Chiclayo - Chachapoyas - Cajamarca
"Gold and Stone"
(9 days / 8 nights)

Day 1: Tucume - Royal Tombs Museum - Sipan
-Transfer from the airport or bus station to your hotel.

Pyramids of Tucume
- Visit of the Ceremonial Center of Tucume, archaeological complex composed by 26 pyramids. This site was the second Capital of the Lambayeque or Sican culture.

Tucume, Panoramic view

The Royal Tombs Museum
- Visit to the Royal Tombs Museum of Sipan, the most modern in Peru. The journey allows to know all the objects found in 1987 in the place of Huaca Rajada, well-known as Sipán
.

Museo Tumbas Reales de Sipan

Sipan - Huaca Rajada
- In the afternoon we will visit Sipan or Huaca Rajada, place where was made the most important archaeological peruvian discovery. In the place there is a replica of the tomb of the Lord of Sipan and other tombs discovered until now.
We also visit the Site Museum where you will see the ornaments of the last 3 tombs discovered in Sipan.

- Overnight in Chiclayo.

Day 2: Brujos Market - Museum of Sican
- Breakfast.

Mercado de Brujos - National Museum of Sicán
- Visit of Mercado de Brujos, where we will be able to find the different objects, plants and ornaments used in the rituals by the Shamans or brujos.

- Departure to Ferreñafe, to visit the National Museum of Sican where are exhibited the objects of gold found in Batan Grande, old capital of the Lambayeque or Sican culture.

Museo Nacional de Sican

- Free afternoon.

- Overnight in Chiclayo.

Day 3: TRANSFER CHICLAYO - CHACHAPOYAS (EL CHILLO LODGE)
- Breakfast.

- Transfer from Chiclayo to Chachapoyas (it is about 10 hours). In the route we will cross the Andes by the lowest pass in Peru, Porculla (2145 m.a.s.l.). The landscape of the desert changes for the greenery of the forest, before arriving to Bagua Grande we cross the Marañon River, then we find the Utcubamba River.


Marañon River - Panoramic view from Corral Quemado bridge.

- Box lunch.
- Dinner included in El Chillo lodge.

- Overnight in El Chillo lodge, El Tingo.

Day 4: Kuelap
- Breakfast.

Kuelap, Clouds and Mountains
- Departure to the citadel of Kuelap, Capital of the Chachapoyas Kingdom. After to cross the town of Nuevo Tingo will be able to observe at the distance, Kuelap in the highest summit, located 3.000 m.a.s.l. The tour in the interior is fascinating, we will walk on dry grasses, finding to each step vestiges of stone constructions. The are about four hundred circular houses, some of them with enigmatic reliefs.

Kuelap, panoramic view.

- Box lunch.

- Dinner included in El Chillo lodge.

- Overnight in El Chillo lodge, El Tingo.

Day 5: REVASH - LEYMEBAMBA MUSEUM
- Breakfast.

Mausoleums of Revash
- Departure to Revash, mausoleums located in the high of a mountain. From the distance they seem houses in red and yellow, but in the time of the Chachapoyas they were used as funeral places.

Mausoleum of Revash

- Box lunch.

Leymebamba Museum
- We drive ten minutes from the town of Leymebamba to visit its famous Museum where  are conserved more than 200 mummies that were found in the Lagoon of the Condors, located at eight hours by horse. In the museum are exhibited the different material and ornaments that were found in the Laguna de los Condores.

- Dinner included in a local restaurant in Leymebamba.

- Overnight in Leymebamba.

Day 6: TRANSFER FROM LEYMEBAMBA TO CAJAMARCA
- Breakfast
- Transfer from Leymebamba to Cajamarca. You will have a beautiful route, we stop in Balsas located in from to the Marañon river and after that we will drive to Celendin where we have a lunch in a local restaurant.
Finally, we will arrive to Cajamarca.


Landscape in the route Leymebamba - Balsas.

- Overnight in Cajamarca.

Day 7:  City Tour - Ventanillas de Otusco - BaÑos del Inca
- Breakfast.

City Tour
- We begin visiting the historical Main Square, the Cathedral, the San Francisco church and the chapel of the Dolores's Virgin, patroness of the city. We walk to the Belen Complex to visit the Belen church, the old Hospital of Men and the Hospital of Women where now the Archaeological Museum is. Then we enter to the “Ransom Room”, site where was prisoner the Inca Atahualpa. We finish the City Tour with the ascension to the Santa Apolonia hill, to see “the seat of the Inca” and to have a panoramic view of the whole city of Cajamarca.

Ventanillas de Otusco

- Time for Lunch.

Ventanillas de Otusco - Baños del Inca
- Visit to the necropolis of Otusco, well-known as “small windows”, later we go to  Baños del Inca, tourist site with thermal water, historical site because was a place of recreation of the Inca Atahualpa. Of this time is conserved the bathtub where the Inca took a bath.

- Overnight in Cajamarca.

Day 8: Cumbemayo aQUEDUCT
- Breakfast.

The Route of the Cumbe
- In the route to Cumbemayo we will stop in the Mirador of Bella Vista, to have a panoramic view of Cajamarca, and then we will observe the remains of the archaeological place of Layzon.
After 20 km. we will arrive to Cumbemayo , we will visit the small Site Museum and we will walk to the visit the Sanctuary, the  Forest in Stones, the Cumbemayo Channel, stopping to see some petroglyphs worked along the aqueduct. In the route we will know the techniques used to allow the control of the water speed.

Cumbemayo acueduct

- Free afternoon.

Day 9: Transfer
- Breakfast.

- Transfer to the airport or bus station.



All the tours and transfers in Private.

PRICES PER PERSON IN AMERICAN DOLLARS

HOTEL: Chiclayo / Cajamarca SINGLE DOUBLE TRIPLE
Casa Andina / Laguna Seca   $1740 $1510
Costa del Sol / Costa del Sol   $1700 $1480
Sunec / Portal del Marqués   $1620 $1360
Paraiso / Clarín   $1510 $1300
IN THE CHACHAPOYAS AREA WE WILL USE THESE HOTELS
Estancia El Chillo (2 nights)
La Casona de Leymebamba (1 night)

INCLUDED:
- Transfers in/out.
- Breakfast.
- 04 box lunch or lunch in local restaurants in route.
- 02 nights accommodation in Chiclayo (Casa Andina, Costa del Sol, Sunec or Paraiso).
- 02 nights accommodation in El Chillo lodge located in El Tingo.
- 01 night accommodation in La Casona hostal in Leymebamba town.
- 03 nights accommodation in Cajamarca (Laguna Seca, Costa del Sol or Portal del Marqués).
- Private Tours.
- Professional Tour Guide in Spanish, English, French or Italian for 9 days.
- Entrances fees for all the tours.

Click to see the map of the route