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Chachapoyas and Kuelap  


The city of Chachapoyas is located in the Northern Andes in the Department of Amazonas. Its name is based on the Chachpoya people, which refused to be conquered by the Incas. The main archeological treasure of this culture is the spectacular fortress of Kuelap. They had a unique architecture style with rounded constructions using plane stones and carved decorations on the walls of the buildings. This fortress was protected by huge walls with difficult entrances that made an enemy invasion almost impossible.

A special feature of the Chachapoya culture is the mummification of the dead, their placement within sarcophaguses and the construction of burial sites in the midst of high, inaccessible cliffs (Revash, Karajía). In Leimebamba you can see many mummies that were found in a rock face at the lake «Laguna de los Condores».

Much further south there is another Chachapoya city, still hidden in the dense vegetation of the mountain jungle: Gran Pajaten.

 

Travel programs:

 
Chachapoyas – Gocta  

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Chachapoyas – history and nature

6 days / 5 nights

From Chiclayo on the coast to the mountains where the Chachapoyas people once lived, to get to know witnesses of their culture and architecture and to marvel at the third largest waterfall in the world. Drive through the mountain jungle to Tarapoto.

     
Kuelap, Chachapoyas  

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Adventures of  Chachapoyas

5 days / 3 nights

From Chiclayo on the coast to the mountains where the Chachapoyas people once lived to get to know witnesses of their culture and architecture (Huancas, Levanto, Kuelap).

 
Kuelap, Innenmauer  

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Highlights of the Chachapoyas culture

4 days / 3 nights

From Chiclayo to Chachapoyas, Karajia, Choctamal, Kuelap Fortress, back to Chiclayo.

Laguna de los Cóndores  

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Expedition Laguna de los Cóndores

8 days / 7 nights

219 mummies were discovered at the inaccessible lake «Laguna de los Cóndores». Strenuous tour following a secondary Inca trail to a beautiful crystal clear mountain lake. The mausoleum on a rock face high above the lake.

 
Karajía, Chachapoyas  

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Archaeological tour in the Utcubamba valley

5 days / 4 nights

From Cajamarca via Celendin to Leymebamba with the «Museo Centro Malqui» that houses the mummies from lake «Laguna de los Cóndores», Choctamal, the Kuelap Fortress, Chachpoyas, Karajia, Chiclayo.

 

For more tours that include Chachapoyas see Chiclayo, Trujillo, Tarapoto and Round trips.

 










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