• Kuelap, Amazonas, PERU
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Full Day Tours: Kuelap Fortress

Chachapoyas, Amazonas, Perú

USD $ 32.00
Per Person
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    Full Day Tours: Kuelap Fortress
  • Location

    Chachapoyas, Amazonas, Perú
  • Phone

    +51 925 372 293
  • Email

    info @ vivekuelap.com
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Full Day Tours: Kuelap Fortress Peru's New Machu Picchu

The ancient citadel of Kuelap, although relatively unknown, is one of South America’s most important archaeological sites. The 62 ft (19m) high fortress wall guards the legacy left by the Chachapoyas people, who ruled over this land 1500 years ago. This 5 hectare mega complex contains more than 450 cylindrical houses, ceremonial temples, strategic view points, archway entrances, and ancient walls decorated with geometric designs and anthropomorphic figures carved into the stones.  It is an impressive testament to the sophistication and grandeur of the ancient Chachapoyas culture. The Chachapoyas - or ‘Cloud People’ built their city well off the beaten path at over 9,900 ft (3,000m) above sea level, offering today's adventurous traveler the opportunity to take in spectacular views of densely vegetated cloud forest and lofty mountain peaks in the distance. This wonder can be visited by cable car from the town of New Tingo or by car through the communities of Tingo, Choctamal, Longita, and María. For a more adventurous route it is possible to reach Kuelap by walking from the old town of Tingo just 8 km upwards towards the top of the mountain.

Itinerary: Kuelap Fortress Full Day Tours
  • 7:30 AM

  • 8:00 AM

    Departure (bus with reclining seats, qualified driver, one hour transfer)
  • 9:40 AM

    Board cable car (2.5 mile (4km) route, approximate time 22 minutes)
  • 10:20 AM

    Tour starts (you will be guided through the entire archaeological site, approximately 1.6 miles (2.6 km) walk for 3 hours, height 9,000 ft above sea level)
  • 1:30 PM

    Transport by cable car
  • 2:30 PM

    Lunch in Nuevo Tingo
  • 3:30 PM

    Transfer to hotel
  • 5:20 PM

    Dismissal and programming for the next day

For this full day tour we recommend using  comfortable trekking shoes with good grip to help  you  safely navigate varied terrain, sunscreen, a hat or cap, sunglasses, a light rain jacket, pants or shorts, a long-sleeved shirt, and a light sweater, as  winds are can be cold at 9,900 ft (3,000m) above sea level.

USD $ 32
Per Person
Full Day Tours Kuelap: It includes
  • Transfer
  • Kuelap Cable Car
  • Tickets
  • Guide
  • Lunch

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Busses from Lima / Trujillo / Chiclayo
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  • GH Bus
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  • Autos colectivos hasta Pedro Ruiz
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