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Located 3,000 meters above sea level, these ruins are what remain of the stone temples, towers and fortresses of the supposedly lost white race called the Sachapuyos.
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| Anexo Kuelap, Tingo 08000, Peru
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Kuelap will never be the "new Machu Picchu" however it dates from the Cachapoyas culture which by far predates the Incas. Peru tourism have learnt their lesson from the wear and tear of Machu Pichhu by installing board walks before the site becomes too popular....More

Thank Louise C
Reviewed 5 March 2018

One of the less visit archaeological sites in Peru. Kuelap needs a bit of work to get to. Easiest way to go there is to get to Jaen airport. Then a few hours of car ride to go to your base. Kuelap is now well-developed...More

4  Thank Melissa W
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Interesting place. Like a number of pre-Inca sites nobody is exactly sure why it was built and what when on here although there are many theories. There is now a cable car in place which saves many hours of driving. The first tip is that...More

8  Thank Bezi
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Kuelap Peru is one Peru's most interesting places to visit. Keulap is also known as the Northern Macchu Picchu. To get there is BEST by cable car. It is only a 20-25 minutes cable ride and the overall sights are spectacular for photos. This is...More

8  Thank toggers55
Reviewed 27 February 2017

The Chachapoyas culture is, in my opinion,the most interesting in Peru. The sites have no equal with any peruvian culture, starting with their sarcophagus on the side of mountains and ending with really big places like Kuelap. This place is a must do in Peru.

6  Thank malthaus005
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Incredible place in the Andes bordering with the high amazon for people who like to hike and walk visiting ancient places and ruins, listening to its history.

3  Thank Dahrmat
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

As interesting as Machu Picchu. Soon the new funiculars will work and save as 90 minutes drive. You have to walk 2.5 kms or ride a horse. It is a 2.5 hour drive from Chachapoyas city. Really interesting to learn about the Chachapoyas culture. Worth...More

3  Thank mellizos2011
Reviewed 16 September 2016

A marvelous place to visit with a guide to explain both the ancient and recent history of the site. It has an aura that will linger long after you have departed. Building started in ?800 AD and continued until 1600 taking in Chachapoyas culture, Inca...More

4  Thank InfrequentNomad
Reviewed 27 July 2016

The fortified city of Kuelap, built by the Chachapoya civilisation in today's region Amazonas in northern Peru is a great place to visit. Currently there are not many tourists and you might have the impression to be lost in time. Take a local guide that...More

4  Thank Martina_Nord_Perou
Reviewed 24 June 2016

Kuelap is amazing, really worth the trip. The only issue, if you don't want to go with a tour, is that buses schedule can be quite tricky in the area. We decided to rent a motorbike in Chachapoyas for a 5 day-trip to Leymebamba -...More

1  Thank chl0echa
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KJA3
10 April 2018|
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Response from Bezi | Reviewed this property |
No the horse ride is not mandatory at all, it's just for people who don't want to walk the 2 kms. The only other way is walking.
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Cyncerity
3 April 2018|
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Response from Bezi | Reviewed this property |
It''s not easy. You need to get to Chachapoyas which is the main town in the area. It's a nice town but a pain to get to from Trujillo as the only way is by road as there is no airport there. If you wanted to fly I think you... More
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Pippa65
7 March 2018|
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Response from Bezi | Reviewed this property |
The path to the site from the top of the cable car is concrete and fine to walk on. Your best bet is to get a horse which will take you there for a small fee, that way the only walking you will do will be around the site... More
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