Kuélap Fortress

Description

Kuélap Fortress

The Kuélap fortress can be seen as one of the largest ancient monuments of Latin America. Kuélap used to be the political center of the Chachapoya civilization from about 900 to 1400 AD. In that era, the city may have had 300,000 inhabitants. Due to the Spanish conquest in the 16th century, the Chachapoya civilization and fortress collapsed and Kuélap was abandoned.

In 2004, Kuélap was placed on the World Monuments Watch List to save the fortress from deterioration. Organisations such as the World Monuments Fund have supported the conservation of the Kuélap fortress.


Itinerary

We will leave from Chachapoyas to visit the arqueological monument of Kuélap. After visiting the arqueological site, we continue our journey by cable car to the fortified citadel of Kuélap for a three hour visit. We will have lunch in the city of Tingo and after that return to Chachapoyas.

Photos

Kuélap Fortress
Kuélap Fortress
Kuélap Fortress

Practical Information

Leaving: daily
Transport: Tourist bus
Price: Contact us
Others: Please note that all itineraries are subject to change

Bring With You
  • Day Pack
  • Good Shoes
  • Rain Jacket or a Poncho
  • Hat to protect you from the sun
  • Sun Block
  • Water and Snacks
  • Camera
Included
  • Lunch
  • Transport to all visited sites
  • Tingo-Kuelap cable car ticket
  • Professional guide (Spanish/English/French)
  • Entrance tickets to all visited sites
Not Included
  • Tip for your guide
  • Other meals than the mentioned above


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