Peru Revisited - Central and Northern Peru
£2,695 excl. flight
- Explore the Pre-Inca ruins around Chiclayo in Northern Peru.
- Wander through the largest ancient stone structure in South America, the Kuelap fortress.
- Lodge based trek in the spectacular Cordillera Blanca and Negra mountains in central Peru.
- Listen to anecdotes of journeys through Peru from the last 45 years as you travel with Hilary Bradt – founder of Bradt Travel Guides.
This special tour combines the fascinating yet little-visited archaeological sites of northern Peru with the snow-capped mountains of the Cordillera Blanca in central Peru, all accompanied by a special guest – Hilary Bradt.
Day 1 London/Chiclayo.
Day 2 Chiclayo, Salas -Visit the ancient site of Ventarron, the Royal Tombs Museum and Tucume, the city of adobe pyramids.
Day 3 Salas, Chachapoyas -Scenic drive into Andes to Chachapoyas.
Day 4 Chachapoyas, Leymabamba -Drive to Yerbabuena and walk to the cliff tombs of Revash. Continue to Leymebamba.
Day 5 Leymabamba, Kuelap, Chachapoyas -Full day visit to the imposing Chachapoyan ceremonial city of Kuelap.
Day 6 Chachapoyas/Moyobamba -Walk through the forest to Yumbilla Waterfall before driving to Moyobamba.
Day 7 Moyobamba, Tarapoto/Lima -Drive to Tarapoto and then fly to Lima.
Day 8 Lima/Huaraz -Fly to Huaraz and take a drive into the Cordillera Negra.
Day 9 Huaraz -Trek to Llanganuco Lakes at foot of Huascaran mountain.
Day 10 Huaraz -Visit the stone forest of Hatun Machay.
Day 11 Huaraz, Cordillera Blanca -Trek towards Quebrada and Laguna llaca with striking views of snow-capped mountains.
Day 12 Cordillera Blanca -Trek towards Quebrada Cojup valley with mountainous vistas.
Day 13 Cordillera Blanca, Lima/London -Drive to Lima and fly onwards.
Day 14 Arrive London
Hilary Bradt MBE
When Hilary Bradt and her then husband George set out on their travels in South America in 1973, little could they have realised that the journey which they were embarking on would lead to the creation of Bradt Travel Guides. Hilary and George wrote their first guide on a river barge floating down a tributary of the Amazon.
In 2008 she was awarded an MBE for services to the travel industry and to charity, and in 2009 received the lifetime achievement award from the British Guild of Travel Writers.
Here’s what Hilary has to say about the trip:
“My first visit to Peru changed my life. I went to Machu Picchu in 1969, saw this overgrown path leading into the jungle and wondered where it would take me. It was the end section of the now-famous Inca Trail, and on my next visit it was the thrill of walking the full length of it that led my husband and me to write our first guidebook (and in the process give birth to Bradt Travel Guides in 1974). Eight editions of that book followed, fuelled by my annual trips to South America as a trekking and tour leader. I want to return one last time. Not to Cusco and Machu Picchu, but to my favourite mountain range, the Cordillera Blanca, and to make my first visit to the ‘Machu Picchu of the north’ – Kuelap in the Chachapoyas region."
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