Travel Blogs from Chachapoyas, Peru

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Mummies, Mausoleums and Meat feasts, Chachapoyas, Peru travel blog

Mummies, Mausoleums and Meat feasts

A travel blog entry by dospollos

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... its far less touristy, there is a better chance of seeing pink dolphins and its cheaper and far more sensible me thinks. From Chachapoyas we went on an action packed 2 day tour taking in * Kuelap, a spectacular Pre-Inca walled fortress and city, ...

A bit of nature and history, Chachapoyas, Peru travel blog

A bit of nature and history

A travel blog entry by lizandkev

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... – no waiting and cheaper!  After getting a colectivo from Pedro Ruiz where the bus dropped us we finally arrived into Chachapoyas 12 hours after arriving in Yurimaguas.  We were well and truly away from the amazon (despite being in the ...

NHL PLAYOFF PREDICTIONS (an abuse of this blog), Shaman´s village in north, Peru travel blog

NHL PLAYOFF PREDICTIONS (an abuse of this blog)

A travel blog entry by steve_sara

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STEVE SAYS... I haven´t been able to watch hockey for the past 2 months. Usually this would be difficult for me, but since the Bruins once again missed the playoffs, I´m just fine with it. However, I´m still in shock that Dave Lewis got a vote of ...

3rd Highest Waterfall and ruins again, Chachapoyas to Gocta, Kuelap and Sholon, Peru travel blog

3rd Highest Waterfall and ruins again

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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... Republic of the Congo Gocta, the fifth highest in the world at 771 m (2533 ft), located in the province Chachapoyas, Peru - DONE! Yosemite Falls, arguably the tallest in North America, located in Yosemite National Park, United States - DONE! Niagara ...

Arriving in Chachapoyas, Chachapoyas, Peru travel blog

Arriving in Chachapoyas

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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Arrived in the dark at about 5am and checked into the Hostal Orchidaes on Calle Ayachucho which is good and 35 Soles inc breakfast for a huge room! Had a sleep before wandering around this small town which is very white with dark wooden balconies and ...

First Ruins, Chachapoyas, Peru travel blog

First Ruins

A travel blog entry by camille

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It was finally time to view my first ruin and I was pretty excited about it. Chachapoyas, or Chacha as it is known by locals, is a gorgeous mountain town of about 4,000 people. It is a university town so there are lots of young people around, and the ...

Chachapoyas, Chachapoyas, Peru travel blog

Chachapoyas

A travel blog entry by erics

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... we take while in the Andes.  Let's just say that mountain roads at night are not conducive to a good night's sleep. Chachapoyas is a lively little mountain town, and most importantly for us, gateway to the  seldom visited mountain fortress of ...

Indiana Jones´ing it, Chachapoyas, Peru travel blog

Indiana Jones´ing it

A travel blog entry by eugenecash

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... nice hostel to stay at.  The hostel we choose was amazing, based right on the plaza in a beautiful setting.  Chachapoyas is a beautiful town, really quaint and freindly, we expect that it will grow hugely in popularity in the near future.  ...

Messy antiquity is good antiquity, Chachapoyas, Peru travel blog

Messy antiquity is good antiquity

A travel blog entry by choosechu

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Chachapoyas. Known locally as 'Chacha' (this makes me smile), its a small town in the mountains of northern Peru. Its simply surrounded by antiquity - there are dozens of pre-Inca sites, many of which have yet to really be uncovered. The mountains ...

Against all odds crossing over to Ecuador, Zumba, Ecuador travel blog

Against all odds crossing over to Ecuador

A travel blog entry by jamiecaroline

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... was on someone else's travel blog, the border crossing is not even mentioned in the guidebooks!   We set off from Chachapoyas at 4.30am to get the first collectivo (a Peruvian clapped out taxi where the squeeze as many people in as possible, ...

6 inches from death, Chachapoyas, Peru travel blog

6 inches from death

A travel blog entry by adamfriend1

... ; We had a small fracour about if we would stay into the tiny Tingo or make our way to the confortable civilisation of Chachapoyas, after which we found of Colectivo Taxi (or shared taxi) to Chachapoyas, driven by Peru´s answer to Colin Mcrae.   ...

Wykonczajace trekingi, nowy rekord - 40 km!!, Congon, Peru travel blog

Wykonczajace trekingi, nowy rekord - 40 km!!

A travel blog entry by camer

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... uczy sie tego jezyka wie zaproponowalem ze mu go troche podszlifuje. Okazuje sie ze w poblizu sa ruiny dawnego miasta z epoki Chachapoyas i Feliks moze mnie jutro tam zaprowadzic. Kolo 10tej idziemy spac, ja w swoim "pokoju", Felix w chatko- komorce. W ...

Three days in the valley, Chachapoyas, Peru travel blog

Three days in the valley

A travel blog entry by adamfriend1

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The trek of a thousand blisters   Ok, so I missed a day but all that happened was we kicked around Chachapoyas, went to the market, ate strange exotic fruits and booked a trek into the jungle.   One of us almost bought a machete, no prizes ...

Update from Northern Peru, Chachapoyas, Peru travel blog

Update from Northern Peru

A travel blog entry by silverlining

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... set off in for a 3-day journey through the South of Ecuador and over the border to Peru! Our first destination in Peru was Chachapoyas, where we are right now: the base for visiting Peru's wildest and most remote archaeological sites - there are few ...

Ruins of Kuelap Fortress , Chachapoyas, Peru travel blog

Ruins of Kuelap Fortress

A travel blog entry by billmauz

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... ; Roads have been blockaded and people have been marching in the streets.  In the city of Bagua (not far from Chachapoyas), there was a major clash between the protestors and the police and over 20 police were reported killed, and rumors abound ...

More bones in Chachapoyas, Chachapoyas, Peru travel blog

More bones in Chachapoyas

A travel blog entry by jamiecaroline

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... fortress was very impressive perched on top of a mountain with the clouds coming down on top of it. It was built by the Chachapoyas people around 800AD as a special ceremonial fortress. In some of the walls you could see bones as people were buried, a bit ...

Last stop in Peru...., Chachapoyas, Peru travel blog

Last stop in Peru....

A travel blog entry by marie-line

Nice colonial town, I did 2 daytours here, 1 to the 3rd tallest waterfall of the world, Gocta, and one to Kuelap, a pre-incan ruin.See pictures!! :) And hereby, goodbye Peru, otra ...

Last few days in Peru, Chachapoyas, Peru travel blog

Last few days in Peru

A travel blog entry by dianeontheroad

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I'd heard from reliable sources that Chachapoyas was worth a trip, and that I could then access the Ecuadorian border from there instead of travelling back to the coast, so off I went on ANOTHER overnight bus along winding roads which took 9 hours. What a ...

Arrivee a Chachapoyas, Chachapoyas, Peru travel blog

Arrivee a Chachapoyas

A travel blog entry by bourlingueur

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Nous prenons des le matin un combi pour Chachapoyas (2335 m). Nous arrivons en pleine fete du village, repetition d'un festival proche. Nous posons nos affaire a l'Hospedaje Continental et nous renseignons sur Kuelap. Nous decidons d'y aller avec le bus ...

Anything Can Happen In Peru....., Chachapoyas, Peru travel blog

Anything Can Happen In Peru.....

A travel blog entry by runningboy

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... getting to Cuzco on time.  But about ten minutes after turning for Tarapoto,we got a call from our travel guy in Chachapoyas telling us the natives had also blockaded the only road to Tarapoto... Now,there aren´t many roads out of the Andes ...

Kuelap***, Chachapoyas, Peru travel blog

Kuelap***

A travel blog entry by loelai

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Revash **, Chachapoyas, Peru travel blog

Revash **

A travel blog entry by loelai

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Situé à 2 800 mètres d'altitude, à flanc de falaise , dans la vallée d'Alto Utcumba, il est constitué par des groupes de petites maisons peintes, abritant des momies de la haute société. Des peintures représentent 5 couples semblant danser. ...

First Part of Trip, Huanchaco, Chachapoyas, Leymebamba, Peru travel blog

First Part of Trip

A travel blog entry by aidanu

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... town, Leymebamba is located in the Utucamba river valley at around 6,000 ft. The modern inhabitants are descendents from the Chachapoyas, contempories of the Incas who were later conquered. Many of their arquectural ruins are similar to the Incas, and ...

Chachapoyas hold-up, Chachapoyas, Peru travel blog

Chachapoyas hold-up

A travel blog entry by 12_months_off

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... trying to talk us onto a ride that has both space and is willing to take us back. After finally having scored a ride back to Chachapoyas, we take another colectivo to connect to a night bus to the coast. No problems to catch sleep on the bus that night. ...

Magical Kuelap, Chachapoyas, Peru travel blog

Magical Kuelap

A travel blog entry by margreet98

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Kuelap was one of the main sites I wanted to visit in Peru and today...I'm going!  We booked a tour with a company that was recommended by someone in Iquitos.  We left at 8:30 and it would be a 3 hour drive.  I think it's only about 60 Km ...

Karajia:  Burials on the Cliffs, Chachapoyas, Peru travel blog

Karajia: Burials on the Cliffs

A travel blog entry by runningboy

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... two other tourists today during the hours we were there. We said good-bye to our guide,Jose,tonight while sharing dinner and a beer with he and Alcides at a local cantina. We leave Chachapoyas, a very pleasant Andean town,in the morning for the ...

Karajia, Kuelap, and Chachapoyas, Chachapoyas, Peru travel blog

Karajia, Kuelap, and Chachapoyas

A travel blog entry by blakeperez

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... a smile plastered on my face, in one of the coldest showers i have ever taken. it was everyhting i hoped for and more Chachapoyas and the region that surrouds it is truely amazing and it is off the beaten path, but every bit worth the extra ...

Indiana Jonesing in Chacapoyas, Chachapoyas, Peru travel blog

Indiana Jonesing in Chacapoyas

A travel blog entry by drcajunstyle

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... to construct Kuelap than for the Great Pyramid in Egypt or so we were told. The Incas eventually came and conquered the Chachapoyas people at Kuelap by starving them out, before the Chachapoyas in turn helped the Spanish defeat the Incas. It is thought ...

Gocta, Cocachimba, Peru travel blog

Gocta

A travel blog entry by beyondwpg

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The others left for the coast but I wanted to stick around and visit Gocta - the third or twelfth highest waterfall in the world depending on who you believe.  I went with a group tour but was so excited at the prospect of seeing the waterfall, I ...

More Pigs than People in this Little Town, Huancas, Peru travel blog

More Pigs than People in this Little Town

A travel blog entry by sarahpearl

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... pics describe in better detail than I can do with words. At the end of the day we were waiting for a collectivo back to Chachapoyas, but we ended up jumping in the bed of a passing pick-up truck with two other indigenous women who were waiting with ...

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