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Kuelap Fortress, Chachapoyas

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One of the largest and oldest stone monuments in the Americas, Kuelap Fortress once served as home of the Chachapoyas, a pre-Columbian society ruled by the Incas before the arrival of the European colonists. Probably built in the 6th century CE, the fortress walls once contained a massive community of several hundred buildings, including religious, civil, and military structures. The ruined citadel, located some 3,000 m (10,000 ft) above sea level, initially housed nearly 300,000 residents, mostly warriors, farmers, shamans, and merchants. Today, the remains of the fortress provide an important glimpse into the everyday life of an extinct civilization that helped shape Peru's history. Make Kuelap Fortress a part of your Chachapoyas vacation plans using our Chachapoyas vacation builder.
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  • Our nation does not have well known traveller, foreign travelers ' referred to as ' the second Machu Picchu Kuélap. The Inca civilization flourished here until you get here and Cha Cha-Po, is the trail of civilization. Personally to visit just because it's not necessarily that no more than ruins communication guide and encourage you to accompany you. Cha Cha-Po, civilization and related stories are really interesting! * I can't remember exactly what the Eagle tour, Chachapoyas, but it was a reasonable price.
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  • We pass a few days before the opening of the cable car which is reserved now its hordes of tourists, their avoiding several hours of winding tracks a mountainside. This fortress Chachapoyas is really impressive and we invite has a travel more than 1000 years. The predecessor of Vauban was assuredly Chachapoyas.
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  • Quite a ride to get to Kuelap from Chachapoyas but worth it even on the dirt track with occasional vertical drops andthe 20 min uphill hike at the end that can be quite challenging at 3000 meter altit...  more »