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We will pick you up at the airport in Shumba, Jaén and transport you to the city of Chachapoyas where you will be located at your chosen hotel. The duration of the transfer from the Airport to the city of Chachapoyas is approximately 4 hours by ground transportation.
The journey is very scenic with the vegetation changing from fertile farmland with rice paddies and coconut trees, to steep mountain ravines as you climb higher.
The airlines that fly to Jaén from Lima are Latam and Viva Air. Flight time is 1 hour and 30 minutes.
Rest of the day at leisure in Chachapoyas.
We will pick you up at your hotel at 08:30 AM to visit the archaeological monument of Kuélap, with a technical stop in the community of “Nuevo Tingo,” where we will organize breakfast. Then you can enjoy the cable car or the so-called “Kuelap Cable Cars” during a 4-kilometer tour in 20 minutes, enjoy panoramic views of the cloud forest and the valleys until we reach Malca where we will start the walk to the fortified citadel of Kuélap, the visit will last approximately 02 hours.
Kuélap is considered the most important archaeological complex in the north-east of the country and was declared Cultural Heritage of the Nation in 1998. It is an ancient pre-Inca complex built by the Chachapoyas Civilization in approximately 800 AD.
After the walk inside the fortress, we will return to the parking lot from where we will take the “Cable Car” again until we reach Nuevo Tingo where we will have lunch. Then we will return to the city of Chachapoyas at around 5:00 PM and take you to the hotel where you will spend the night.
The Gocta waterfall, one of the highest in the world at 771 meters high, is located 44 km north of Chachapoyas. The pick up from your hotel will be at 8:30 AM and will arrive at the community of Cocachimba in approximately 01 hour, from where our walk will begin where we will enjoy the landscape and the dense forest typical of the high jungle, habitat of the Gallito de las Rocks, hummingbirds, Yellow-tailed Choro Monkey among other birds and animals of the place. The duration of the walk is approximately 6 hours round trip, in which you will cross the extensive forest surrounded by mist. You can choose to rent a horse for the round trip at an additional cost.
After enjoying this beautiful natural wonder known by the locals as “La Chorrera” we return the way back to the town where we will have lunch to return to the city of Chachapoyas, where we will spend the night.
After breakfast at the hotel, we will leave from the city of Chachapoyas to the city of Lamud and after approximately 01 hour we will arrive at the Quiocta cavern parking lot. We will take a five-minute walk to start our visit of approximately one hour and a half.
Quiocta stretches 545 meters into the earth. It is a whimsical work of Mother Nature. Inside the cavern you will experience incredible stories of it and the formation of stalagmites and stalactites, these have been given different names related to their curious shapes, which gives it a gothic and surreal appearance. Despite the gloom inside, the figures of the pharaoh and the mummy, the Inca, the sandeel, the fountain of wishes, etc. are displayed. It is a matter of imagination.
After the tour in the cave we will return to the city of Lamud where we will have our lunch. We will continue our trip by vehicle for one more hour to the community of Cruzpata from where we will walk about 40 minutes on a descending path to visit the group of Sarcófagos de Karajía. For the Chachapoyas culture, the cult of the dead was of great importance, especially those of the highest hierarchy. The sarcophagi are tombs with the shape of a human figure and are located in high rocks, approximately 2,400 meters of rocky and vertical wall and measure more than 02 and a half meters high. The origin of the same, their privileged position and location will be explained to them. These striking burials were discovered in 1985 by Peruvian Archaeologist Federico Kauffman Doig.
After the visit, we will go back to our vehicle and return to the city of Chachapoyas, where we will spend the night.
We will pick you up from your hotel at 8:30 AM to start the journey to the parking lot of the Mausoleums of Revash, from where our hike and / or horseback ride (optional) of one hour and 30 minutes that covers a distance of approximately 2 km with open views of the valley and a few little houses to get to these mausoleums which date from the thirteenth century AD, and will be observed from a distance. These were collective tombs that occupy natural caves or were excavated in the rocky wall of an imposing ravine.
Described by the Peruvian Archaeologist Federico Kauffman Doig, who maintains that the mausoleums are replicas of the houses where the people of the area lived. What views the dead enjoyed!
After our visit to the mausoleums, we will go on our vehicle one more hour to get to the Leymebamba Museum, where we will have lunch first.
Here we will visit the most important interpretation center of the Chachapoyas Culture, in this museum we will be able to appreciate more than 219 mummies in perfect state of conservation and more than 2,500 artifacts among ceramics, textiles, wood carvings, quipus (Inca accounting system), among others, which were used as offerings by the Chachapoyas. Touring the rooms will allow us to enter the Chachapoyas Culture that reached its development during the 8th to 15th centuries, ending up conquered by the Incas.
After our visit, we will return to your hotel in the city of Chachapoyas having the rest of the night free.
After breakfast at the hotel, start our transportation in the city of Chachapoyas with pick up from your hotel to the airport in Shumb, Jaén where the flight to the city of Lima will begin.
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