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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

  • This was a great trip - wonderful scenery and amazing sites. It was well organised and allowed for some opportunity to do things on one's own away from the group.

    DS, London
  • 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
  • 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
  • So well organised and efficient, yet personal, easy-going, fun. Felt looked after and well-informed throughout. Also particularly enjoyed being on the less touristy Tico Tico tour – an excellent recommendation…

    DS, Invergordon
  • The whole trip was excellent and the tour leaders knowledge and personality enhanced it.

    VH, Torpoint
  • 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
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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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    Hannah had an early introduction to Latin America when her family moved to Ecuador and she returned to study in Buenos Aires for a year before backpacking across the continent.

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    After graduating with a degree in Anthropology and History and having been fascinated by Latin America since childhood by the book featuring photos of Nazca, Juliet first visited the region in 2003. Since then, Juliet has visited the majority of countries in Latin America but has particularly extensive experience with Peru, a country she loves for many reasons but not least, its incredible archaeological richness and delicious food!

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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 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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