Northern Peru , Peru

Northern Peru, Peru Travel Itineraries and Places to Stay

From Trujillo and Chiclayo on the coast to the origin of the Amazon River at Iquitos in the northeast, Northern Peru is a often remote, off-the-beaten-path travel experience that blends archaeology, natural history, local culture and adventure.

Archaeology - the Chimu and Moche civilizations pre-date the Inca. From around Trujillo and Chiclayo you can visit sites less crowded than the popular sites further south: Kuelap, Tucume, Huaca Rajada and Chan Chan.

Chan Chan Peru

The epic overland circuit from Chiclayo to Cajamarca travels from the coastal desert, across the Maranon River, into the jungles of the Amazonas Department.

Along the journey you will stay in the remote town of Chachapoyas, hike to the towering Gocta Waterfall, explore the Chachapoyan fortress of Kuelap, the tombs at Revash and the Sarcophagi of Karajia.

The fantastic and spectacular route circles back to the west, down and across the Maranon, up to Calendin and on to Cajamarca.

La Petaca Cliff Northern Peru

Some of Peru's best beaches are in the north - festive Mancora and romantic Punta Sal are two of our favorites - an ideal finish to a tour of northern Peru.

Itineraries in Northern Peru

Peru Discovery: Rainforest To Ruins

Peru Discovery: Rainforest To Ruins

Duration: 20 days, 19 nights
From: $6250
Who says you can't see it all? Cusco, the Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca, the Colca Canyon, the Northern Kingdoms, the Nazca Lines.
Chachapoyas Discovery

Chachapoyas Discovery

Duration: 6 days, 5 nights
From: $2095
This classic 6-day program to the lost kingdom of the Chachapoyas, the fortress of Kuelap, the Leymebamba Museum, Revash tombs and the Gocta Waterfall.
The Northern Kingdoms of Peru

The Northern Kingdoms of Peru

Duration: 4 days, 3 nights
From: $795
A 3-day pre-trip or post-trip extension to Trujillo and Chiclayo: Huacas del Sol and de la Luna, Chan Chan, El Dragon, Huanchaco Bay, El Brujo, Sipan and Tucume.
Northern Peru Horseback Riding Trek

Northern Peru Horseback Riding Trek

Duration: 4 days, 3 nights
From: $1595.00
Our 4-day horseback riding trek from Leymebamba to Uchucmarca in the highlands of northern Peru.
Travel Tips
Memorize your passport number, as you will likely be asked for it on numerous occasions throughout your adventure.
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