I thought about sharing my five favourite places in the Chachapoyas area. With so many special places around, to be honest it is very difficult to choose just five, but here they are (no particular order)…………..
Kuelap: an obvious one. It never ceases to amaze me amount of human effort that was expended over centuries to build this massive structure. I love to go there as it is place to ponder.
Huancas: the Vilaya Tours clients’ reactions say it all as they arrive at the lip of the Sonche Canyon. It is a view that changes constantly.
Tajopampa: Simply because there is so much to see in the immediate area. Many cliff tombs and remains of Chachapoya settlements. Cooking over the fire at night and silence.
Pischohuañuna: Harder to explain….there is nothing there. No people. Just a few isolated cows. There is a stunning range of jagged mountains with many lakes dotted between them.
Chachapoyas market: My “supermarket”. Colorful and vibrant with lots of fresh fruit, vegetables and meat.