Kuelap Fortress Tour + Cable Car Full Day

Amazonas
FromUSD 67USD 50

About this tour

  • Start: Pick up from the door of your hotel in the city of Chachapoyas (at 8.30 in the morning).
  • Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes (Full Day).
  • Type of transport: Tourist transportation and cable car transportation included.
  • Tickets (included): All entrance tickets included in the tour.
  • Tour guide: Professional guide in Spanish or English.
  • Feeding. Tourist lunch in the town of Nuevo Tingo.
  • Tourist attractions to visit Kuelap Fortress.
  • Payment methods: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diners Club, PayPal.
  • Immediate confirmation.

Description

  • Get to know Kuelap, one of the most famous historical sites in Peru. This fortified city is located in the northern jungle of Peru, in the department of Amazonas. Kuelap was a city with stone constructions dating back to 500 years BC. Approximately 500 people lived there. The tour includes a visit to this fantastic place on a trip by land transport and in some fascinating cable cars. It is an All Inclusive service: pick up, transportation (also the cable cars), professional guide, entrance fees and tourist lunch. The tour begins in the city of Chachapoyas at 8:30 in the morning. And it ends with the return to this same city at 5 in the afternoon.

This is the experience

  • The Kuelap Fortress + cable car Full Day tour begins with the visitor being picked up at the door of their hotel in the city of Chachapoyas (at 8.30 am). Then the 1-hour trip to the city of Nuevo Tingo takes place. There you board, first a bus, then a cable car, heading to the sacred city of Kuelap. The tour is always in the company of a professional tour guide. The return trip is along the same outward route (including cable cars). In the town of Nuevo Tingo it is the tourist lunch. The tour ends with return to the visitor’s hotel in Chachapoyas at 5 pm. Includes everything: pickup, transportation, guide, entrance fees and lunch.

Prices

Kuelap Fortress Tour
Price per person
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Kuelap Fortress Tour50 USD50 USD

Itinerary

  • Get to know the sacred city of Kuelap in the mountainous jungle of Peru.
  • The tour begins with the pick-up of the visitor from the door of their hotel in the city of Chachapoyas (2,483 meters above sea level). Then, aboard a tourist transport, the tourist will travel from this city to the community of Nuevo Tingo (approximately 1 hour route).
  • Nuevo Tingo is a famous town because there are the ticket offices where you can buy cable car tickets to Kuelap. These tickets are already included in the tour.
  • In Nuevo Tingo you board a tourist bus included in the cable car ticket to Kuelap. After a 30-minute trip, you arrive at the boarding point for the cable cars. These are completely modern and safe. More than a trip, it is a beautiful experience surrounded by wonderful landscapes.
  • After a cable car ride of 20 minutes on average, you arrive at the starting point of the final walk to Kuelap. There, the group will first visit a museum that exhibits objects and panels that explain the historical importance of Kuelap.
  • This sacred city was built by the Chachapoyas culture between 500 AD. and 1,570 A.D. It was inhabited by around 500 families. It is believed that it served as a refuge for the population in case of invasions. The nobility lived in the upper part and the common population lived in the lower part.
  • After visiting the on-site museum, the uphill walk of approximately 30 minutes begins. This route is not difficult, but if the visitor cannot complete it, they can request to rent a horse on site (not included in the tour).
  • After the walk we arrive at the sacred city of Kuelap. Always accompanied by a professional guide, a one-hour visit is made. The circuit includes beautiful landscapes of mountainous jungle, stone constructions, roads that were crossed by the Chachapoyas and more.
  • The return trip follows the same route: first on foot from Kuelap. Then, by cable car and bus to the community of Nuevo Tingo.
  • In the community of Nuevo Tingo the group will enter a tourist restaurant to enjoy a tourist lunch.
  • After lunch it is time to board the tourist transportation to return to the city of Chachapoyas. The tour ends with the visitor returning to the door of their hotel at around 5 pm.

Includes

  • Pick up from the door of the hotel in the city of Chachapoyas at 8.30 in the morning.
  • Tourist transportation by minivan.
  • Tourist transportation in 100% comfortable and safe cable cars.
  • Professional tour guide service.
  • Entrance to Kuelap.
  • Tourist lunch in the city of Nuevo Tingo.
  • Return to the door of your hotel in the city of Chachapoyas.
  • Tour cancellation option.
  • Tour date change option.
  • Breakfast.
  • Horse transfer.
  • Souvenirs.

What to bring?

  • Comfortable clothing for temperate weather (sneakers, polo shirt, windproof jacket).
  • Hat (or cap) as protection from the sun.
  • Sunscreen.
  • Sunglasses.
  • Mosquito repellent.
  • Raincoat.
  • Passport or identity document.
  • Photo camera.
  • Snacks and rehydrating drinks.
  • Identity document or passport.
  • Suitable backpack.
  • Cash (for extra purchases).

Where does the tour start and end?

  • The Kuelap Fortress Tour + Full Day Cable Car begins with the pick-up of the visitor from the door of their hotel in the city of Chachapoyas. Pick up is at 8.30 in the morning.
  • The tour culminates with the return to the door of the tourist’s hotel in the city of Chachapoyas at 5 in the afternoon.

How to prevent altitude sickness?

  • The city of Chachapoyas is at 2,483 meters above sea level. At that altitude there are few symptoms of altitude sickness. However, it is recommended to avoid fatty foods and abundant alcoholic beverages.

Group or private services

  • Do you want to take the Kuelap Fortress Tour + Full Day Cable Car in private service? Contact info@machupicchuterra.com or (+51) 982 108 083.

Frequent questions

Why visit Kuelap?

Kuelap is one of the most visited archaeological sites in Peru. It is found in the mountainous jungle of the Amazon region in northern Peru. It was a walled city to protect its population from possible invasions. It was built by the Chachapoyas culture, between 500 AD. and 1,570 A.D. Today it is one of the best tourist attractions in Peru due to its history, natural landscapes and experience.

How far is Chachapoyas from Kuelap? Is it included in the tour?

Kuelap is located at the top of a mountain so access is only by cable car. These are located in the town of Nuevo Tingo, approximately 50 kilometers from the city of Chachapoyas.

How much does the entrance to Kuelap cost? Is it included in the tour?

The entrance to Kuelap costs 20 soles for the entire public. This ticket is included in the ‘Kuelap Fortress + cable car Full Day All Inclusive’ tour.

Can I cancel the tour to Kuelap?

Yes, you can cancel the tour if you request it by email to info@machupicchuterra.com. The request is sent with 5 days as the latest deadline. The cancellation penalty is 25% of the tour value (refund of 75% of the total tour value).

Is it allowed to modify the date of visit to Kuelap if I have already purchased the tour?

Yes, you can change the date – or the name of the people who will take the tour – if you request it by email to info@machupicchuterra.com. The request is sent with 5 days as the latest deadline. The penalty for modification is 10% of the tour value.

How can I make the payment for the Chachapoyas Half Day All Inclusive tour?

Payment for the tour is made through the Machupicchu Terra website. The payment methods are: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diners Club or PayPal.

How much does the cable car ticket to Kuelap cost?

The cable car ticket to Kuelap costs 20 soles. This ticket is already included in the tour.

How long does the hike to the sacred city of Kuelap take?

The final walk to the sacred city of Kuelap takes approximately 30 minutes.



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