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$50 Cultural & Theme Tours

Kuelap Full Day - Group Service

At 8:30 a.m. begins the journey to the archaeological center of Kuelap, a fortified city that dates back to the 6th century. A technical stop is made to see the archaeological remains of Macro, and then continue the trip to the cable car station. After 20 minutes in the cable cars, enjoying the scenery, you will arrive at La Malca from where you will walk 20 minutes to the fortress. Return 20 minutes in cable cars. Lunch included and return to the city of Chachapoyas at approximately 5 pm. Breakfast, snacks and water is not included. Lunch is included and cable cars are included.

$370 Multi-day & Extended Tours

4-Day Kuelap and Gocta: History and Nature

DAY 1: JAEN / CHACHAPOYAS | INC: - Arrival to Jaen. Transfer from the airport to the city of Chachapoyas (“Chachapoyas Premium Service”). Accommodation in Chachapoyas.   DAY 2: CHACHAPOYAS / GOCTA WATERFALL | INC: B/L After breakfast, we will be headed to the picturesque town of Cocachimba; from there, we will begin our journey towards Gocta waterfall (an hour and a half on horseback plus one hour walk). Along the way, we will enjoy the great diversity of flora and fauna, and a splendid view of the waterfall.  Gocta Waterfall, locally known as "La Chorrera", is 771 meters high and it is considered among the highest waterfalls in the world. It is the perfect habitat for toucans, monkeys, mountain lions and Andean cocks-of-the-rock. It is located in a large cloud- covered forest, around which there are about twenty waterfalls. It offers a beautiful combination of geography and history, making it a magical place. We will return to Cocachimba and have a traditional lunch. Return to Chachapoyas.   DAY 3: CHACHAPOYAS / KUELAP FORTRESS| INC: B/L In the morning, we will go to Kuelap, a majestic architectural site built by Chachapoyas. On our way, we will make a stop to have a panoramic view of the Macro Archaeological, also known as "Macro Towers" for its design characteristics; it is located on the side of a hill overlooking Utcubamba river. Then we will go to the starting point towards Kuelap, we will climb on horseback or on foot to the "Fortress", which is built on top of Cerro Barreta (3000 m. a. s. l.).  It is a place surrounded by beautiful landscapes; at first, it seems inaccessible since it is protected by colossal walls and cliffs on three of its four sides. It has three platforms and inside they have circular buildings decorated with rhomboidal and zigzag friezes. Its complex interior architecture indicates it was a well-organized population group.  The surrounding landscape and the natural scenarios make it unforgettable. We will return to Choctamal for lunch. Return to Chachapoyas.   DAY 7: CHACHAPOYAS / JAEN | INC: B At the agreed time, transfer to Jaen airport with "Chachapoyas Premium Service" to board our flight.

$475 Multi-day & Extended Tours

5 - Day Chachapoyas Kingdom

DAY 1: JAEN / CHACHAPOYAS Arrival to Jaen. Transfer from the airport to the city of Chachapoyas (“Chachapoyas Premium Service”). Accommodation in Chachapoyas. DAY 2: CHACHAPOYAS / KARAJIA/ QUIOCTA In the morning, we will go to Cruz Pata town, and then, we will continue towards the burial site of Karajia. We will enjoy a panoramic view of Luya's main square along the way. Cruz Pata, known as the Crosses Plateau, is the starting point of our journey by foot or horse to get to Karajia; it takes 30 min. approximately. We will see Karajia sarcophagi, which are part of Chachapoyas pre-inca culture; they are made of stone, wood and clay, and have an anthropomorphic shape; they are unique for their enormous size (up to 2,5 meters high) and careful elaboration. We will go back to have lunch in the city of Luya. Then, we will visit Caverns Quiocta, a capricious work of nature, located in the district of Lamud, Luya province. Inside these caverns, there are seven rooms with stalagmites and stalactites, each one has a different name due to its curious forms. Return to the city of Chachapoyas. DAY 3: CHACHAPOYAS / REVASH/ LEYMEBAMBA After breakfast, we drive to the town of San Bartolo, from here we will go on horseback to the Mausoleums of Revash, which are constructions of funeral homes at the foothills of huge rocks; they are painted in red and cream color. Some are up to three floors high, and others have gable roofs with T-shaped, cross-shaped and square windows. The mausoleums can be observed from 100 meters approximately. After the visit we will enjoy lunch. Then, we will visit the museum of Centro Mallqui or Leymebamba Museum, which design replicates local architectural traditions. This museum holds a valuable collection of 240 mummies found in the Lagoon of the Condors. Return to Chachapoyas. DAY 4: CHACHAPOYAS / KUELAP FORTRESS In the morning, we will go to Kuelap, a majestic architectural site built by Chachapoyas. On our way, we will make a stop to have a panoramic view of the Macro Archaeological. Then we will go to the starting point towards Kuelap, we will climb on horseback or on foot to the "Fortress", which is built on top of Cerro Barreta (3000 m. a. s. l.).  It is a place surrounded by beautiful landscapes; at first, it seems inaccessible since it is protected by colossal walls and cliffs on three of its four sides. It has three platforms and inside they have circular buildings decorated with rhomboidal and zigzag friezes. Its complex interior architecture indicates it was a well-organized population group. The surrounding landscape and the natural scenarios make it unforgettable. We will return to Choctamal for lunch. Return to Chachapoyas. DAY 5: CHACHAPOYAS / JAEN At the agreed time, transfer to Jaen airport with "Chachapoyas Premium Service" to board our flight.

$266.67 Day Trips & Excursions

4-Day Chachapoyas, Kuelap and Gocta, Amazonas

Day 1: Jaén Chachapoyas:Reception at the airport and transfer to the city of Chachapoyas on the way we can see the large plains of rice in the province of Uctubamba, we will also pass through the hottest city of the Amazon region Bagua Grande, in the afternoon arrival in Chachapoyas after 4 hours of travel approx. Transfer to your hotel.Day 2: Fortified citadel of Kuélap:After breakfast and at the indicated time we will depart to the fortified citadel of Kuélapuna once in Chachapoyas, we will have to go to the district of Tingo, an hour by a paved road and a 10-minute carriage trail. In the district of Tingo we embark on the Kuélap cable cars, and in 20 minutes we arrive at the archaeological complex, the trip becomes unforgettable, the ascent begins on a beautiful ravine crossing the Tingo river, until arriving at the beautiful citadel of Kuélap located in the Top of a mountain.TELEFERICO KUELAPAt the moment to accede to the mountain of clouds (Strength of Kuélap) is realized by means of the Kuélap cable car, As soon as one places a foot inside the cabin the first vertigo is perceived. The impetus with which the ski lift slides, you always go in a constant movement (never stops, only lowers the speed for one to climb or get off the cable car), Six meters per second. It may seem little if you ignore the three thousand meters high that separates you from the ground, the tour lasts 20 minutes, but it is worth it because while you are sliding, enjoy the majestic landscape.Day 3: Gocta Waterfall:At the indicated time we will start our trip to the town of Cocachimba where we will start the trek that will last approximately 3 hours, and then reach the foothills of the Catarata. The path takes us through narrow trails and trail routes with great diversity of flora and fauna. This region offers a beautiful combination of geography and history that makes it a magical place. Time to take pictures and bathe Hike back to Cocachimba. Return to Cocachimba and return to Chachapoyas.Day 4: Chachapoyas Jaén:07:00 am, transfer to Jaen arrival at the airport and End of services.It includes:Transfer from the Jaén / Chachapoyas / Jaén Airport.03 nights accommodation at Hacienda Achamaqui.02 breakfastsFull day excursion to the fortified citadel of Kuélap.Full day excursion to the Gocta waterfall.Ticket for use of the cable car.Guide, personalized assistance.Visits in SHARED Service. Does not include: Bus and / or plane tickets. (National and / or International).Airport Rates.Baggage insuranceMedical insurance and / or accidents.Feeding not indicated in the program.Alcoholic drinks.Tips

$867 Outdoor Activities

Life and Archeology

Day 1: Lima- ChachapoyasAfter our breakfast, we will transport you to the airport of Lima, where you will travel to the city of Chachapoyas on a local flight, there to move to our hotel and register time to restDay 2: Chachapoyaswe will begin our Chachapoyas Tour, we will go to Tingo to be able to observe the archaeological site of Macro, continue to embark on the cable cars that will take us to the incredible archaeological site of Kuelap, where we can have a beautiful panoramic view of the valley and the Utcubamba river. Upon arrival in Kuelap we will have a 2 hour guided tour in this beautiful and surprising place, which was built on top of a high mountain; being one of the most important of the Peruvian jungle, is surrounded by cliffs , then we will have a free time to take pictures and go a bit on your own, and enjoy your box Lounche, then return to our hotel in Kuelap. Day 3: ChachapoyasAfter breakfast we will go to the great and charming waterfall of Gocgta, the third highest waterfall in the world with 771 meters / 2560 feet, we will continue our route reaching the city of Cocachimba where we will pass through the control point and we will have two options to enter Gocta, we can walk or ride a horse for two and a half hours to see more closely the waterfall of Gocta, on the route we can appreciate wildlife as, '' Gallito de las Rocas '', '' Colibri '', the yellow-tailed monkey and a variety of orchids, after arriving at gocta and taking various photos, we will begin our return to the city of Cocachimba where we will have lunch and then return to our hotel in Chachapoyas for a well-deserved rest.Day 4: Chachapoyas - LimaWe will get up early, to take our flight back to Tarapoto and after breakfast we will go to the Capishayacu waterfall tour, then we will be a walk until we reach the hot water pool of San José with a temperature of approximately 25 °, place where we will relax and continue until we reach the waterfall and take pictures of that beautiful nature that we will see, then we will return to Tarapoto for lunch and then go to the airport and take our flight back to the city of Lima, where our transportation will wait for you and will take you to your hotel.

$4299 National Geographic Journeys

Explore Northern Peru & Machu Picchu

Experience the many splendours of Peru's ancient past on this 16-day tour that takes you to famed sites and hidden gems. In northern Peru, discover traces of pre-Inca cultures, including the mountaintop fortified city of Kuelap, home to the Chachapoyas “Cloud Warriors;” and the eroded adobe ruins of Chan Chan. Round out your exploration of Peru’s fascinating past with an early morning guided visit to magnificent Machu Picchu.