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Kuelap Fortress: Tours & Tickets

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Reviewed 4 days ago

This huge fortress is not so famous and so picture perfect as Machu Picchu but has own sharm and still much less crowds. Currently main dominant (entrance gate) is under reconstruction, but there is much more to see and views are great too. Limited time...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Jan-s-rev
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

It takes awhile to get here on windy and some unsaved roads and considerable walking ( but not too difficult) and after a car ride a bus ride a tram ride and walking you arrive. While far less crowded than Machu Picchu it is also...More

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank jim1231
Reviewed September 9, 2019 via mobile

It was a pleasant surprise. This place could be the next Machupichu. The facilities including the Funicular are excellent and very well organized. It requires a 30-40 min walk to get to the ruins but it’s not that challenging. You can also do it an...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank jorgeramonbermudez
Reviewed August 14, 2019 via mobile

Amazing archeological site built by the Chachapoyas civilization. The views form the top of the fortress and the cable car that takes people up to Kuelap are spectacular .

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank cem1218
Reviewed August 2, 2019 via mobile

Best done on weekdays and non-holiday days, this attraction has a very small parking lot. You have to stand in line and pay twice. First you pay for the bus that takes you to the area higher up we’re you buy the cable at tickets....More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank Sarracenia
Reviewed July 17, 2019

It is smaller than Machu Pichu but it is really cool. It is rich in history. Take the cable cars across to the city. The mountain views are spectacular. No good for those who cant walk well, lots of stairs, not long stairwells, but you...More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank carldwainharris
Reviewed July 14, 2019 via mobile

I have just visited this place and wish it would have been better for me. Google and tripadvisor both told me its open till 17:00. When I arrived at 14:00 i was told multiple times that it was already very late for a visit. The...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank floris2019
Reviewed July 11, 2019

This archaeological site is 70000 square meters. 500 circular houses have been found. It has walls between 11 to 20 meters high. It takes 2 hours to visit. The cable car ride is 20 minutes. The car ride is about 1 hour. Can't miss Kuelap...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank Sullatraveller
Reviewed July 2, 2019 via mobile

I visited Machu Picchu four years ago and while I enjoyed it, it was too overcrowded for me to love it. Kuelap is just starting to get on people’s radar, but it’s harder to get to which, in my opinion, makes it more rewarding too!...More

Date of experience: July 2019
2  Thank ccwoodward1989
Reviewed June 14, 2019 via mobile

It is a great place to try Amazonia food. they have a drink with ants from the jungle. Quite good! service was very gentle but slow!

Date of experience: June 2019
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January 14, 2018|
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Response from Steve G | 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
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April 17, 2017|
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Response from Panamajoe2017 | Reviewed this property |
Closed some Mondays for maintenance. I think every other. They will tell you in town.
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November 1, 2015|
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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