Have you ever dreamt of a cloud forest, hardly habited – so peaceful… then you find something extraordinary. The ruins of a pre-Colombian settlement approximately 2500 years old, housing a community of over 400,000 inhabitants. All of this on top of the Andes, almost inaccessible except for a cable car recently built that takes you far up into the Andes at about 3600 metres in just over 35 minutes. here you will hike for about 3 kilometres to these magnificent ruins.
Visit Lima and the new Larco Museum with over 45,000 Inca treasures many on gold.
Hike 5km from your rainforest lodge to the Gocta Waterfall – 3rd longest waterfall in the world.
Visit the Kuelap Ruins almost 2500 years old on top of the Andes in the rainforest.
Visit the Leymebamba Mausoleum and Museum and see all the fine examples of the pre-Colombian era. Including almost 300 newly excavated Mummies in perfect condition.
Arrive Lima, stay at Casa Andina
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Day 2 Half Day City Tour of Colonial & Modern Lima with a highlight visit to the Larco Gold Muesum. Enjoy a Pisco Sour Cocktail
Day 3 Leisure with optional Gastronomical Tour with a visit to the fresh food market in Lima and assist in making a typical Peruvian which you will enjoy after it has been cooked
Day 4 Fly to Jaen. Coca Chimba to experience the Chachapoyas rainforest and culture
Day 5 Hike to the Gocta Waterfall across sugar cane fields and into the clouded forest where community guides will accompany you to experience the ecosystem and visit the falls of the Gocta.
Day 6 Visit the Keulap fortress with box lunch.
Hike 5 km and climb 150 steps into the gateway of the ruins included a cable car return.
Day 7 Visit the Leymebamba Mummy Museum built by Adriana van Hagn and see 261 Mummies and more than 200 funeral accessories also visit the Ravesh Mausoleum
Day 8 Fly back to Lima (own flights)
Tour Validity year round current rates valid till 31 October 2018 (Land Only Package) / Min 2 pax
Twin/double Share from R20,858 per person
For Single Supplement and Triple Share Accommodation please request a quote
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Due to high altitude (approximately 3800 metres) and daily hikes please discuss with your guide whether you will be able to accomplish all walks, as a pony/mule can be added for extra cost to assist with ease of activities. The walk from the Mausoleum and back to meet your guide is aprox 11 kilometres.
– Deposit required 20 percent non refundable
– Airfare included No
– Meals included: 8 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 4 dinners
– Accommodations included 4*
– Overnight asper itinerary
– Weather permitting it can rain in the rainforest year round and December can be a cooler especially in the evenings.Anorak and good hiking/walking shoes needed
– Scheduled times only