Chiclayo is one of several thriving cities in the northern coast of Peru with a rich cultural legacy from the great Pre-Inca civilizations of the area, with an economy traditionally based on the productivity of its coastal valleys. Its geographic location makes it a point of entrance to the northern Andes and to the northern jungle of Peru. Chiclayo holds the most impressive museum in the country. It houses a silver and gold collection found in the nearby Pyramids of Ispahán, located 35 km. from the city in Huaca Rajada, the site where the tomb of the Lord of Sipán, the great northern ruler, was discovered. The “Campesino community” of Santa Rosa de Chongoyape which has developed a valuable project, is located about 85 kilometers from this city of Chiclayo. In this project they have assigned portion of their land to create the Ecological Reserve of Chaparri, with the objective to protect the dry forest and its diversity. They also try to achieve development and the sustainable use of the natural resources for the benefit of the community. In the reserve, you can find foxes, deers, condors, guanacos and a variety of plant species. It is important to point out that a project of protection and reinsertion of endangered species like the spectacle bear and the white-winged guan is carried out in Chaparri.
Day 1 | Chiclayo
In the afternoon a first walk in the reserve to see the facilities and projects like the reinsertion of the spectacle bear and the white-winged guan, endemic specie of the zone which was believed to be extinct for more than 100 years. Dinner and night walk or simply rest to enjoy the tranquility, purity and beauty of this place.