Discover the ancient pre-Inca kingdoms of Sipan and Chan-Chan
16 Night Itinerary from £3,164
Explore the ancient civilisations of Northern Peru, including Lima, Chan Chan, the lost kingdom of Sipan and Cajamarca. Unwind on the beach at Mancora in a small boutique hotel.
Select your Preferred Departure Date OR Default to Today's Date
- Lima - 4 Nights
- Trujillo - 2 Nights
- Chiclayo - 3 Nights
- Cajamarca - 3 Nights
- Mancora Beach - 4 Nights
- Explore Lima's, famous Inca Gold museums, colonial architecture, plazas, cafes and superb fusion cuisine.
- Enjoy a fascinating visit to the ruins at Pachacamac.
- Spend 3-nights in Cajamarca exploring the Inca ruins and colonial architecture
- Visit Chan Chan, the world's largest Adobe settlement and capital of the Pre-Inca Chimu Empire.
- Discover Huanchaco's distinctive "Caballitos de Totora", fragile Pre-Inca crafts.
- Enjoy a fascinating visit to Sipan, with the Royal Tombs and excellent museums.
- Relax for 4-nights in a top beach hotel in the northern village of Mancora.
This itinerary can be tailored to your preferences by our specialist advisors, who can provide a guaranteed price based on your choice of route, duration, flights, hotels, transport and excursions.
Lima - 4 Nights
Day 1 - Fly to Lima
Day 2 - Guided tour of Lima
Day 3 - Street food discoveries
Day 4 - Pachacamac ruins
- Full Description
Monday, 02 October 2023
Fly to Lima
Depart the UK arriving in Lima in the evening. You will be met at the airport by our guide and taken to your chosen hotel for a 4-night stay on a bed and breakfast basis. Your guide will show you the local area and answer any questions you may have.
Lima, "City of Kings" has an attractive historic centre containing valuable examples of colonial and republican architecture. Among the principal points of interest is the Main Square, on which three of the City's most important buildings from the past and present stand: The Cathedral, the Presidential Palace and the City Hall. Miraflores, a cosmopolitan district is five kilometres away south from the historical centre, wide and modern commercial districts, parks and green areas of great beauty.
Tuesday, 03 October 2023
Guided tour of Lima
Today, our expert local guide will take you on a half day tour of the city to discover both colonial and modern districts of Lima. Following an earthquake in 1746, the city was elaborately rebuilt, and today wide streets, vast plazas and old houses with ornately carved balconies are a legacy of this period. The highlight is a visit to the Larco Museum showcases remarkable chronological galleries providing an excellent overview on 3,000 years of development of Peruvian pre-Columbian history. We also visit a market, where you can taste the local produce.
Wednesday, 04 October 2023
Street Food Discoveries
Our half day morning tour explore the street food that Lima has become famous for, starting with a visit to Surquillo Market where we will see local vegetables, medicinal herbs and some others products from all over Peru including Lucuma with milk (a nutritious Peruvian fruit that contains beta-carotene, iron, zinc, vitamin B3, calcium, and protein). We continue to a local seafood restaurant for a cooking demonstration and to try the “leche de tigre” the Peruvian name for the citrus-based marinade that cures the seafood in a ceviche. Our guide will also take you to an ice cream shop with some extraordinary flavours to try. Our final stop is a visit to the Miraflores Handicraft Market. You can extend today’s tour for lunch at one of Lima’s oldest restaurants ‘La Tiendecita Blanca’ for an extra costs payable locally.
Thursday, 05 October 2023
Today, enjoy a half day guided tour to the Pachacamac ruins, a sacred and ceremonial site dating back to the beginnings of Christianity, where thousands of pilgrims converged to pay tribute and consult the Pachacamac oracle, who they believed could see the past, the future and people's fate. The site comprises pyramidal temples and enclosures built by successive pre-Colombian civilisations and finally the Incas.
Lima - First Hotel
The stylish Casa Andina Private Collection is located in the heart of Miraflores, close to many excellent restaurants. The 148 rooms are furnished in the modern European style, with modern amenities and private facilities. There is a lounge, swimming pool, bar, restaurant, and adjoining sandwich cafe for light snacks.
Accommodation is on a bed and breakfast basis.
Trujillo - 2 Nights
Day 5 - Fly to Trujillo
Day 6 - Chan Chan, Huanchaco & Huaca Dragon
- Full Description
Friday, 06 October 2023
Fly to Trujillo
This morning take a domestic flight to Trujillo and transfer to your chosen hotel for a 2-night stay on a bed and breakfast basis. The rest of the day is at leisure.
The attractive colonial city of Trujillo has an enviable coastal location, colourful streets, a comfortable climate and, above all, its proximity to some of the most interesting sites in northern Peru including the world's largest adobe city - Chan Chán.
Saturday, 07 October 2023
Chan Chan, Huanchaco & Huaca Dragon
Today enjoy a full day tour (including lunch) in Trujillo including visits to Chan Chan, Huanchaco & Huaca Dragón. We start at Chan Chan, the world's largest mud city of pre-Columbian America and the ancient capital of the Pre-Inca Chimu Empire. A vast site, covering an area of more than 18 square miles. We will visit the best preserved parts, including the "Tschudi Palace" with its interior friezes and decorations. The ruins of the citadel are composed of: squares, housings, shops, labyrinths, walls, excellent roads, and pyramidal temples. We continue to Huanchaco, a picturesque fishing village famous for "Caballitos de Totora”, fragile Pre-Inca crafts made with pressed Totora (tall reeds) which are still used today. We also visit a Chimu pyramidal temple located 5 km to the north of Trujillo. In the afternoon we visit the Sun & Moon Huacas, ancient pyramidal temples dating from Moche empire (AD 100-800). The Temple of the Sun was built with more than 140 million adobe bricks.
Chiclayo - 3 Nights
Day 7 - Travel to Chiclayo
Day 8 - Guided tour to Sipan
Day 9 - Visit the Sican Museum
- Full Description
Sunday, 08 October 2023
Travel to Chiclayo
Travel overland to Chiclayo. On arrival you will be met by your Veloso Tours guide and transferred to your chosen hotel for a 3-night stay on a bed and breakfast basis. The rest of the day is at leisure. Perhaps visit the impressive cathedral.
Monday, 09 October 2023
Guided tour to Sipan
Enjoy a guided visit (including lunch) to the ancient site at Sipan, where Mochica chiefs lived between the 2nd and 3rd centuries of the Christian era. Here, observe many archeological findings including hair dresses, ornaments, emblems and other attires of gold, silver, golden copper and semiprecious stones and symbols of power. We also visit the National Museum of the Royal Tombs of Sipan in Lambayeque.
Tuesday, 10 October 2023
Visit the Sican Museum
We take a half-day trip to visit the nearby Sican Museum that displays the daily aspects of the Sican culture including how they made pottery and metal crafts. There is also a fascinating display of Sican nobility tombs.
Cajamarca - 3 Nights
Day 10 - Drive to Cajamarca
Day 11 - Guided tour
Day 12 - At leisure
- Full Description
Wednesday, 11 October 2023
Drive to Cajamarca
Today we drive to Cajamarca, a picturesque city set in a wide valley relatively undiscovered by tourists. Cajamarca is a fascinating example of the ancient Andean cultures fusing with the colonial Spanish rulers. On arrival in Cajamarca, transfer to your hotel for a 3-night stay on a bed and breakfast basis. With a population of only 200,000, it is a delightful city to visit.
Thursday, 12 October 2023
Guided tour of Cajamarca
We take a guided tour of Cajamarca today, starting at the historic centre where the buildings are quite remarkable, built of adobe and volcanic stone, dating back to the 16th century with traces of the Incas and all the way to the 19th century colonial architecture. We also visit the Cathedral de Jean, with its imposing entrance and the most interesting nearby Inca buildings and ruins, including the Ransom room, and archeological sites Temple of Huacaloma, Temple of Layzon and Baiios del Inca (thermal baths).
Friday, 13 October 2023
Your last day in Cajamarca, and more opportunities to discover the ancient Inca ruins and delightful colonial architecture.
Mancora Beach - 4 Nights
Day 13 - Fly to Tumbes
Day 14 - Mancora Beach
Day 15 - Mancora Beach
Day 16 - Mancora Beach
Day 17 - Fly back to the UK
Day 18 - Arrive in the UK
- Full Description
Saturday, 14 October 2023
Fly to Tumbes
Transfer to Cajamarca airport. Fly to Tumbes (via Lima), from where we transfer to Mancora and your chosen hotel located on the beach for a 4-night stay on a bed and breakfast basis. The rest of the day is at leisure.
Sunday, 15 October 2023
Relax at Mancora Beach
Relax on the beach and enjoy the facilities of your hotel.
Monday, 16 October 2023
At leisure at your beach resort
Time to relax at your leisure.
Tuesday, 17 October 2023
Wednesday, 18 October 2023
Fly back to the UK
Transfer to the airport and fly to Lima to connect with your overnight flight back to the UK.
Thursday, 19 October 2023
Arrive in the UK
Arrive in the UK in the morning.
Mancora Beach - Deluxe Boutique
KiChic is a renowned boutique hotel, located right on the beach in the resort town of Máncora, in northern Peru. The nine individually styled rooms are all bright and airy, filled with natural light and the fresh sea breeze. Guests can swim in the outside pool adjacent to the beach, relax in the exotic gardens or enjoy a massage or yoga class. You may also choose to dine at the a-la-carte restaurant, offering delicious vegetarian and fish dishes.
|Season||Low Season||High Season|
|Travel Dates||25 Dec-21 Jun, 17 Aug-12 Dec||22 Jun-16 Aug, 13 Dec-24 Dec|
|Multiple Travellers - Twin Room||£3,164||£3,935||£3,369||£4,130|
|Single Traveller - Own Room||£3,822||£4,875||£4,179||£5,349|
Prices are a guideline and per person. Please request a quote for Special Events, Christmas, New Year's Eve & Easter.
- 18 Days/16 Nights
- International flights (1 overnight)
- Internal flights
- Accommodation and meals as stated in the itinerary
- Transfers to and from airports
- Transport throughout the itinerary
- Excursions listed, all with expert, English-speaking guides
- Exclusive list of restaurant suggestions
- Prices are per person
- Prices for Special Events, Christmas, New Year's Eve, Easter on request
Speak with a Specialist
Contact an Advisor
Stay in touch
Infuse your travels, with inspiration from our monthly newsletter.
READY - 1 October 2023
COSTA RICA TOURS & LODGES: Rainforest Habitats
PERU IN FOCUS: Mountains, Incas & Conquistadores, New Flights Direct, Non-Stop London to Lima on LATAM
LANDMARK TOURS: Multi-Country & Cross Continent
SPECIAL OFFER Antarctica, Rio, Iguazu, Buenos Aires £10,964 p.p. in double inc flights, depart Nov/Dec 23
GUIDES by Veloso Tours, are the best Local Hosts
TRAVEL INSURANCE with extensive COVID-19 cover