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Tour a Kuelap Peru

Immerse yourself in History: Majestic Kuelap Tour in Chachapoyas

Kuelap Fortress Tour

All day Tour: Hiking and Adventure Min: 2 persons
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Description Tour to Kuelap Chachapoyas

With the “Kuelap Chachapoyas Full Day Tour”, you will visit the impressive archaeological complex of Kuelap, belonging to the pre-Inca Chachapoyas culture. From the top, the green landscape will show us that nature privileged this place, dressed in the impressive flora and fauna, will offer us an adventure trip very close to heaven.

This mountainous jungle located in the Amazon, served as a defense against some ethnic rebels due to its location and structure. Its mountains, surrounded by dense vegetation, show from afar a great stone wall of 20 meters high that protects the city. This fortress has only three entrances, all in the form of narrow, walled alleys.

The keep

Built on the second level, very close to the northern zone of the Architectural Complex, this structure that measures approximately seven meters high is considered the tallest construction in Kuelap. It is believed that it served as a defensive structure with a spectacular panoramic view of the area, thus guarding against possible attacks from adjacent towns. The Tower is part of the Kuelap Chachapoyas Tour.

The Inkwell

Its characteristic inverted cone shape makes it a ritual construction that served as an astronomical observatory. Its construction has a height of 5.5 meters and a diameter of 13.7 meters. The internal distribution of this structure shows a bottle-shaped chamber that, according to studies by researchers, shows that it served as a chulpa or mausoleum.

The Castle

Its designed rectangular shape, with three superimposed platforms, makes it a distinguished and important construction in Kuelap. It is believed that it was the home of a hierarch (high rank in the church) and high officials of the area.

Tours Kuelap Full Day is undoubtedly one of the best tourist destinations in Chachapoyas Full Day, however, there is a tour in Peru that every traveler dreams of reaching at least once in his life and this is the tour to Machu Picchu, combining these two tourist destinations Cusco and Chachapoyas will make your trip to Peru the best adventure of your life, what are you waiting for to know these places?

Enjoy Tour to Kuelap Chachapoyas


  • Town of Nuevo Tingo
  • Town of La Malca
  • Town of Kuelap
  • Leymebamba Community
  • Mallqui Center Community Museum


Kuelap Fortress

  • Tours to Kuelap – Chachapoyas 07.30 – 07.45 am We will start the tour to the impressive pre-Inca citadel of Kuelap, the trip will last 1 hour along the Uctubamba River Valley to the village of Nuevo Tingo.
  • Cable Car to Kuelap 09.00 am We will arrive at the boarding station to purchase tickets to board the Cable Car. Afterwards, we will be transported in a vehicle to the Departure Platform of the cable cars, where we will enjoy an impressive 20-minute ride to the arrival platform or tourist stop in the town of La Malca.
  • To reach this tourist destination of Chachapoyas full day we will start a 25 minute walk to the Citadel of Kuelap. Inside the archaeological site, we will have a guided tour of 3 hours, where we can appreciate the largest pre-Inca construction in South America. At the end of the tour, we will return to the tourist stop, board the cable cars and return to the town of Nuevo Tingo.
  • 01.00 pm We will have lunch and transfer to the Leymebamba Community: We will travel 1 hour and 30 minutes by the road parallel to the Uctubamba River. Then, we will visit the Mallqui Center Community Museum, where we can appreciate more than 2,000 archaeological pieces: ceramics, textiles, tools, quipus and 219 mummies that were rescued from the pre-Hispanic tombs of the Laguna de los Cóndores.
  • 06.30 pm At the end of the tour, we will board our bus back to the city.





  •  Transportation i-v
  • Professional Bilingual Guide
  • 1 Lunch
  • Cable Car Tickets
  • Entrance Ticket


  • Meals not included in the program
  • International flights
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips


  • Passport
  • Clothing for warm and cold weather
  • 1 large bottle of water
  • Waterproof jacket, change of clothes
  • Clothes for trekking
  • Hat, sunglasses
  • Rain poncho
  • Trekking shoes
  • Sun block
  • Sunglasses
  • Repellent
  • Camera
  • Small backpack



Kuelap Fortress


Minimum 02 people


Photo Gallery The best of the Tour!

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  • Fortaleza de Kuelap-2
  • Fortaleza de Kuelap-3
  • Fortaleza de Kuelap-4
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  • Fortaleza de Kuelap-6

Frequently Asked Questions about the Kuelap Tour in Chachapoyas

Kuelap is an ancient archaeological complex built by the pre-Inca Chachapoya culture. It is famous for its massive stone wall, standing at 20 meters in height, that encircles the city and its importance as a defense against ethnic rebels. It is believed that this fortress served as a residence for leaders and high-ranking individuals in the region.

The approximate duration of the “Kuelap Tour Chachapoyas” is a full day. Typically, the tour starts early in the morning, around 7:30 a.m., and concludes around 6:30 p.m. during the return to the city. Please note that the exact duration may vary depending on the travel agency and local conditions, but you can expect it to be a full-day experience to explore Kuelap and its surroundings.

The best time to visit Kuelap in Chachapoyas is during the dry season, which generally spans from May to September. During this period, the weather is more stable and offers favorable conditions for exploring the area and enjoying panoramic views. Rainfall is less frequent, making hikes and visits to archaeological sites more convenient.

The main points of interest on the “Kuelap Tour Chachapoyas Full Day” include:

  • New Tingo Village: This is the starting point of the tour and where travelers prepare to visit Kuelap.
  • La Malca Village: Here, you’ll find the arrival station of the cable car that will take you to Kuelap. From this point, a 25-minute walk begins to reach the citadel.
  • Kuelap Citadel: The heart of the tour, where you’ll explore the impressive archaeological complex of Kuelap, known for its massive stone wall and ancient structures.
  • Leymebamba Community: After visiting Kuelap, the tour proceeds to this community, where you can explore the Community Museum of the Centro Mallqui, which houses an impressive collection of archaeological artifacts, including mummies.

The Community Museum of Centro Mallqui in Leymebamba is a fascinating place that houses a rich collection of archaeological artifacts and mummies rescued from pre-Hispanic tombs at Laguna de los Cóndores in the Chachapoyas region of Peru. Here’s a description of what you can find in this museum:

  • Mummies: The museum displays over 200 mummies dating back to the pre-Inca era, particularly from the Chachapoya culture. These mummies are an important part of the region’s history and culture and offer a unique insight into ancient burial practices.
  • Ceramics: The museum houses a diverse collection of pre-Hispanic ceramics, including pottery, plates, and decorative objects. These ceramic pieces showcase the artistic skill of the ancient inhabitants of the region.
  • Textiles: Ancient textiles, such as woven fabrics and garments, are exhibited, demonstrating the craftsmanship of the era.
  • Tools and Everyday Objects: The museum features tools and everyday objects used by the Chachapoya culture, providing insights into their daily lives.
  • Quipus: Quipus are recording and communication systems used by some Andean civilizations, including the Incas. In the museum, you can see examples of quipus and learn about their historical significance.
  • Informative Exhibitions: The museum also offers detailed information about the history of the Chachapoyas region, Chachapoya culture, and archaeological discoveries in the area. Exhibits provide historical context for the displayed objects.
  • Educational Activities: The museum often organizes educational activities and interactive programs for visitors, offering an enriching experience to learn more about Chachapoya culture and the region’s history.








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