Mayte Tours offer excellent tours to the ruins around Trujillo. Clara Bravo and Michael White are great guides for Trujillo, and they also lead trips farther afield. Moche Tours is one of Chiclayo's best tour companies for trips to the tomb of El Señor de Sipán.
There are many tour companies in Huaraz; locally owned Eco Ice Tours is among the best, arranging customized trekking and mountain-climbing expeditions. Clarín Tours is said to be one of Cajamarca's best.
In Chachapoyas, contact Vilaya Tours. The company arranges tours to Kuélap, as well as to the remote ruins of Gran Vilaya, which requires a 31-km (19-mile) hike, and to the Pueblo de Los Muertos, which requires a 23-km (14-mile) hike.
Canechi Tours. Aside from beach trips to Mancora and Punta Sal, Canechi arranges day trips around Piura and private transportation around the region. Av. Luis Montero 490, Piura, Piura. 073/344–602; www.facebook.com/CANECHI.TOURS.SAC. From S/50.
Clara Bravo and Michael White. Peruvian-born Clara and British-born Michael are two of Trujillo's most reputable guides and are highly recommended. They lead tours to all of the region's major archaeological attractions and take tourists on extended circuits. Jr. Cahuide 495, Trujillo, La Libertad. 949/662–710; trujilloperu.xanga.com. From S/25.
Clarín Tours. With offices in Lima and Cajamarca, Clarín Tours specializes in multiday package deals that include transportation, hotels, and tours in northern Peru, particularly in Cajamarca. Jr. Del Batán 165, Cajamarca, Cajamarca. 979/955–479; www.clarintours.com. From S/180.
Eco Ice Tours. This excellent Peruvian-owned company has a full range of adventure and ecotours of the Central Sierra. Choose from day hikes, trekking, or mountaineering—or design your own. Augustín Mejía 100, Huaraz, Ancash. 958/032–249; www.ecoice-peru.com.
Go2Andes. This hiking and trekking operator runs well-prepared trips into the Cordillera Huayhuash and Cordillera Blanca, including technical climbs to Alpamayo and other peaks. Psje. Pacífico 204, Nueva Florida, Huaraz, Ancash. 043/428–941; go2andes.com. From S/70.
Mayte Tours. Specializing in organized tours to difficult-to-reach destinations, such as Cerros de Amotape and Santuario Los Manglares, Mayte will also set up secure transportation to Guayaquil and other parts of Ecuador. Jr. Bolognesi 196, Tumbes, Tumbes. 072/523–219; maytetours.com. From S/80.
Moche Tours. This is Chiclayo's largest operator, with trips to most archaeological and cultural attractions in the region, including standard day trips and excursions to less-visited destinations like Ferreñafe for the Museo Nacional de Sicán and the Chaparrí bear reserve. Cl. 7 de Enero 638, Chiclayo, Lambayeque. 074/232–184; www.mochetourschiclayo.com.pe. From S/65.
North Shore Expeditions. Whale-watching (from June to October) and deep-sea sport-fishing trips off the Pacific coast are available through this operator. Km 1,186, Panamericana Norte, Tumbes, Tumbes. 962/397–255; www.northshore.pe. From S/200.
Vilaya Tours. With 20 years' experience, Chachapoyas's most reputable operator runs private and customized tours to Kuélap, the sarcophagi of Karajia, the Gocta waterfall, and the Mummy Museum of Leymebamba. Jr. La Merced 1096, Chachapoyas, Amazonas. 941/708–798; www.facebook.com/vilaya.tours.chachapoyas. From S/50.