Lost city Kuelap
Lost city Kuelap

Northern Peru - Land of the Cloud Warriors


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The evocative southern ruins of Machu Picchu are, of course, what will draw most travelers to the fascinating destination of Peru. However, this can mean that the country’s north is often overlooked. A journey to northern Peru will be filled with vast archaeological sites, diverse landscapes, and incredible UNESCO-listed ruins. Along the way, we will encounter decorated friezes that tell historic tales, follow in the footsteps of the ancient Moche, and get to explore parts of sites that tourists never reach with our expert scholar, who has personally excavated 25 years in one of the most important sites, Chavin de Huantar.

We will also go in search of the Sicán, an ancient civilization that developed in northern Peru between 800 and 1300 CE. To experience this part of South America is to see a side of Peru that most explorers will miss. Pyramids dot the horizon, amazingly preserved pre-Inca cities await discovery, and gravity-defying cliff tombs simply beg for skyward glances.

Tour highlights:

  • Visit the UNESCO-listed site of Chavín de Huántar with the site director, our expert scholar John Rick, and explore underground spaces no tourists can get access to
  • Explore Chan Chan, the biggest city ever built in adobe bricks
  • Experience the Citadel of the Cloud Warriors – Kuelap, known as the “Machu Picchu of the North”
  • Learn about the important political and religious headquarters of the Moche at the Sun and Moon temple pyramids
  • Discover lesser-visited sites like the Tucume pyramids and Batan Grande, the center of Sican culture
Tour dates & prices

Included in your cost:

  • Expert Guide Lecturer
  • Professional Tour Manager
  • Local travel aboard a private air-conditioned coach
  • Accommodation
  • Meals as per the itinerary, tea or coffee with dinner
  • Entries to all sites as per the itinerary
  • All taxes & gratuities
  • Field notes
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