Archaeology

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).

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.

Van Eeden & Duijnhouwer Testimonial - Gran Vilaya & Tambopata

Van Eeden & Duijnhouwer Testimonial - Gran Vilaya & Tambopata

We traveled to Peru in late August 2018. I had been there once before, about 20 years ago, focused on what is now known as the "gringo trail" in the South. This was my partner’s first trip to South America, so in addition to the South, wanted to also get off the beaten track up North.

Luckily, I found Miles and PeruNorth …. He has lots of information about Peru overall, and especially the North. We had a rough itinerary and Miles gave me several tips re: destinations, flights and treks.

Levy & Evers - Chachapoyas Testimonial

Levy & Evers - Chachapoyas Testimonial

I cannot thank you enough for your services. From start to finish, it was seamless.

The trip was beyond our wildest expectations -- truly the trip of a lifetime. It would not have been possible without Peru North. Thank you so much.  

Qhapaq Ñan - Great Inca Road System

Qhapaq Ñan - Great Inca Road System

I first met explorer John Leivers at South American Explorers in 2007. Like many visitors to the clubhouse in urban Miraflores, he was dressed as if was just about to embark on an expedition to search for El Dorado - breathable fabrics, khaki colours, wide-brimmed hat and a well-worn rucksack that did not leave his back. But unlike other visitors, this really was the uniform of his day job! 

 

Southern Peru & Bolivian Titicaca: A Photo Journal

Southern Peru & Bolivian Titicaca: A Photo Journal

In this age of social media, we were able to keep a close track on the progress of Anglo-Malaysian clients, Andy & Julia Little, as they travelled from Lima to The Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu to Cusco to Lake Titicaca (both Peruvian and Bolivian sides) and back to Lima. Here is a photographic journal of their 'exciting and action-packed' two-week journey. 

Viringos - Peru's Hairless Dog

Viringos - Peru's Hairless Dog

Except for a tuft between their ears and on the end of their tail, these medium-sized, dark Peruvian dogs are completely hairless. In spite of their unorthodox looks - or perhaps because of them - viringo dogs were prized by the Moche, Chimu and Virus cultures, who included them as sacrifices in many important burials, and depicted them on painted pottery.