Full Day Guided History Tour in Kuelap Archaeological Site

Full Day Guided History Tour in Kuelap Archaeological Site

Discover the enigmatic Fortaleza de Kuelap, a majestic pre-Inca archaeological site nestled high in the Peruvian Andes. With towering stone walls and circular houses, Kuelap is often referred to as the "Machu Picchu of the North." Explore the ruins and learn about the ancient Chachapoya civilization that once thrived here. Immerse yourself in history as you uncover the secrets of this mountaintop fortress.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Fortaleza de Kuelap, Carretera a Kuelap, Chachapoyas 01415 Peru

We will begin our tour to the impressive pre-Inca citadel of Kuelap at 9:00 am. We will leave from the main square of Chachapoyas and drive along the breathtaking Uctubamba valley for approximately one hour until we reach the center of Nuevo Tingo.

When we arrive we continue the tour to the boarding station of Telecabinas Kuélap (Cable Car). The cable car journey takes approximately 20 minutes and provides stunning views of the gorgeous Andean landscape. When the cable car drops us off in La Malca, we will go on a 25-minute walk to the citadel of Kuelap.

Our professional tour guide will show us around the archaeological site for 3 hours and tell us all about the Chachapoyas people, the Kuelap fortress, and other known facts about the area. This is a perfect opportunity to appreciate the largest pre-Inca archeological site in South America!

When we finish our tour, we will board the cable cars again and return to the village of Tingo.

Duration: 5 hours

Stop At: Anexo Kuelap, Tingo 08000 Peru

Arrival at Tingo to have lunch at a local restaurant, then back to the city of Chachapoyas, there will be a brief stop at a viewpoint, from where you can see the Archaeological Site of Macro.

After the visit, return to the city of Chachapoyas

Duration: 3 hours

Informacion Adicional
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Not recommended for pregnant travelers"
"Most travelers can participate"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers"
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"

Start Time: 09:00 AM
Duration: 8 Hours
Start location: Traveler pickup is offered
We will pick you up from your hotel in Chachapoyas

Cancellations and refunds: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.


  • Pick-up and drop off
  • Entrance ticket
  • Cable car tickets
  • Certified guide
  • Entry/Admission - Fortaleza de Kuelap
  • Entry/Admission - Kuelap

Not Included

  • Other services not specified


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