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 tour takes you to the remote fortress by cable car and also includes 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.
Plunging from a height of 2,529 feet (771 meters), the Gocta Waterfalls are some of the highest in the world. Experience the power of this natural wonder on a hiking or horseback riding tour from Chachapoyas. Following a trail through dramatic Amazon landscapes, you’ll arrive at the Gocta Waterfalls and have the chance to refresh beneath their powerful water streams. Lunch is included on this small-group tour, limited to 15 people.
Enjoy a stress-free and convenient visit to the pre-Incan archaeological site of Kuélap on this full-day tour with round-trip transport from your local accommodations. After breakfast in a local village, take a cable car to Kuélap that offers rare views of the jungle and surrounding landscape. In addition to navigating, your guide provides context about the unmarked ruins and their uses. Fuel back up with a post-visit lunch.
Gain local insight into Chachapoyas on this sightseeing tour, which includes visits to three spectacular viewpoints. Alongside your guide, you’ll delve into local culture, admire the colonial houses of Chachapoyas’ main square, and browse expertly crafted pottery in the town of Huanca. Absorb magnificent views of the Huanca Urco Canyon, the Gocta Waterfalls, and the Amazonian Andes from a series of viewpoints, and participate in a ceramic-making workshop. Choose between a morning or afternoon departure on this small-group tour, limited to 12 people.
Calling all history enthusiasts, this full-day tour takes you to Revash, known as the ‘Village of the Dead’ because of its 14th-century mausoleums. Travel to the funerary complex on horseback and observe the funeral homes, characterized by their colored roofs and cross-shaped windows. Then, visit Museo Leimebamba’s 240-strong collection of mummies discovered at the Lagoon of the Condors. Lunch is included.
The Karajia Sarcophagi and Caverna de Quiocta are two of Peru’s most spectacular and overlooked attractions. Combine ancient history with adventure on this full-day excursion from Chachapoyas, which offers insight into pre-Inca culture. Marvel at the 600-year-old Karajia Sarcophagi, funeral tombs perched on the side of a limestone cliff, before discovering the stalagmites and stalactites of Caverna de Quiocta by flashlight. Lunch and personalized attention from a guide are included on this small-group tour, limited to 12 people.