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Kuelap Ancient Fortress Day Trip by Cable Car from Chachapoyas
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Luya province, Chachapoyas, Peru

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Anybody in the area who does not visit Kuélap is truly missing out. Especially now that the cable cars will take you there in a matter of minutes, missing this site would be like skipping Machu Picchu. Work is in progress to conserve the site...More

Thank GrayBeard001
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place was a sacred city to which every culture at their time refer to seek wisdom even the Inkas. To get here you have take a flight from Lima to Jaén, then by road to Chachapoyas. There is a new lift system made by...More

Thank Chachitochipos
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent facilities including a first class telecabins . From that end to the ruins there is still a lot of work to do. The path needs to be worked.It is dangerous especially for old folks like me. The fortress is still in the works of...More

Thank Ernesto K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Kuelap is located high up a hill in the midst of the clouds. Allow yourself at least two hours to visit the ruins and soak in the impressive views of the valley around. If you are in the Chachapoyas région it's definitely a must visit...More

Thank Gengi5
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Kuelap is much older than Machu Picchu and just as big. The cable car that takes you to the summit is new and seats eight persons at a time. You can tell that the officials do not want to repeat the same mistakes they made...More

Thank opdr444
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

This was one of the places on our bucket list and we finally did it. Do not compare to Machu Picchu or you will be disappointed but it's awesome in its own right. Tourism is in its infancy in this part of Peru and for...More

Thank Karen C
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Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

A really impressive archeological site in a very stunning location. We went with chachapoyas backpackers (which is a hostel but runs tours) and paid 85 soles for transport, entry, cable car and lunch. Considering the entry and cable car will set you back 40 soles...More

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Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Now the experience is very nice, whit this cable car, you will find a very nice view between the mountain, the place Kuelap is very interesting but the information is very poor, this is a place very big and more old than Machu Picchu and...More

1  Thank Nils G
Reviewed 8 August 2017

We were really impressed by Kuelap. Starting with the brand new cable cars to get there. This Fortress is a must see in Peru.

1  Thank Marianne B
Reviewed 30 July 2017

Beautiful and breathtaking! It's a couple hour drive, the tram ride is great with beautiful scenes all around. When you get to end of tram ride, you can either walk up to the ruins or you can rent a horse to ride. Once at the...More

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rene g
17 April 2017|
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Response from John L | Reviewed this property |
Yes indeed Rene g - the cable car opened on schedule as in my post and is waiting for you - enjoy!
Rebecca D
1 November 2015|
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Response from Barnum319 | Reviewed this property |
We went on a longer trip with Adventure Life Tours and had a great time, but I couldn't say who could do a day trip. Sometimes it's worth getting your hotel to organise a car and driver. Whoever you go with make sure they... More