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Essential Chachapoyas – Culture of Peru

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7 days - 6 nights
Availability : Jan 18´- Dec 18´
Jaen
Jaen
Min Age : 12 +
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An area of magnificent landscapes, diverse flora and fauna and incredible archaeological remains.

Far from crowds and saturated roads travelers will know one of the best tourist destinations in Peru.

Meet the culture of Chachapoyas in this tour through the northern circuit of the country: Kuelap, Gocta waterfall, Karajia and Leymebamba.

Departure & Return Location

Jaen (Google Map)

Price Includes

  • Chachapoyas Premium Service - Jaen Airport / Chachapoyas / Jaen Airport
  • 6 Nights Hotel Accommodation
  • Full Day - Sarcophaguses of Karajía and Caverns Quiocta
  • Full Day - Gocta Waterfall: from San Pablo de Valera
  • Full Day - Kuelap Fortress with Cable Car*
  • Full Day - Revash and the Leymebamba Mummies Museum
  • Half Day - Scenic Viewpoints route and Chachapoyas City Tour

*For preventive maintenance service, the Cable Car will not operate on scheduled dates, please ask.

Price Excludes

  • Guide Service Fee
  • Driver Service Fee
  • Any Private Expenses
  • Room Service Fees
Itinerary

Day 1Jaen - Chachapoyas

Arrival at Shumba airport in Jaén.

Our staff will pick you up and transfer you to the city of Chachapoyas with the special service “Chachapoyas Premium Service“.

Day 2Chachapoyas - Karajia - Quiocta

In the morning, we will start our tour by moving to the village of Cruz Pata, along the way we will have a panoramic view of the Main Square of Luya.

Cruz Pata, also known as the Plateau de las Cruces, is the starting point of our route (on foot or on horseback) to arrive in about 30 minutes at the funerary complex of Karají where we will observe the Sarcophagi of Karajía.

This group of sarcophagi belonging to the pre-Inca culture of the Chachapoyas, are made with different materials (stone, wood and clay) designed with anthropomorphic shapes and have a considerable size, sometimes exceeding 2.5 meters high.

After this visit, we will lead to the city of Luya for lunch.

Later we will visit to the Caves of Quiocta, a wonder of Mother Nature, located 2793 meters above sea level in the district of Lamud, Luya province. We will explore the interior of the caverns to observe the different stalagmites and stalactites.

Day 3Chachapoyas - Gocta Falls

After breakfast, we will take the route to the community of San Pablo Valera, 43 km from Chachapoyas, to start our way to the famous Caratas de Gocta, considered the third highest in the world.

This torrent of water, known locally as “La Chorrera”, is 771 meters high and is home to a great variety of fauna such as toucans, pumas, monkeys or the characteristic rock cock.

The waterfalls are located in a vast cloud forest, in whose surroundings there are twenty or so waterfalls. The area offers an impressive combination of geography and history that makes it a magical place.

We will return to San Pablo where we will have a typical lunch before returning to Chachapoyas.

Day 4Chachapoyas - Kuelap

In the morning we will head to Kuelap, a majestic architectural work of the Chachapoyas culture.

On the way we will make a stop to make a panoramic visit of the Macro Archaeological Complex, known as “Torres de Macro” because it is built on the side of a hill facing the Utcubamba river.

Later we will move to Nuevo Tingo from where we will take the bus that will take us to the cable car station. Once there we will get on one of the modern cable cars that will take us on a short and safe trip to the starting point of Kuelap.

From this point, we will ascend on foot or on horseback to the so-called “Fortress” an architectural complex built on the top of Cerro Barreta at 3000 masl, crossed by colossal walls and cliffs on three of its four sides that give the fortress an insurmountable appearance.

The wonders of this architectural complex have been highlighted in many magazines and international publications, on the one hand by the enclave where it is located on the other hand by the innovations carried out by the ancient builders of the Chachapoyas culture.

In addition, the natural environment surrounding the architectural complex makes it an unforgettable place. On our return to Chachapoyas we will stop for lunch at Choctamal.

Day 5Chachapoyas - Revash - Leymebamba

In the morning we will go to the town of San Bartolo, where we will start our tour (on horseback or on foot) to the Mausoleums of Revash, a set of funerary houses built on the slopes of the rocks.

The mausoleums can be seen from a distance of approximately 100 meters, making this place a unique strategic point to fully appreciate the funerary complex.

Once we finish the visit, we will make a stop to take lunch.

Later, we will visit the Mallqui Center Museum or Leymebamba Museum whose design is inspired by local architectural traditions.

The abundant and varied flora embellishes the gardens that surround it, highlighting the orchid collection with more than 100 local varieties. This museum keeps a valuable collection of 240 mummies found in La Laguna de los Condores.

Day 6Chachapoyas City Tour - Viewpoint Route

This day will be dedicated to know the city of Chachapoyas. We will start the tour in Plaza Burgos walking through one of the most famous streets of the city until reaching Plaza de Armas, where several colonial houses still remain with their beautiful traditional balconies.

Later we will visit the Municipal Palace and the Cathedral of Chachapoyas, which dates from 1843 and has been restored several times to recover its original style.

From there we will take a bus to reach the viewpoint of Luya Urco, where we will have a panoramic view of the city. The same bus will take us to know the work of the pottery women of Huancas.

On the way we will stop at the lookout viewpoint of Huanca Urco, from where we will be able to observe by means of binoculars the first beginning of the fall of Gocta and the Pueblo de los Muertos.

From the viewpoint of Sonche Canyon we will also observe the fascinating view of the Amazon Andes mountain range.

Our tour will end in a handmade house where we can participate in the elaboration of our own ceramics.

Once finished we will return to the city of Chachapoyas.

Day 7Chachapoyas - Jaen

Our visit to Amazonas comes to an end. In the morning after a good breakfast we will take you to the airport of Jaén in our service “Chachapoyas Premium Service” to take our flight out of the city of Lima.

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