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Jan 26, 2014 - The North Of Peru, Chiclayo-chachapoyas-kuelap-yumbilla Waterfall

I was planning this trip for a very long time. I have heard some friends that are more travelers than tourists about Amazon region and I was really dying to get there and know this place, finally this was the trip of my life. It all started when I have to got back to Peru for work, I was looking for a plane ticket to Guayaquil Ecuador , so I can enter to Peru by the north and stay there to know better the place. This is how I´ve been able to see some magical places with the more spectaculars landscapes. My journey to Amazon region started...

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Dec 9, 2012 - Chachapoyas

Nous sommes maintenant à Chachapoyas, la capitale du département Amazonas. Ce n'est par contre pas vraiment l'Amazonie, mais une zone montagneuse et humide très verdoyante. La région était habitée par la culture pré-inca Chachapoya qui a laissé de nombreux sites archéologiques dont la forteresse de Kuélap que nous avons visitée. Cette citadelle a été construite par les Chachapoyas environ en l'an 800 Ap J-C et est très impressionnante. Les personnes importantes de ce peuple étaient momifiées et mises dans des sarcophages. Nous sommes aussi...

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Jan 16, 2011 - Kuelap

Kuelap is a fortress that was built by a pre-Incan culture, the Chachapoyas. Their architecture is characterized by circular buildings and they were topped by steep pitched thatch roofs . The entire citadel was surrounded by a massive limestone wall ranging in height from 20 to 40 feet. It is an oval shape about a half mile in length and it sits atop a 10,000 foot mountain with commanding views of the surrounding valleys. Previous to their demise, facilitated by the Incas, the complex housed around 35,000 people. It has been estimated that...

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Jan 15, 2011 - Catarata de Gocta

Today I went to se the waterfall known here as Catarata de Gocta. It was a very hilly two hour hike in and a rain soaked two hours back out. About midway the trail went right through a shed where a man was pressing juice from sugarcane. He had a pole, about 16 feet long, centered on a spindle that was coming up from the roller press. There was a donkey attached to the pole and walking in circles as the man fed the canes into the press. He told me that the juice was for making chicha, a traditional Andean type of beer. Corn is normally used...

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Jul 7, 2010 - Chachapoyas via Pedro Ruiz

Bus arr / leaves late, 7:30 on another cloudy morning. Buses in Peru are not convenient or cheap - $2 US per hour of travel and rarely leave/arr on time. The GH bus does incl the 5s. breakfast consisting 2 spongy soft 'sweet' rolls in a styrofoam container and tea, also in styrofoam...a nutritional and environmental disaster!!!! They even have a steward who serves this fare, and explains the safety exits, the air conditioning adjustment vemts, and the lights over each seat which only go on after 6 pm. Shades of Turkish bus travel attempting...

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Oct 23, 2008 - Chachapoyas (Kuelap)

So we finally made it to Chachapoyas and had a whole one day set aside to get to the pre-inca ruins of Kuelap (I hope you all realise that generally my spelling is not even close to correct for any of these places). We are so glad we made the slow dusty journey out here cause the ruins were amazing. We head off on tour with our new dutch friends and discovered some beautiful ruins high up on a hillside (god knows why they don´t build any of these places in valleys that are easy to get to). The ruins were old enough that there were trees and...

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May 1, 2008 - Chachapoyas and Kuelap

Pedro Ruiz to Chachapoyas...... After waiting for 3 1/2 hours in Pedro Ruiz, we took the taxi to the blockade to wait in a line of about 20 cars and big trucks. The road is only open between 4-6am and 7-9pm each day because it is primarily a one-way road and has much construction. Anyhow, we waited for about 2 more hours at the barracade and then sat in the taxi, anxiously awaiting the opening. What happened next was similar to something I had seen in a movie, it was complete madness. The barricade opened, horns began blarring, lights...

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Mar 25, 2008 - Chachapoyas and the Pre-Inca fortress of Kuelap

We arrived in Chachapoyas at 5am, but even at that hour, when we found a hostel there was a tour guide at the door telling us all about a tour leaving later that morning! In the end, we decided to get some sleep(!) and go on the tour to Kuelap the next day instead. Kuelap is described as 'the Machu Picchu of Northern Peru' because of its size and impressiveness; but unlike Macu Pichu it doesn't yet have crowds - we had it pretty much to ourselves! It's a fortress, approx 600m long and 110m wide, perched high on a ridge (at 3000m above sea...

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Jun 21, 2006 - Chachapoyas, Kuelap & Gocha falls

Kuelab & Gacha falls. De sidste par dage har vi brugt til dagsture her i omraadet, dels til ruinen Kuelab og dels til verdens treidje hoejeste vandfald, Gocha. Turen til Kuelab var selvfoelgelig ogsaa paa grusvej og vaerede 3 timer hver vej, det er ikke gode ture for upolstrede bagdele. Ellers var det rigtig godt. Kuelab er en ruin by fra foer inca tiden og opdaget i nyere tid. Lige nu arbejder der et stort hold mennesker paa restaurere den. Den er ikke besoegt af ret mange turister, for der kommer virkelig ikke ret mange her i denne del af...

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Nov 21, 2005 - Chachapoyas

And so through rice paddies, palm trees and a stunning canyon to Chachapoyas, with a little unscheduled walking due to a five kilometre road blockade over the closure of the local education office and shifting of 5 jobs. Unsurprisingly a French friend stopped to show his solidarity by joining them for lunch. We came here to explore Kuelap, the pre-Inca capital of the Chachapoyas region, set high on a remote ridge and surrounded by massive, largely intact defensive walls. Chachapoyans were physically very different from the small statured...

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Sep 18, 2005 - Chachapoyas et les ruines de Kuelap / Chachapoyas und die Ruinen von Kuelap

Arrivés samedi à 5h00 à Chachapoyas. Après s'être un peu reposés à l'hotel, on a passé le reste de la journée à organiser notre visite des ruines de Kuelap pour le lendemain. On a aussi eu le temps de faire une petite balade à Huancas (à 2h de marche de Chachapoyas) pour voir le canyon del Sonche, ça nous a occupé! Dimanche, levés à 3h15 car on devait prendre le minibus à 4h00! Dur dur! En plus il se trouve que le minibus était complet, et le prochain étant prévu à 5h00, on s'est débrouillés et on a en fait pris un taxi pour pas cher!...

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Emilie & Ben

Aug 30, 2005 - Chachapoyas... dans les montagnes aux pays des civilisations pre incas : le site de Kuelap

C'est après avoir voyager de nuit que j'arrive à 4h30 du mat soit 2 heures plutôt que prevu... c'est suffisamment rare pour le signaler .... ordinairement c'est plutôt le retard qui caractérise les transports du Pérou. Je passe la journée, tranquille à déambuler dans la ville et prendre des photos. J'ai eu un coup de coeur pour cette ville au coeur de la cordillère des andes. Quelle douceur de vivre, quelle tranquilité, quelle gentillesse, quel accueil ! Sa place de Armas... j'ai l'impression que toutes les places portent le meme nom dans...

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Lenalatina 2005

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