Kuelap Peru
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COD: CHT-1111 ARCHAEOLOGICAL TOUR OF AMAZONAS-CHACHAPOYAS
 4D/3N

All year


Cajamarca, Chachapoyas, Cajamarca

Pizarro’s tiny band of conquistadores and horses marched to Cajamarca, the city of destiny.  Here they captured the world’s largest empire, and in the Inca’s cell, they filled it 3 times with gold and silver. We cross the main trunk Amazon where it leaves the world’s 2nd highest mountains to enter the domain of the Chachapoyan Cloud People.  This newly accessible zone was the Andes most fortified and mysterious with the highest density of ruins. On a high mountain, Fortress Kuelap is the largest building of the Americas.

Day 1  Cajamarca – Leymebamba
Airport or hotel pick up service in Cajamarca.  Our car climbs the sweeping cold cordillera and descends into an oven dry valley to cross the main trunk Marañon River.  Here a coastal Chimu Culture uses their irrigation skills to grow exotic tropical fruits in a micro ecological system.  We go up to Leymebamba to spend the night.  Night in Leymebamba. (BL, D)

marañon river

Day 2 Leymebamba – Leymebamba Museum – Revash - Choctamal
Now we get to see Peru's Leymebamba Museum that houses the 219 mummies that were discovered in 1997 by a group of local farmers.  These mummies were located 10 hours horseback on a cliff under a waterfall by the Lake of the Condors.  Research is being conducted in this museum under the supervision of Dra. Sonia Guillen.  On the way to Choctamal we will see the Revash archaeological site.  Night in  Choctamal Marvelous Spatuletail Lodge, gateway to Kuelap and Gran Vilaya). (B, BL, D)

leymebabamba museum

Day 3 Choctamal - Kuelap – Leymebamba

After breakfast we will travel by car for 35 minutes from Choctamal Lodge to Kuelap.  The fortress of Kuelap , associated with the Chachapoyas culture, consists of massive exterior stone walls containing more than four hundred buildings inside 3 levels of walls and is the largest stone structure in the Americas.  Orchids and bromeliads cover the walls and trees inside this fortress. Kuelap is precariously perched on a mountain ridge at about 3000m, the structure overlooks the Utcubamba Valley in Northern Peru, is roughly 600 meters in length and 110 meters in width. The 20m high fortress walls are impressive with an entrance that is trapezoidal and narrows rapidly (as a defense). Inside there are the remains of many small round houses, some with a zigzag or diamond pattern in their terraces.  Archaeological evidence shows that the structure was started before 800 AD.  We will spend the night in Leymebamba. (B, BL, D)

kuelap peru

Day 4 Leymebamba - Cajamarca

Private transfer to Cajamarca.  (B, BL)

                                                                                                                           
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4 paxes or more   USD p.p.

THE TOUR INCLUDES:                                                
All entrance fees                                                                    
Transfers to airport or bus station
Meals where noted in the program                                                  
All transportation specified in the program
Transfer between cities
Hotels specified in the program
Bilingual guide

NOT INCLUDED:
Gratuities                                                                               
Alcoholic beverages
Airport taxes
Internal flights (we can provide upon request)

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