Day 1 Chiclayo – Cocachimba
Airport pick up service in Chiclayo and private transportation to the town of Cocachimba, located at 1.5 hours from Chachapoyas city. (8 hours approximately) We will see beautiful panoramas on our trip to Cocahimba town. Overnight in Gocta Lodge with great panoramic views of the waterfall. (L)
Day 2 Gocta – Chachapoyas
Three hours hike or horseback (one way) to Gocta waterfall. The measured height of 771 meters. As a result of an expedition lead by Stefan Ziemendorff and Telesforo Santillan (local guide) in March 2006, Gocta waterfall made the international news testifying the remoteness and unfolding discoveries of America’s newly accessible and most pristine ecological and archeological destination. During the hike you will be able to observe variety of hummingbirds, birds, flowers, maybe toucans, monkeys and other species from the region. Night in Chachapoyas, 3 star hotel. (B, L)
Day 3 Chachapoyas - Karajia – Choctamal
Transfer to Cruz Pata (2.5 hours approx). We will go to the 8-feet high funeral sarcophagus of Karajia (also known by the local as Purunmachus, quechua word that means: purun= wild and machu=old) located on a mountain cliff at about 2,600m (20 minutes downhill hike) and continue with the route of the condors where you can observe from the road more than 20 newly discovered sarcophagi. Afternoon transfer to Choctamal Marvelous Spatuletail Lodge where you can observe hummingbirds, the lodge is located on the road to Kuelap at only 35 minutes from the fortress, excellent panoramic views of Kuelap and the Abra Yumal Pass. (B, L, D)
Day 4 Choctamal – Kuelap – Choctamal
After breakfast we will travel by car for 35 minutes from Choctamal MS Lodge to Kuelap. The fortress of Kuelap , associated with the Chachapoyas culture, consists of massive exterior stone walls containing more than four hundred buildings inside 3 levels of walls and is the largest stone structure in the Americas. Orchids and bromeliads cover the walls and trees inside this fortress. Kuelap is precariously perched on a mountain ridge at about 3000m, the structure overlooks the Utcubamba Valley in northern Peru, is roughly 600 meters in length and 110 meters in width. The 20m high fortress walls are impressive with an entrance that is trapezoidal and narrows rapidly (as a defense). Inside there are the remains of many small round houses, some with a zigzag or diamond pattern in their terraces. Archaeological evidence shows that the structure was started before 800 AD. Night in Choctamal MS Lodge with excellent panoramic views of fortress Kuelap and variety of hummingbirds that visit the lodge. (B, L, D)
Day 5 Choctamal – Revash – Leymebamba
We will continue traveling south from Tingo intersection to Leymebamba (two hours from Choctamal), on the way to Leymebamba we will visit Revash Mausoleums (two hours hike). Revash Mausoleums are small rectangular miniature houses located under the shelter of the rock. (also called Chullpas). After visiting Revash we will have lunch at the KentiKafe and observe a variety of hummingbirds. and continue with our visit to the museum of Leymebamba that houses the 219 mummies that were discovered in 1997 by a group of local farmers. These mummies were located 10 hours horseback on a cliff under a waterfall by the Lake of the Condors. Research is being conducted in this museum under the supervision of Dra. Sonia Guillen. Night in Casa Mallqui. (B, L, D)
Day 6 Leymebamba-La Jalca-Ollape-Leymebamba
We will go to La Jalca Town. The first city founded by the spanish people as a San Juan de la Frontera de los Chachapoyas in 1538. After the museum will go to Ollape, an archaeological complex of the Chachapoyas with diferent designs on the wall of the round houses. In the afternoon we go back to Leymebamba.
Day 7 Leymebamba – Cajamarca
Private transfer to Cajamarca. (B, BL)
2 paxes USD 1,934 p.p.
4 paxes or more USD 1,869 p.p.
THE TOUR INCLUDES:
All entrance fees
Transfers to airport or bus station
Meals where noted in the program
All transportation specified in the program
Transfer between cities
Hotels specified in the program
Internal flights (we can provide upon request)