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Chachapoyas


The city of Chachapoyas is located in the Northern Andes in the Department of Amazonas. Its name is based onClaudia in the fortress Kuelap the Chachpoya people, which refused to be conquered by the Incas. The main archeological treasure of this culture is the spectacular fortress of Kuelap. They had a unique architecture style with rounded constructions Entrance of the fortress Kuelap using plane stones and carved decorations on the walls of the buildings. This fortress was protected by huge walls with difficult entrances that made an enemy invasion almost impossible. 

The Chachapoya people had a characteristic way to mummify their dead. They put them inside of sarcophagies and placed them on the heights of vertical inaccessable cliffs (e.g. «Revash» and «Karajía»).Bridge about the Utcubamba river There are many mummies to observe in a special acclimated room in the Museum of Leimebamba. These mummies were found on the cliff beside the Lake of los Cóndores near the town of Leimebamba. 

But there is a lot more to research about this misterious people. It is known that there is another city of the Chachapoya still hidden under the vast vegetation of the forest, the Gran Pajaten. One more example of this powerful culture that left a lot of open questions for the researchers. 


Travel programs:

Fortress Kuelap, Chachapoyas

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Chachapoyas Adventures

4 days / 3 nights

From Chiclayo to Chachapoyas, Sarcophagi of Karajía, Chocctamal, the Fortress of Kuelap und back to Chiclayo.

Fortress Kuelap, Chachapoyas

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Highlights of the Chachapoyan Culture

5 days / 4 nights

From Chiclayo to Chachapoyas, Sonche Canon, inca village Huancas, Levanto, Yalape, Chocctamal, the Fortress of Kuelap und back to Chiclayo.

Lake of Los Cóndores

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Expedition to the Lake of Los Cóndores

8 days / 7 nights

At least 220 mummies were found beside this lake on an inaccessible cliff. This is a rigorous trekking tour that follows an Inca Trail to the beautiful and clear Lake of Los Cóndores located between the mountains.

Karajía, Chachapoyas

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Archaeological Tour to Northern Peru

5 days / 4 nights

Cajamarca, Celendin, Leymebamba and the Mallqui Museum, Choctamal, the fortress of Kuelap, Chachapoyas, Karajia, Chiclayo.

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