Hotel 3 ***
Private or Shared Transportation
Since the beginning of times, men has always raised his eyes to the sky, looking for answers about his connection to the universe and the origin of his provenance. He has always wanted to reflect what he saw on the sky on earth and understand nature, to try to systematize time and even seek its spiritual and religious significance. In that great search, in the Andes, men have found many answers in the universe, for example, considering it as a cosmic force (Pachakama) and when interacting with the telluric force (Pachamama), they generate all forms of life and interact with every process of nature and life. This concept confirms the energetic interrelation between earth and cosmos, being the Pachamama the essence that provides, nourishes and sustains men kind, while the Pachakama represents the invisible, the cosmic energy that protects and guides us through our stay on earth. Join us to this mystical and spiritual journey where we will learn of the Andes believes and traditions!
Upon arrival at Lima’s airport, a private driver will be meeting and driving you to your hotel. Free evening in the dynamic districts of the Peruvian capital. Overnight in Lima.
After breakfast, a transportation will take us to the airport to take a national flight to Cajamarca. Upon arrival, our staff will be there to greet, meet and transfer you to your hotel. Rest of the day to explore the city, overnight in Cajamarca.
A wonderful morning visiting the highlights of Cajamarca city. First of all, we will see the famous Cuarto del Rescate (Rescue room), that in our history is when Francisco Pizarro (a Spanish conqueror) arrived and captured the Inca Atahualpa (one of the two brothers heirs to the throne). The myth in the story is that Atahualpa, seeing himself as a prisoner of Hispanic men, promised Pizarro to fill that room – as far as his hand (raised) could reach – of gold (once) and twice of silver, in exchange for his liberation. We will continue to the campiña or skirts of the city, wonderful country site, where we will explore Las Ventanas de Otuzco (Otuzco windows), an ancient cemetery, which is been well preserved. Return to the city and time for lunch at a traditional restaurant. In the afternoon we will visit the famous “Baños Del Inka” thermal baths, we will take a break in the mineral-rich waters, medicinal for the body. Overnight in Cajamarca.
In the morning, we will head to Leymabamba by bus, initiating a new ecological area, from mountains into cloud forest. Arrival to Leymebamba, we will visit the great museum of the mommies (270 of them) and listen to the fascinating stories and history of the Chachapoyas Culture. Overnight in Leymebamba.
We depart by car from Leymebamba to another amazing place in Peru: Kuelap. An imposing stone building built by the Chachapoyas people and protected by a wall of up to 20 meters, which, until recently, was only accessed by walking (2h30). Today, it can be reached in 20 minutes thanks to modern cable cars that depart from Nuevo Tingo. After the exploration, we take our transportation to continue our trip to Chachapoyas, a brief tour on the city and time to have lunch. We will continue to Cocachimba, another highlight is waiting for us there: The Gocta Waterfalls. The waterfall is 771 meters high (around 2530 feet), a number that places it at number 15 on the world list of highest waterfalls in the world. Overnight in Cocachimba.
Early in the morning, after breakfast, we start our hike towards the Gocta Waterfalls. It will be an amazing walk with stories and appreciation of nature. If we are very lucky, we could see the emblematic bird of Peru: El Gallito de las Rocas or the cock of the rocks in English. At our arrival, in the waterfall we will perform an Andean baptism ceremony called Hunay Chaska, meant to do a connection with the water. Also we will perform the Ayni Karpay ceremony before we head back to Cocachimba. Arrival to Cocachimba and overnight.
In the morning, a transportation will take us to Chachapoyas to take a bus line towards Tarapoto, known as the “City of Palms”, jungle region with a rain/cloud weather. The route is very colorful and rugged, we will have on our way the viewpoints of the coffee valleys, cocoa, tea and other agricultural products of the area. Arrival to Tarapoto, reception at the bus station and transfer to the Hotel. Overnight in Tarapoto.
Our day will start with the excursion to the Laguna Azul (Blue Lagoon). On our way, we will cross the Huallaga River, part of the upper basin of the Amazon River. It has a length of 1138 km or 707 miles. At the beautiful and peaceful lake, we will be able to contemplate the abundant vegetation of the area, we will rest for a while at its shores and afterwards we will head to the Awashiyacu waterfalls. Return to Tarapoto and overnight in the city.
Transfer to the airport of Tarapoto for a national flight with destination Lima. This flight can correspond with your international one.
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