Discover Chachapoyas, Kuelap and Gocta in Northern Peru with Vilaya Tours
Vilaya Tours the Chachapoyas tour, trek and travel specialists in Northern Peru have been operating since 1998. We run private and customized tours to Kuelap, the sarcophagi of Karajia and the Mummy Museum of Leymebamba. The mountain scenery is stunning, with deep canyons, cloud forest and waterfalls including Gocta Waterfall, the third highest in the world. These habitats are home to many different birds including some endemic species. The rich plant life and a lush greeness is a feature of the Chachapoyas area.
Further afield along our trekking routes you can explore the magnificent tomb sites at Tajopampa, including La Petaca and Diablo Hausi or Lake of the Condors. Follow pre-inca trails to Vira Vira, one of the magical Cloud Warrior cities. In general, it has been described as the richest archaeological area in the world in terms of density of archaeological sites.
The area has recently featured on a BBC Documentary “Lost Kingdoms of South America: People of the Clouds” and David Attenborough’s “Life: Birds” where the BBC filmed the the Marvelous Spatuletail hummingbird which is unique to the Chachapoyas area and considered one of the most beautiful birds on the planet.