Mirador Luya Urco

Mirador Luya Urco, Chachapoyas: Address, Mirador Luya Urco Reviews: 4.5/5

Mirador Luya Urco
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Robert O
Rotterdam, The Netherlands2,773 contributions
Best view over the city
Feb 2020
This viewpoint is just over 1 km from the center of Chachapoyas' plaza de Armas (elevation difference 90 m). If you follow Salamanca road towards the west you will eventually reach a staircase at the end of which turn right. Halfway the staircase there is the Well (Pozo) of Yanayacu.

The mirador is at a very small parque. Often some youths gather here at the end of the afternoon. Luya Urco provides the best view over Chachapoyas and the surrounding mountains. The Plaza de Armas with the cathedral is clearly visible.

Free admission. The area is safe. The whole route to Luya Urco is marked.

Other reviewers mix up this viewpoint with the one at Huancas over the Sonche canyon 10 km away.
Written February 27, 2020
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Tony Mongrut
Lima, Peru18 contributions
This is part of the city tour you should try after Gotca or Kuelap
Dec 2019
Besides the information I got from the tour guide, I could see the nices valleys that surround Chachapoyas, and the guide can recommend nice snapshots to share with your friends.
Written January 1, 2020
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Nadezhda L
Moscow, Russia22 contributions
Hidden gem
Jun 2019 • Family
It is really hard to climb on it, but you walk throw this local streets, talk to locals, and see the view. Great
Written June 2, 2019
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James W Felter
Quito, Ecuador120 contributions
Breathtaking!
Jan 2018 • Solo
Weather was cold and damp with occasional showers for a 1/2 day tour which, as it turned out, turned into a private tour as I was the only one with a guide, translator and driver. Seems it is not the tourist season. We visited two look-out points overlooking the Sonche & Huancas Canyons, the home and studio of an award winning master ceramic artist (age 72) in the village of Huanca, and walked the main street in Chachapoyas after I treated my guide and translator for some excellent coffee! I now understand why the people of this area were called the "Cloud People". Fortunately the clouds moved around a lot at the first look-out.
Written January 14, 2018
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TravNor50
Stavanger, Norway22 contributions
Interesting deep canyon. Before rainseason not much water left in the river
Oct 2016 • Couples
To get here you must have a car. Not difficult to find the place if you have a good map. The view from the top down to the bottom of the larg conyon i great. Bit dry before the rainyseason.
Written March 13, 2017
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orchids08
St. Charles, IL49 contributions
Great stop!
Aug 2016 • Couples
Wonderful place to stop and see the transition from Tarapoto to the highlands. Great place for pictures!
Written September 11, 2016
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Martina_Nord_Perou
Chachapoyas, Peru41 contributions
Great city view
Aug 2016 • Family
The view from Luya Urco over Chachapoyas is very nice, even more at sunset. You can just take a taxi, or walk up by yourself. Otherwise the stop at Luya Urco is included in any city tour.
Written August 24, 2016
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Francis Veillard
Prince Rupert, Canada257 contributions
an impressive site of the canyon
Nov 2015 • Couples
it gives an impressive view of the canyon and on the way up or down you can have a panoramic view of the city of Chachapoya
Written November 25, 2015
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Rob W
Dublin, Ireland119 contributions
Spectacular viewpoint close to Chachapoyas
Oct 2015 • Couples
Mirador Luya Urco offers a spectacualar viewpoint with 20-30 minutes up hill walk from Chachapoyas.

This can also be walked to if you walk back from Huancas allowing you to drop down into Chachapoyas from Luya Urco.

Lots of interesting people live close to the Mirador - so you can stop and chat to them!
Written October 30, 2015
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travelbug1525
London, UK69 contributions
View of Chachapoyas
Sep 2015 • Solo
You can get a good view of Chachapoyas from here and it's free. Can be done in an interesting circuit from the Plaza de Armas along jr. Amazonasup then up the hill on the stairs, on the way back going down the hill using the other cute path towards the Yanayacu Well.
Written September 19, 2015
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