Explore the Amazing Kuelap fortress


Full Day Kuelap

This impressive and historic fortress is located a three-hours walk from the hotel district of Santa Maria and attracts travelers from across the globe thanks to its imposing stone walls and the four hundred individual buildings that make up the complex. Travelers can climb to the top of the fortress and look out over the lush vegetation of the Utcubamba Valley on a trip to this remote destination. Locals agree that the pre-Incan structure is far less visited than the famed Inca Trail, but travelers say its impeccable views, ancient history and steep hiking paths make it the perfect stop for anyone looking to learn more about the culture and history of Peru. Be advised that high elevation means weather can change in an instant, so warm and dry clothes are essential. Though Kuelap is well off the beaten path, visitors say the journey to get there is almost as scenic as the destination itself.

Kuelap is the largest ancient stone structure in South America is situated on the crest of a ridge 3000m above sea level overlooking the Utcubamba River, some 2½ hours from the city of Chachapoyas. Walls towering up to 17cm in places surround the citadel forming a massive platform on wich temples and more than 420 round houses have been built. Your guide will take through Kuelap, showing you the round houses, explaining the life the inhabitants had and the main points of interest. Many areas inside the complex are forested and retain the lost city feel and as you walk around you will see orchids and hummingbirds. The tour will end at your hotel.


  Private vehicle
  English speaking guide
  Tourist tickets


  Travel personal insurance
  Meals and personal expenses

Departures and return details:

All our departures are from/to your hotel. If you wish to start or end your tour from different place, you can pre-arrange this in advance.

Departure time:

Departures are everyday at 09:00am. This tour is 100% flexible, if you wish to changes your travel dates, just let us know in advance


6 hours approximate


A minimum of 2 people is required for this tour

Confirmation and Payment:

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, a full payment will be required via PayPal. Once we got your Payment you will received your confirmation travel voucher.

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