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Kuelap Fortress Tours

Kuelap Fortress
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 Kuelap 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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Stunning Kuelap and Gocta

Stunning Kuelap and Gocta

Since it is a unique experience to travel by cable car to the enigmatic past of Kuelap and feel the breeze of the imposing Gocta Waterfall.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 102.57
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Private Tour to Kuelap Including Teleferic and Leymebamba Museum

Private Tour to Kuelap Including Teleferic and Leymebamba Museum

During the morning you will be transferred to the imposing fortress of Kuelap, the main archaeological site of the region built by the Chachapoyas culture around the year 500a.d. It has 505 enclosures in its interior distributed in diverse levels; its imposing walls are 600 meters long and its interior architecture shows its function as a formerly inhabited space. The fortress is located at 3000masl and to reach it, you will be transported in a modern cable car that will take you to the complex in just 20 minutes. Afterwards, you will be transferred to Leymebamba to visit the Leymebamba Museum which houses more than 200 mummies recovered from the Condor Lagoon, which can be appreciated along with their funeral offerings. The design of the building recreates the local architecture, using local materials. The beautiful garden surrounding the museum contains more than 100 varieties of orchids. After this visit you will return to Chachapoyas.
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  • 10 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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US$ 99.00
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US$ 99.00
Taking safety measures

Half-Day Tour to Kuelap Including Teleferic Trip

Half-Day Tour to Kuelap Including Teleferic Trip

You will be transferred from Chachapoyas to Kuelap to visit the imposing fortress, one of the most significant lithic monuments in Peru, which rises 3000 meters above the Cerro Barreta. It has 505 enclosures in its interior distributed on different levels. Its impressive walls and its interior architecture show its role as a housing complex. The ascent and descent are carried out in the new cable car installed in the area, which makes possible reaching the fortress in just 20 minutes.
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  • 5 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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US$ 85.00
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US$ 85.00
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Tour to Kuelap, teleferic trip and Revash - Private

Tour to Kuelap, teleferic trip and Revash - Private

During the morning you will be transferred to the imposing fortress of Kuelap, the main archaeological site of the region built by the Chachapoyas the culture around the year 500a.d. It has 505 enclosures in its interior distributed in diverse levels; its imposing walls are 600 meters long and its interior architecture shows its function as a formerly inhabited space. The fortress is located at 3000masl and to reach it, you will be transported in a modern cable car that will take you to the complex in just 20 minutes. Then you will be transferred to the town of San Bartolo from where the walk of approximately 30 minutes to the Revash mausoleums begins. Revash is a funerary complex composed of "chullpas" (funerary towers) of one and two floors of height, painted of other color. The visit will last around 40 minutes after which you will head back to Chachapoyas.
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  • 10 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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US$ 160.00
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US$ 160.00
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