8 Days Tour Chiclayo, Gocta, Kuelap, Cajamarca


The humid cloud forest of the eastern Andean slopes was home of the Chachapoyas literally translated as “the People of the Clouds”, whose inhabitants were thought to be great warriors, powerful shamans and prolific builders who were responsible for one of the most advanced civilizations of the Peru’s tropical jungle.  This seven-day tour to the lost Kingdom of the Chachapoya, a diverse area of stunning scenery, high mountains, cloud forest, deep canyons, huge waterfalls, raging rivers and jungle, is made for travelers with profound interest in archeology and adventure, in fact the ruins are so numerous that the area is described as the richest archeological zone in South America and boasts impressive heritage sites and scenery to rival anything in southern Peru.


How to have this 8 Days Tour Chiclayo, Gocta, Kuelap, Cajamarca on a budget

Are you ready to soak into the amazing world of one of the most amazing pre-Inca civilization by the hand of our expert staff and knowledgeable local English/Spanish official guides?

We offer you:

  • reliable and high standard services (certified official local operator)
  • safe transportation according the highest standards
  • detailed and personal pre-departure information
  • 24 hours support during your trip
  • excellent local official English/Spanish guides who will turn out the star of your trip

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Private or Goup service for this  8 Days Tour Chiclayo, Gocta, Kuelap, Cajamarca


This is a question we must all ask ourselves before planning a trip. The answer depends a lot on the age, the particular interests of each person but above all on the economy of each passenger. Being in a group of 15/20 people with different interests will probably mean that some of them will want to make shopping without stopping on a souvenir market while others with 10 minutes will have enough, and although there is a schedule for each activity there always exist the person who arrives some minutes late running, causing a loss of your precious vacation time, at the end of the day. Besides, the local official guide of the group will guide in both, English/Spanish languages, will has a strict stipulated itinerary and will be available for the 15/20 people at the same time. The main advantage of this service is the affordable price.

On the other side, with the private services you will have a very accommodate driver (if this is the case) who will make the necessary stops where you indicate and for the time you will considerer convenient in each place and a local official guide who will guide in your own language (when possible, if not just in one language, most of the times English) and who will perfectly know your particular interests to make of your trip a very personal experience, without losing time in places that are not of your interest. The main advantage of a private tour is that you use your vacation time more efficiently, learn more about the country and have all the attention of your guide, no doubt a “must” for the demanding client. If you have 5 or more people in the group, we recommend you take the private services as the price gets very close to that of the group services.

We urge you to get in touch with us so we can design your trip to Peru together, probably combining some excursions in private and some in group services. Our team of experienced voyagers knows what it means to plan a trip of a lifetime as well as the investment that implies, therefore, we want everything to go perfect.

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  • Archaeological
  • Cultural
  • Nature

  • Amazon
  • Cajamarca
  • Chachapoyas
  • Gocta Falls
  • Kuelap
  • Revash

  • Easy to Moderate

  • 7 days

  • May to November


  • Visit the most representative site of the Chachapoyas civilization, considered the largest ancient stone structure in South America.


  • Marvel one of the tallest free-leaping waterfall in the world witch offers one of the most worlds sublime spectacles.


  • Explore these inaccessible colorful funeral buildings


  • Peruse the mummies of this very exclusive museum.


  • Enjoy one of the most spectacular scenic winding mountain roads in Peru.


  • Fall in love with the city that was site of one of the most memorable set of event in the Spanish conquest of the Americas, stroll down cobblestone streets, passing by old churches and colonial houses.


After clearing customs, meet our representative and transfer to your hotel to check in for the evening.

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Breakfast & lunch

Transfer to the Lima airport for your flight to Chiclayo.

Meet up our representatives and transfer to the hotel. You are met at your hotel and drive via Lambayeque to Tucume to see the city of adobe pyramids.  Tucume was built by the Lambayeque/Sican (800-1350 AD) and added to by the Chimú (1350–1450 AD) and Inca (1450–1532 AD).

There is also an excellent small on site museum to visit. Later we travel to Lambayeque and after lunch we visit the fabulous Royal Tombs Museum to see the collection of Moche (0-700AD) artefacts found at Sipan.  Return to Chiclayo and your hotel for the night.

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Breakfast & lunch

We drive along the old Panamerican Highway to Olmos, where we start heading east and the road climbs in to the Andes.  We cross the Continental Divide at Abra Porcuya (2137m, 7009ft.) and drive down a twisting well made road through a dry valley.  Crossing the Marañon River, a major tributary of the Amazon, we enter the department of Amazonas.

Carrying on from the city of Bagua, we will see rice fields and then enter the Utcubamba Canyon for a final magnificent drive up to Cocachimba where we spend the night.

Overnight at Gocta Andes Lodge


Breakfast & lunch

We start our trek to the waterfall of Gocta from the hotel door.  The waterfall though known about for many years was only recently measured in 2006 and found to be one of the tallest in the world.  The trek goes along the side of a valley through sugar cane fields and into forest that is home to the yellow-tailed woolly monkey, mountain sloth and the magnificent cock-of-the-rock.  With glimpses of the waterfall along the way we arrive at the base of the highest fall after 3 hours.  Those brave enough may want a dip in the pool at the base. Later return to the village and our private transport will take you to your Hotel in Chachapoyas for the night.

Overnight at Xalca hotel.


Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Leaving our lodge we drive 2.5 hours to the largest ancient stone structure in South America – Kuelap.  This fortress is perched on a ridge at 10,000 feet (3,000 m) above sea level and is still mainly covered with vegetation typical of the cloud forest, matches in grandeur only by the ruins of Machu Picchu and is the best preserved and most accessible of the district’s archeological site which afford exceptional panoramas of a land once inhabited by the Chachapoyas. Your guide will show you around the site and explain the mysteries and past of this unforgettable testament to ancient city planning.

Later we return to our private transport and drive back to the main valley and we stay the night in La Casa de Doña Lola a countryside hotel.


Breakfast, lunch & dinner

We drive to Yerbabuena (1 hour) and we walk for a steady 2 hours uphill for a close up view of a spectacularly colorful cliff tomb. This extremely photogenic site is perched on a yellow cliff and the tombs are like mini houses with red pictographs dating back to 1200 AD.

We continue on to Leymebamba (45 mins) and visit the museum housing the 219 mummies found at a nearby lake, Laguna de los Condores, in 1997. This museum exhibits more than 2000 artifacts, among them 32 quipus from the Inca times which make this museum unique in Peru.   Overnight at La Casona de Leymebamba or Kentitambo (hummingbird lodge)

Horses can be organized for the hike to Revash.

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Breakfast & lunch

Today, drive along this rough but beautiful road that climbs up to a pass (3600m) overlooking the Marañon Canyon over before plummeting steeply to the shabby and infernally hot village of Balsas (975m), passing through many different eco systems.  Cross the bridge at the valley bottom, then drive up 2400m to the western side of the canyon.  A little beyond is the market town of Celendin famous for its straw hats.  Another 3 hours, crossing high rolling hills and agricultural land and we arrive in Cajamarca.

If you don’t have the heart, patience and nerves of steel to brave this journey you can always take the option to take the way to the city of Tarapoto, ask our experts.

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Breakfast & lunch

Today we make a half day of Cajamarca. First we travel to the southwest and visit the pre-Inca aqueduct site of Cumbe Mayo.  The aqueduct is set in a beautiful location of rock formations and itself is carved through rock in places, taking water from the Pacific watershed to the Atlantic side.  Returning to Cajamarca we will see the Santa Apolonia which affords a great lookout of the city, the Belen Complex and the Rescue Room, where Atahualpa was held and ransomed after being captured by the conquistadors in 1532.

After lunch the tour ends in time for the afternoon flight to Lima.


You can continue this amazing journey completing the cultural experience with the visit of Cusco, the capital of the Inca Empire and the wonderful citadel of Machu Picchu.

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