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Amazonas Kuélap Fortress


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Archaeology Archaeology

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Along the valley Along of the the valley of the Utcubamba River Utcubamba there areRiver there are hundreds of archaeological hundreds of archaeological sites that belong sitestothat the belong to the Chachapoya culture. Chachapoya culture. Its historical wealth Its historical wealth is comparableistocomparable that to that of ancient Peru’s of ancient main Peru’s main civilizations. civilizations.

Ecotourism Ecotourism

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Amazonas is the Amazonas perfect is the perfect place for nature place lovers. for nature Its lovers. Its diverse ecological diverse strata ecological strata house a biodiversity house a which biodiversity is which is hard to find inhard othertoplaces. find inItother places. It is the birdwatchers’ is the birdwatchers’ paradise. paradise.

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Basilica Cathedral1 Basilica Cathedral Virgen de Asunta 2Temple Virgen de Asunta Temple Virgen de la Natividad 3 Virgen Temple de la Natividad Temple Santo Domingo Temple 4 Santo Domingo Temple Casa de las Dos Rosas 5 Casa (Mansion de lasof Dos theRosas Two Roses) (Mansion of the Two Roses) Toribio Rodriguez6de Mendoza Toribio Rodriguez Mansionde Mendoza Mansion Luya Urco Viewpoint 7 Luya Urco Viewpoint Santa Ana Ethnic8Religious Santa and AnaHistorical Ethnic Religious Museum and Historical Museum Yanayacu Well 9 Yanayacu Well Plazuela de la Independencia 10 Plazuela(Independence de la Independencia Square) (Independence Square) Nuestra Señora de 11Belén Nuestra Temple Señora de Belén Temple Señor de la Buena 12Muerte SeñorTemple de la Buena Muerte Temple Pampa de Higos 13 UrcoPampa de Higos Urco Gilberto Tenorio Ruíz 14 Exhibition Gilberto Tenorio Room Ruíz Exhibition Room Vivero Santa Isabel 15 (Greenhouse) Vivero Santa Isabel (Greenhouse)

Altitude: m / 7,661 2,334 fasl msnm / 7,661 fasl

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AMAZONAS AMAZONAS

Distances from ChachapoyasDista (Main Square) (Main

Km (Miles) Destin Amazonas boasts a broad and Amazonas varied offer boasts aDestination broad and varied offer Karajía Kuélap

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Chachapoyas, you may visit Kuélap, Chachapoyas, Karajía,you may visit Kuélap, Karajía, Pomacochas Lake 85 the Revash Mausoleums, Ollape, the Revash the Gocta Mausoleums, Ollape, the Gocta Lagoon of the Condors 138 Waterfall 44 Waterfall, and the towns of Waterfall, Leymebamba, and the Gocta towns of Leymebamba, Quiocta Cavern 48 Jalca Grande, and Huancas. Jalca Grande, and Huancas. Revash Leymebamba Museum

EXCURSIONS MAPEXCURSIONS MAP

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(31)Karajía2 (45)Kuélap2 (53)Pomac2 (86)Lagoon2 (27)Gocta W 1 (30)Quiocta1 (46)Revash1 (64)Leymeb 2


Time (by car + hike)

2 hrs + 30 mins 2 hrs 30 mins + 25 mins 2 hrs + 15 mins 2 hrs + 10 hrs 1 hr + 2 hrs 30 mins 1 hr 30 mins + 10 mins 1 hr 30 mins + 1 hr 30 mins 2 hrs + 45 mins


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Laguna de los Cóndores (Lagoon of the Condors)

Amazonas’ landscapes are embellished by lagoons and waterfalls. Some of them are accessible such as the Laguna de los Cóndores (Lagoon of the Condors) and Pomacochas lagoon.

The climate Amazonas’s climate is mild. It is recommended to have light meals on the first day of stay. Bring warm clothes and rain covers with you.


Must-see places: CHACHAPOYAS. The visitor can see Spanish Colonial and Republican mansions that exhibit over 450 balconies, as well as churches, parks, and the Yana Yacu and pastry shops offer the best of Amazonas’ culinary art. ETHNOHISTORICAL AND RELIGIOUS MUSEUM. Opened in 2009, it is located in the Santa Ana Colonial Church, rebuilt to house a remarkable exhibition of Amazona’s cultural heritage.

FROM CHACHAPOYAS LEYMEBAMBA MUSEUM. It exhibits 219 mummies and objects found in the Lagoon of the Condors, as well as KUÉLAP. It is a stone citadel built by the Chachapoya culture around 800 A.D. It is located at 3,000 masl (9842,52 fasl) and covers about 6 hectares (14,83 acres). Inside the fortress there are 420 circular buildings decorated with rhombus- and zigzag-shaped friezes. GOCTA WATERFALL. With 771 meters (2332,68 ft) high, it is considered the world’s third tallest waterfall. It is the natural habitat of toucans, monkeys, hummingbrids, and the Andean cock-of-the-rock. QUIOCTA CAVERNS. These are natural capricious formations that house pre-Inca burials. KARAJÍA SARCOPHAGI. These one-thousand-year-old pre-Inca tombs were placed on top of a cliff. They are 2 meters (6,56 ft) high, molded in clay and decorated with geometrical motifs. LEVANTO. This zone keeps pre-Hispanic vestiges such as the Ashpachaca channel, the Qhapaq Ñan (Inca Trail), and the archaeological sites of Yalape and Collacruz. The town, which dates back to the Spanish Colonial times, lodges the second church built in the East of Peru.


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