Surfing Experience in Peru
Enjoy the sandy beaches of Peru, riding the perfect waves of the nearby coast while playing a part in the wildlife bird reserve that will host you.
You can find many surfing programs in Peru, but our Surfing program is more than that. It is a program designed not only for you to enjoy the perfect waves of the Pacific coast but being hosted by a wildlife reserve you’ll also get to support the conservation of its endangered animals and ecosystems.
Pimentel is an excellent surfing destination, with great weather all year round and, having the perfect wave conditions attracts sport addicts from all over the world.
Absolute beginners wanting to try surfing or people needing a refresher course are both welcome to take part in our Surfing experience. Even though Pimentel is a small seaside town, it hosts Surfing competitions throughout the year. The surf school will provide all the necessary gear including a wetsuit and surfboard.
You’ll also have plenty of time to get to know the surroundings and have fun with others that you meet.
Aims & Objectives
- Improve your skills and ability to surf on waves in the ocean
- Provide you with experience and knowledge of some local wildlife
On Sunday you’ll have an Orientation Meeting . Monday you’ll get an introduction to Surfing as well as bird conservation work. On Tuesday you’ll get involved in the bird conservation as well as surf. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday are for surfing, with the addition of conservation work on the Friday afternoon.
If your first Sunday, an orientation meeting will take place in Cajamarca
Arrival to Pimentel Location
Orientation and rescheduling plan for the week
Jogging along the beach or free time to visit the surroundings!
Jogging along the beach and or Free time to visit the surroundings!
Jogging along the beach or Free time to visit the surroundings!
Free time to visit the surroundings!
Saturday & Sundays are free time for you to explore Peru 🙂
This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances.
Pimentel is a small seaside town that is only half an hour from the much bigger city of Chiclayo. It has plenty of amenities, and though small, is a bustling coastal area. Beautiful beaches are nearby for you to enjoy!
Accommodation & Food
This unique guest house is on the site of a Peruvian ostrich zoo. You’ll be surrounded by these friendly large flightless birds and see first hand how they are raised by experienced caregivers…who will also be looking after you!
The food will be typically Peruvian meaning a lot of corn, beans, rice, chilli peppers, potatoes, wheat, and other grain, all very vegetarian friendly. Keep in mind that some local dishes may be spicy!
It is in a small township with a Supermarket, ATMs, morning markets and eateries all located about 15-20 minutes walking distance from your accommodation.
Sights & Surroundings
There is an array of places and sights that our participants usually visit on weekends that lets you explore Peru besides the mainstream tourist routes. Even if you stay in Peru for a few months, you won’t run out of astonishing places to visit!
You don’t have to travel far! Although a small town, there are activities you can do right here in Pimentel. A favourite if you have the funds (and the guts!) is to take on some Tandem Skydiving, something quite popular around Peru. Spend the day relaxing, have a delicious meal at one of the many restaurants along the boardwalk, take a few surf lessons or maybe even join a game of beach volleyball. Visitors and locals alike find that there are many fun things to do on the beach in Pimentel.
Mercado Modelo: Famous witch doctor’s market
Only 30 minutes away, Mercado Modelo is a huge market in the centre of Chiclayo not only offers tons of fresh fruits and vegetables, meat, fish and other kinds of food you might not have seen before, as well as services like tailors and shoemakers, but it also hosts the famous witch doctor’s market. There you find shark jaws, deer legs, snakeskins, potions, scents and amulets. There are heaps of dried mountain herbs and San Pedro cacti, which shamans use to produce a hallucinogenic drink.
Bosque de Pomac
Just an hour away you can visit Peru’s oldest tree in World’s largest dry forest just north of Chiclayo. Besides Peru’s oldest tree it also hides pyramids of the Sican culture. The attentive visitor can easily spot left overs of antique ceramics or even bones along the walkways. Combine the visit with a horseback ride to get the most out of it. You can also ride horses through this beautiful location here!
Visit Senor de Sipan the Best Museum in Latin America. Found in Lambayeque, just 30 minutes away, it is considered to be the best museum in Latin America, because it exhibits one of the most important gold treasure discoveries in ancient Peru and the world. You’ll view amazing artifacts of gold, silver, precious stones and other metals. You should take a guide to fully understand all the exhibits. Go in a group and you can split the cost of the guide.
Only 45 minutes away, the “valley of the pyramids”, was discovered just a few years ago and once formed the world’s largest pyramid complex. Restoration started a few years ago and now a new and extensive museum has just recently opened it’s doors.
An hour’s journey away and you’ll be able to view some of the world’s most extraordinary tombs, place of discovery of the “Lord of Sipan”, also known as the “King Tutankamon of the Americas”. Most of the treasures found the tombs are now displayed in the museum Tumbas Reales, but still the site is definitely worth a visit.
Huaca del Sol & Huaca de la Luna
Well known pyramids of the Moche culture, hosting Peru’s best preserved murals. One used to be an administrative centre, the other one a religious complex.
While you can visit the pyramids in a single day, getting back to Chiclayo by night, we recommend combining the visit with a tour through Chan Chan, staying overnight at the popular beach of Huanchaco. Take the chance to also visit beautiful colonial Trujillo. A 4 hr drive, but well worth it! Once you get here, there is plenty to see and do.
Chan Chan: World’s largest adobe city
Chan Chan not only used to be America’s biggest city, but also was and still is the world’s largest city built of adobe – sun dried mud-bricks – with walls as high as 12 meters, being home for about 60.000 inhabitants. Since it was conquered by the Incas, it’s extension declined to about 20 square kilometres, of which only a few parts are actively restored. As this impressive place is endangered by the more and more frequently occurring El Niño storms, consider visiting it soon. Located 4 hrs away from your accommodation.
Three hours away, between Chiclayo and Trujillo lies the unflashy fishermen outpost Puerto Chicama. But not only have there been found surfboards dating back to the 1930s or even earlier, but it also has long been a well-protected secret that locals managed to surf for about 2.2 kilometres on a single wave, making it the world’s longest wave.
From this location we provide free transport to your next program at the following location(s):
- Shaullo Grande
- Lambayeque (Chiclayo)
Trip Country Info
Language: Spanish (Quechua, Aymara)
Currency: Nuevo Sol (PEN)
Time zone: PET (UTC -5)
Peru is the third largest country in South America; a country known for its incredible cultural heritage such as the renowned Machu Picchu and the remains of the Inca Empire. Although the Incas are the most famous ones, there are other manifestations of pre-Columbian cultures and unexplored archaeological sites which can be located in the North of Peru. This magnificent land composed of a variety of landscapes, climates and biodiversity, is visited by tourists from all over the world.
In Peru, it is possible to enjoy a range of activities from surfing in the Northern beaches to hiking in the Andes Cordillera, from trekking in the humid and hot Amazon rainforest to visiting cultural sites, excellent museums, and enjoying traditional dishes. Peruvian people are very friendly, warm, and ready to help or to introduce you to their customs. You will find in these regions a great diversity of ethnic groups, festivities, handcraft, and gastronomy.
Peru is a country of contrasts where the crazy traffic is surpassed by the majesty of mountain ranges. You will find cities peaking at altitudes of more than 6700 meters, infinite beaches with beautiful sunsets, the magically diverse landscape of the tropical rainforest and let’s not forget about the llamas.
Despite being near the Equator, the presence of different regions of the Andes Cordillera and the arid coast along with the effects of the cold Humboldt Stream induce highly distinct weather. The climate in Peru consists in three main regions: Costa, Sierra, Selva (the coast, the mountains and the jungle).
Participant Criteria & Requirements
No requirements have been provided.
No requirements have been provided.
- 24/7 support in case of emergencies
- Airport Pick up
- English speaking coordinator
What's not included
- Airport drop off
- Travel insurance