NORTHERN LOOP MODULE

COASTAL DESERT OF PERU, NORTHERN PLACES TO VISIT

PERUVIAN DESERT COAST MAP: PLACES TO VISIT, NORTHERN PERU: Mount Huascarán seen from Huaraz.PERUVIAN DESERT COAST MAP: PLACES TO VISIT, NORTHERN PERU: Huaca del Dragon.PERUVIAN DESERT COAST MAP: PLACES TO VISIT, NORTHERN PERU: HUACA DE LA LUNA MURALS: Main relief wall.PERUVIAN DESERT COAST MAP: PLACES TO VISIT, NORTHERN PERU: Playa Huanchaco reed boats.

ALL MODULES

Day 1: Lima - Huascarán

  • Travel to the mountain town of Huaráz by private transport or bus;

  • Visit Lomas de Lachay coastal fog reserve;

  • Spend the night in Huaráz.

Day 2: Huascarán National Park

  • Morning: Visit Huascarán National Park Ulta Valley to the Cancara Lake. The Huascarán mountains are South America's highest mountain range with beautiful views of the snow-capped mountains. Passing by South America's highest mountain, Huascarán (6700m) and the world's highest tunnel (4736m), Punta Olímpica;

  • Afternoon: Visit the turquoise blue Llanganuca Lake in Huascarán National Park;

  • Spend the night in Huaráz.

Day 3: Pato Canyon and Huascarán National park

  • Morning: a private transport will take you through Peru's most dramatic "Canyon del Pato" making many stops on the way as it winds down to the coastal desert of Northern Peru;

  • In the late afternoon continue to Trujillo;

  • Spend the night in a hotel in Trujillo.

Day 4: Trujillo Old Town

  • Morning: one of Peru's greatest monuments, the beautifully restored UNESCO World Heritage Site, the desert citadel of Chan Can, the most important place to visit of the coastal desert of Northern Peru;

  • Afternoon: Trujillo City tour;

  • Spend the night in Trujillo;

Day 5: Trujillo Huacas de Moche and Chan Chan, the most important places to visit in the desert of Northern Peru

Day 6: Sipan Royal Tumbes and Royal Tumbs of Scian

  • Morning: The world famous Sipan Royal Tumbes and the Lord of Sipan's grave.

  • Afternoon: One of Peru's most impressive museums, the Royal Tumbs of Scian;

  • Visit the fabulous Brüning Musem;

  • Spend the night in Chiclayo or take the night bus back to Lima.

Day 7:  Return to Lima by plane. There are daily flights. 

It is possible to do the entire loop in 5 days, leaving out the city tour of old town Trujillo and the museums.