4-day tour Kuelap, Gocta, Chachapoyas

Discover the Warriors of the Clouds civilization with this amazing 4-day tour Kuelap, Gocta, Chachapoyas

 

These 4-day Tour Kuelap, Gocta, Chachapoyas will show you the humid cloud forest of the eastern Andean slopes that was home of the Chachapoyas literally translated as “the People of the Clouds”, whose inhabitants were thought to be great warriors, powerful shamans and prolific builders who were responsible for one of the most advanced civilizations of the Peru’s tropical jungle.  This four-day tour to the lost Kingdom of the Chachapoyas, a diverse area of stunning scenery, high mountains, cloud forest, deep canyons, huge waterfalls, raging rivers and jungle, is made for travelers with profound interest in archeology and adventure, in fact the ruins are so numerous that the area is described as the richest archeological zone in South America and boasts impressive heritage sites and scenery to rival anything in southern Peru.

Why to choose Culturandes Travel & Adventure for this 4-day tour Kuelap, Gocta, Chachapoyas

Are you ready to soak into the amazing world of one of the most amazing pre-Inca civilization by the hand of our expert staff and knowledgeable local English/Spanish official guides?
We offer you:

  • Reliable and high standard services (certified official local operator)
  • Safe transportation according the highest standards
  • Detailed and personal pre-departure information
  • 24 hours support during your trip
  • Excellent local official English/Spanish guides who will turn out the star of your trip

We are experts in private and customized tours all around Peru, ask our expert travel advisors to upgrade your experience with additional activities and extensions. Contact us.

Private vs. Group services for this 4-day tour Kuelap, Gocta, Chachapoyas

This is a question we must all ask ourselves before planning a trip. The answer depends a lot on the age, the particular interests of each person but above all on the economy of each passenger. Being in a group of 15/20 people with different interests will probably mean that some of them will want to make shopping without stopping on a souvenir market while others with 10 minutes will have enough, and although there is a schedule for each activity there always exist the person who arrives some minutes late running, causing a loss of your precious vacation time, at the end of the day. Besides, the local official guide of the group will guide in both, English/Spanish languages, will has a strict stipulated itinerary and will be available for the 15/20 people at the same time. The main advantage of this service is the affordable price.

On the other side, with the private services you will have a very accommodate driver (if this is the case) who will make the necessary stops where you indicate and for the time you will considerer convenient in each place and a local official guide who will guide in your own language (when possible, if not just in one language, most of the times English) and who will perfectly know your particular interests to make of your trip a very personal experience, without losing time in places that are not of your interest. The main advantage of a private tour is that you use your vacation time more efficiently, learn more about the country and have all the attention of your guide, no doubt a “must” for the demanding client. If you have 5 or more people in the group, we recommend you take the private services as the price gets very close to that of the group services.

We urge you to get in touch with us so we can design your trip to Peru together, probably combining some excursions in private and some in group services. Our team of experienced voyagers knows what it means to plan a trip of a lifetime as well as the investment that implies, therefore, we want everything to go perfect.

Contact our expert travel advisors to upgrade your experience

 


TOUR CATEGORY
  • Archaeological
  • Cultural
  • Hiking
  • Nature

LOCATION
  • Amazon
  • Chachapoyas
  • Gocta Falls
  • Kuelap

ACTIVITY LEVEL
  • Easy to Moderate

DURATION
  • 4 days

WHEN TO GO
  • May to November
  • Year round

KUELAP ARCHEOLOGICAL COMPLEX

  • Visit the most representative and important site of the Chachapoyas civilization, considered the largest ancient stone structure in South America.

GOCTA WATERFALL

  • Marvel at one of the tallest free-leaping waterfall in the world which offers a sublime spectacle

DAY 01 ARRIVE LIMA

Meet our staff at the bus station and transfer to your lodging (the transfer can also be from the Jaen airport for an additional price only for the noon flight)

Hotel: LA XALCA

DAY 02 – CHACHAPOYAS – KUELAP - CHACHAPOYAS

Group service

Breakfast and lunch

About 08:30 you will be picked up from your lodging heading the archeological site of Kuelap, the largest ancient stone structure in South America.  This fortress is perched on a ridge at 10,000 feet (3,000 m) above sea level and is still mainly covered with vegetation typical of the cloud forest, matches in grandeur only by the ruins of Machu Picchu and is the best preserved and most accessible of the district’s archeological site which afford exceptional panoramas of a land once inhabited by the Chachapoyas. A short stop will be made to observe the archeological site of Macro to continue until the cable car station where you will enjoy for about 20 minutes of an ascent that will offer you stunning views of the valley and surrounding mountains.  Your guide will show you around the site and explain the mysteries and past of this unforgettable testament to ancient city planning. Later return to the cable car and then to the transportation to drive back to Chachapoyas city.

HOTEL: LA XALCA

DAY 03 – CHACHAPOYAS - GOCTA WATERFALL - CHACHAPOYAS

Group service
Breakfast & lunch

After an early breakfast you will be picked up about 08:30 to begin your trip to Cocachimba village, where for generations their inhabitants have made their living cultivating sugarcane, local fruits and coffee. From this point you will begin the trek that goes along the side of a valley through sugar cane fields and into forest that is home to the yellow-tailed woolly monkey, mountain sloth and the magnificent cock-of-the-rock. With glimpses of the waterfall along the way we arrive at the base of the highest fall after 3 hours. Those brave enough may want a dip in the pool at the base. The waterfall though known about for many years was only recently measured in 2006 and found to be one of the tallest in the world.
Later return to the village and your transportation to drive back to Chachapoyas city

HOTEL: LA XALCA

DAY 04 – TRANSFER OUT CHACHAPOYAS

Breakfast

At the indicate time transfer to the Chachapoyas bus station (the transfer can also be to the Jaen airport for an additional price only for the noon flight)

ASK OUR TRAVEL EXPERTS ADVISORS TO UPGRADE YOUR EXPERIENCE WITH AN EXTRA DAY TO VISIT THE SARCOPHAGI OF KARAJIA, OR THE TOMBS OF REVASH AND LEYMEBAMBA MUSEUM OR IF YOU HAVE THE NERVES, YOU CAN DARE TO DO THE SPECTACULAR WINDING MOUNTAIN ROAD FROM LEYMEBAMBA TO CAJAMARCA

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