Kuelap, a pre-Incan archaeological site that is located in the northeastern area of the Peruvian Andes, is said to be an up and coming tourist attraction in Peru.
In fact, some say that it will become one of the major sites that brings tourists to Peru. Located in the Province of Luya, the fortress is a product of the Chachapoyas civilization.
The Chachapoyas civilization prospered between 900 and 1400 AD, and they were conquered by the Incas just before the Spanish arrived to Peru. Their structure now known as Kuelap was the political center of their people.
Furthermore, the site is situated above the Utcubamba Valley and is believed to be built to defend against the enemies of the Chachapoyas. The structure is 600 meters long and 110 meters wide.
It is said that Kuelap will become a major tourist attraction in Peru. This is due to the construction of the Cable Car System, consisting of 26 cable cars made in France that transport visitors 4 kilometers in just 20 minutes.
This Cable Car System will make the site more accessible to tourists. Construction and testing of the system is still underway, and the Ministry of Tourism and Foreign Trade of Peru hope to have it completed in November of this year.
The best time to visit this site is between June and October, the non-rainy months of Peru. It is possible to arrive by both air and land, depending on your preference.