Chachapoyas

The city of Chachapoyas is the capital of the Amazonas Region. It was founded on September 5, 1538, by the Spanish conquistador Alonso de Alvarado "and his twenty". Local agriculture includes sugar cane, orchid, and coffee growing.

 

Chachapoyas' transitional location between the arid Cordillera Occidental and the rainy Cordillera Oriental, gives birth to the unique cloud forest.

GENERAL INFORMATION

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ALTITUDE

Max: 3450 masl / 11319 ft

Min: 230 masl / 755 ft

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WEATHER

Temperate and rainy in summer (Dec to Apr)

Maximum: 23ºC  / 73F 

Minimum: 10ºC / 50F

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ACCESS ROUTE

By Land: Lima – Chiclayo – Chachapoyas (21 hours)

By Air: Flight to Jaen (1.5 hrs)

CHACHAPOYAS INGREDIENTS

KUELAP FORTRESS

Known as the “Peruvian Babel Tower”, Kuelap is an ancient stone fortress strategically built by the Chachapoyas or Cloud People on a mountaintop whose western flank is an imposing precipice.

 

The citadel has approximately 420 circular buildings that include a watchtower and a castle. All this is set amid rolling forested hills and small rural communities. A beautiful, little-visited gem in Peru.

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