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All reviews machu picchu cable car mountain top takes hours take your time northern part chachapoyas backpackers impressive site main entrance great site interesting place above sea level tour operator spectacular views well worth the visit two hours local guide
A day trip to Kuélap from chachapoyas is well worth the trek. The drive through The Valley is beautiful and dramatic but most dramatic of all was the gondola ride up to the ruins! There’s a short trek at the top to get to the...More
More amazing than Machu Picchu, and far less crowded. Kuelap was built by the Chachapoyas culture in the 6th century AD. It is located on a limestone ridge on top of a mountain at an elevation of 3000 metres. The area is covered with cloud...More
Absolutelly worth a visit, but take a guide.
It's very different to Machu Picchu, different culture, different building styles and history. But very interesting to see. You can walk and see most part of the mountain top, it is mostly preserved and except for one...More
It's one of the oldest rock fortresses in the America's. And it shows - they're called "ruins" for a reason.
Quite impressive if you see the structure and realize they had no "technology" to build walls more that 180 feet high to protect the rules...More
The fortress lies on top of a hill/mountain. The road was one bug mudslide. Therefore we needed to take a shortcut through the fields, which was still very muddy and slippery. The road needed some work. Take boots in the rain season! Fortress itself was...More
I'm a backpacker and love to hike. However, for this I would recommend taking the teleferico (20 soles - for everyone, irrespective of nationality or age). This is a return ticket and you cannot buy a one way ticket. The hike doesn't look too great...More
The trip with the cableway is very beautiful. It is long enough to be able to fully enjoy it, and in some places the height is really so great!
The fortress of Kuelap, although it can not be compared to Macchu Picchu, is still very...More
There are two ways to get to the fortress, you can walk all the way up or take the telecabinas. Both offer great views of the mountains. Some parts of the fortress are being restored, but you are able to walk through most of the...More
Other visitors have written about this amazing fortress at 3000 m above sea level.
There has been much propaganda about the construction of the new funicular which cuts the transfer from Tingo to the site down to 20 minutes. Unfortunately, the funicular is out of...More
After Machu Picchu, it's hard to be amazed by ruins, but the fact that it was built 1000 prior to it is quite amazing.
Kuelap is located in a less traveled area of Peru. Currently it's going through restoration jobs which should end by 2021....More
Response from GrayBeard001 | Reviewed this property |
I was not there when it was raining, so I can't speak to the slippery part, but I don't recall that the paths go right along the edge of cliffs with no barriers. If they were intentionally trying to place themselves in... More
I was not there when it was raining, so I can't speak to the slippery part, but I don't recall that the paths go right along the edge of cliffs with no barriers. If they were intentionally trying to place themselves in risky positions, then maybe. But if they are only doing normal exploring within the citadel I would expect the potential for injury to be very low.
Response from Superlous | Reviewed this property |
Chachapoyas backpackers is a hostal and they arrange tours. They don't take a commission and go by mini busses to the main sites. Kuelap for a day is 60 sol including transport and guide!! They also do other day trips but... More
Chachapoyas backpackers is a hostal and they arrange tours. They don't take a commission and go by mini busses to the main sites. Kuelap for a day is 60 sol including transport and guide!! They also do other day trips but considering you have 1 day, you need to do that 1. Have fun!