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Tico Tico: Culture of the Northern Andes

14 days from £3,100pp

(based on two people sharing & excluding flights)

Peru

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Overview & Highlights

Northern Peru: bliss for history and archaeology enthusiasts. Discover the vestiges of fabulously wealthy pre-Inca civilisations. Includes the pre-Inca adobe city at Chan Chan, colonial Cajamarca and the mountain-top temple at Kuelap.

On this adventurous itinerary you will be rewarded by magical landscapes, archaeological treasures, and encounters with welcoming people who will give you an insight into life in the region. The remote highlights of the north of Peru attract fewer visitors than the south, and as such there is a lower level of tourist infrastructure and some long road journeys, but each day offers a fascinating insight into the country’s rich cultural history.

A taste for adventure and discovery is a must; this is a trip through the authentic South America which has remained unchanged for decades.

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  • Lima: walking tour
  • Trujillo: Chan Chan and Huacas del Sol y de la luna
  • Cajamarca: walking tour
  • Leymebamba: museum
  • Leymebamba: tombs of Revash
  • Chachapoyas: citadel of Kuelap
  • Chachapoyas: sarcophagi at Karajía
  • Chachapoyas: Gocta Falls
  • Chiclayo: Lord of Sipán and Túcume

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What our clients say

  • Northern Peru is currently a little less discovered which makes travel there more rewarding. The people have not been jaded with excess tourism and are truly welcoming. The wealth of…

    CP, Manchester
  • Having travelled with a number of different companies in the past, I was really impressed with the depth of knowledge and professionalism of JLA and the opportunity to trial to…

  • This was my first tour with JLA, and I would certainly have it as my first choice for tours in South America in the future. The two journeys from Cajamarca…

    MK, Hassocks
  • Riding a horse back up the track at Karajia when it started to rain and the frogs started to sing! Never heard anything like it. Travelling through spectacular country &…

    CE, Halesowen
  • All archaeological sites were very good especially when accompanied by informed guides. Landscape superb in the Highlands. All credit to JLA for going beyond the usual tourist venues in Peru…

    JF, Cambridge
  • After having seen Kuelap on BBC visiting in reality was amazing. It didn't disappoint, despite the rain showers.

    JB, Hendon
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Our Expert's Opinion

For those that might have visited the more famous regions of Peru or like the path less travelled this is a brilliant way to discover the unique history and culture of northern Peru. I love exploring the archaeological and natural wonders this part of the country has to offer and you will too!

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Adrian Gallop Tour Leader Our qualified tour leaders are Latin American specialists all of whom have travelled widely in the region. Book with Journey Latin America.

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    Maggie visited Latin America on her first backpacking trip when she was 19. Since then, she has taken every opportunity to travel, and has managed to explore a lot of the region in subsequent trips.

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    A former Journey Latin America tour leader, Sally spent 7 years working, travelling and living throughout Latin America before returning to the UK to help people arrange their own adventures to this wonderful destination.

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    A globetrotter since her childhood, Alex spent a year studying abroad in Guadalajara and has returned to Latin America countless times since then.

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    Heloise started her Latin American journey as an exchange student in Santiago, Chile. With extended summer holidays this was the perfect opportunity to backpack through Bolivia, Peru, Argentina and Brazil.

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