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CHACHAPOYAS Gocta & Kuelap package

4 days package Chachapoyas

Chachapoyas Vacation Package
Welcome to Chachapoyas, set in Amazonas, which is a much-loved destination known for its memorable rainforest, mountains and valleys.
Duration 4 Days and 3 Nights
Departures Departures on request from Lima
Activities Excursion to Chachapoyas, Gocta falls, Kuelap fortress, Karajia and Qiocta; ending in Lima
Hotels Hotel accommodations are included as below
Customizable YES, feel free to ask for extra services.

Non escorted tour: All tours, hotels, transfers, transport & domestic flights are booked but you do not have a tour guide in the evenings, leisure hours etc. All tours are with English speaking guide and joined with other tourists.

Tour details:


Lord of the Sipan museum, Chiclayo
Lord of the Sipan museum, Chiclayo
Day 01: Arrival to Chiclayo – Night bus to Chachapoyas.
Duration: 8 hours (by bus)
Arrival to the City of Chiclayo, If you have enough time we can visit the Royal Tombs of Sipan Museum, where they display exquisite Mochican artifacts. At nigh we will go to the bus station and to travel from Chiclayo to Chachapoyas on a route that crosses the coastal desert and climbs over the Andes. On the other side of the mountains, you will descend to the Uctubamba Canyon and finally get to Chachapoyas.

Sarcofagos de Karajia, Chachapoyas
Sarcofagos de Karajia, Chachapoyas
Day 02: Arrival to Chachapoyas - tour Karajia and Quiocta Cave.
Duration: 6 - 7 hours
At the morning Upon arrival in Chachapoyas, transfer to your hotel. And after the breakfast start the tour and your first stop is the town of Cruzpata, which is the launching point for the hike to the Karajia sarcophagi, 1000 year old tombs embedded at the top of a cliff. Each sarcophagus stands almost 2 meters tall, are made of mud, and decorated with geometric shapes. You will eat lunch afterwards, and then it's off to Quiocta Cave, a major natural attraction in the town of Lamud. The cave is extremely interesting, from an archeological and geological point of view, because of its location. There are cave paintings, usually shapeless, as well as animal and human bones at the cave entrance. The remains are a constant throughout the first section of the cave since the Chachapoyas used caves for burial sites. The first cave formations are seen nearly 300 meters from the mouth of the cave, including stalagmites, stalactites, flowstone, columns, and gours. Overnight in Chachapoyas.

Kuelap Fortress
Kuelap Fortress
Day 03: Tour to Kuelap arqueological complex.
Duration: 7 hours aprox
Today you will head off to Kuelap, a major archeological site built by the Chachapoyas. It is a massive stone structure located at the top of a 3000 meter tall mountain. It is located on the left bank of the Uctubamba River in the Province of Luya. Experts place its construction at around 1000 A.D., which coincides with the golden age of the Chachapoyas culture. In their native language, Kuelap means "cold place", and while this site is in the rainforest, it enjoys a temperate climate, dry during the day with extreme drops in temperature at night.
Though some scholars believe Kuelap was a fortress, Peruvian archeologist Federico Kauffmann Doig claims it was a hub for managing food production and for religion. Some think it was merely a fortified city. Return to Chachapoyas.

Gocta falls, Chachapoyas
Gocta falls, Chachapoyas
Day 04: Gocta falls - night bus from Chachapoyas to Chiclayo
The day trip begins at the small town of Cocachimba, which is en route to Gocta Falls, the world's third largest after Angel Falls in Venezuela and Tugela Falls in South Africa. You will have to walk 5 kilometers to reach the site of the waterfall on a trail that cuts through thick vegetation, but the effort is well worth it for you are rewarded with a wonder of nature set within a lovely locality. Afterwards, you return to Chachapoyas.
At the time transfer to the bus station to Chiclayo for a return and flight to Lima or ongoing travel on the northern coast.

Trip Includes:

  • All transport and transfers
  • All accommodation and breakfasts
  • Bus or flight tickets from/to Lima.
  • All tours and entrances
Not included:
  • International flights to/from Lima and applicable airport taxes
  • Meals "a la carte" (US $ 4 - 10 per meal)
  • Tips and personal expenses
Bear in mind
  • This package are without accompanying guide: in the evenings and free time, you need to be a bit independent, choose your restaurants, clearing the bill etc. All tours are with English guidance so a good understanding of English is a requirement. Knowing how to say "hello" and "thank you" in Spanish would also be nice. A travel guide (book) will be necessary for background information, restaurants etc.

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