Frazer x 2 - Northern Peru Archaeology Tour Review

Frazer x 2 - Northern Peru Archaeology Tour Review

Read the comments from an epic tour of Northern Peru’s archaeological hotspots.

  • In company of expert driver-guide, Ronald Watger.

  • Included Huaraz, Trujillo, Chiclayo, Chachapoyas & Cajamarca.

‘Mike and I had a truly wonderful trip round northern Peru …

O'Donnell x 2 - Pumarinri Lodge & Chachapoyas Review

O'Donnell x 2 - Pumarinri Lodge & Chachapoyas Review

Here are the comments from California couple, the O’Donnells, on their itinerary to Northern Peru that included:

  • 2 nights at Pumarinri Amazon Lodge with a boat trip on Huallaga River & hike to Pucayaquillo Waterfall.

  • Drive via Moyobamba & Abra Patricia to Cocachimba

  • 4 nights at Gocta Andes Lodge, with visits to archeological sites of Kuelap & Revash, Leymebamba Museum, and hike to Gocta Waterfall.

Reading List for Northern Peru and beyond

Reading List for Northern Peru and beyond

At PeruNorth, we certainly see travel as a mind-broadening exercise, and many clients enjoy reading about the region they are visiting before, during and after their trip.

Here is a list of recommended reads that range from scholarly works investigating specific pre-Columbian ruins or Amazon tribes, to fictional books offering a more general feel for the atmosphere of Latin America.

Elizabeth Harrold - Tour Diary - Gocta-Pumarinri-Iquitos

Elizabeth Harrold - Tour Diary - Gocta-Pumarinri-Iquitos

Read in her own words Elizabeth Harrold’s odyssey to Northern Peru, sampling various types of Amazon rainforest:

  • 4 days at an eco-lodge in cloud forest (Gocta).

  • 2 days at a lodge in high rainforest (Pumarinri).

  • Finally, a 4-day cruise on the Amazon River itself (M/V Zafiro).

Girczyc-Blum - Patagonia & Santiago Testimonial

Girczyc-Blum - Patagonia & Santiago Testimonial

This is a review of a nine-day itinerary, starting in Calafate, Argentina and ending in Santiago de Chile, taking in El Chalten, Puerto Natales and Torres del Paine along the way.

Morley & Southam - Chachapoyas & Tarapoto Testimonial

Morley & Southam - Chachapoyas & Tarapoto Testimonial

This is a review of a nine-day itinerary, starting at Jaen Airport, spending five nights in the Chachapoyas region, visiting various ruins and Gocta Waterfall, before driving to Tarapoto for three nights at Pumarinri Amazon Lodge in the montane rainforest:

“Overall, we had a great trip and saw some incredible things

Reynoso Family Testimonial - Chachapoyas

Reynoso Family Testimonial - Chachapoyas

We as a family had a wonderful time. The department of Amazonas (where Chachapoyas and Kuelap are located) is a very beautiful area of Peru, something that we were not aware of. The plantations fields and "greenery" of the mountains are worth the trip. Add Kuelap and friendliness of the people is a plus.

Cacao in Northern Peru ... and where to see it ... and eat it.

Cacao in Northern Peru ... and where to see it ... and eat it.
  • Cacao, the raw ingredient of chocolate, increasingly important cash crop in Peru.

  • Details of cacao plant, its history & use.

  • Description of chocolate-making process.

  • Where to see the plant & the process in Tarapoto.