Chachapoyas Express

4 Days/3 Nights

Fixed Departures on Mondays April through October.
Private Departures any dates April through October.
Light Adventure starting from Chiclayo.

The Pre-Columbian Chachapoyas culture, conquered in the 15th century by the Incas, has left a landscape scattered with villages and burial sites which until recently has been largely overlooked by archaeologists.

Situated in the cloud forests around the town of Chachapoyas in Peru’s northern Amazonas Department, these sites are dominated by the mighty fortress of Kuelap, perched majestically atop mountain-top cliffs overlooking the verdant Andean landscape.

In Chachapoyas, remnants of the past invite discovery by the bold adventurer, and the cultures of the present extend a friendly welcome.

Our fixed departure programs allow clients to explore and discover Chachapoyas and Cajamarca, site of the first contact between the Spanish conquistadors and the Inca civilization. These programs are new and are specially designed for those people with a special interest in archaeology, or for those with a taste for adventure.

The area is still new to tourism, but we have taken every care to provide as comfortable a stay as possible, with air-conditioned vehicles and expert guides



Day 01: Chiclayo/Chachapoyas
In the morning you will depart from Chiclayo by private car, van or minibus with air conditioning. You will cross 4 different Peruvian departments: Lambayeque, south Piura, the North of Cajamarca and end in Amazonas, Starting in the coast and arriving in the late afternoon in the cloud forest of Chachapoyas. Box lunch and dinner included. Overnight at Hostal El Chillo. (L/D)

Day 02: Chachapoyas
After breakfast you will enjoy an excursion by horse to visit the colorful funeral buildings of Revash perched on a ledge up high on a cliff. They overlook a valley and tributary of the Utcubamba, near the twon of Santo Tomas. The Cliff walls at Revash are decorated with geometric designes and figures of camelids. Some of the tombs are decorated with T and a cross-shaped niches. Box Lunch. Then you will continue to town of Leymebamba to visit an amazing collection of well preserved pre-inca mummies discovered in the Laguna de los Condores. (B/L/D)

Day 03: Chachapoyas
After breakfast you will visit Kuelap, a spectacular pre-Inca walled city hidden atop a precipitous mountain. Although Kuelap was discovered 60 years before Machu Picchu, it is not as well-known to the outside world. Nevertheless recent amazing discoveries in nearby areas that relate to Kuelap and to its history have captured the attention of archaeologists, international magazines and film companies. Box Lunch. Following your visit to Kuelap, you will return to Chillo for the night. Dinner and overnight at Hostal El Chillo. (B/L/D)

Day 04: Chachapoyas/Chiclayo
After an early breakfast you will return to Chiclayo by road. Box Lunch included.
Late afternoon arrival and transfer to selected hotel. (B/L)


Chachapoyas Express 2017 2018
4 days / 3 nights
Route: Chiclayo - Chachapoyas - Chiclayo
One fixed departure per month. Highlights include Kuelap fortress, Revash burial building, Macro towers & Mummy museum of Leymebamba. Accommodation (3 nts), full board, short treks, horse riding and overland transportation included.
2017 2018  Fixed Departures
Mondays from April through October
# people:  2 3 4/up Sngl Sup
Price per person:  $1310 $1008 $838 $184
2017 2018  Private Departures
Any day, April through October
# people:  1 2 3 4/up Sngl Sup
Price per person:  $2393 $1411 $1109 $924 $184