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At PeruNorth, we are a curious bunch! We like to know about our customers, in order to fit the itinerary to their interests; and we like to hear about their experiences in Northern Peru … and beyond. We especially like to see photos and video from their trips.

It is PeruNorth's opinion that Northern Peru has all the necessary ingredients - stunning scenery, fascinating ruins, unrivalled bio-diversity, wonderful hospitality - to be a must-visit destination, just as Machu Picchu has become.

Our goal is to educate potential visitors and to facilitate comfortable travel through the region, in order to enable a wider cross-section of people - not just the adventure traveller - to enjoy its delights.

Good to know

  • Great-value, small-group departures
  • Fully-customisable itineraries
  • Specialist hiking, rafting & birding trips

Key information

Destinations Peru
Activity Cruise & Sailing, Safari, Family, Adventure, Hiking & Trekking, Active, Walking, Overlanding, Camping, Nature & Wildlife, Photography, Birdwatching, National Parks, Culture, Archaeology, Cities, History, Solo Travel, Budget
Tour Type Small group tour

PeruNorth Reviews

What people are saying about PeruNorth

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Dr. Oliver Chow
13/10/2022

Thank you for organising an amazing trip. The lodge [Muyuna] was great and we had a fun time with our guide George who was a wonderfully knowledgeable man.”

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Richard Kienberger
24/11/2022

The whole trip [overland from Chiclayo to Yurimaguas] was really great - I enjoyed it and it was a phantastic experience. The more as I had no problems with crime and brought all my costly equipment back home

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Lucy Powell & Pete Minaeian
05/01/2023

Our stay at Heliconia lodge was one of our favourite parts of our trip to Peru! Not to mention some of the best food we’ve eaten in Peru too!

Our tour guide Alfredo was highly knowledgeable about wildlife and life in the Amazon, he also made us laugh and entertained us at meal times by playing the guitar and singing.

I honestly can’t thank all the staff at Heliconia lodge enough for such an amazing stay.

I hope these pictures will help other travellers see how much fun we had!

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Tessa van der Westhuyzen
22/11/2022

I had the absolute best time there [Chicama Boutique Hotel]. The surf was amazing and the hotel was also great ! Thanks for everything !”

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Sam Watkins
16/08/2022

I had a great time with PeruNorth, I feel happy having recommended it to my friend …but if I were to do it again I would give myself a few days to recover from my trek [Choquequirao] as I was exhausted.

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Niki Townsend
09/11/2022

I loved my stay at the Avatar Lodge. My room was basic but had everything I needed and I felt very safe (at night).

The food was incredible, even for a vegetarian like me. …

… I really loved the canopy and zip line adventure. That was something extra and so much fun!

The swimming pool was great, too!

I also loved the fact that we were given ‘rest’ between the activities so that I could freshen up or just relax.

I also really liked the fact that there were only 9 houses. I was the only one not speaking Spanish and the staff and guests didn’t speak English (apart from my guide). But the fact that everyone was so friendly and tried to communicate with me (and I tried in Spanish) was the best thing ever.

I really felt at home and that was something special. So thank you very much!”

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Wendelstadt family
17/05/2022

We had a fab time. Went from São Paulo to Manaus to Juma Lodge. It was totally seamless. No waiting or errors or anything. Super impressed.

The staff at Juma were so helpful and friendly and kind. Amazing excursions and knowledge passed on and good environmental practices.

Bonito is nice but a totally different experience. The hotel was contrasting (you told me so, so all good), but tasteless food, like Disneyland and no eco consciousness at all ….

But we did nice excursions and the kids loved it.

It was a 5* holiday overall

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Wallen family
07/12/2021

This was a great trip, and we sincerely enjoyed our time at the Rainforest Lodge.

Having a chance to wake up and sleep next to the birds and animals of the canopy was unforgettable.

There was an astonishing variety of flora and fauna to explore and learn about; and I would highly recommend this to anyone.

The food and level of comfort was impeccable, especially for a more remote area.

Thank you!

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Michael Rigsby
30/11/2018

Our Peru North birding experience was one of the highlights of our Peru trip

When planning our 3-week Peru trip this year, we decided we wanted to do it on our own not with a group or tour. But then we discovered Peru North and all of the great tours they offer.

We decided to do their 4-day Mountain Rainforest & Amazon Dry Forest Birding trip. It was one of the best decisions we made. Our guide Henry Pinedo was fantastic, better at finding and showing us birds than any I’ve ever met. We stayed at Pumarinri Lodge, which was exceptional! The food and service were top notch. The tour was completely personalized. We felt we were with friends rather than with a group of strangers.

We did do the rest of our weeks on our own. But that was only possible because my partner speaks fluent Spanish. It also took months of planning and daily problem solving in country. With Peru North, everything was arranged and ran like clockwork!

We’re already dreaming about our next venture to northern Peru and doing another excursion with Peru North.

Cusco was nice but we really loved every place in the north!

PeruNorth tours

Kuelap & Gocta Express

Four-day snapshot of Amazonas

4 days From $475 Group tour
Destinations Chachapoyas & Kuelap, Gocta Falls
Activity Adventure, Hiking & Trekking, Active, Walking, Nature & Wildlife, Photography, Birdwatching, National Parks, Culture, Archaeology, History, Solo Travel, Budget
Tour Type Small group tour
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Hidden Chachapoyas

In-depth discovery of the Chachapoyas region

4 days From $1,824 Customisable
Destinations Chachapoyas & Kuelap, Gocta Falls, Cajamarca
Activity Adventure, Hiking & Trekking, Active, Walking, Nature & Wildlife, Photography, Birdwatching, National Parks, Culture, Archaeology, History, Solo Travel, Budget
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Private guided tour
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Tarapoto Amazonia

Explore rich flora & fauna in the High Amazon

3 days From $295 Group tour
Destinations Peruvian Amazon, Tarapoto
Activity Adventure, Hiking & Trekking, Active, Walking, Nature & Wildlife, Photography, Birdwatching, National Parks, Solo Travel, Budget
Tour Type Small group tour
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Tarapoto Coffee & Chocoloate

Explore farms, forests & artisan factories around Tarapoto.

3 days From $295 Group tour
Destinations Peruvian Amazon, Tarapoto
Activity Adventure, Hiking & Trekking, Active, Walking, Nature & Wildlife, Photography, Birdwatching, National Parks, Solo Travel, Budget
Tour Type Small group tour
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Ruins of Trujillo & Chiclayo

Snapshot of northern Peru's abundant, coastal archaeology

4 days From $540 Customisable
Destinations Trujillo, Chiclayo, Chan Chan, Sipan, Tucume, Piura, Mancora
Activity Adventure, Active, Walking, Nature & Wildlife, Photography, Birdwatching, National Parks, Culture, Archaeology, Cities, Museums & Galleries, History, Solo Travel, Budget
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Private guided tour
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Peru's North Coast

In-depth exploration of northern Peru's archaeologically-rich Pacific coastline

13 days From $2,296 Customisable
Destinations Trujillo, Chiclayo, Chan Chan, Sipan, Tucume, Piura, Mancora
Activity Adventure, Hiking & Trekking, Active, Walking, Nature & Wildlife, Photography, Birdwatching, National Parks, Culture, Archaeology, Cities, Museums & Galleries, History, Solo Travel, Budget
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Private guided tour
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Ceiba Tops Lodge

Family friendly Amazon lodge

3 days From $576 Group tour
Destinations Iquitos, Peruvian Amazon
Activity Family, Adventure, Water Sports, Kayaking, Active, Swimming, Nature & Wildlife, Photography, Birdwatching, National Parks, Solo Travel
Tour Type Small group tour
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Tahuayo Lodge

Pioneering biological research lodge

4 days From $885 Customisable
Destinations Iquitos, Peruvian Amazon, Tamshiyacu-Tahuayo Reserve
Activity Family, Adventure, Water Sports, Kayaking, Ziplining, Active, Camping, Fishing, Swimming, Nature & Wildlife, Photography, Birdwatching, National Parks, Solo Travel
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Private guided tour
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Treehouse Lodge

Pioneering biological research lodge

3 days From $694 Customisable
Destinations Iquitos, Peruvian Amazon, Tamshiyacu-Tahuayo Reserve, Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve
Activity Family, Adventure, Water Sports, Kayaking, Active, Fishing, Swimming, Nature & Wildlife, Photography, Birdwatching, National Parks, Solo Travel
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Private guided tour
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Muyuna Amazon Lodge

Intimate Amazon Lodge on Yanayacu River

3 days From $405 Group tour
Destinations Iquitos, Peruvian Amazon, Tamshiyacu-Tahuayo Reserve
Activity Family, Adventure, Water Sports, Kayaking, Active, Fishing, Swimming, Nature & Wildlife, Photography, Birdwatching, National Parks, Solo Travel
Tour Type Small group tour
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Grand Amazon Lodge

Comfortable lodge ideal for solo travellers

3 days From $419 Customisable
Destinations Iquitos, Peruvian Amazon, Tamshiyacu-Tahuayo Reserve
Activity Family, Adventure, Water Sports, Kayaking, Active, Fishing, Swimming, Nature & Wildlife, Photography, Birdwatching, National Parks, Solo Travel
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Private guided tour
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Tambopata Research Centre

Unique location inside Tambopata Natural Reserve

3 days From $653 Group tour
Destinations Puerto Maldonado, Peruvian Amazon, Tambopata National Reserve
Activity Family, Adventure, Water Sports, Kayaking, Active, Fishing, Swimming, Nature & Wildlife, Photography, Birdwatching, National Parks, Solo Travel
Tour Type Small group tour
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Wasai Tambopata Lodge

Great value adventure lodge

2 days From $289 Group tour
Destinations Puerto Maldonado, Peruvian Amazon, Tambopata National Reserve
Activity Family, Adventure, Water Sports, Kayaking, Ziplining, Active, Camping, Fishing, Swimming, Nature & Wildlife, Photography, Birdwatching, National Parks, Solo Travel, Budget
Tour Type Small group tour
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Refugio Amazonas

Secluded, top quality lodge

3 days From $603 Group tour
Destinations Puerto Maldonado, Peruvian Amazon, Tambopata National Reserve
Activity Family, Adventure, Water Sports, Kayaking, Active, Fishing, Swimming, Nature & Wildlife, Photography, Birdwatching, National Parks, Solo Travel
Tour Type Small group tour
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Reserva Amazonica

Luxurious stay in the Amazon rainforest

3 days From $487 Group tour
Destinations Puerto Maldonado, Peruvian Amazon, Tambopata National Reserve
Activity Luxury, Honeymoon, Family, Adventure, Water Sports, Kayaking, Active, Fishing, Swimming, Nature & Wildlife, Photography, Birdwatching, National Parks, Solo Travel
Tour Type Small group tour
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Qhapaq Ñan Trek

The original Inca road network

7 days From $2,012 Customisable
Destinations Lima, Chavín de Huántar, Huaraz, Huanuco Pampa, Qhapaq Ñan, Cordillera Blanca
Activity Adventure, Backpacking, Hiking & Trekking, Active, Walking, Overlanding, Camping, Nature & Wildlife, Culture, Archaeology, Cities, Indigenous Tourism, History
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Private guided tour
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Santa Cruz Trek

4 days From $594 Customisable Group tour Editor's Pick
Destinations Huaraz, Cordillera Blanca
Activity Adventure, Backpacking, Hiking & Trekking, Active, Walking, Overlanding, Camping, Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Culture, Solo Travel
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Small group tour, Private guided tour
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Olleros Trek - Hike to Chavin

3 days From $480 Customisable Group tour Editor's Pick
Destinations Chavín de Huántar, Huaraz, Cordillera Blanca
Activity Adventure, Backpacking, Hiking & Trekking, Active, Walking, Overlanding, Camping, Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Culture, Archaeology, History, Solo Travel
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Small group tour, Private guided tour
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Huayhuash Circuit

9 days From $1,164 Customisable Group tour Editor's Pick
Destinations Huaraz, Cordillera Blanca, Cordillera Huayhuash
Activity Adventure, Backpacking, Hiking & Trekking, Active, Walking, Overlanding, Camping, Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Culture, Solo Travel
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Small group tour, Private guided tour
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Laguna de los Condores Trek

4 days From $264 Customisable Group tour
Destinations Chachapoyas & Kuelap, Leymebamba
Activity Adventure, Backpacking, Hiking & Trekking, Active, Walking, Overlanding, Camping, Nature & Wildlife, Culture, Archaeology, History
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Small group tour, Private guided tour
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Gran Vilaya Trek

4 days From $394 Customisable Group tour Editor's Pick
Destinations Chachapoyas & Kuelap
Activity Adventure, Backpacking, Hiking & Trekking, Active, Walking, Overlanding, Camping, Horseback Riding, Nature & Wildlife, Culture, Archaeology, History, Solo Travel
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Small group tour, Private guided tour
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Classic Inca Trail Trek

4 days From $827 Customisable Group tour
Destinations Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Inca Trail
Activity Adventure, Backpacking, Hiking & Trekking, Active, Walking, Overlanding, Camping, Nature & Wildlife, Culture, Archaeology, History, Solo Travel
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Small group tour, Private guided tour
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Chachapoyas to Kuelap Trek

3 days From $221 Customisable Group tour Editor's Pick
Destinations Chachapoyas & Kuelap
Activity Adventure, Backpacking, Hiking & Trekking, Active, Walking, Overlanding, Camping, Nature & Wildlife, Culture, Archaeology, History, Solo Travel
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Small group tour, Private guided tour
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What's included

All trips with PeruNorth include the following services. Get in touch to find out more.

Accommodation
Guided excursions
Ground transfers
Some meals
Camping equipment
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