Best time to be there
Being such a geographically diverse country the weather in Peru is determined both by altitude and season. May to October is the best time to travel although the Amazon area is hot and humid throughout the year.
Lima - LAN Airlines, daily via Madrid
GMT -5 hours
Not required for UK passport holders
Yellow fever certificate required if arriving from an infected area.
Northern Cultures of Peru * Sun and Moon Mochica Pyamids * Chimu abode city of Chan Chan * Royal Tombs of Sipan Museum Read more ...
Highlights - Fly southwards to Arequipa Set; Visit the colourful town of Pisac; Explore the lake by boat... Read more ...
Meet a local family in Urubamba who welcomes you into their home. Visit a private residence with an impressive collection of colonial artifacts. Read more ...
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Trujillo and Chiclayo along Peru's northern coast are easily reached by air from Lima and house treasures such as the colourful fescoes at the Temple of the Moon and Sun and the Adobe City of Chan Chan - capital of the ancient Chimu kingdom. A trip to the nearby fishing village of Huanchaco for lunch gives you a chance to see the traditional reed boats or 'caballitos' used by the local fishermen for centuries. Explore recent archaeological finds at the Bruning Museum enroute to Chiclayo. The display of artifacts from the burial site of the 'Lord of Sipan' and the nearby Tucumé pyramids are especially spectacular.
For the truly intrepid, travel into the interior by four-wheel drive to the domain of an ancient cloudforest people where archaeologists are still at work unveiling and cataloguing sites at Kuelap and Revash. Trek to the beautiful Gocta Falls and visit the remote Leymebamba Museum housing mummies only recently rescued from looters. Conclude your dramatic adventure in Cajamarca, the city where the Inca Empire finally came to an end with the capture of Emperor Atahualpa.
Suggested The North Accommodation
Inhabiting a colonial-style hacienda, in a lovely rural setting just beyond the city of Chachapoyas, this small simple hotel is a convenient gateway to this largely undiscovered but richly rewarding northern region...
Libertador Trujillo Hotel is located in the main square of the city’s historic centre. The Hotel offers the guest the best service amidst elegant colonial style surroundings...
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Children of the Rainbow
Supplies meals, medical care, education and hope for deprived children in the area surrounding the Sacred Valley of the Incas who are exposed to many risks as a result of deep poverty.