Luxury Tours to Chachapoyas & Kuelap

Your Amazonian Base to Explore Peru’s Northern Circuit

Explore Chachapoyas & Kuelap on Your Terms

Chachapoyas

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Surrounded by high-altitude Amazon cloud forest, Chachapoyas is a small colonial city that happens to be the unassuming capital of the entire Amazonas region and the gateway to ancient archeological sites and jungle attractions. The city is today a bustling market town, still bearing the signature aesthetic of its colonial past.

Chachapoyas once served as an important settlement for the Spaniards as they transported goods from jungle to coast. Long before that, the region belonged to a fierce pre-Inca culture of the same name – the Chachapoyas, or as they are sometimes known, “The Warriors of the Clouds”.

During your visit to Chachapoyas, take advantage of your location and access to explore the nature, wildlife, and archaeological treasures of Peru’s less-traveled Northern Circuit.

Kuelap

Kuelap fortress

Considered the “Machu Picchu of the North”, Kuelap is an impressive pre-Inca fortress constructed by the Chachapoyas culture in 500 AD. Its 60-foot tall exterior walls and exquisite roundhouses within are some of the most impressive ancient stone structures of the Americas.

The Kuelap Fortress is located in the Luya Province outside of Chachapoyas in the cloud forested mountain heights of Peru’s northern Amazon. Previously, getting to Kuelap was a bit of a challenge that required a multi-day trek or three-hour bumpy bus ride. Today, a new cable car system is helping to make Kuelap more accessible to its visitors.

Things to do in Chachapoyas and Kuelap

Like all of our tours, these are just suggestions to complement your customized tour to Peru. We welcome you to check out some of the local treasures that abound Chachapoyas and its surrounding countryside.

Itineraries Including Chachapoyas and Kuelap

Classic Private Peru Tour to Machu Picchu

Journey to the Center of the Inca Empire

08 DAYS / 07 NIGHTS

Masters of farming, engineering geniuses and creators of a religion that combined features of animism, fetishism and nature worship; the Incas are, without…

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Private Peru tour hiking the famous Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

Crossroads of History

10 DAYS / 09 NIGHTS

Venture into the heart of the ancient Inca Empire as you challenge yourself to complete the epic and world-famous Inca Trail. Tramp along the very same trails …

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