OVERVIEW

Kuelap is located in the province of Luya, 72 kilometres away from Chachapoyas. Kuélap is an important pre-inca archaeological located in the northern Andes of Peru. This site occupies an area of 6 hectares and it is surrounded by a wall that is between 10 and 20 metres high. It is believed tbat its construction started in the XI century and that the site was occupied until the middle of the XVI century. Its walls and complex interior architecture are evidence that its inhabitants came from a very well organization civilatation. Due to its structure and precise location, this pre-Inca complex served as a fortress to protect against invasions from other tribes in the area.

ITINERARY

We will depart from Chachapoyas at 8:30 am. We will travel by car for an hour until we make pur first stop at the Macro ruins. We will travel for another 10 minutes until we reach the town of Nuevo Tingo, where we will get our tickets to travel in the cable car. We will travel for a few more minutes until we reach the cable car that will take us to the site. The journey will last about 20 minutes until we reach La Malca where we will get the tickets to enter the fortress of Kuelap.
We will walk for another 20 minutes until we reach the entrance of Kuelap.
We will have a 2 hour guided tour in the site to then return to La Malca and then take the cable car back. We will travel to Nuevo Tingo, where we will eat lunch. After lunch, we will make our way back to Chachapoyas. We will arrive at about 5:00 pm.

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Transportation to the site
  • Guided tour in Kuelap
  • Cable car ride
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch
  • Blingual tour guide (English & Spanish speaker)

Difficulty: Easy

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