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Luya province, Chachapoyas, Peru
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Peru is a source of Inca and Pre-Inca sites that keeps giving and giving... Been to MachuPichu, Caral, Chanchan, Nazca Lines, Silustani Chulpas, and Kuelap is just breathtaking. Hope someday the Apurimac and Cusco authorities get together and make Choquequirao accesible to us olde farts.

Thank Culebra C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have a friend that lives in Peru and we decided to make the trek up north from Cuzco to go and visit this area. Neither of us had been before so we were both excited. The day we chose to go our 2 countries...More

Thank Jo C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you travel in the north of Peru, don’t miss Kuelap (close to Chachapoyas). It is an enormous fortress at almost 3,000m elevation. It was built by the Chachapoyas people and predates the Incas. It is equally impressive as Machu Picchu. It used to be...More

Thank Torsten F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just loved coming here today, everything from the super cool teleferico to the stunning fortress itself. A definite must visit when in peru!!

Thank Iain S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Kuelap using public transport from Chachapoyas the same day we arrived from Chiclayo by night bus with no prior planning. With the new cable car this is now very easy. The cable car system was efficient and pleasant. There are adequate facilities for...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Kuelap was a fortified city constructed by the Chachapoyas around 400-500 AD, mainly for the upper classes. It was constructed on top of a bluff some 3000 meters above sea level. For years these ruins were very difficult to get to, but since then a...More

Thank Steve G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Old city , older and bigger then Machu picchu, but NOT very known. Be ready for long walk on 3000 m! And very nice , relaxing ride on cable car

Thank Jolka27
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful trip! We rode the teleferico (tram) up to the park, and then walked up to the Kuelap site. The views are amazing, and Kuelap itself was very interesting.

Thank Kirstin S
Reviewed 3 June 2018

If you are anywhere close, you must go. This is an amazing archaeological site not to be missed. And, the cable car arrival is incredibly beautiful. Go, just GO!

Thank 851Amy
Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

There are really putting a lot of money in making this a great touristic place. Go now before lots of tourist go, it still is reasonable quite.. beautiful maintained and you really feel the history here.

Thank Vera V
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15 January 2018|
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Response from GrayBeard001 | Reviewed this property |
I was not there when it was raining, so I can't speak to the slippery part, but I don't recall that the paths go right along the edge of cliffs with no barriers. If they were intentionally trying to place themselves in... More
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18 April 2017|
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Response from Panamajoe2017 | Reviewed this property |
Closed some Mondays for maintenance. I think every other. They will tell you in town.
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2 November 2015|
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Response from Superlous | Reviewed this property |
Chachapoyas backpackers is a hostal and they arrange tours. They don't take a commission and go by mini busses to the main sites. Kuelap for a day is 60 sol including transport and guide!! They also do other day trips but... More