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Peru: Archaeological North Coast

9 days & 8 nights, Private Journey

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Pricing from: $7,595

Lima, Trujillo, Chiclayo & Amazon (Peru)

Discover the secrets of Peru's ancient civilizations on this journey to explore the archaeologically rich north coast. From the Lord of Sipan and the Temple of the Moon to the desert pyramid of El Brujo and the Tucume complex, trace the route of the indigenous people of Peru. Then travel to the Amazon rainforest for an unforgettable four-night cruise. Explore the jungle, learn about medicinal plants, stroll along a canopy walkway, fish for piranha and spot tropical birds as you immerse yourself in one of the world's great wildernesses.

  • Day 1
    Arrive Lima, Peru

    Upon arrival in Lima, you will be welcomed by your Cox & Kings local representative and transferred to your hotel.

    Belmond Miraflores Park Hotel - 1 night
  • Day 2
    To Trujillo

    Early this morning, fly north to Trujillo. Upon arrival, take a brief tour of the gorgeous colonial mansions and ornate churches. Continue to the Moche Valley where you will meet a family living a traditional rural life. Explore the Temple of the Moon before stopping for lunch in the seaside town of Huanchaco.

    Hotel Libertador - 1 night (B)
  • Day 3
    To Chiclayo

    This morning, head north to discover the El Brujo pyramid in the Chicama Valley. Rising nearly 100 feet above the surrounding desert, it was built with tens of thousands of adobe bricks. Admire the well-preserved reliefs and explore the site before continuing to Chiclayo.

    Casa Andina Select Chiclayo - 2 nights (B)
  • Day 4

    Explore the necropolis of Huaca Rajada, home to the well-known tombs of the Lord of Sipan and Old Lord of Sipan. Continue to the vast archaeological complex of Tucume to survey the remains belonging to a succession of cultures: Mochica, Lambayeque, Chimu and Inca. After a local lunch, visit the Tumbas Reales de Sipan, a fantastic museum shaped like a pre-Columbian pyramid that contains an incredible collection of gold artifacts and excavated tombs. This evening, enjoy a festive dinner.

    Casa Andina Select Chiclayo (B, L, D)
  • Day 5
    To Iquitos / The Amazon

    After a morning at leisure to explore Chiclayo, fly northeast to Iquitos, the gateway to the Peruvian Amazon. Upon arrival, transfer to the pier to board your cruiser. Just before dusk, celebrate your journey into the rainforest with Peru's national cocktail, a Pisco sour. Finally, amid the beauty of an Amazonian night filled with hundreds of stars, enjoy dinner and live music.

    M/V Aria - 4 nights (B, D)
  • Day 6

    Rise early to explore one of the Amazon's great wilderness regions and the largest protected wetland area in the world, the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve. Go out on a bird-watching excursion before returning for breakfast. Later this morning, discover some of the secrets of the rainforest with a guided hike in San Isidro, home to one of the richest habitats on earth, including the giant ceiba or kapok tree as well as a fascinating variety of medicinal plants. After lunch back on board, venture deep into the forest aboard small boats to look for pink and grey river dolphins. This evening, why not indulge in some stargazing from the top deck?

    M/V Aria (B, L, D)
  • Day 7

    After breakfast, disembark to get a bird’s-eye view of the rainforest on the incredible canopy walkway that stretches for more than a third of a mile through the treetops. Return to your cruiser via the Tawampa Lake, home to the giant arapaima, the biggest freshwater fish in the world. This afternoon, cruise in small boats to appreciate the lagoons and small waterways of Nauta Can?o. Fish for piranhas and then embark on a night safari in search of black caimans, night herons and spectacled owls, and fish bats flying over the water scooping up fish.

    M/V Aria (B, L, D)
  • Day 8

    Admire the spot where the Ucayali and the Maran?on rivers meet to form the Amazon. Search for pink dolphins and then visit the local community of San Francisco. Stroll around the village and be given a tour of the school by the children and their teacher. After lunch on board, disembark for a jungle hike to learn about termites, giant Amazonian water lilies and cacique birds.

    M/V Aria (B, L, D)
  • Day 9
    To Lima / Depart

    Rise early to savor breakfast aboard small boats while exploring the narrow Yarapa River. Back on board, relax before enjoying a last lunch on the river. This afternoon, disembark, visit a center for rescued manatees and have an opportunity to see from up close these beautiful creatures. The rescued manatees are rehabilitated with the hope of reintroducing them into their natural habitat. Fly back to Lima to connect with your onward flight.

    (B, L)

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Peru: Archaeological North Coast

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