CHICLAYO - MOYOBAMBA
If you're in Chiclayo, standing in awe at the Lord of Sipan Tomb, you're just at the beginning of a tale of treasurable sights.
Hop on the bus and head east to reach the trailhead to Peru's largest waterfalls (Catarata Gocta) in San Pablo (upper falls) and then to Cocachimba (lower falls).
Visit the ancient fortress of Kuelap in Chachapoyas, the largest stone structure in South America, using more brickwork than the Great Pyramid.
Get off in Rioja for the closest access to the spectacular Alto Mayo Forest with incredible valley and river hikes.
In and around Moyobamba, don't miss the orchid epicenter Jardin Botanico San Francisco inside the city itself and the Waqanki Center 2km outside of town; some of Peru's best hotsprings Termales de San Mateo, and two popular area waterfalls, Lahuarpía and Paccha.
The wildlife heaven of Lindo Lake in Tarapoto is your prized destination of all. So sublime!