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Kuelap, Peru

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#97 of 200 in Historic Sites in Peru
Ruin Tourist Spot
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Where to stay in Chachapoyas

Visitors to Chachapoyas can take advantage of a number of hotels spread across town, including many options clustered near the main city square. Most hostels cater to backpackers who need few amenities, but if you want something more comfortable and better equipped, consider a guesthouse a short drive outside the city. Most family-run establishments in the surrounding villages offer guided treks to nearby waterfalls and ruins, with collected profits used to improve local infrastructure.
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  • The Chachapoyas culture is, in my opinion,the most interesting in Peru. The sites have no equal with any peruvian culture, starting with their sarcophagus on the side of mountains and ending with real...  more »
  • Incredible place in the Andes bordering with the high amazon for people who like to hike and walk visiting ancient places and ruins, listening to its history.  more »
  • As interesting as Machu Picchu. Soon the new funiculars will work and save as 90 minutes drive. You have to walk 2.5 kms or ride a horse. It is a 2.5 hour drive from Chachapoyas city. Really interesti...  more »
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  • Amazing place. Nice green area.
  • Amazing place. But it is getting a little overrun with tour groups. I have no idea how it will cope when the gondola / cable car makes it easier to visit. Go now while you can still walk around it without tripping over tourists.
  • Amazing place. A good idea is to stay overnight in hospedaje (which is just 300m down the trail), watch sunrise from the top which is amazing and be the only one visiting the fortress when it's open at 8am (before all the groups come)
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  • Must visit. Though not hard to get to, since there are no nearby airports. But that makes this place even a bigger must visit, since there are still few tourists here. They're building a cable track. Apparently they're expecting a lot more visitors in the nearby future. Although by using the cable track you'll miss a nice 40km ride, with stunning (or terrifying) views. We went here on a motor bike ride from chachapoya. Highly advisable! Make it a full day trip then