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Peruvian Andes

3 Nights / 4 Days

Day 1 Tarapoto – Gocta (L,D)

Fly to Tarapoto and head to the land of the Chacapoyas.

We firstly stop at Moyobamba; a city famous for the orchids of its valleys, and we visit the botanical gardens.   Second stop is at the highest point of this route; Abra Patricia, to walk across an incredible mulchy cloudforest and climb a canopy tower, where a lunch box can be enjoyed.  Finally we will see the sunset in front of the awe-inspiring Gocta Falls; in the heart of the Peruvian Northern Andes.  One of the highest waterfalls in the world!!  Enjoy dineer and overnight at Gocta Andes Lodge.

Day 2   Gocta  (B,L,D)

From Gocta Lodge there's an amazing view of the waterfalls, but the trail leading to them is even more breath-taking.  It's a two hour hike (each way), first crossing Andean crops and orchards and then suddenly you enter a gallery forest.  There is an option to do this trail on horseback.  Lunch is provided at the lodge, with free time in the afternoon, followed by dinner and overnight at Gocta Lodge.

Day 3    Kuelap (B,L,D)

We'll start driving along the Utcubamba valley, between bromeliads and cacti, and at Tingo we'll begin to climb to Kuelap, crossing traditional Andean villages, to finally reach the fortress at 3,000 metres.  A guided visit to Kuelap archaeological site is enjoyed, before lunch at the village of Maria. In the afternoon we'll visit the colonial capital of this region, Chachapoyas. Return to Gocta Lodge, dinner and overnight.

Day 4     Gocta – Tarapoto  (B)

Return by road to Tarapoto where you will be transferred to the airport.

Dates & Prices:

2014

Departures: Daily

Prices per person in NZ$                          Twin / Double

                                                            $815

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