Trip reference number: 45910

Trip Operator: Ramblers Walking Holidays

A Journey In Ancient Peru

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Guided Walking Holidays - A Journey in Ancient Peru These are mystical places! They deserve respect both for their magnificence and their heritage. Above you the cliff face is dotted with caves, each containing the remains of the locals ancestors, people who have inhabited this valley since the beginnings of time. Like so many of the experiences on this holiday, human drama and history is mixed with spectacular scenery. A heady combination! We start our journey in Lima, with an introduction to pre-Incan sites and ancient artefacts, before heading to Chiclayo on the coastal plains. Here, we have a morning walk in the Bosque de Pomac forest, ending at the archaeological site of Sican. We visit the Senor de Sipan museum, built in the shape of the adobe pyramid where the artefacts were discovered. Next, it’s south to Trujillo, a desert oasis between sea and mountains. Trujillo is a Spanish colonial city, one of a few Hispanic sites we visit on this holiday. We also visit the ruined city at Chan Chan, where little imagination is required to see what it would have been like in its heyday. A day’s drive into the highlands includes stops along the way to Cajamarca. Here we can enjoy mountain walks and Incan ruins in the cooler air. The spectacular journey to Leymebamba crosses the central Andean mountains chain and the mighty Maranon river. At Leymebamba, we enjoy more stunning mountain scenery and indigenous culture. We continue to Chachapoyas, meaning Cloud People’ in the Aymara language, still widely spoken in the area. Here, we visit the Sarcophagus of Karajia, as well as Kuelap, a ruined city as spectacular as Machu Picchu but without the crowds. We should be able to use the newly built cable car to visit the city. We will hike to the sacred Gocta waterfall, said to be the fifth highest in the world. Finally we drive to Jaen to catch a flight back to Lima for our final night in Peru. Only recently has it been possible to enjoy these spectacular and little known sites. Everything you will see here is every bit as engaging as the more popular highlights in the south of Peru but without the crowds. Be one of the first to discover the area!


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11/10/2020 26/10/2020 See our website ££3399.00

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