"Chachapoyas: a Jewel of Northern Peru" Top 5 Page for this destination Chachapoyas by darthmilmo

Chachapoyas Travel Guide: 31 reviews and 172 photos

I entered the exotic country of Peru on a balsa at the new border crossing of 'La Balsa' (excuse the repetition). I immediately made my way to Chachapoyas, a lovely Peruvian town that in my opinion could be developed to rival Cusco in the future. Sadly it doesn?t have much tourism infrastructure. Once in there, I lucked out and met 3 fellow backpackers, 2 crazy guys from Australia and a gal from the UK. Together, we hired a taxi to take the four of us to the ruins of Kuelap, a spectacular pre-Inca walled city (Pre-Inca is the term used over here to denote any civilization that lived before the Incas).

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  • Pros:Pre-Inca Ruins, few tourists, beautiful landscapes
  • Cons:No tourist infrastructure
  • In a nutshell:This is what Cusco must have been like 50 years ago.
  • Last visit to Chachapoyas: Jan 2001
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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