Kuelap Tours

Kuelap
This impressive and historic fortress is located a three-hours walk from the hotel district of Santa Maria and attracts travelers from across the globe thanks to its imposing stone walls and the four hundred individual buildings that make up the complex.
 
Travelers can climb to the top of the fortress and look out over the lush vegetation of the Utcubamba Valley on a trip to this remote destination. Locals agree that the pre-Incan structure is far less visited than the famed Inca Trail, but travelers say its impeccable views, ancient history and steep hiking paths make it the perfect stop for anyone looking to learn more about the culture and history of Peru. Be advised that high elevation means weather can change in an instant, so warm and dry clothes are essential. Though Kuelap is well off the beaten path, visitors say the journey to get there is almost as scenic as the destination itself.

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The fortress is located near Chachapoyas City in Amazonas. It’s possible to travel via taxi or kombi from Chachapoyas’s main square. Guides are required to tour the fortress and can be secured before entering the main wall.
Address: Amazon, Peru
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4-Day Kuelap and Gocta: History and Nature

Discover more of Peru’s ancient Inca ruins on a 4-day tour to the Kuelap Fortress and Gocta Waterfall. Learn about the rich history of the Inca Empire and the role of the Kuelap Fortress from your informative guide. Visit one of the world’s tallest waterfalls, Gocta, and observe some of the local Amazonian wildlife including toucans, monkeys, and mountain lions.
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Duration: 4 days
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$388.50 USD
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5 - Day Chachapoyas Kingdom

Chachapoyas is described by historians as a "Great Kingdom", for its large territory and organization. It holds many stone monuments, funeral buildings and mausoleums that can take us to a magical and unique place.
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Duration: 5 days
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$498.75 USD
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Kuelap Ancient Fortress Day Trip by Cable Car from Chachapoyas

Embraced by the dense forest of the Andean mountains, Kuelap fortress pays testament to a pre-Inca civilization lost to history. Ideal for lovers of history, this 9-hour tour takes you to the remote fortress by cable car and also includes to an optional horseback ride to the mountain summit. Absorb spectacular views of the Utcubamba Valley and walk amid more than 400 houses and ceremonial buildings with your guide. Lunch and hotel pickup and drop-off in Chachapoyas are included.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Duration: 9 hours
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$80.64 USD
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