La Casona De Leymebamba
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Monday 28th July. Trip to Kuelap. As the all night bar across the road and under our less than sealed windows continued with its' woeful music this ensured another extremely poor sleep for us. The bar closed its doors at 7am. Yay, blearily we headed to the meeting point in the town square to start our day trip to the Inca ruins of Kuelap. Being the national holidays it seemed everyong else in Chachapoyas was planning on doing this too as the loads of tour mini ...
Saturday July 26th. Happy birthday Wayne. Well being Friday night last night the music dens nearby were loud and then this morning before dawn the street pan (bread) seller and leche (milk) seller carts and callers ensured our sleep was short.we were at breakfast by 7am and given an equally indifferent plate of scrambled eggs 2 small rolls juice and coffee so horrid I had to have sugar in it, no butter or an condimets. Oh well ...
... buildings at Macro are famous because they are built about halfway up a large hill, above the Utcubamba River, and best seen from the opposite hillsides. (The whole countryside and settlements here are centred around the River, and the enormous valley that extends all the way from Chachapoyas southwards, with steep mountains either side of the River.)
After a brief second stop to stretch our legs, we caught our first glimpse of Kuelap, ...
... a few people), before walking up to the impressive Canon (canyon) de Sonche, which is over a km deep and sports a beautiful 3-stepped waterfall. We walked about halfway backed before jumping on another colectivo back to Chachapoyas.
The following day we took a tour to the incredible ruins of Kuelap, left behind by the pre-Incan Chachapoyan civilisation. Along the way we saw (from a distance) some circular stone structures perched on the walls of a steep ...
Tried to have a good breakfast before the 8.30 off but
thwarted by broken coffee machine – still tried a local one of greasy yucca
fritter, beef tamale and fried egg made tasty with some great aji (the yellow
chilli popular here) sauce and maize bread. Needed to be well fortified as
lunch wouldn't be until 3pm!
Roughly 3 hours to get there, allowing for all the delays –
late locals, passenger reorganisation, cancelling gringos, ...