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“5 day motobike trip to Kuelap and co.”
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Kuelap
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Kuelap Ancient Fortress Day Trip by Cable Car...
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Owner description: 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.
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 - Revash - Kuelap - Valle Belén. I you are interested, you can contact Dino: +51 941 963 397 (his place is located in Avenida/calle Salamanca, between La merced y La Union).

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Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

People say is the machine pic hi or the north and it kind of is but not in the way you think it is.

For me machine pitchy is more beautiful, nevertheless, this coul de more impresive in other ways.

First it's not fully unearthed, second it's older and maybe bigger( the walls are more than 69 feets tall), third the architecture is very different adding complexity to the Peruvian culture mix. Fourth, it's surrounded by mystery.

All in al I loved it, and is very different form any piracy nor thing like that it's a stone fortress city.

Coming here is beautiful the scenery, the mountains , the waterfalls, the adventure.

I 100% recommend it

4  Thank El_expl0rad0r
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Reviewed 20 January 2016

I had, frankly, never heard of Kuelap before -- and that's probably a good thing. Unlike Machu Picchu, Kuelap is not yet overrun by selfie-obsessed tourists. This fortified city is fascinating: its layout, colors, and sheer size are different from anything else I've seen in South America.

A few words about getting there: I am not sure what exactly previous commentators found so strenuous about the setting. The hike from the parking lot to the site is easy and hardly takes more than twenty minutes. And while a raincoat (or plastic bag) is a useful accessory, this place really doesn't require anything out of the ordinary to be explored.

4  Thank Daniel E
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Reviewed 6 December 2015

I had no idea what to expect but was interested to see somewhere else in peru other than macchu pichu. Kuelap is in a remote area and requires a good driver to get you there. The drive is incredibly scenic and is part of the attraction but it is on a dirt road with hairpin bends so could be quite scary for those who don't like heights. The walk up to kuelap itself is not too tough but long enough. There are rest areas along the way. The site is well preserved. Take rain gear as the weather changes quickly. Also good footwear and be prepared to climb up steep and slippery steps to get into the actual walled area. It is fascinating to imagine how people lived there. There is a tramway being built to open in 2016 so go now while it is still fairly quiet and less touristy.

4  Thank tessa s
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Reviewed 15 September 2015 via mobile

Chachapoyas and Kuelap were not even on my radar when I started researching which parts of Peru I wanted to visit on my 6 month journey through the continent. Kuelap came highly recommended by a German couple in Kartagena. Chachapoyas and Kuelap should be on any person's travel itinerary if you have time to spare, because it is a long journey to get there (it took me 24 hours by means of various buses from Mancora, via Piura and Chiclayo). I booked my day trip to Kuelap Fortress through the Chachapoyas Backpackers (was not staying there) and they were very helpful. BTW, they also recommended to take myself to Huancas to experience the Cañon deal Sonche, which you can get to by collectivo from Chachapoyas for 2 Soles (only +/-8 km away, but gravel road, walked back) also worth a visit.
Anyway, back to Kuelap.....a pre-Incan fortress which must have been hell to get to in those days because even today it took us close on 3 hours to get there. Magnificent scenery so the getting there was an experience in itself. It's not a long walk up to the fortress, but be aware, you are quite high, you are looking at 3000m above sea level so you will be huffing and puffing, and come prepared clothes wise. We were lucky that it was not raining, but it does get chilly. We had an excellent guide who gave us a very good insight into this mostly unknown Peruvian history so all in all well worth the trip.

11  Thank Sybille E
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