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Exciting 10 to 12 hour horseback expedition into the rugged foothills of the Andes.
This is a horseback expedition to the mausoleum where 219 mummies were discovered and documented on the Discovery Channel in 1998. This site is located on a cliff above a huge alpine lake. In the rainy season this is behind a waterfall from the cliff above. This appears to be a very sacred site where dead leaders were mummified and brought here from far away. In Leymebamba we will see these mummies and a large treasure of artifacts in the museum donated by the Austrians.

Day 1 Chachapoyas – Leymebamba
We will visit Revash and then the Leymebamba Museum.Transfer to Leymebamba to spend the night. (B,L)


Day 2 Lake of the Condors
We saddle up early for an all day expedition into the 15,000 sq. km zone that was previously unexplored a few years ago and arrive at the Lake of the Condors. This supernatural mystic place is a huge pristine mountain lake with the mausoleum chullpa perched high on a cliff above it. Our camp is by the lake in a rustic facility. (B,BL,D)

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Day 3 Lake of the Condors
We climb up to the chullpa which the Discovery Channel documented in the 1998 recovery of 219 mummies from this damp cloud forest. Despite being behind a waterfall in the rainy season, these mummies were better preserved than ones from Egypt's desert pyramids. This discovery made the zone famous because the entire area had never been filmed or seen by the outside world before this. (B, L, D)


Day 4 Leymebamba
We leave camp for the long trip back to Leymebamba on horseback. Transfer to Choctamal Marvelous Spatuletail Lodge (B, BL,D)


Day 5 Choctamal – Kuelap – Chachapoyas
We will spend the day at Fortress Kuelap known as "the Machu Picchu of the North". It has over 400 buildings inside 3 levels of walls, and is the largest stone structure of the Americas. Orchids and bromeliads cover the walls and trees inside this fortress. Transfer to Chachapoyas bus station for your night bus to Chiclayo. (B, L)


4 paxes or more USD p.p

All entrance fees
Meals where noted in the program
All transportation specified in the program
Transfer between cities (public bus)
Hotels specified in the program
Bilingual guide
Horses to Lake of the Condors
Bus Tickets

Alcoholic beverages
Airport taxes
Internal flights (we can provide upon request)



Updated 1, 2013