui Museum, where you will be able to appreciate more than 200 mommies, found in the Condores Lagoon.
Arrival in Tingo, check inn at the hotel. Overnight. (B)
Note: We recommend to take with you a Box Lunch (Not included in the price).

Day 11 Puno - Tingo - Kuelap - Chachapoyas

After breakfast, visit Kuelap, a spectacular city with pre-inca walls, hidden between mountains. Even though Kuelap was found 60 years before Machu Picchu it is not as well known. Although through recent discoveries and its history, it has captured the attention of archaeologists and many people around the world. Return to Chachapoyas in the evening. Overnight. (B)
Note: We recommend Box Lunch on this outing (Not included).. 

Day 12 Chachapoyas - Karajia - Chachapoyas

Breakfast in the hotel.
Departure in our 4x4 units towards the small town of Cruzpata. Place in which we will start our trekking, after 30 minutes we will arrive at the Karajia sarcophagus of 2.5 meters tall. After a short visit to this place located north to the small town of Lamud, return to Chachapoyas. Arrival at the hotel and overnight (B).
Note: We recommend to take with you a Box Lunch for this expedition (Not included in the price).

Day 13 Chachapoyas - Chiclayo

Breakfast in the hotel.
At fixed time we depart from Chachapoyas to the city of Chiclayo, 6 hrs drive aprox. Arrival in Chiclayo city. Check inn and overnight. (B)
Note: We recommend you to take with your Box Lunch (Not included in the price).

Day 14 Chiclayo - Lima

Breakfast in the hotel.
At fixed time departure from Chiclayo in 4x4 units to Lima. After 10 hrs driving, you will arrive in Lima. Check inn at the hotel and Overnight. (B)

Day 15 Lima

Breakfast in the hotel.
Transfer to the airport in order to board your international flight. (B)

Include

Include:

  • Breakfast in all destinations.
  • Transfer in/out
  • Transfer in/out in Lima.
  • Transfer Apto-Htl-Apto in Lima.
  • 14 nights of lodging in the selected hotel.
  • 4x4 units from day 2 till day 14.
  • Petrol on the whole route.
  • Driver on the whole route.
  • Road taxes on the whole route.
  • Oxygen Tank.
  • GPS (If required).
  • First aid Kit.
  • Unlimited Kms.
  • Leather seats.
  • Tablets for height sickness.

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