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Lead Price
From £4395pp
16 days & 14 nights
Itinerary Type
Tailor Made
Holiday Type
General Interest
Tour Highlights

Civilisations of Northern Peru

Combine Peru's famous landmarks with the less-visited north, home to natural wonders, colonial cities and fascinating archaeological remains. From the lively capital of Lima, this private journey takes you to the Kuelap Fortress, one of the largest ancient monuments in the Americas, and the Gocta Falls, among the world’s highest waterfalls. Continue to the pyramids of Trujillo and the wonders of the Sacred Valley – including the incomparable Machu Picchu.


DAY 1: Fly to Lima
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Fly to Lima

Fly to Lima with British Airways for a 2 night stay. (N)

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

DAY 2: Lima
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Take a half-day city tour including the San Francisco monastery and historical Casa Aliaga. (B)

DAY 3: Fly to Jaen
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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
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Travel to Kuelap fortress and explore one of the largest ancient sites of the Americas, situated on a mountain ridge. (B, L)

DAY 5: Karajia - Gocta Falls
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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. (B, L)

DAY 6: Gocta Falls
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Gocta Falls

Take a hike to the base of the falls and relax in serene surroundings. (B, L)

DAY 7: Chiclayo
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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, L)

DAY 8: Trujillo
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Continue to Trujillo, visiting the mystical El Brujo pyramid complex and the Cao Museum en route. Stay 2 nights. (B, L)

DAY 9: Trujillo
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Explore the Sun and Moon pyramids and the adobe city of Chan Chan. (B, L)

DAY 10: Fly to Cuzco - Sacred Valley
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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. (B)

DAY 11: Sacred Valley
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Sacred Valley

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
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Machu Picchu

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

DAY 13: Cuzco
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Return to Cuzco and stay 2 nights. (B)

DAY 14: Cuzco
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Explore the city’s cobbled streets and museums. Optional excursions include a visit to the Sacsayhuáman ruins. (B)

DAY 15: Fly home via Lima
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Fly home via Lima

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

DAY 16: Arrive UK
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Arrive UK

Arrive UK. (N)

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

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The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • Combines key highlights & off the beaten track Peru
  • Incan & pre-Incan archaelogical sites
  • Colonial cities & Gocta waterfalls
Low Season
From £4,395 per person
High Season
From £4,495 per person

What's included

  • 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

Important information

Standard tour
Simpler in emphasis, these itineraries typically feature 4-star or good 3-star accommodation throughout, or the best alternative elsewhere.
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Guideline prices
Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin/double-room. Single supplement available on request. Pricing is indicative and may be subject to change due to external factors such as variable flight prices.
Meal basis
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
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