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Kuelap “The Fortress Citadel”- Full Day

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9-10 Hours
Availability : All Year
Chachapoyas
Chachapoyas
Min Age : 7+
Tour Details

Embark on a full-day guided excursion to the impressive near-the-sky Kuelap fortress, that combines the breathtaking heights of the Andes, the greenery of the Amazon rainforest, and ancient architecture. Including a Cable Cable transfer and local lunch, this trip will stir your curiosity all day.

Departure & Return Location

Your hotel in Chachapoyas City (Google Map)

Chachapoyas City Center (Google Map)

Departure Time & Duration

8:30 am (Approx)

9-10 Hours

Included

  • Hotel pickup
  • Bilingual Guided Tour (English/Spanish)
  • Transportation
  • Lunch at a local restaurant
  • Admission to Kuelap and Cable Car

Not Included

  • Hotel drop-off
  • Horses for riding (PEN 30.00 per horse approx., not advisable to hire on rainy days as the roads are very slippery)
  • Water and snacks
  • Tips and additional expenses
Know Before Your Go
  • We recommended to spend one night before the tour at Chachapoyas city. To arrive Chachapoyas from Lima, you can take a 1h 40 min flight to Jaén. From Jaen board the 4-hour bus until Chachapoyas. Bus transfer can be booked with us (please consult via enquiry form)
  • Tour is subject to the operability control and maintenance of cable cars, and it is usually not available on Mondays (For more details please consult via enquiry form)
  • What to bring: Comfortable light and warm clothes, rainwear, hiking shoes, a daypack, and some cash (preferably soles) for extra expenses
  • Cancellation policy: Cancel up to 48 hours in advance for a full refund
Itinerary

Full DayChachapoyas - Cable Car/Kuelap

This full-day excursion begins and ends in the enchanting city of Chachapoyas. After a morning pickup, you’ll have a prior drive to Nuevo Tingo, stopping mid-way to get panoramic views over the site of Macro, known for its ancient Towers built on a mountain cliff. Continue to the ticket office for checking in, followed by a short 10-min bus transfer to the Cable Car boarding platform. You will travel over a 4km line on board a cabin with stunning views over Utcubamba Valley, this transfer will take you to Malca, where you’ll start a short 30-min hike until you hit the huge walls of the site of Kuelap which stands over 3000 meters!

Discovered in 1843, this walled city sits on top of Cerro Barreta overlooking the Utcubamba Valley and was built by the Pre-Inca Chachapoyas Culture. Join the expert historian guide and have a walkthrough of the interior complex, which at first, seems inaccessible as it is protected by colossal walls and cliffs on three of its four sides. The tour includes a visit of Mayor Temple and the three platforms filled with more than 500 circular buildings beautifully decorated with rhomboidal and zigzag friezes.

The surrounding natural scenarios will make this visit unforgettable. We will return to Nuevo Tingo town in time for lunch. Then return to Chachapoyas city (5:00 pm approx.).

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