The Northern Kingdoms
Don’t miss a Colourful experience visiting the North of Peru: Trujillo and Chiclayo.
Trujillo city is the capital of La Libertad department. It is located at the Peruvian northwest and is the third most important city of the country. Founded in 1534 by Miguel de Estete, it was the provisional capital of Peru during its independence. Trujillo is known as the “City of Everlasting Spring” because its privileged weather throughout the year.
Like Chiclayo, Trujillo is territory of the Mochica culture, so we can find archaeological remains of this culture such as the Sun and Moon Temples, Chanchan and Dragon’s Temple there.
Chiclayo city is the capital of the Lambayeque department located in the northwest of Peru.
The city was founded in 1720 as “Santa María de los Valles de Chiclayo” by decree of the President José de la Mar. In 1835, the city was awarded the “Heroic City”. It is currently known as the “Friendship´s Capital” because of its charming people.
Lambayeque was the Mochica culture’s birthplace which possibly decayed because of a devastating “El Niño” phenomenon. Due to its geographical location, it also had influence of civilizations from Cajamarca, therefore, we will find remains of the Lord of Sipan, ancient Mochica ruler of the III century.
Exploring Trujillo and Chiclayo on this Peru tour you will know more about the pre-inca cultures.
**All our programs can be modified according to your requirements on duration, interests, activities, flight reservations or other additional destinations.**
Upon arrival in Lima our staff will be waiting to greet you and transfer you to the selected hotel.
Early, transfer to the Lima´s airport for your flight to Trujillo. Once you arrive, you will be transferred to your hotel. At a suitable hour, we will begin our tour visiting the Rainbow (Dragon) Temple, from the Chimú culture. Then, you will visit the Chan Chan archaeological complex, that has an 18km area. After that, you will visit the Tschudi Palace at the southwest of Chan Chan walking through its ceremonial squares, worship sites, reservoirs, barns, cemeteries, etc. Then, we will go to Huanchaco, an ancient fishing creek where you will see the “caballitos de totora” (totora “horses”) that continue with the artisanal fishing tradition.
At a suitable hour, we will visit the impressive Sun and Moon Pyramids which were the power center in the Peruvian coast during the Moche times. Then, you can observe the amazing group of fresco paintings in adobe in one of the Moon Temple’s walls that was unearthed by the archaeologists.
After that, visit a traditional family, descendants of the Mochica. In the afternoon transfer in a private car to Chiclayo. Transfer to the chosen hotel.
We will start our tour to the magnificent adobe platform of Huaca Rajada where the world-famous Lord of Sipan was discovered, very early in the morning. Admire fabulous gold and gems articles as well as the ancient history of the Moche civilization. Then, we will visit the Royal Tombs Museum and discover the place’s historic wealth.
Meals: Breakfast and lunch
At appropriate time we will be transferred to Chiclayo airport to board your return flight. Upon arrival our guide will assist you to board your international flight with return to your country.
Centro by Casa Andina
Del Pilar Miraflores
Double Tree El Pardo
Portada del Sol
El Gran Marqués
Costa del Sol Centro
Chiclayo & The Lord of Sipán
Solec Business Hotel
Wyndham Costa del Sol
Casa Andina Select
|Price per person: USD||544||564||636||679|
|Lima||Centro by Casa Andina|
|Trujillo||Portada del Sol|
|Chiclayo & The Lord of Sipán||Paraíso|
|Price per person: USD||544|
|Chiclayo & The Lord of Sipán||Solec Business Hotel|
|Price per person: USD||564|
|Lima||Del Pilar Miraflores|
|Trujillo||El Gran Marqués|
|Chiclayo & The Lord of Sipán||Wyndham Costa del Sol|
|Price per person: USD||636|
|Lima||Double Tree El Pardo|
|Trujillo||Costa del Sol Centro|
|Chiclayo & The Lord of Sipán||Casa Andina Select|
|Price per person: USD||679|
Prices per person in US Dollars, based on double occupancy.
All rates are expressed in US dollars, per person, based on double occupancy and are subject to change without notice.
All our itineraries have been very carefully prepared taking your trip’s best operation into account. However, changing the order of some tours or routes might be necessary in some cases. Although these changes occur in few instances, the itinerary details should be taken as a basic guide.
If Colourful Peru oversees buying and issuing local-flight tickets, their prices may vary until the date of the flight’s booking and payment. Furthermore, the airline might change the flight number as well as its departure hour.
Once the flight reservation and payment are made, the latter will not be reimbursable. Changes regarding name, flight, route, trip’s date or cancellations are not allowed.
Hotel reservations that are not part of an organized trip
Cancellations and Reimbursements
Cancellations and Reimbursements
(*) Note: some suppliers consider stricter cancellation conditions, consequently, they reserve the right to charge additional fees for other penalties in such cases.
Regarding the Inca Trail: the reserve is subject to its payment and there will not be reimbursements in case of cancellations, moreover, neither name nor date changes are allowed.
During peak season, the company reserves the right to change the cancellation regulations in case the suppliers apply other penalties or make the aforementioned changes.
Live Corporation carries out your trip’s arrangements, books transfer services, hotel rooms or other travel services required on your behalf, consequently, the company takes no responsibility for the loss of items, flight or tours delays due to events of force majeure, accidents or other events.
Live Corporation disclaims any liability for medical conditions, pregnancy, mental or physical limitations that might put at risk the health or integrity of the passenger or third parties during the operation of the booked tours or that might jeopardize the trip’s progress. Therefore, the company will not be obliged to any refunds or to address claims regarding the aforementioned reasons, even when there are not noticeable problems in normal circumstances.
Given this, it is important for the passengers to inform the company whether there is any of the aforementioned impediments, so we can offer and suggest suitable services according to the existing limitations.
The climate in Peru can be divided by zones: the western Andes that has a dry and cold climate in winter and its very rainy during the summer. The rainforest that has a hot, wet and rainy climate and the desert coast with a warm climate without regular rainfall.
Chiclayo city has a mild climate almost throughout the year, with higher temperatures during summer (December to March). The rainy season is from November to March and some years it causes some landslides.
Trujillo has a privileged climate, warm throughout the year with temperatures between18°C and 25°C. It is warmer during the summer (from December to March)
The rainy season is from November to March and some years it causes some landslides.
The weather doesn’t hold the trip back in general, except when the “El Niño” phenomenon is very aggressive.
Peru Time Zone according to Greenwich Mean Time is -5 (GMT -5), same as Bogotá and Mexico throughout the year and same as New York during summer. When it is midday in Peru the hour in the most important cities is:
|Hong Kong||01:00 + 1day|
|Singapur||01:00 + 1day|
In Chiclayo: 60 meters above sea level
In Trujillo: 52 meters above sea level
The Peruvian Andes are at high altitudes, so it is necessary to take precautions to avoid altitude sickness or “soroche”. It is important to rest a few hours, to walk slowly and to eat light before beginning any tour. We also recommend drinking coca tea that helps with acclimatization. Even though water is potable in most cities, it is advisable to drink bottled water to avoid any problems.
To know if you need a visa to enter Peru, please go to the closest consulate since the requirement may vary at any moment. For more information, please go to:
Visa types to enter Peru
Peru’s official language is Spanish, which is spoken by 80% of the population. However, there is a large portion of the population that speaks Quechua and Aymara (especially in the Peruvian Andes). Moreover, we can find 55 dialects in the Amazonian rainforest.
Electricity in Peru is 220 Volts and 60 Hertz. In some hotels, you may find dual voltage outlets, however, we suggest checking your appliances’ voltage and take precautions by having a power adapter or converter.
During the last years, the Peruvian gastronomy has become famous because of its variety and exquisiteness. Among the most known dishes you can find the ceviche, a dish made of fish and seafood marinated in lemon juice.
The gastronomy in the north of Peru is one of the most important in the country. We can find arroz con pato (rice with duck), a dish made with cilantro, an aromatic herb that gives an amazing flavor to it. Among the typical dishes we can also find espesado, a corn soup with a side dish of yellow rice, tortilla de raya, which is an omelet made of skate fish with green onions and yellow chili. The white chicha is the zone’s typical beverage. In Trujillo, we can find cabrito con frejoles (goat meat served with beans), shambar (wheat soup made with pork’s skin and smoked ham), the sopa teóloga, turkey and hen broth with soaked bread, potato, milk and cheese.
Restaurants during your trip:
Chiclayo: international, local and vegetarian food restaurants and fast food chains.
Trujillo: international, local and vegetarian food restaurants and fast food chains.
Colourful Peru reserves the right to make any changes without prior notice due to weather conditions, river levels, transport departures or arrivals, etc., to assure a better development of your trip’s operation.
The Northern Kingdoms
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