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Civilisations of Northern Peru

Private Travel | General interest 16 Days & 4 Nights Lead-in price: £3,395 Current prices from: £3,395
Combine Peru's famous landmarks with the lesser visited but extremely rewarding north, home to natural wonders, colonial cities and fascinating archaeological remains.

The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • Combines key highlights & off the beaten track Peru
  • Incan & pre-Incan archaelogical sites
  • Colonial cities & Gocta waterfalls
  • Stay in 3- & 4-star accommodation

Arequipa

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2272 2272 2272 2373 2272 2272 2170 2272 2272 2272 2272 2373
Min temp (C)(F) 846 846 846 745 643 541 439 541 643 643 643 745
Sunshine hours 7 7 8 9 9 10 10 10 10 10 10 9
Daylight hours 13 13 12 12 11 11 11 12 12 12 13 13
Rainfall (mm)(in) 251 361 181 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 30
Rainy Days 6 23 5 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 3
Humidity N N N N N N N N N N N N
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 10/VH 9/VH 9/VH 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Cajamarca

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 1864 1763 1763 1864 1864 1864 1864 1864 1864 1864 1966 1966
Min temp (C)(F) 541 541 541 541 439 439 337 439 541 439 439 541
Sunshine hours 5 5 4 5 6 7 7 7 5 5 6 5
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 13
Rainfall (mm)(in) 1004 954 1335 934 442 191 171 171 402 954 803 773
Rainy Days 16 19 19 16 11 6 5 5 10 11 10 14
Humidity E E E E E E E E E E E E
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Chachapoyas

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2170 2170 2170 2170 2272 2170 2170 2170 2272 2272 2272 2272
Min temp (C)(F) 1152 1152 1152 1152 1050 948 948 846 1050 1050 1050 1050
Sunshine hours 6 6 6 6 7 7 8 8 7 5 8 7
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 13
Rainfall (mm)(in) 773 853 1225 914 492 291 291 271 612 944 823 693
Rainy Days 15 20 19 14 12 9 7 7 11 12 12 15
Humidity E E E E E E E E E E E E
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Chiclayo

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3086 3188 3188 2984 2781 2577 2475 2475 2475 2475 2679 2984
Min temp (C)(F) 2068 2170 2170 1966 1864 1763 1661 1559 1559 1661 1661 1864
Sunshine hours 7 7 7 7 7 6 6 6 7 7 7 7
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 13
Rainfall (mm)(in) 20 20 60 30 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
Rainy Days 3 2 2 2 2 1 2 0 0 2 1 1
Humidity E E E E E VH VH E E E E E
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 10/VH 10/VH 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) 2068 2272 2272 2068 1966 1864 1763 1763 1661 1661 1763 1966

Colca Canyon

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 1864 1864 1864 1864 1864 1864 1763 1864 1966 2068 2068 1966
Min temp (C)(F) 439 439 439 236 -130 -228 -425 -425 -130 32 134 337
Sunshine hours 5 5 6 7 9 10 10 9 8 9 8 7
Daylight hours 13 13 12 12 11 11 11 11 12 13 13 13
Rainfall (mm)(in) 1004 1064 894 241 60 10 20 50 110 131 191 542
Rainy Days 13 18 11 4 0 0 0 0 2 5 7 10
Humidity E E E E E VH VH E E E E E
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 9/VH 10/VH 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Cuzco

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Avg temp (C)(F) 1966 1966 1966 2068 2169 2068 2068 2068 2170 2271 2170 1254
Sunshine hours 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Daylight hours 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rainfall (mm)(in) 151 120 100 40 10 0 0 10 20 50 70 110
Rainy Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Humidity
UV
Sea temp (C)(F)

Iquitos (Amazon)

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3290 3290 3290 3188 3188 3086 3188 3290 3290 3290 3290 3290
Min temp (C)(F) 2272 2272 2272 2272 2272 2272 2170 2170 2170 2272 2272 2373
Sunshine hours 5 6 5 5 5 5 6 7 7 7 6 6
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12
Rainfall (mm)(in) 27311 24810 30212 30112 26610 2078 1777 1697 1928 2269 25410 27411
Rainy Days 19 19 22 20 20 19 1 16 16 16 18 20
Humidity E E E E E E E E E E E E
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Lima

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2679 2781 2679 2577 2272 2068 1966 1864 1966 2068 2272 2475
Min temp (C)(F) 1864 1966 1864 1763 1559 1457 1355 1355 1355 1355 1457 1661
Sunshine hours 6 7 7 7 4 2 1 1 2 3 4 5
Daylight hours 13 12 12 12 12 11 11 12 12 12 13 13
Rainfall (mm)(in) 10 10 0 0 10 20 30 30 20 10 10 20
Rainy Days 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1
Humidity L M M L N N N N N N N L
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 10/VH 9/VH 9/VH 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) 2272 2373 2272 2170 1966 1864 1864 1763 1763 1763 1966 2068

Machu Picchu

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2475 2577 2577 2577 2577 2577 2577 2577 2679 2577 2679 2373
Min temp (C)(F) 1355 1355 1355 1254 1152 948 948 1050 1152 1254 1355 1355
Sunshine hours 5 5 6 7 8 8 8 8 7 7 7 6
Daylight hours 13 13 12 12 12 11 11 12 12 12 13 13
Rainfall (mm)(in) 1385 1416 1516 622 231 171 221 241 442 753 863 1215
Rainy Days 15 20 13 9 6 2 2 3 7 9 9 13
Humidity E E E E E VH VH E E E E E
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 10/VH 10/VH 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Nazca

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2475 2475 2475 2475 2272 2068 2068 2068 2068 2068 2272 2577
Min temp (C)(F) 1559 1559 1457 1355 1254 1050 1050 1050 1152 1152 1254 1355
Sunshine hours 7 7 7 8 8 7 7 7 8 8 8 8
Daylight hours 13 13 12 12 11 11 11 12 12 12 13 13
Rainfall (mm)(in) 40 90 141 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rainy Days 5 10 5 3 2 0 0 1 3 3 3 4
Humidity M M M M L L N L L M M M
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 10/VH 9/VH 9/VH 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Paracas

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2679 2781 2781 2577 2373 2170 2068 2068 2170 2272 2373 2577
Min temp (C)(F) 1864 1966 1966 1763 1559 1355 1355 1355 1355 1457 1559 1763
Sunshine hours 6 6 6 7 5 3 3 3 4 5 6 6
Daylight hours 13 13 12 12 11 11 11 12 12 12 13 13
Rainfall (mm)(in) 0 10 0 0 10 10 10 10 10 0 10 0
Rainy Days 2 3 1 1 1 0 0 1 2 1 1 1
Humidity M M M L N N N N N N N L
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 9/VH 8/VH 8/VH 10/VH 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) 2272 2272 2272 2068 1966 1864 1763 1661 1661 1763 1864 2068

Puerto Maldonado

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3188 3188 3188 3188 3188 3086 3086 3188 3391 3290 3290 3188
Min temp (C)(F) 2272 2170 2170 2068 1966 1864 1864 1864 1966 2170 2170 2272
Sunshine hours 5 5 5 6 7 7 8 7 7 6 6 6
Daylight hours 13 13 12 12 12 11 12 12 12 12 13 13
Rainfall (mm)(in) 34213 31212 28511 1797 984 552 582 723 1104 1837 24410 28611
Rainy Days 16 16 5 10 6 4 3 4 6 10 12 14
Humidity E E E E VH VH VH VH E E E E
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 10/VH 8/VH 9/VH 10/VH 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Puno

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 1457 1457 1559 1559 1457 1457 1457 1457 1559 1661 1661 1559
Min temp (C)(F) 236 236 134 -130 -523 -818 -818 -719 -327 -228 -130 134
Sunshine hours 6 6 6 8 9 9 9 9 8 9 8 7
Daylight hours 13 13 12 12 11 11 11 12 12 12 13 13
Rainfall (mm)(in) 1596 1586 1335 381 151 20 30 70 281 351 542 1195
Rainy Days 16 23 13 7 3 1 2 2 6 7 7 13
Humidity N N N N N N N N N N N N
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 9/VH 10/VH 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Trujillo

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2679 2679 2679 2577 2373 2272 2170 2170 2170 2170 2272 2475
Min temp (C)(F) 1763 1864 1864 1763 1661 1559 1457 1457 1457 1457 1559 1559
Sunshine hours 6 6 5 6 6 5 4 4 4 5 6 6
Daylight hours 13 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 13
Rainfall (mm)(in) 20 10 70 0 10 0 10 10 10 0 0 10
Rainy Days 6 5 5 5 4 2 3 1 3 5 4 4
Humidity E E E E E VH VH E E E E E
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 9/VH 10/VH 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) 2170 2272 2272 2068 1864 1864 1763 1763 1661 1661 1763 1966
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Standard Private Tour in brief

Days 1-2: Fly to Lima

Fly to Lima with British Airways. Stay 2 nights and take a city tour to discover the colonial and modern highlights of the capital city. (N) (B)

Day 3: Fly to Jaen

From Lima, fly north to Jaén. Drive to Chachapoyas, a colonial town surrounded by swathes of high-altitude cloud forests. The Chachapoya civilisation had a culture that fiercely rivalled the Incas. Stay for 2 nights. (N)

Day 4: Kuelap

Travel to Kuelap fortress and explore one of the largest ancient sites of the Americas, situated on a mountain ridge. (B, L)

Days 5-6: Karajia - Gocta Falls

Visit the mysterious sarcophagi of Karajia, an ancient funerary site of the Chachapoyas. Continue to one of the highest waterfalls in the world, Gocta falls, and stay at a nearby lodge for 2 nights. The lodges enjoy spectacular views of the falls and, until recently, were unknown outside the local area. Take a hike to the base of the falls and relax in serene surroundings. (B, L, D)

Day 7: Chiclayo

Take a full-day drive towards the coast to Chiclayo and visit one of the excellent museums, such as the Museum of the Royal Tombs of Sipán. Overnight stay. (B)

Days 8-9: Trujillo

Continue to Trujillo, visiting the mystical El Brujo pyramid complex and the Cao Museum en route. Stay 2 nights in Trujillo and explore the Sun and Moon pyramids and the adobe city of Chan Chan. (B)

Days 10-11: Fly to Cuzco - Sacred Valley

Fly to Cuzco and transfer to the Sacred Valley with an optional stop at Chinchero en route. Stay 2 nights at a hotel in the valley and visit the ruined fortress of Ollantaytambo. Additional optional excursions include visits to Maras and Moray or the market and ruins at Pisac. (B)

Day 12: Machu Picchu

Board the train to Machu Picchu, take a tour of the Inca citadel and stay overnight. (B)

Days 13-14: Cuzco

Return to Cuzco and stay 2 nights. Explore the city’s cobbled streets and museums. Optional excursions include a visit to the Sacsayhuáman ruins. (B)

Days 15-16: Fly home via Lima

Fly to London via Lima with British Airways arriving the next day. (B) (N)

Meal basis

As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals

Important information Standard tour

This tour is based in 3- and 4-star accommodation.

Single supplement

Available on request.

Tailor-made travel

For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or enquire online.

Standard private tour accommodation

  • Jose Antonio
    Jose Antonio

    The Jose Antonio Hotel is located in the modern district of Miraflores, 30 minutes drive from the Jorge Chavez International Airport, and close to the major commercial, financial, tourist and cultural centres as well as many excellent restaurants. The hotel offers 84 large guest rooms, a restaurant and a bar. All rooms are equipped with private bathroom, telephone, cable television, air conditioning, safety deposit box, mini-bar and anti-noise windows.

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  • Hatun Valley
    Hatun Valley

    The charming Hatun Valley hotel offers an ideal base from which to explore the Sacred Valley, whilst providing a peaceful oasis to appreciate the surrounding mountainous scenery. The property is set within beautifully maintained gardens, full of citrus trees, wildflowers and herbs. Guests can relax in one of the hammocks situated around the gardens or next to the campfire in the evenings. Rooms are simple, but spacious and feature traditional Peruvian textiles and ceramics. The onsite restaurant offers authentic Peruvian cuisine.Features: 24 rooms, restaurant, bar, spa, Wi-Fi.<br>Room amenities: Terrace, air conditioning, phone, hairdryer.

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  • Gocta Andes Lodge
    Gocta Andes Lodge

    Gocta Andes Lodge is located in a delightful rural setting close to the village of Cocachimba, starting point for hikes to the Gocta falls. This comfortable lodge offers views towards the Gocta falls from all its rooms and public areas, including the terraced gardens and outdoor pool. The rooms are spacious and the 2 suites each offer a hot tub.Features: 10 rooms, restaurant, outdoor pool<br>Room amenities: Safe, balcony or terrace, television (suites only)

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  • El MaPi Hotel
    El MaPi Hotel

    El MaPi, owned by Inkaterra, is located in the village of Aguas Calientes, just a few minutes' walk from the train station and the Machu Picchu bus station. This smart contemporary hotel offer comfortable rooms with modern amenities and an organic spa, located on the top floor of the hotel, with panormanic views over the cloud forest.Features: 130 rooms, restaurant,&nbsp; bar, spa, sauna, Wi-Fi.<br>Room amenities: Television, telephone, safe, hairdryer.

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  • Costa del Sol Wyndham Trujillo
    Costa del Sol Wyndham Trujillo

    The Costa del Sol Wyndham Trujillo is a modern property located in a peaceful residential area of the city, a short drive from the centre of Trujillo. The hotel has an attractive garden area with sun loungers and a swimming pool. Features: 120 rooms, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, spa, restaurant and bar. Amenities: Wi-Fi, TV, minibar, safe, air conditioning

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  • Abbitare Hotel
    Abbitare Hotel

    The Abbitare Hotel is a stylishly decorated old colonial hotel located on the beautiful cobblestoned Santo Domingo Plaza. The rooms are comfortable with modern amenities. Features: 43 rooms, Wi-Fi. Room amenities: Television, safe, minibar.

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Dates & prices

PEC2020

Guideline Prices

Low season from £3,295 per person

High season from £3,495 per person

 

Flexible Prices & Itineraries
For a quote based on alternative accommodation standards or flight options, or to tailor this itinerary, please call 020 7873 5000 or send an email enquiry

Additional Information

Please call 020 7873 5000 for more information or to make a booking.

Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin-room. The prices which were valid at the time of publication, may be subject to change, particularly as a result of variable flight costs. You will be informed of any such changes prior to booking.

 
  • • International flights (and domestic flights if applicable)
    • UK departure and overseas airport taxes
    • Accommodation, itinerary & meal basis as described
    • Local Transfers in a private chauffeur-driven vehicle
    • The support (if required) of an English speaking local representative
    • Local guides and entrance fees where applicable

Destinations on this tour

    https://www.coxandkings.co.uk/destinations/south-america/peru/chiclayo
  • Chiclayo

    The main reason for visiting Chiclayo is use it as a base from which to explore the...

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  • https://www.coxandkings.co.uk/destinations/south-america/peru/trujillo
  • Trujillo

    Peru’s northern coast is home to some of the country’s greatest archaeological treasures...

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  • https://www.coxandkings.co.uk/destinations/south-america/peru/chachapoyas
  • Chachapoyas

    Chachapoyas, or Chacha as it is known among locals, is the capital of the Department of...

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  • https://www.coxandkings.co.uk/destinations/south-america/peru/the-sacred-valley
  • The Sacred Valley

    The Sacred Valley of the Incas is the perfect place to explore, relax and unwind either...

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  • https://www.coxandkings.co.uk/destinations/south-america/peru/machu-picchu
  • Machu Picchu

    One of the new Seven Wonders of the World, the spectacular Inca citadel of Machu Picchu is situated at an altitude of 2,380 metres on...

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  • https://www.coxandkings.co.uk/destinations/south-america/peru/cuzco
  • Cuzco

    Located at an altitude of 3,310 metres, Cuzco is one of the most beautiful and enchanting cities in South America.

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  • https://www.coxandkings.co.uk/destinations/south-america/peru/lima
  • Lima

    Lima lies on the Pacific coast and offers some of Peru's finest museums and monuments, a...

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