Day 01 : Arrival to Chiclayo / Huaca Rajada (archaeological complex of "The Lord of Sipan"
Arrival and transfer to selected hotel. After check in we will visit the archaeological site of the Lord of Sipan located in the site called Huaca Rajada. The importance of this archaeological discovery was compared to the discoveries of the tomb of Tutankhamen and Machu Picchu. There are two huge adobe mud pyramids in front of which there is a platform, dating back a thousand years before the Incas. Recently two of the most famous pre-Columbian tombs were found here undisturbed: the tombs of the Lord of Sipan and his ancestor, the Old Lord. The significance of these tombs is highlighted by the fact that the Lord of Sipan was buried in a wooden coffin with bronze clasps. Skeletons of those sacrificed during the funeral rites were found outside the sarcophagus; two young women at the head and feet of the lord, two men at either side of the body, and the skeleton of a dog. You will continue your exploration by going to the Royal Tombs of Sipan Museum which was inspired by the Mochica pyramids. This new museum was inaugurated in November 2002 and is rated one of the most outstanding archaeological museums in South America. Here you can find a reconstruction of the tomb of Sipan, dubbed the "Tutankhamen of the Americas" because of the golden splendor of his tomb. Transfer to your hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 02 : Chiclayo / Chachapoyas
In the morning you will depart from Chiclayo by private car, van or minibus with air conditioning. Starting in the coast and arriving in the late afternoon in the cloud forest of Chachapoyas. Box lunch and Dinner included. Overnight at Hostal..
Day 03 : Chachapoyas / Kuelap
After breakfast you will visit Kuelap, a spectacular pre-Inca walled city hidden in the top of a precipitous mountain. Although Kuelap was discovered 60 years before Machu Picchu, it is not as well-known to the outside world. Nevertheless recent amazing discoveries in nearby areas that are related to Kuelap and to its history have captured the attention of archaeologists, international magazines and film companies. Box Lunch. Following your visit to Kuelap, you will return to the hotel for the night. Dinner and overnight at Hostal.
Day 04 : Kuelap / Cajamarca
Early in the morning you will drive to Cajamarca by way of the Maranon Canyon, which is one of Peru’s most spectacular drives. The Maranon River forms one of the world’s deepest canyons, and you will descend through different ecosystems from over 10,000 feet in altitude to the town of Balsas at 4000 ft. You will cross two cordilleras and several different habitats, such as cloud forest, agricultural land, and desert-like areas. Box lunch on the way. Overnight at the Hotel.
Day 05 : Cajamarca / Ventanillas de Otuzco
Morning light trek through the Cajamarca countryside to see local people in their daily activities including children going to school. Then we will visit the Ventanillas de Otuzco, a pre-Inca cemetery that features a gallery of secondary burial niches (located 5 miles from the city).
After lunch, we will explore the main points of the city: Main Square, the Cathedral and the 17th Century San Francisco church, which houses the Museum of Religious Art. Continue on to the Ransom; which Atahualpa, the last Inca emperor, filled once with gold and twice with silver so as to obtain his freedom in 1532; to the Belen complex which includes the Belen church constructed entirely of sculptures volcanic rock and finally on to Santa Apolonia Hill, for a scenic view of the valley of Cajamarca and where one may also see the ceremonial Inca seat.
Finally return to hotel and overnight at the Hotel.
Day 06 : Cajamarca
Breakfast and transfer to the airport or bus station. End of services.