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Chachapoyas 5 Days 4 Nights 

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The Pre-Inka Chachapoya society thrived from 900 to 1400 AD, with their stronghold in the mountaintop citadel of Kuelap. Nestled above the Utcubamba River Valley, where the Andean slopes meet the rainforest, they were known as the "Warriors of the Clouds." Ethnically distinct, they stood tall and had a pale complexion, setting them apart from ancient Peru's other peoples.

The fierce Chachapoya eluded Inka conquest until approximately 1470 AD. Later, when the Spanish arrived in 1570, they found allies in the Chachapoya, who helped them battle their former foes. Kuelap was soon abandoned and remained so for centuries. In 1843, local Chachapoyas rediscovered it, but it wasn't until the 1980s that archaeologists began exploring the entire site.


Day 01 Jaen-Chachapoyas

  • AM Arrive at Shumba Airport in Jaen. Greeted by local tour staff, transferred to Chachapoyas (4-hour journey).

  • PM Drop-off at your chosen hotel in Chachapoyas for a comfortable stay**.

  • Rest of the afternoon at leisure.

  • Overnight stay at hotel in Chachapoyas.

Day 02 Chachapoyas-Kuelap 

  • Breakfast at the hotel in Chachapoyas.

  • AM Tour to Kuelap Fortress: Hotel pick-up, transfer to Nuevo Tingo (2,195 m.a.s.l. or 7,200 ft), ride cable car to Barreta Mountain summit (9,843 ft) overlooking Tingo Valley.

  • The cable car ride takes 20 minutes approximately; during this time you will enjoy marvelous views of the landscapes that surround the valley.

  • Kuelap Fortress features towering stone walls, approximately 19 meters (60 feet) high, giving it an impressive appearance. The interior holds three narrow entrances and various round structures, including residences and ceremonial quarters built by the Chachapoya people in the 8th century.

  • Lunch en route.

  • PM Return to Chachapoyas in the afternoon.

  • Enjoy leisure time exploring Chachapoyas, which showcases colonial-era archaeological remnants for you to discover and relax.

  • Overnight.


Day 03 Chachapoyas-Gocta Waterfall 

  • Breakfast at the hotel in Chachapoyas.

  • Transfer from hotel to Cocachimba village, starting point for a 2-hour hike to Gocta Waterfall. This magnificent waterfall stands at 771 meters (2,520 feet), ranking as the fifth highest in the world.

  • Embark on a 3-mile hike through a lush tropical forest with uneven terrain to be traversed.

  • Upon reaching Gocta, indulge in a refreshing dip in the waterfall's base pool.

  • Box lunch.

  • Return to Chachapoyas in the afternoon.

  • Overnight at the hotel in Chachapoyas.

Day 04 Chachapoyas-Karajia Sarcophagi

  • Breakfast at the hotel in Chachapoyas.

  • AM Transfer to Cruz Pata village, followed by a 25-minute hike to the Karajia Sarcophagi. These stone coffins, resembling limbless torsos with large heads, rest atop a limestone cliff ledge.

  • Lunch en route.

  • Return to Chachapoyas in the afternoon.

  • Overnight stay at the hotel in Chachapoyas.

Day 05 Chachapoyas-Jaen


  • ​​Breakfast at the hotel in Chachapoyas.

  • Transfer to the airport or bus station on time for your departure.*.


*Transfer-in/out from/to Cusco airport, bus station, or from a specific place indicated at the time of booking.

**See hotel choices for this tour below.

***Pisac village open-market is available on Tuesday-Thursday-Sunday.

****See train to Machu Picchu options below.

Prices per person (USD)

Single/Double/Triple Occupancy

*Double room accommodation in 1 matrimonial or 2 twin beds. For further information please contact us. **Triple room accommodation  in 3 twin beds, or 1 matrimonial bed and 1 twin bed. For further information please contact us.


  • 4 nights in Chachapoyas.

  • All tours as described in the itinerary with English-speaking guides.

  • Overland transportation, cable car ticket and entrance fees

  • Breakfast at all hotels.

Does not Include:

  • Transportation cost: airfare, train, or bus fare

  • Lunch or dinner or food or beverages (unless otherwise specified)

  • Airport taxes, baggage fees, or related charges.

  • Tips

  • Extra tours or services beyond the specified itinerary

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Hotel choices for this tour

Chachapoyas 4 Nights

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