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    Well you can get up into the Amazon basin, or you can hang out some nice little beach / fishing villages.

    To get out to the Amazon you need to go to Iquitos, from there you will be cruising down the river.

    For a cool beach hang out try Mancora near the Equador border, or for a more traditional Peru feel go to Pacasmayo or Trujillo both a bit further south. over 10 years ago

    Answered by whoissteveanyway whoissteveanyway via Site_iconTravellr.com
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    Hi, thanks for your reply.

    We are hoping to go to the amazon when we're in south Peru after the inca trail cos my boyfriend is meeting us there.

    I'll definetley bear Mancora in mind as we'll be entering Peru from Ecuador. I had a quick look on google and it looks like a nice place to stop for a few days.

    Cheers! over 10 years ago

    Answered by Martine Johnson via Site_iconTravellr.com
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    The area near Tumbes and look for hte archaelogical sites near Lamayeque, close by to Chiclayo. Trujillo is interesting and of course th jungle area near Iquitos. over 10 years ago

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    And then take a bus inland to Chachapoyos for an archaelogical adventure!! Then a bus back through the Maranon valley to Cajamarca for a hair-raising road voyage (gorgeous scenery, but a bit scary, as well). over 9 years ago

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    You can visit the ancient city of Kuelap! about 9 years ago

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    I'd recommend Huaraz: there are many lakes and glaciers in between the mountains! about 9 years ago

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    Mancora is a great little place, spent a lovely few days there with my wife. Check out Chen Chen as well, near Trujillo, it's like the worlds biggest sand castle, totally missed by tourists, it's an amazing city. about 9 years ago

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    I took a group of high school students to Cajamarca for a service project in Cadmalca. (Dare you to find that one!) It's near Chota, which is the sweetest little village I have ever been to. We had one sick kid, so I stayed in hotel in town for couple days and found the best Vegetarian restaurant I've ever been to!! Just ask at the central plaza. Can't remember the name of it, but for less than $5 US, I got a huge plate of delicious, homemade food. No crowds, no waiting! Cajamarca is a little dusty and "third-world" when compared to Cusco or even Puno. It has prominent place in Incan history and there are funky, but cool hotels near the main plaza. The airport is small. It's the closest airport to gold/silver mine, so you'll see American engineers and staff on the flights. Last time I checked, less than 1% of tourists to Peru went that far north. about 9 years ago

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