Tarapoto To Chiclayo 6-Day Itinerary

  • Small, group departures covering many Northern Peru highlights in 6 days. 

  • Private transport & guide.

  • Best hotels in the region. 

  • Includes Amazon Jungle, Gocta Falls, Kuelap & Tucume


2019 Set Departures: 

  • Fri, 7 - Wed, 12 June

  • Sat, 6 - Thu, 11 July

  • Fri, 9 - Wed, 14 August

  • Sun, 22 - Fri, 27 September

  • Tue, 15 - Sun, 20 October

If you prefer to do this in a private service, with dates and itinerary to suit, just ask us how. 

Please note that there are departures that go from Chiclayo to Tarapoto. Click here for more details. 


Below prices are per person, based on double occupancy.

ItineraryLengthPrices From
6 Days£863 / $1,104


Tarapoto - CHACHAPOYAS - Chiclayo 6D Itinerary

Day 1: Tarapoto: Amazon Valleys & Canyons

Reception at Tarapoto airport and departure towards Pumarinri Lodge, following the Mayo and Huallaga valleys and canyons, stopping at the spots of major scenic or ecological interest en route.

Amazon jungle trail at Pumarinri.

Amazon jungle trail at Pumarinri.

Arrival at Pumarinri Lodge.

Afternoon walk on the Coca Circuit and other trails in the lodge grounds, followed by free time to enjoy the pool.

Dinner & Overnight at Pumarinri Lodge.

Day 2: Tarapoto - Gocta: From Amazon to Andes

Breakfast and early departure towards the Andes.

Hummingbird at Huembo Reserve.

Hummingbird at Huembo Reserve.

First stop is at Moyobamba to visit an orchid botanical garden.

Second stop at the Marvellous Spatuletail Visitors Centre, to watch this amazing hummingbird amongst many other colourful species, and enjoy our boxed lunch.

We hope to arrive at our accommodation in time to enjoy the sunset in front of Gocta Falls, one of the highest in the world, in the heart of the Peruvian northern Andes.

Dinner & Overnight at Gocta Lodge.

Day 3: Gocta Falls


The two drops of Gocta Falls.

The two drops of Gocta Falls.

From Gocta Lodge there's an amazing view of the falls, but the trail leading to them is even more breathtaking. It is a two hour hike (each way), passing through Andean orchards and lush forest full of bromeliads and orchids. NB. There is the option to do this trail on horseback (at a small extra cost).

Lunch at the lodge, followed by a free afternoon to rest or explore the local village of Cocachimba

Dinner & Overnight at Gocta Lodge.

Day 4: Kuelap

The impressive outer wall of Kuelap.

The impressive outer wall of Kuelap.

After breakfast we start driving along the Utcubamba valley, between bromeliads and cacti, towards Nuevo Tingo.

Here we take the newly-built cable car to Kuelap Fortress, located at an altitude of 3,000m (9,842ft).

Guided visit of Kuelap archaeological site, followed by lunch back in the village of Nuevo Tingo (or a picnic lunch).

In the afternoon, we make the scenic, two-hour return drive to our accommodation.

Dinner & Overnight at Gocta Lodge.

NB. The cable car does not operate on Mondays.

Day 5: Gocta - Tucume: Andes - Coastal Desert

Breakfast and early departure towards the coastal province of Lambayeque.

Frieze detail from Tucume Pyramids.

Frieze detail from Tucume Pyramids.

Stop at Abra Porculla, the lowest Andean mountain pass between the Caribbean and Patagonia, for a boxed lunch.

Arrival in Tucume and visit to Tucume Pyramids (the largest pyramid complex in the Americas) and museum.

Dinner & Overnight at Los Horcones Hotel, or similar.

Day 6: Lord of Sipan; Chiclayo

Totora reed rafts at Pimentel.

Totora reed rafts at Pimentel.

Breakfast and departure to visit Tumbas Reales Museum, in Lambayeque, where the Lord of Sipan is exhibited.

Lunch in Pimentel, overlooking the sea, watching the fishermen come ashore on reed rafts known as Caballitos de Totora (Reed Ponies).

After lunch, transfer to Chiclayo Airport or bus station for onward travel. 

End of tour.