Gocta waterfall © Walter Hupiu / PROMPERÚ
Amazonas A practical guide for visitors
Situated at a height of 3000 meters in the midst of rugged terrain, KuĂŠlap rises up, an extraordinary Chachapoyan structure protected by a wall 20 meters high.
Mountains, the lowland jungle and the northern Peruvian Amazon jungle
Chachapoyas (2335 meters)
Elevation Min.: Max.:
230 meters (Santa María de Nieva) 3450 meters (Chuquibamba)
Dec - Mar
June - Sept
Mar - June
Set - Dec
Arriving By land Lima-Chiclayo-Chachapoyas: 1219 km /
22 hr. 13 hr.
Trujillo-Chiclayo-Chachapo yas: 653 km /
10 hr. Cajamarca-Chachapoyas : 336 km / 10 hr. Jaen-Chachapoyas: 183 km / 4 hr.
Chiclayo-Chachapoyas: 449 km /
By air Tarapoto-Chachapoyas:
Tourist week and Raymi Llaqta (My Neighborhoods Festival)
Virgin Asunta Patron Saint’s Feast Day
Señor de Gualamita Patron Saint’s Feast Day
San Nicolás of Tolentino and the Virgin of the Nativity Patron Saint’s Feast Days
What to eat? The region’s gastronomy is nourished by Andean and jungle traditions. Outstanding dishes include the not-to-be-missed cuy serrano en guiso de maní tostado (fried guinea pig in a roasted peanut stew), juane de yuca (grated and boiled manioc rice and chicken and/or beef jerky wrapped in corn husk), cecina (cured pork), tamales and humitas (both mashed corn guarapo (sugarcane juice) and licor de leche (liquor with whey). The region’s production of pitajaya and ancient roots like the arracacha, is also outstanding.
What to buy? The women of the Amazon make garments and accessories such as ponchos, vests and blankets using the illahua, the traditional backstrap drawing on the iconography of the Chachapoyas region. Roots and tree trunks are also used to design furniture and handicrafts more generally. Natural ceramic pieces on which artists capture the beauty of the local region’s decorative arts.
By private travel from Chachapoyas to the cities of: DESTINATION
Lámud (Luya Province)
San Nicolás (Rodríguez de Mendoza Province)
Bagua Grande (Utcubamba Province)
2 hr. 30 min
Jumbilla (Bongará Province)
Bagua (Bagua Province)
Santa María de Nieva (Condorcanqui Province)
Pitajaya © Yayo López / PROMPERÚ
5 days (the minimum recommended stay)
Tours Chachapoyas and Huancas
Kuélap Archeological Complex Gocta Falls Leymebamba Museum and Revash Mausoleums Karajía Sarcophagi and Quiocta Cavern
3 days Lagoon of the Condors
Amazonas Departmental capital District capital International border Provincial border Main road Asphalted road Unmade road Airport Natural Protected Area
Approved by RD NÂ° 0277/RE from September 28, 2016. These limits do not prejudge about the inter national limits.
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Pongo de Rentema Tourist Complex
To Piura To Tumbes
The sparkling violet-ear hummingbird ÂŠ Heinz Plenge
To Trujillo To Lima
Ichigkat Muja Cordillera del Cóndor National Park
Tuntanain Communal Reserve
Santiago Comaina Reserved Area
Santa María de Nieva
Chayu Naín Communal Reserve
Nieva River Reserved Area Cordillera de Colán El Parco National Sanctuary BONGARÁ Bagua
El Porvenir Lagoon
UTCUBAMBA Lonya Grande
Karajía Paclas Sarcophagi Quiocta Cavern Lámud
Lake Pomacochas Yumbilla Falls Jumbilla La Chinata Falls
Yálape Archaelogical Remains Huaylla Belén Valley Kuélap Archaelogical Complex
Gocta Falls Village of the Dead Sonche Canyon
CHACHAPOYAS San Nicolás (Mendoza)
Leo Caverns La Colpa Hot Springs
RODRÍGUEZ DE MENDOZA
Leymebamba Museum Lagoon of the Condors
CHACHAPOYAS To Trujillo
What to see? Chachapoyas Province The Chachapoyas Main Square
The city center conforms to the characteristic checkerboard layout of colonial cities. In the middle of the square there is a bronze fountain. The square is surrounded by colonial houses with balconies worked in wood.
The Basilica of Saint John the Baptist the earthquake of 1971. Art from the Quito school is among the works it houses.
Gilberto Tenorio Ruiz Exhibition Halls
Jirón Ayacucho 904, Main Square. Opening hours: Mon 15:00-17:45h Tue -Fri 09:00-13:00 / 15:00-17:45h, Sat 15:00-19:00h. The hall carries the name of the illustrious 20th century citizen of Chachapoyas who was an expert in regional folklore. Pre-Inca archeological artifacts form part of the exhibition.
The Toribio Rodríguez de Mendoza Mansion
At the intersection of Jirón Ayacucho and Jirón Ortiz Arrieta. Opening hours: Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 1:00 pm Hero and forefather of Peruvian independence, Toribio Rodríguez de Mendoza was born on 17 April 1750 in this house that is currently the home and seat of the Bishop of Chachapoyas. The most notable features are the entrance, the main courtyard, the bishop’s hall and the reception hall. The house has both colonial and
The Dos Rosas Mansion
At the intersection of Jirón Amazonas and Jirón Merced. Opening hours: Mon-Sat: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm / 2:30 pm - 6:00 pm. Ticket entry. This mansion built in the 18th century has colonial and republican architectural owned by the Torrejón Montesa family since the end of the 19th century.
Independence Square Jirón Amazonas, Cuadra 3.
lead by Colonel José Matos.
The Yana Yacu Well
Cerro Luya Urco, 1 km from the Main Square (10 min. on foot). It is said that during his visit, Saint Toribio made the waters gush to break the drought that was ravaging the city. Commemorating this, one of the well’s stones Fountain, the locals say that single men who come to the city and drink the well’s
A panoramic view of the city of Chachapoyas © Miguel Mejía / PROMPERÚ
The Santa Isabel Nursery
3 km to the southeast (10 min. by car) of the city of Chachapoyas (take the road to the telephone 999-500-063. orchids are a standout.
The Sonche Canyon
7.5 km to the north of the city of Chachapoyas towards Huancas (25 min. by van and 15 min. on foot) to the Sonche Canyon. Opening hours: Mon-Sun: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm. Ticket entry. With a depth of 800 meters, the canyon is the ideal place for an amazing view of the Sonche River and its surroundings populated with the quina plant.
The Yálape Archeological Remains
17 km to the south of the city of Chachapoyas (50 min. by car). The remains consist of ornate circular structures with high reliefs in the shape of diamonds and zigzags that were built by the Chachapoya culture between AD 1100 and AD 1300.
The Leymebamba Museum
Av. Austria s/n, Leymebamba. Opening hours Mon - Sun: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm. Ticket entry. The museum includes Pre-Hispanic weapons and ceramics found in the area. The most outstanding items are the mummies and objects extracted from the Lagoon of the Condors.
Lagoon of the Condors
From the locality of Leymebamba, 93 km to the south of the city of Chachapoyas (2 hr. by car), it is a hike of between 8 and 12 hours to the lagoon (the journey can also be done by mule). Ticket entry. More than 200 mummies and approximately 2000 items belonging to the Inca and Chachapoya cultures were discovered in this lagoon. The rock paintings that adorn the outcrops on the shore should also be appreciated.
Luya Province The Village of the Dead
29 km to the northwest of the city of Chachapoyas towards Lamud (1 hr. by car), 11 km to the Pucatambo sector (30 min. by car) and then 45 min. on foot. Opening hours: Mon-Sun: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm. Ticket entry. The Village of the Dead (Pueblo de los Muertos) is an old Pre-Hispanic town that gets its name because all that remains are chullpas (funeral towers) and tombs. The stone, paja reed and mud chullpas measure up to 3 meters in height and preserve objects such as batanes (hand-mills) and hornacinas (niches). The sarcophagi of the same material are organized in groups.
The Quiocta Cavern
45 km to the northwest of the city of Chachapoyas (1 hr. 30 min. by car and 10 min. on foot). Opening hours: Mon-Sun: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm. Ticket entry. Human skulls and bones as well as curious stalactite and stalagmite formations are found in this cavern, which has a depth of 580 meters.
The Karajía Sarcophagi
51 km to the northwest of the city of Chachapoyas (2 hr. by car) towards the Cruzpata community and 1 km on foot (30 min). Opening hours: Mon-Sun 8:00 am 5:00 pm. Ticket entry. Modeled with small stones held together by mud and straw, these anthropoid sarcophagi measure up to 2 meters in height. On the outside they are painted in ocher and white, simulating masks. Preserved mummies are found inside with their funeral dowry. Also known as purunmachos
Huaylla Belén Valley
60 km from the city of Chachapoyas (2 hr 30 min. by car), along the LuyaCohechán-Belén route. A walk through this valley, which is also known as Serpiente de Plata (the Silver Snake), allows the visitor to see landscapes typical of the cloud forest and its wildlife. It is a point of interest for fans of bird watching. The Huaylla River winds through it with many twists and turns.
Kuélap Archeological Complex
72 km to the southwest of the city of Chachapoyas (2 hr. 30 min. by car) towards La Malca and 25 min. on foot). Can also access to Nuevo Tingo (01 hour by car) and take the cable car (20 minutes) to La Malca. Opening hours: Mon-Sun: 8:00 am – 4.00 pm. Ticket entry. political, religious and military center for the Chachapoya culture (AD 500 – AD 1450). It is divided into two levels: the Lower Village and the Upper Village. A feature of the (the Inkpot), which is ceremonial in nature. The ceremonial platform and the north tower, which served as a lookout, are found in the Upper Village.
The Revash Mausoleums
74 km to the south of the city of Chachapoyas towards San Bartolo (2 hr. 40 min. by car) and 1km (25 min. on foot). Opening hours: Mon-Sun: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. Ticket entry. This is a funeral center with mausoleums of up to 3 stories and sloping roofs, embedded in a mountain. Only its facades can be seen, with quadrangular niches, in the form of the cross and “T”. Some of the sections have ocher rock paintings depicting animals and people.
Route of the fog, Lake Pomacochas ÂŠ Walter Wust
BongarĂĄ Province Gocta Falls
44 km to the north of the city of Chachapoyas (1 hr. by car) towards the village of Cocachimba and 6.3 km (2 hr. 30 min on foot). Opening hours: Mon-Sun: 7:00 am - 5:30 pm. Ticket entry. The walk to the falls, which is also known as La Chorrea, is the perfect opportunity
third highest waterfall in Peru.
52 km to the north of the city of Chachapoyas (1 hr. by car) towards Pedro Ruiz Gallo, then 25 min. by mototaxi to the village of Cuispes and 2 hr. on foot to the falls. Opening hours: Mon-Sun: 7:00 am - 5:30 pm. Ticket entry. The water falls 985 meters in four cascades. Birds such as the Andean cock-of-the-rock as well as monkeys and reptiles are abundant in the surroundings. It is the second highest waterfall in Peru.
La Chinata Falls
52 km to the north of the city of Chachapoyas (1 hr. by car) towards Pedro Ruiz Gallo, then 7 km (20 min. by car) to the village of San Carlos and 12 km (2 hr. on foot) to the falls. Opening hours: Mon-Sun 8:00 am - 4:30 pm The waterfall of 580 meters consists of four cascades. As well as enjoying the and ferns in its surroundings.
84 km to the north of the city of Chachapoyas (2 hr. by car) towards the locality of Pomacochas and 1 km (30 min. on foot) to the lake. Opening hours: Mon-Sun 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. Ticket entry. This lake sits at 2150 meters and is fed by subterranean streams. Its dark green
herons, buergueras and divers.
Rodríguez de Mendoza Province The Leo Caverns
84 km to the southeast of the city of Chachapoyas towards San Nicolás (2 hr. by car), 2 km towards Omia (30 min. by car) and 1 km (15 min. on foot). Ticket entry. The cavern’s interior is divided into various compartments where stalactites and stalagmites have formed with shapes which resemble candelabras, curtains, shoes, wild animals and Solomonic columns.
The La Colpa Hot Springs
99 km to the southeast of the city of Chachapoyas towards the Tocuya Annex (2 hr. 45 min. by bus) and 10 min. on foot to the hot springs. Opening hours: Mon-Sun: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. Ticket entry. With a 40% concentration of sulphur, the waters are therapeutic for dermatological and rheumatic conditions. The temperature ranges between 20 ˚C and 25 ˚C.
Bagua Province The Pongo de Rentema Tourist Complex
20 km to the northeast of the city of Bagua (15 min. by car). pongo (a narrow gorge) which crosses the eastern range of the Andes. There is also a hot springs source in the area, as well as Fidillas Mountain (or Cerro Colorado), site is located.
El Porvenir Lagoon
49 km to the north of the city of Bagua towards the village of El Porvenir (1 hr. by car). This lagoon of blue-green waters which reach a depth of 80 meters can be enjoyed. It is surrounded by the lush vegetation typical of the upper jungle.
Orchid in abra Patricia © Antonio Incháustegui
Chachapoyas City Center Urban area
Saint John the Baptist Basilica
Gilberto Tenorio Ruiz Exhibition Halls
Toribio Rodríguez de Mendoza Mansion
Dos Rosas Mansion
Our Lady of Bethlehem Temple
Señor de la Buena Muerte Temple
Santa Ana Square
Mama Nate Lookout
Virgin Asunta Temple
Yana Yacu Well
Luya Urco Lookout
Félix Castro Chávez Municipal Theatre
IPERÚ Police City Hall Bus terminal
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