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Tarapoto / Chachapoyas / Tarapoto

Kuelap Express from Tarapoto

3 Days / 2 Nights

Brief description:

This short roundtrip to Kuélap, the highlight of the Chachapoya, originates in Tarapoto combining the awesome cloud forest route of the “Alto Mayo” with the fascinating archaeological world of the Chachapoya, and the enchanting colonial city of Chachapoyas.

Day 01:

Tarapoto / Chachapoyas     (L)

We will depart this morning from Tarapoto on tourism transportation for an eight hour journey along a winding paved highway bound to the colonial city of Chachapoyas. The mighty “Mayo River” will escort us for the first two hours until reaching the tropical city of Moyobamba located amid the broad “Mayo valley”. Following lunch our route traverses the jungle covered mountains of the “Alto Mayo cloud forest Reserve” an important National Conservation Area considered among the most bio-diverse ecosystems on Earth.        Short after passing by the beautiful “Pomacochas Lake” we will turn into the valley and spectacular canyon defined by the “Utcubamba River” to reach just one hour later, our overnight destination: the welcoming city of Chachapoyas.

Day 02:

Chachapoyas / Kuelap / Chachapoyas       (AB, L)
An hour morning drive along the Utcubamba valley followed by a 37 Km ascent over mountain bumpy gravel road takes us to the feet of Kuélap, the magnificent citadel of the brave Chachapoya cloud forest warriors. Kuélap represents the most remarkable architectonic accomplishment of the skillful Chachapoya constructors, this fortified citadel was built at an altitude of 3000 meters on a mountain crest above the mid - Utcubamba - valley, Kuélap was inhabited over a millennium, being a stronghold against the Inca conquest which partially succeed to integrate the Chachapoya to its domains for 60 years, until the Spaniard arrival to the area around 1534. This archaeological highlight has been postulated to the UNESCO List of World Heritage Sites. After a comprehensive two hour visit we will enjoy lunch and return to the city of Chachapoyas to spend the night.

Day 03:

Chachapoyas / Tarapoto                   (AB, L)

Depart from Chachapoyas for an eight trip hour returning to Tarapoto, this morning we have the chance for an optional visit to the protected Dry Forest Reserve of “Huembo” established by the Non – Profit Organization ECOAN to preserve the habitat of the endangered Marvellous Spatuletail, an elusive tiny hummingbird declared by renowned ornithologists as the most beautiful on Earth due to its impressive forked racket-tail. After crossing the exuberant “Alto Mayo” Cloud Forest and stopping to enjoy the Amazonian gastronomy near the city of Moyobamba, our trip continues following the route of the “Mayo” river with destination to  Tarapoto, “the city of Palms”.



    Round trip private transportation with vehicle type according to clients number 
    English speaking guide
    Entrace fee to Kuelap
    Accommodation in double room
    Meal plan according to codification specified  in the descriptive itinerary.


  • Not Included:

    Medical and travel assistance insurance 
    Alcoholic beverages
    Excursions, nor lodging in Tarapoto
    Laundry and ironing 
    Phone calls, faxes and internet services 
    Un specified services 



  • Options for this visit:

    Due to the eight hour trip from Tarapoto to Chachapoyas we recommend to spend the previous night in Tarapoto or to book  a flight connection arriving before 09:00 a.m

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