COASTAL DESERT OF PERU: Mount Huascarán seen from Huaraz.COASTAL DESERT OF PERU: Huaca del Dragon.COASTAL DESERT OF PERU: HUACA DE LA LUNA MURALS: Main relief wall.COASTAL DESERT OF PERU: Playa Huanchaco reed boats.


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

  • 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.