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Chachapoyas – The Cloud Forest

3 Días / 2 Noches

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Itinerary

Itinerary

With stately air and Hispanic influence, Chachapoyas, one of the oldest cities in Peru, receives us among clouds and orchids. Located to the northwest at 2,355 meters above sea level, it has an active village life where the planting of sugarcane and coffee is complemented by the hubbub of its people and a special taste for the preparation of delicious meals.

This important city was the seat of one of the oldest cultures in Peru. The Chachapoyas or silvicultural collas, developed in the Utcubamba Valley an autonomous and complex kingdom long before the consolidation of the Inca Empire, leaving as evidence of this important stone monuments, large number of sarcophagi and mausoleums difficult to access.

Surrounded by mystery, Kuelap’s impressive fortress was one of the last to surrender to Inca expansion. She reveals an architecture with marked differences in style that includes geometric designs, cornices and other friezes. Built in the 9th century, it protected more than 400 houses, palaces and temples of the ancient inhabitants.

Chachapoyas is an open letter that keeps surprising enigmas and invites reflection. Places like the funeral buildings of Revash or the sarcophagi of Karajía, as well as an extensive network of roads built by the ancient settlers, are proof of the richness and superior development of this culture.

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